4/8/2011 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the MLB edition of Sports Marketwatch, where the Team at SportsInsights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the sports 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 SportsInsights.com 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 kicked off the 2011 MLB season with a win, powered by Kila Ka’aihue’s walk-off home run in Kansas City’s 2-1 victory against Los Angeles.
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2011 MLB Games to Watch: 1-0, 100%, +1.27 units
Atlanta Braves +100 over Philadelphia Phillies
As expected, the Phillies have parlayed a big offseason into early success in 2011. Led by an All-Star starting rotation, Philadelphia has won five of their first six games and send prized free-agent acquistion Cliff Lee to the mound tonight against division-rival Atlanta.
The Braves will counter with an ace of their own, Tim Hudson, who gave up one earned run, in seven innings, during Atlanta’s 11-2 win against the Nationals Sunday.
Philadelphia opened as a -136 favorite at CRIS and, according to Sports Insights’ Betting Trends data, is currently receiving 82% of moneyline wagers. Despite the constant public pounding, the line has actually moved in the opposite direction of the betting percentages down to -120, indicating sharp money is falling on the Braves.
This reverse-line movement has triggered a Smart Money Play at Carib (+6.54 units), convincing us to fade a significant public favorite and take the Braves.
Games to Watch (1-0, +1.27 units)
Atlanta Braves +100 (CRIS)
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