6/1/2010 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
Randy Wolf apparently took offense to last week’s recitation of his poor 2010 statistics, throwing seven innings of shutout baseball against the anemic Astros. Both Rickie Weeks and Ryan Braun homered for the Brew-Crew, and their production made for a tidy Marketwatch loss and Milwaukee victory, 6-1.
2010 MLB Games to Watch: 4-7, 36.4%, -1.55 units
Sports MarketWatch – MLB Games to Watch
Colorado Rockies +117 over San Francisco Giants
The NL West was front and center yesterday, as anyone who stayed home on Memorial Day was treated with one of the best pitching matchups of the early season, Ubaldo Jimenez versus Tim Lincecum. Jimenez threw yet another shutout, lowering his ERA to an astounding 0.78 on the season and taking the 4-0 victory. He’ll be followed Tuesday by Jason Hammel, whose strikeout rate has increased significantly since returning from a brief stint on the DL with a groin injury. He fanned 8 and gave up only 2 runs last time out against the Diamondbacks, a much stronger offensive team than the Giants he’ll face tonight.
But the Public is only paying attention to his counterpart, Barry Zito, whose resurgent control and killer curveball had him looking elite to begin the season, giving up only 7 earned runs in his first 42 innings. The Giants opened as -145 favorites at CRIS, and Joe Casual Bettor is taking them heavily, to the tune of 82% of moneyline bets and 79% of parlay wagers. Yet the line has dropped across the board, down to -133 at CRIS and much lower at a number of other books. A good Steam Move has come in on the Rockies from Bet Jamaica (+3.4 Units Won) to explain the reverse line movement, and we like the regression Zito has recently shown as well, surrendering 12 total runs in his last 3 outings against the light-hitting Nationals, Athletics and Astros. Go grab the juiciest line you can find on Colorado. Tonight’s going to be a glimpse at Rocktober.
Colorado Rockies +117 (Matchbook)
Games to Watch (4-7, -1.55 units)
Colorado Rockies +117 (Matchbook)
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
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