4/27/2010 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the 2010 edition of MLB 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! Sports MarketWatch will be published every Tuesday, around 5PM Eastern Time.
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Sports Marketplace – MLB Edition
After starting the season 2-1, Marketwatch experienced its first 0-2 edition last week, losing both games by a total of three runs. In our first game, the Angels jumped all over the Tigers, grabbing a 6-0 lead after five innings. Detroit attempted a comeback, scoring two runs in the sixth, followed by three in the seventh, but couldn’t scratch across the game-tying run. Mark Reynolds did not make it any easier on Marketwatch in Game 2, crushing a go-ahead three-run homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning in Arizona’s 9-7 win over St. Louis.
2010 MLB Games to Watch: 2-3, 40%, -0.55 units
Sports MarketWatch – MLB Games to Watch
San Diego Padres +125 over Florida Marlins
After a slow start to the season, San Diego has won eight of their last ten games, rocketing to a first place tie with San Francisco in the NL West. Tonight the Padres send Jon Garland (1-2, 2.86 ERA) to the mound to take on Florida and Anibal Sanchez (1-1 4.82 ERA). The Marlins currently sit one-half of a game behind the Phillies in the NL East and hope to keep the pressure on behind a strong start from Sanchez.
Florida opened as a -135 favorite at CRIS and are currently receiving 67% of spread bets, 54% of moneyline bets and 63% of parlay bets. Although the public is backing the Marlins, the line has dropped to -130, hinting that sharp money is coming down on the Padres. In tonight’s game we’ll follow the sharp money, fade the public and take San Diego.
San Diego +125 (Matchbook)
Games to Watch (2-3, -0.55 units)
San Diego +125
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 Tuesday with the new edition of the Sports Marketwatch – MLB Edition.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com