5/20/2011 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 took our second loss of the season last week after Raul Ibanez’s eighth inning, RBI-single that broke a 4-4 tie against Atlanta. Philadelphia held on for a one-run victory, dropping Marketwatch to 5-2 on the year.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 5-2, 71.4%, +3.58 units
Washington Nationals +136 over Baltimore Orioles
In our first interleague edition of the season, Washington sends Jason Marquis (5-1, 3.54 ERA) to the mound to take on Baltimore and starter Jake Arrieta (5-1, 4.03 ERA).
Marquis has been solid all year, giving up more than three runs only once in eight starts.
After a slow start, Arrieta has pitched very well in his last six starts, posting a 4-0 record and 2.75 ERA over that span.
Following an early line adjustment, Baltimore opened as a -150 favorite at Pinnacle and has received exactly half of all moneyline wagers. Even though the betting has been dead even, the line has dropped to -145, an indicator that sharp money is backing Washington.
Sports Insights’ Betting Systems triggered a Steam Move at Pinnacle (+34.45 units) on Washington, explaining the slight reverse-line movement. Steam Moves at Pinnacle are currently our #1-ranked MLB Betting System, so we’ll follow this play, shop for the best line and take the Nationals at the best number on the board.
Games to Watch (5-2, +3.58 units)
Washington Nationals +136
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