8/26/11 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
Toronto got complete-game shutout from Ricky Romero in the Blue Jays’ 7-0 win over the Athletics and Marketwatch. With Romero dealing, Colby Rasmus did the damage at the dish, going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and 3 runs scored.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 9-12, 42.9%, -1.91 units
Colorado Rockies +115 over Los Angeles Dodgers
This week, we focus on an under-the-radar matchup between two NL West rivals; the Dodgers and Rockies. While neither clubs are in the postseason picture, they are only separated by two games in the standings (COL 63-68, LA 60-69), which should make for a highly competitive ballgame.
In addition, both teams enter the series opener at Chavez Ravine having played good baseball of late, with the Dodgers winners of three in a row and the Rockies five in a row.
On the mound, Colorado will send out Esmil Rogers (6-2, 6.00 ERA), while Los Angeles will counter with veteran lefty Ted Lilly (7-13, 4.58 ERA). The two pitchers faced each other in their last starts, with Rogers (6 IP, 4 ER, 5 K’s) leading the Rockies to a 7-6 extra-inning victory over Lilly (4.2 IP, 3 ER, 3 BB) and the Dodgers on August 20.
The Dodgers opened as -132 favorites at Pinnacle, and Sports Insights’ MLB Betting Trends are showing that 53% of moneyline wagers and 65% of spread wagers are taking Los Angeles. Also, Sports Insights’ MLB Betting Systems tracked a Steam Move by Cata/VegasVic (28-20, +6.89 units won) on Colorado.
Currently, the Pinnacle line has softened on LA from -132 favorites at the open to -120 as of Friday (8/26) afternoon, meaning the public is less comfortable with taking the Dodgers now than they were at the start.
This information, along with the Betting System Play on Colorado reaffirms our selection of taking the Rockies against Lilly and the Dodgers.
Games to Watch (9-12, -1.91 units)
Colorado Rockies +115
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