Saturday MLB Sharp Report

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4:10 p.m. ET: Tampa Bay Rays (69-56) at Boston Red Sox (61-65)

The Red Sox won last night's series opener 9-8, cashing as -120 home favorites. In this late afternoon rematch, Tampa Bay starts lefty Jeffrey Springs (6-3, 2.46 ERA) and Boston sends out fellow southpaw Rich Hill (5-5, 4.68 ERA). This line opened with the Rays listed as a short -110 road favorite and the Red Sox a +100 home dog. Pros like Tampa Bay to bounce back with a win, steaming the Rays up from -110 to -125. Favorites off a loss who made the playoffs the previous season are 243-135 (64%). Tampa Bay is 51-31 as a favorite. Boston is 25-37 as a dog. The Rays lead the season series 8-3 over the Red Sox. Boston is just 17-35 against divisional opponents. Springs has a 1.66 ERA in four August starts. Hill has a 7.50 ERA in three August starts. 

 

6:10 p.m. ET: Los Angeles Dodgers (87-37) at Miami Marlins (54-71)

The Dodgers won Friday night's series opener 10-6, taking care of business as hefty -285 road favorites. In tonight's rematch, Los Angeles hands the ball to righty Dustin May (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and Miami counters with fellow righty Sandy Alcantara (11-6, 2.19 ERA). This line opened with the Dodgers listed as a -185 road favorite and the Marlins a +170 home dog. Pros aren't scared off by the chalk and have steamed the Dodgers up from -185 to -200. Non-division road favorites are 228-146 (61%). Favorites who made the playoffs the previous season against teams who did not are 479-271 (64%). Los Angeles holds a massive edge at the plate, hitting .263 compared to .231 for Miami. The Dodgers also have correlative betting value as a favorite in a low total game (7). The total is 7 with the under juiced to -120, signaling liability on a low scoring game and a possible drop down to 6.5. The Dodgers lead the season series 4-0 over the Marlins. 

 

7:15 p.m. ET: San Francisco Giants (61-63) at Minnesota Twins (63-61)

The Twins snapped a 6-game losing skid with a 9-0 win in last night's series opener, cruising as -125 home favorites. In tonight's rematch, the Giants turn to righty Alex Cobb (4-6, 3.99 ERA) and the Twins rebuttal with fellow veteran righty Sonny Gray (7-4, 3.10 ERA). This line opened with Minnesota listed as a -125 home favorite and San Francisco a +110 road dog. Sharps have laid the short chalk with the Twins, driving Minnesota up from -125 to -135. Minnesota has value as a favorite with a line move in Interleague play and a favorite in a low total game (7.5).The Twins hold the edge at the plate, hitting .248 compared to .233 for San Francisco. The Twins are 45-28 as a favorite and 36-28 at home. The Giants are 10-23 as a dog and 27-34 on the road. Gray has a 2.08 ERA in four August starts. Cobb has a 3.75 ERA in four August starts.

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