Bulls' Futures Improve with DeRozan, Plus Wednesday MLB Sharp Report

August 4, 2021 02:05 AM

Day 1 of NBA Free Agency was won by the Miami Heat, who improved from + 3500 to + 2500 to win the NBA Title after signing Kyle Lowry.

Day 2 of Free Agency went to the Chicago Bulls.

After already signing Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso, the Bulls stayed aggressive yesterday and added DeMar Derozan in a sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs. The Bulls sent Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, a future 1st round pick and two second round picks to the Spurs. 

DeRozan, 31, averaged 21.6 PPG last season for San Antonio. The Bulls now possess a formidable starting lineup featuring Ball, DeRozan, Zach Lavine, Nikola Vucevic and either Patrick Williams or Lauri Markkanen. Chicago will also have Coby White and Caruso off the bench. Not too bad. 

In the process, Chicago has moved from 100-1 to 60-1 to win the NBA Title at DraftKings. 

Now it's on to Wednesday, where we have 15 MLB games. For an updated breakdown of Wednesday's betting action, be sure to tune in to the VSiN Market Insights Podcast with Josh Appelbaum. It will be posted at 1 p.m. ET. I'll also be co-hosting Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard from 3-5 p.m. ET. 

In the meantime, let's discuss where the money is flowing for a trio of MLB games today...

1:!0 p.m. ET: Seattle Mariners (58-50) at Tampa Bay Rays (64-44)

The Mariners have come up bigly for contrarians this series, winning the opener 8-2 as + 170 road dogs and winning again Tuesday night 4-2 as + 140 road dogs. In this afternoon's series finale, the Mariners start righty Logan Gilbert (5-2, 4.04 ERA) and the Rays counter with lefty Josh Fleming (8-5, 4.15 ERA). This line opened with Tampa Bay listed as a -140 home favorite and Seattle a + 130 road dog. Respected money has poured in on the Rays to avoid the sweep, steaming Tampa up from -140 to -155. Non-division home favorites are 346-217 (61.5%) this season. Non-division favorites receiving 10-cents of steam or more are 210-132 (61.4%). The Rays are 28-14 (66.7%) as a home favorite. We've also seen some over liability. The total is 8 with the over juiced to -115. Some books have risen up to 8.5. 

7:10 p.m. ET: Boston Red Sox (63-45) at Detroit Tigers (52-57)

The Tigers stole last night's series opener 4-2, cashing as + 130 home dogs. The slumping Red Sox have now lost five straight games. In tonight's rematch, Boston hands the ball to lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (7-6, 5.60 ERA) and Detroit rebuttals with righty Casey Mize (6-5, 3.41 ERA). This line opened with the Red Sox listed as a -155 road favorite and the Tigers a + 140 home dog. The public says the Red Sox are a good team and there's no way they lose again tonight. But sharps aren't falling into the Gambler's Fallacy, as we've seen respected money hit the Tigers, dropping Detroit from + 140 to + 135. The Tigers have value as a contrarian home dog with a high total. Home dogs are 257-306 (45.6%) this season but have produced roughly + 20 units won. The total is 9 with the over juiced to -115. The over is 3-1 between the Red Sox and Tigers this season. 

8:05 p.m. ET: Los Angeles Angels (53-54) at Texas Rangers (39-68)

These AL West rivals have split the first two games of the series. The Rangers won the opener 4-1 as -110 home favorites and the Angels bounced back with a resounding 11-3 with last night as -127 road favorites. In tonight's rematch, the Angels give the ball to ace Shohei Ohtani (5-1, 3.04 ERA) and the Rangers trot out lefty Kolby Allard (2-9, 5.23 ERA). This line opened with Los Angeles listed as a -155 road favorite and Texas a + 145 home dog. Wiseguys aren't scared off by the road chalk and have steamed the Angels up from -155 to -165. Road favorites coming off a big win of 5+  runs have gone 66-33 (66.7%) this season, winning roughly + 13 units. The Angels will lean on their bats in this one. Los Angeles hitting .253 this season, which ranks 5th best overall. The Rangers are hitting .225, which ranks 29th. The Angels are 6-4 against the Rangers this season. 

Remember to check the VSiN Betting Splits every day for money and ticket counts so you can tell who the public is betting on.

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