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Colorado Rockies @ Houston Astros
3:10 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
901 Colorado  (R) Senzatela, A   (13-9) (6-3 A)  L-1  +160 9 +175 8.5 59% 52% 61% Under: 3
902 Houston « (R) Greinke, Z   (12-10) (9-4 H)  W-5  -185   -190   41% 48% 39% Cover:+100
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
San Diego Padres @ Texas Rangers
4:05 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
903 San Diego « (L) Morejon, A   (12-12) (6-8 A)  W-1  -135 9.5 -116 9 37% 62% 85% Cover:+100
904 Texas  (L) Minor, M   (10-11) (7-5 H)  L-2  +115   +106   63% 38% 15% Over: 10
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Angels
4:10 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
905 San Francisco « (R) Cahill, T   (8-16) (5-10 A)  L-5  +199 9.5 +210 9.5 30% 9% 43% Cover:+100
906 L.A. Angels  (R) Bundy, D   (8-15) (5-8 H)  W-1  -240   -240   70% 91% 57% Over: 10
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
Oakland Athletics @ Arizona Diamondbacks
6:10 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
907 Oakland  (R) Montas, F   (16-7) (7-4 A)  L-1  -165 9 -150 9 79% 93% 71% Over: 11
908 Arizona « (R) Weaver, L   (12-11) (7-4 H)  W-5  +144   +140   21% 7% 29% Cover:+140
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles
7:35 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
909 Toronto « (R) Pearson, N   (8-11) (6-6 A)  W-1  -135 9.5 -120 10 51% 74% 74% Cover:+100
910 Baltimore  (L) LeBlanc, W   (11-10) (4-7 H)  L-2  +115   +110   49% 26% 26% Over: 15
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees
7:05 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
911 Tampa Bay « (L) Snell, B   (14-9) (6-6 A)  W-2  +115 8.5 -122 8.5 15% 71% 56% Cover:+100
912 N.Y. Yankees  (R) Tanaka, M   (16-6) (10-1 H)  W-6  -135   +112   85% 29% 44% Over: 9
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements
Cleveland Indians @ Pittsburgh Pirates
7:05 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
913 Cleveland « (R) Carrasco, C   (13-9) (7-5 A)  W-3  -185 8.5 -185 9 91% 74% 39% Cover:+100
914 Pittsburgh  (R) Brubaker, J   (4-14) (2-6 H)  L-1  +160   +170   9% 26% 61% Push: 9
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
New York Mets @ Miami Marlins
7:10 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
915 N.Y. Mets « (R) Oswalt, C   (10-14) (5-7 A)  W-1  -165 9.5 -155 10 30% 76% 100% Cover:+100
916 Miami  (R) Meja, H   (9-7) (3-3 H)  L-3  +149   +145   70% 24%   Over: 11
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves
7:10 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
917 Washington « (R) Voth, A   (8-11) (6-4 A)  L-1  -105 9.5 +120 9.5 57% 22% 78% Cover:+100
918 Atlanta  (R) Tomlin, J   (14-10) (8-2 H)  W-3  -115   -130   43% 78% 22% Over: 13
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
Seattle Mariners @ Los Angeles Dodgers
7:10 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
919 Seattle  (L) Gonzales, M   (7-17) (4-10 A)  L-6  +215 9.5 +220 9.5 11% 56% 61% Under: 3
920 L.A. Dodgers « (R) Gonsolin, T   (17-7) (7-5 H)  W-6  -260   -260   89% 44% 39% Cover:+100
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
Philadelphia Phillies @ Boston Red Sox
7:30 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
921 Philadelphia « (R) Eflin, Z   (8-9) (1-1 A)  W-4  -120 10.5 -125 11 78% 73% 92% Cover:+100
922 Boston  (R) Godley, Z   (6-17) (3-9 H)  L-8  +100   +115   22% 27% 8% Over: 19
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements
Cincinnati Reds @ Kansas City Royals
Postponed Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U
923 Cincinnati    (9-11) (4-4 A)  W-1  -160 8.5 -144 8.5   71%  
924 Kansas City    (9-14) (4-4 H)  L-2  +140   +134   100% 29% 100%
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Injuries  ·  Scoreboards
Milwaukee Brewers @ Minnesota Twins
8:10 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
925 Milwaukee  (R) Burnes, C   (10-10) (8-4 A)  W-3  +148 9 +135 9 14% 14% 21% Under: 7
926 Minnesota « (R) Maeda, K   (15-8) (10-2 H)  W-2  -170   -150   86% 86% 79% Cover:+100
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements
Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox
8:10 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
927 Detroit  (L) Skubal, T   (9-11) (5-2 A)  L-6  +148 9 +155 9 16% 12% 45% Over: 14
928 Chi. White Sox « (R) Cease, D   (12-11) (4-8 H)  W-2  -170   -170   84% 88% 55% Cover:+100
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements
St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs
8:15 PM Game Time Record Open Line Closing Line Betting Trend  
Teams Pitchers Win-Loss Streak  ML O/U ML O/U Run Money O/U ATS
929 St. Louis  (R) Ponce de Leon, D   (5-5) (3-3 A)  W-1  +155 8.0 +170 7.5 12% 17% 68% Over: 9
930 Chi. Cubs « (R) Darvish, Y   (14-7) (8-5 H)  W-1  -180   -200   88% 83% 32% Cover:+100
    Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Recap
Updated Wed Aug 19 5:51 AM EDT

MLB Games & Records

The MLB Matchups feature is loaded with information for every kind of sports bettor and is essential when it comes to winning your wagers. Similar to the MLB Scoreboard, every matchup begins with a designated home and away team and those clubs are designated a Rotation Number that’s determined in advance by the sportsbooks. The MLB Games are listed in order of that rotation and the MLB Matchups also shows the times of those contests, which is presented in Eastern Standard Time Zone (ET).

Since starting pitchers are key factors when determining the betting odds, those names are listed right next to the teams. The last name of each Pitcher is listed along with their first initial of their first name.

The MLB Record section is the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the MLB Matchups feature. The Record is listed next to each team and it’s broken down into two sections.

(Overall Record)
(Away or Home Record)

The Streak section is great and focuses on the current form of each team. The most common streak you’ll see in this MLB Matchups feature is W-1 or L-1 which means a team is coming off either a win or a loss. Baseball is a game of runs and it’s not uncommon to see teams produce winning or losing streaks that climb into the double digits.

Using all the information available on VegasInsider, you should be able to find an edge when betting on Major League Baseball. If sports gambling is legal in your state, check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make MLB bets, as well as exclusive sportsbook offers.

MLB Betting Trends

Sports bettors looking to follow the action can do so in the MLB Matchups Betting Trends section. Before you break down the percentages from the sportsbooks, you should understand the betting lines.

Opening Line
Current Line

The MLB Matchups provide Money-Line odds for each team and one is always listed as the favorite and an underdog. To determine these roles, a minus (-) sign is next to the favorite while a plus (+) is given to the underdog. A number is followed and the higher the number, the more likely for that favorite to win and also more likely for the underdog not to win. The Opening Line is the initial number that the oddsmakers at sportsbooks send out for bettors to wager on while the Current Line shows the active betting lines for that matchup. The O/U (Over-Under) is the total goals scored for each matchup, another popular wager for baseball bettors.

The MLB Betting Trends is a great snapshot to see what bettors are playing. The percentages always add up to 100% based on both sides (teams) or the over/under (total). The MLB Matchups show the total amount of money wagered on a game. This section is broken down into three columns:

Run, Money, O/U

The Run column stands for the Run Line, which is another popular wager for MLB bettors. Instead of playing the money-line, bettors can wager on a team to win by 1 ½ runs and most sportsbooks will offer an increased return on their wager. Or, you can take the 1 ½ runs with an underdog and lower your return on investment. It’s very common to see one-run games in MLB and smarter bettors usually avoid Run-Line wagers based on the fact. If you do decide lay the 1 ½ runs, most bettors will tell you to do so with the visitor since you get to nine innings to score runs while the home team won’t go to bat if they’re leading after the top of the ninth.

The Money is the Money-Line wagered on the game and the Over/Under is the total goals. The Over is always listed on top of the Under in the last column.

Betting Trends normally leans to favorites and over wagers since the betting public isn’t always keen to play underdogs, especially when you have to win outright and almost everybody loves seeing goals scored.

MLB Matchup History

Bettors looking for archived results can find them on the MLB Matchups and the historical numbers are a great resource. You can scroll through every matchup, starting in spring training and going through the regular season. Also, the playoffs are covered as well. You can see the historical betting results, line movement and betting trends for all the games that have been played or even matchups that may’ve been postponed by weather. Another great feature on the MLB Matchup History is a link to the Recap, which tells bettors how the outcome was determined.

The ATS (Against the Spread) column also provides you with a quick glance of which team won the game and how many total runs were scored in each matchup, designating an Over or Under result for total bettors.

  
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