MLB Marketwatch Edition 18 2011

Sports Marketwatch
MLB Edition 

7/29/2011 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at

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

Last week’s game between the Braves and Reds went into the ninth inning knotted at four, before Dan Uggla broke up the tie with a two-run homerun as Atlanta topped Cincinnati, and Marketwatch, 6-4.

2011 MLB Games to Watch: 9-8, 52.9%, +2.09 units 


Washington Nationals +113 over New York Mets

In this week’s matchup, the visiting Mets send right-hander Dillon Gee (9-3, 3.75 ERA) to the mound in the opening game of a three game set in D.C. Despite an overall impressive first-year in the rotation, Gee has been trending downward lately. In his first nine starts this season, Gee went 7-0 with a 2.65 ERA. However, in his last seven starts, Gee has gone 2-3 with a 4.89 ERA.

The Nationals counter with right-handed veteran Chien-Ming Wang. The former Yankee has not pitched in a Major League game since July 4, 2009, but possesses an impressive 55-26 career record. Wang put together two consecutive 19-win seasons with New York in 2006 and 2007.

The Mets opened as -120 favorites at Olympic and are currently receiving 82% of moneyline bets. Despite being favored, the line has dropped from -120 to -118, indicating sharp money has taken the Nationals.

The lopsided betting percentages make this game a candidate to be one of today’s MLB Square Plays.

In addition, the Nationals have lost five consecutive games while the Mets have won four in a row.

Something’s gotta give.

Washington Nationals +113

Games to Watch (9-8, +2.09 units)
Washington Nationals +113

It should be another exciting night in the sports marketplace. Keep Sports Marketwatch picks handy and your browser pointed to 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