8/18/11 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
Chris Tillman got off to a rough start for the Orioles and Marketwatch last week as the White Sox were able to get four runs in the first off the young pitcher. That early start propelled Mark Buehrle and the White Sox to a 6-3 win.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 9-11, 45%, -0.91 units
Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics
This week, we focus on an AL matchup that doesn’t have any playoff implications, but there is definitely some value to be had. You will have to stay up late to watch this one as we focus our attention to Oakland, California (game starts at 10:00 PM ET).
We have a pretty good pitching matchup tonight with Ricky Romero going for the Blue Jays against Trevor Cahill of the A’s. Romero has been on a good run lately, going at least seven innings and getting a win in each of his last four starts. Cahill has had an up-and-down year with the A’s. His record isn’t that impressive at 9 wins and 11 losses, but his ERA is still respectable at 3.92.
Toronto opened as -120 road favorites at CRIS and BetUS, and Sports Insights’ betting percentages are showing that 80% of moneyline wagers and 78% of parlay bets are taking the Blue Jays. Also, Sports Insights has tracked a Smart Money alert by Grande (23-23, +5.85 units won) and a Steam Move by Pinnacle (309-263, +41.07 units won) on Oakland.
The betting percentages are right in line with our philosophy of Betting Against the Public, and the Betting System Plays reaffirm our selection of taking the Athletics to take down Romero and get Marketwatch back in the win column.
Games to Watch (9-11, -0.91 units)
Oakland Athletics +108 (Bodog/Bet Mania/Phoenix)
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