MLB Odds: Diamondbacks vs. Athletics
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Well, it appears that we have quite the MLB mismatch on our hands on Wednesday afternoon.
The Oakland Athletics, who are 36-26 on the season and currently own a one-game lead over the Houston Astros in the AL West, send Sean Manaea to the mound against Matt Peacock and the Arizona Diamondbacks, who sport the worst record in the league.
That sentence alone screams “one-sided,” and the latest MLB odds show that the betting market is in complete agreement.
Oakland is a -220 favorite today against Arizona, making the Athletics the second-largest MLB favorite of Wednesday’s slate — San Diego is currently the largest favorite at -225 against the Chicago Cubs.
But remember, sportsbooks aren’t in the business of giving out free money, so today’s Diamondbacks vs. Athletics mismatch is very much baked into the odds.
So what does this mean from an MLB betting standpoint?
Is there value on the moneyline? Or should savvy bettors take a look at the over/under?
Thanks to our MLB PRO Report, we know that this Diamondbacks vs. Athletics edge is one of the biggest of the day.
MLB Betting Picks: Diamondbacks vs. Athletics
The current Diamondbacks vs. Athletics consensus moneyline sits at Arizona +185, yet our MLB PRO Projections set this line at +152, representing a 4.6% edge for those willing to back the massive underdog.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that our projections expect Arizona to win. In fact, at +152, we’re suggesting that the Diamondbacks will lose this game more often than not.
However, we still project the D-backs to win more often than +185 odds imply, hence the value.
One of our top MLB betting experts has taken note of this edge and is taking a shot on Arizona this afternoon.
PRO Report Pick: Diamondbacks +185
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