MLB Daily Market Wrap Up

Dan FabrizioSenior Analyst IAugust 21, 2008

Moving Today's Market

The Braves are the only team the Mets don't have a winning record against in the division but tonight New York goes for the series sweep. Pedro Martinez (4-3, 4.96 ERA) starts for the Mets as the Braves counter with Mike Hampton (2-1, 6.92 ERA). Pinnacle opened at Mets -201 and slightly increased to -208. The public is slightly favoring New York as they are receiving 62 percent of the money line bets. Martinez has looked impressive allowing only four earned runs in his last three starts (19 1/3 innings).

Minnesota Twins are drawing attention among the Sharps (professional betters) as they face John Lackey (10-2, 3.22 ERA) and the Angels. There were two Smart Money alerts triggered at various sportsbooks monitored by Sports Insights. One of the books being TradeSports, which has +11.99 units won. The public is disagreeing with the professionals as 77 percent of the bets are favoring the Angels. This will be the first game of a 14-game road trip for Minnesota, longest in almost 40 years. They are 26-31 on the road and 46-23 at home.


Key Injury Updates

Mitch MaierRoyalsFace15-day DL 
Jason SchmidtDodgersShoulder15-day DLThrew bullpen session but still undetermined if he will return
Alexi CastillaTwinsFingerQuestionable Thursday 
Ryan ChurchMetsConcussionActiveExpected to be activated from DL on Friday


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Tomorrow's Market Mover

Some interesting weekend matchups begin as the Dodgers visit the Phillies, Marlins against the D-backs and Rays versus White Sox