MLB Opening Day Throws Bettors Some Curves / Day 2: Finding Sharp Action

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Dave Tuley’s ATS report

  • Yankees beat Nationals 4-1 in rain-shortened MLB season-opener (official as they played 5 full innings). Yankees were -170 road favorites (NYY also cashes as 1st 5 inning fave and goes Over 3.5 for 1st 5); game Over/Under and Run Line wagers are refunds.
  • Dodgers pull away to rout Giants 8-1 in MLB opening-day nightcap. Dodgers closed as -290 home favorites after Clayton Kershaw was scratched and replaced by Dustin May (stayed Under closing total of 9.5 runs).
  • Denny Hamlin won Super Start Batteries 400 NASCAR Cup race for his 5th victory of year. He was around the 3rd or 4th betting choice at most Las Vegas sportsbooks around 8-1 (I got him at 10-1 earlier Thursday at the Westgate SuperBook.)

Countdown to sports’ return

During July, Jeff Fogle is putting together a daily report on the return of U.S. team sports, following the twists and turns and surfacing the relevant data and links to news stories.

Top headlines: Eventful MLB Opening Day hints at betting bedlam to come; MLB postseason expands from 10 teams to 16. CONTINUE READING.

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

MLB Opening Day, Part 2: Sharp Action hitting Braves-Mets, Twins-White Sox and Angels-Athletics. CONTINUE READING.

Josh also has resumed his VSiN Market Insights Podcast. SUBSCRIBE TO IT HERE. (He should post it by noon ET every weekday.)

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Friday Lineup

(All Times ET)​

  • 7-10 a.m. Follow The Money with Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard
  • 10 a.m.–Noon A Numbers Game, presented by BetMGM, with Danny Burke and Gill Alexander [LIVE with Best Of interviews]
  • Noon–1 p.m. The Lombardi Line, presented by BetMGM, with Michael Lombardi & Patrick Meagher [LIVE]
  • 1-2 p.m. The Edge with Jonathan Von Tobel [LIVE]

Miss a segment? You’ll find it here in podcast format.

Ron Flatter on horse racing

Summer at Saratoga and Del Mar is the subject of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Saratoga Special’s Tom Law discusses the meet so far and Saturday’s running of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap. Jockey Abel Cedillo talks about his role as the substitute rider on Maximum Security in the San Diego Handicap. DraftKings Sportsbook’s Johnny Avello forecasts some of the weekend’s top races. LISTEN HERE.

With regular jockey Luis Sáez sidelined by the coronavirus, Abel Cedillo gets the ride of a lifetime on Eclipse Award winner Maximum Security in Saturday’s San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. CONTINUE READING.

Best Bets from Jeff Siegel, presented by 1st Bet

The Xpressbet analyst offers his top plays Thursdays-Saturdays. On Thursday, Stunning Princess placed ($4.30) and Financialstability won ($3.80).


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Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes

Dave and friends offer their best bets from the racetrack. CHECK HERE.

Betting resources

Betting sheets from South Point and Circa. DOWNLOAD HERE.
KBO advanced stats. GO HERE.

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