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 by 3 p.m. ET. I'll also be co-hosting Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard from 3 to 4 p.m. ET. In the meantime, let's discuss where smart money is leaning for a trio of MLB games today...
12:20 p.m. ET: New York Mets (54-34) at Atlanta Braves (53-36)
These NL East rivals have split the first two games of the series. The Mets stole the opener 4-1, cashing as +120 road dogs. Then the Braves bounced back with a 4-1 win on Tuesday, taking care of business as -200 home favorites. In this afternoon's rubber match, New York hands the ball to righty Chris Bassitt (6-6, 3.94 ERA) and Atlanta counters with fellow righty Charlie Morton (5-3, 4.21 ERA). This line opened with the Braves listed as a -130 home favorite and the Mets a +120 road dog. Sharps have laid the modest chalk with the Braves, steaming Atlanta up from -130 to -145. The Braves are 45-21 as a favorite and 31-19 at home. Atlanta is 9-3 in Morton's last 12 starts. The Mets are just 2-4 in Bassitt's last six starts.
1:10 p.m. ET: Milwaukee Brewers (49-39) at Minnesota Twins (48-41)
The Brewers pulled off a 6-3 upset win in last night's Interleague Series opener, cashing as +140 road dogs. In this afternoon's rematch, Milwaukee starts lefty Aaron Ashby (2-6, 4.52 ERA) and Minnesota taps righty Joe Ryan (6-3, 3.09 ERA). This line opened with the Twins listed as a -150 home favorite and the Brewers a +135 road dog. Pros have jumped on the plus money with Milwaukee, steaming the Brewers down from +135 to +115. Interleague dogs are 58-64 this season, winning only 48% of the time but cashing 16 units due to the plus money payouts. Milwaukee is 9-8 as a dog and 34-25 against righties. The total is 8.5 with the under juiced to -115, signaling some liability on a lower scoring game. The under is 4-1 in the last five Brewers games. The under is 7-1 in the last 8 home Twins games.
9:38 p.m. ET: Houston Astros (57-29) at Los Angeles Angels (38-50)
The Astros won Tuesday's series opener 6-5, cashing as -120 road favorites. Houston is now 12-2 in their last 14 games. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has lost five straight to fall to 1-9 over their last ten games. In tonight's rematch, Houston taps righty Cristian Javier (6-4, 3.01 ERA) and Los Angeles starts two-way star Shohei Ohtani (8-4, 2.44 ERA). This line opened with the Angels listed as a -130 home favorite and the Astros a +120 road dog. Sharps aren't blindly backing Ohtani and are instead grabbing the plus money with Houston, dropps the Astros from +120 to +110. Houston has value as a road divisional dog with a line move in their favor. The Astros lead the season series 8-3. Houston is 38-20 against righties. Los Angeles is 27-37 against righties. Sharps have also hit the under, dropping the total from 7.5 to 7.