Masters Update & Continued Coverage
Scottie Scheffler carries a three-shot lead into the most important final round of his life at Augusta National. Scheffler is 9-under going into the final 18 holes after a third-round 71. Cameron Smith, on whom many of our golf experts have a bet, is alone in second at 6-under, with a two-shot lead over Sungjae Im, who stands alone in third place.
Sign of wear and tear for Tiger Woods appeared on Saturday with a 78 to drop him to a tie for 41st. What can we expect on Sunday?
For some tips on some potential in-tournament wagers, here’s our post-cut content and updates:
- Wes Reynolds: A recap after the third round and best bets heading into the final round on Sunday. READ MORE
- Wes & Brady Kannon: Our Long Shots crew did a podcast after Friday’s action to talk about what we’ve seen so far and what to expect for the weekend. LISTEN HERE
Wes will be on the desk from 3-6 p.m. ET to give live updates on the final round.
VSiN Programming: Live Masters Updates Sunday
Sunday’s VSiN schedule is HERE.
- Mark Zinno returns for Point Spread Sunday to kick off our coverage at 8 a.m. ET
- Borgata Sportsbook Director Thomas Gable and VSiN’s own Will Hill and Josh Appelbaum join The Lombardi Line (10 a.m. ET)
- Six hours of Betting Across America includes Adam Burke in studio with Femi Abebefe and James Salinas (12-3 p.m. ET) and four guests with Dave Ross and Wes Reynolds (3-6 p.m. ET), including final Masters thoughts and MLB updates
- Nighttime shows and highlights include NBA playoff previews with Jonathan Von Tobel on Hardwood Handicappers (6-8 p.m. ET), Ben Wilson and Adam Burke talking MLB on The Run Line (8-10 p.m. ET) and The Lookahead with Greg Peterson (10 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET)
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MLB Day 4 – Picks, Betting Tools and Analysis
Per Dave Tuley, favorites went 11-4 with upsets by the Rockies (+135 in 3-2 win vs. Dodgers), Cubs (+135 in 9-0 win vs. Brewers), Marlins (+131 in 2-1 win at Giants) & Mariners (+123 in 4-3 win at Twins); Unders went 13-1-1 w/ push in PIT-STL (8); only Over was MIL-CHC (7.5). It was not a good day for offense to say the least.
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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights
Josh takes a look in the betting markets for sharp action and the line moves for Sunday’s MLB card. READ MORE
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All Aboard the MLB Roller Coaster
The MLB season is three days old and all of the ups and downs of betting baseball have been on display. We saw underdogs have a big day on Thursday, only for favorites to rebound on Friday and Saturday. We saw some high-scoring games on Friday, followed by a 13-1-1 day to the under on Saturday, a day where there were more goals scored per game across the NHL than runs scored in MLB for the first time since 1989 with at least eight games scheduled in each sport.
Think about it. The Cubs had a season win total of 74.5 and have beaten Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff in sizable underdog roles to start the season. Two above average starters in Frankie Montas and Aaron Nola combined to give up nine runs in a game that finished with 14. The next day, two below average starters in Cole Irvin and Kyle Gibson started a game that finished with six runs total.
The MLB grind is chock full of these types of seemingly inexplicable outcomes. The mental side of betting baseball is even harder than the act of trying to pick winners. It isn’t for the faint of heart and it’s taken basically three days for the sport to showcase everything it has to offer from a betting standpoint.
I started 3-0 with article best bets and then went 0-3 on Saturday. There will be plenty of good days and plenty of bad days with MLB. If you wear losses too hard or celebrate wins too much, the MLB season will get you down and tire you out quickly. Try to keep the proper perspective in a sport that I believe has the highest variance level of them all. It’s easier said than done, but unless you want to be fitted for a straitjacket in a padded room, you’ll have to keep your emotions in check.
– Adam Burke (email@example.com; @SkatingTripods on Twitter)
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