5/13/2011 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
Marketwatch rebounded from our first loss of the season with another win last week. Atlanta’s pitching staff was lights-out, allowing only two hits in its 5-0 victory over Philadelphia.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 5-1, 83.3%, +4.58 units
Atlanta Braves -103 over Philadelphia Phillies
For the second straight week, Marketwatch has found value with Atlanta as it takes on division-rival Philadelphia. Tonight’s game features a stellar pitching matchup, as the Phillies send Cole Hamels (4-2, 2.83 ERA) to the mound against the Braves’ Brandon Beachy (1-1, 2.98 ERA).
Philadelphia opened as a -105 favorite at Olympic and, once again, is getting pounded by the public. Seventy-five percent of moneyline bets have fallen on the Phillies, yet the line has returned to -105, suggesting sharp money is taking the Braves.
After analyzing the Betting Trends data, we have circled this game as a prime MLB Square Play candidate, a Betting System that is +19.9 units this season.
Games to Watch (5-1, +4.58 units)
Atlanta Braves -103 (BetOnline)
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