- Sports Marketwatch
6/10/2011 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the MLB Edition of Sports Marketwatch, where the Team at Sports Insights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the sports betting marketplace. If you ever wanted to know what was really happening on the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch!
The staff at Sports Insights analyzes the MLB marketplace to identify which games the public is chasing and which ones the sharps are pounding. Let’s take a look at what game we are highlighting tonight.
Sports Marketplace – MLB Edition
Recapping Last Week
Marketwatch lost last week in eerily similar fashion to the previous week. For the second straight game, we watched the Mets blow eighth-inning leads, then give up three-runs in the top of the ninth inning. Either way, we’re currently on a two-game losing streak and look to right the ship today.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 6-4, 60%, +2.94 units
Houston Astros +143 over Atlanta Braves
Atlanta, winner of three-straight games, begins a four-game series in Houston tonight as they try to track down Philadelphia in the NL East. Tonight’s starter, Tim Hudson (4-5, 4.14 ERA), has struggled in his past five starts, posting an 0-3 record and 6.66 ERA.
Houston, who currently owns the worst record in the league, will counter with rookie Aneury Rodriguez (0-3, 5.28 ERA). Rodriguez, who joined the starting rotation at the beginning of May, has a 4.95 ERA in seven starts.
Atlanta opened as a -166 favorite at Pinnacle and is currently receiving 73% of runline bets and 71% of moneyline wagers. However, the line has moved in the opposite direction of the betting percentages, dropping to -146, suggesting sharp money has come down on Houston.
Sports Insights’ Betting Systems have triggered a Smart Money Play at SIA (+3.57 units) and a Steam Move at Pinnacle (+21.33 units) on the Astros, indicating that, even as big underdogs, there is value with Houston.
Games to Watch (6-4, +2.94 units)
Houston Astros +143 (BetOnline)
It should be another exciting night in the sports marketplace. Keep Sports Marketwatch picks handy and your browser pointed to SportsInsights.com for the latest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools. We’ll be back next week with the new edition of the Sports Marketwatch – MLB Edition.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com