MLB Daily Market Trends: Duo of Smart Moves

Dan FabrizioSenior Analyst IAugust 29, 2008

Moving Today's Market

Only one afternoon game leaves lots of options for tonight's action. A couple of interesting games moving in today's market are drawing our attention. The first sees the Brewers and Dave Bush (8-9, 4.24 ERA) receiving 75% of moneyline bets on the road. Yet the line has moved in the opposite direction, indicating Smart Money behind the Pirates and Tom Gorzelanny (6-8, 6.82). Milwaukee opened as -170 favorites at Pinnacle, but are currently sitting at -162. Our second intriguing game takes place in Houston, and it has had an even more extreme line movement than our first game. St. Louis and Kyle Lohse (13-6, 3.96) are backed by 61% of the moneyline wagers, but they have moved from opening favorites of -139 at Pinnacle to -121. Sharp bettors seem to be backing the Astros and Randy Wolf (8-11, 4.86).

  Key Injury Updates

Josh BeckettRed SoxElbowDL-boundThe Red Sox are expected to place Josh Beckett on the disabled list with a strained right elbow on Friday. He visited Dr. James Andrews on Friday, and all test came back clean.
Victor MartinezIndiansElbowActiveIndians activated C Victor Martinez from the 15-day disabled list, and he is the lineup starting at first base.
Diner NavarroRaysHamstringDoubtfulThe Rays may hold Dioner Navarro (hamstring) out until Saturday's game.
David EcksteinJaysN/APossible Trade
The Orange County Register reports that the Angels are working on bringing David Eckstein back from Toronto.


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Tomorrow's Market Mover

It's a slow day for pitching matchups on Saturday, with the Dodgers' Chad Billingsley taking on the Diamondbacks' Dan Haren as the most intriguing game. NCAA Football will have its first full day of action, including a couple of top-25 matchups. No. 20 Illinois versus No. 6 Missourri and No. 24 versus No. 9 Clemson highlight the day. Don't forget about two defending champs squaring off as Appalachian State looks to upset LSU in Baton Rouge.