6/24/2011 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
Despite roughing up Washington’s pitching staff for 18 hits, Baltimore could only scratch across four runs in last week’s game, an 8-4 loss for the Orioles and Marketwatch.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 6-6, 50%, +0.94 units
San Diego Padres -105 over Atlanta Braves
Two of the top pitching staffs in the National League will be on display tonight as Alanta heads to San Diego for a three-game set. The Braves will open the weekend series with Derek Lowe (3-5, 4.10 ERA), who has given up nine runs in his previous two starts.
The Padres counter with Tim Stauffer (2-5, 3.13 ERA) who has been brilliant in his last three starts, giving up only one earned run over that span.
Atlanta opened as a -113 favorite at Pinnacle and is currently receiving 73% of moneyline wagers. Despite the lopsided betting percentages, the Braves have dropped to +100 at Pinnacle, indicating that sharp money has come down on the Padres, causing the reverse-line movement.
With such one-sided betting action, this game is also an early candidate for one of today’s MLB Square Plays, which are +34.6 units in 2011.
Games to Watch (6-6, +0.94 units)
San Diego -105
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