2017 MLB Betting Against the Public Report

This article was originally published on March 28, 2017 Past research has conclusively proven that betting against the public will produce a positive return on investment, although many bettors are confused about why this is such a successful strategy. Contrary to popular belief, oddsmakers do not attempt to balance their book by attracting 50 percent of…

2017 MLB Divisional Odds

The Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas has just released their odds for each of the six MLB divisions for the upcoming season. A few of the divisions have pretty clear-cut favorites, while the rest could be pretty tight. According to Westgate, the AL West will likely be the closest division race, while last year’s World…

Why Should MLB Bettors Fade the Public in Night Games?

If you’re a frequent visitor of this website, you know the team at Sports Insights tends to be oppositional to the mainstream convention. We extract value by taking teams others won’t and grabbing lines that have been artificially inflated based on public perception. By examining some of the top historical betting trends and identifying sharp…

2017 MLB Home Run Leader Odds

Last season Baltimore Orioles right fielder Mark Trumbo slugged a career-high 47 home runs to the league. This was the second straight season in which a member of the Orioles took down the home run crown, following Chris Davis’ 47 home run performance during the 2015 campaign. Prior to the start of the season, Trumbo was…

Sharp bettors backing the San Francisco Giants

In a battle of underachieving teams, the New York Mets (14-16) will host the San Francisco Giants (11-20) in the opening game of a three-game series at Citi Field. This season the Giants have been the second-worst team for bettors (-9.56 units), but early line movement indicates that sharp bettors are backing San Francisco this evening. Matt Moore…