Bettors have another loaded slate today, including 15 MLB games, 1 NBA playoff game and 1 NHL playoff game. 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. We'll be updating all the line moves and going over all of today's action in greater depth.
In the meantime, let's discuss a trio of MLB games receiving notable sharp action today.
7:05 p.m. ET: New York Mets (29-24) at Baltimore Orioles (22-38)
The Orioles crushed the Mets 10-3 in last night's Interleague series opener, cashing as a short -105 home dog. Baltimore has the second-worst record in MLB (trailing only the Diamondback), but the Orioles are now 5-1 in their last six games. In tonight's rematch, the Mets hand the ball to righty Taijuan Walker (4-2, 2.17 ERA) and the Orioles counter with veteran Matt Harvey (3-6, 6.62 ERA). This line opened with the Mets listed as a hefty -150 road favorite and the Orioles a + 135 home dog. The public sees a layup with the Mets, who have a far better record and starting pitcher advantage. Plus, Gambler's Fallacy says "there's no way" the lowly Orioles can win again. However, despite a heavy majority of bets backing the road chalk, we've seen New York fall from -150 to -135. This signals some sharp reverse line movement buying low on the home dog Orioles (+ 135 to + 125). Baltimore has value as a dog off a win, a dog with a high total and an Interleague team with a line move in their favor (66-42, 61% this season). Home teams receiving ten cents of steam or more in a non-division game are 113-63 (64%). We could also be looking at another high scoring game, as the total is 9 with the over juiced up to -120. This signals a possible rise to 9.5. The forecast calls for a hot 85 degrees at Camden Yards with 5 MPH winds out to center.
8:15 p.m. ET: Cleveland Indians (32-26) at St. Louis Cardinals (31-30)
The Tribe rolled in last night's Interleague series opener, winning 10-1 as -160 road dogs. With the loss, the Cardinals have now dropped six straight and are just 1-8 over their last nine games. In tonight's rematch, the Indians start Jean Carlos Mejia (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and the Cardinals send out veteran righty Adam Wainwright (3-5, 4.19 ERA). This line opened with St. Louis listed as a short -120 home favorite and Cleveland a + 110 road dog. The public is happy to fade struggling St. Louis and take the plus money with Cleveland. However, we've seen the Cardinals move slightly from -120 to -125. This signals some respected money buying low on the Cardinals to snap their losing skid. Interleague favorites with line moves in their favor are 42-24 (64%) this season. The under also appears to be taking in some sharp action. The total opened at 8.5 and has fallen to 8. The under is 12-8-1 at Busch Stadium this season. The weather is expected to be in the low 80s with winds blowing in from left center at 5-10 MPH.
9:38 p.m. ET: Kansas City Royals (29-30) at Los Angeles Angels (29-32)
The Angels have taken the first two games of this series, winning the opener 8-3 as -150 home favorites and winning again last night 8-1 as -160 home favorites. In tonight's series finale, the Royals give the ball to Brad Keller (6-4, 5.50 ERA) and the Angels trot out fellow righty Griffin Canning (4-4, 5.82 ERA). This line opened with Los Angeles listed as a short -125 home favorite and Kansas City a + 115 road dog. The public thinks the Royals are due for a win in this series, but sharp action has hit the Angels to complete the sweep, pushing Los Angeles up from -125 to -130. The total in this game is 9. The over is 2-0 this series. Both teams have been profitable to the over this season, with Kansas City 29-27 and Los Angeles 35-26. The forecast calls for low 70s with 10 MPH winds blowing out to right center. The over is 23-10 at Angel Stadium this season, making it the best over stadium in MLB.
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