Betting Splits and MLB Sharp Money Picks for Tuesday April 18

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7:05 p.m. ET: Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees (-145, 9)

The Angels (8-8) just dropped three of four at the Red Sox but won 5-4 on Monday, cashing as -130 road favorites. On the flip side, the Yankees (10-6) just split a four-game series at home against the Twins, beating Minnesota 2-0 on Sunday as -160 home favorites. In tonight’s series opener, Los Angeles hands the ball to lefty Jose Suarez (0-1, 10.80 ERA) while New York counters with righty Clarke Schmidt (0-0, 8.44 ERA). This line opened with the Yankees listed as a -135 home favorite and the Angels a +120 road dog. Sharps have pounced on New York at the short chalk price, steaming the Yankees up from -135 to -145. The Yankees are receiving 83% of bets and 86% of money, signaling a heavy combination of Pro and Joe support. Non-division favorites coming off a win are 59-34 (63%) this season. The Yankees also enjoy a rest advantage, having been off yesterday while the Angels played in Boston. Rested favorites with a day off against teams on the second leg of a back-to-back are 284-181 (61%) since 2018. The Yankees also have the fresher bullpen (4.2 IP last 3 games vs 12.2 IP for Angels). 

 

7:05 p.m. ET: Baltimore Orioles (-140, 9.5) at Washington Nationals

The Orioles (9-7) just took two of three at the White Sox, winning 8-4 on Sunday as +115 road dogs. Meanwhile, the Nationals (5-11) just lost two of three at home against the Guardians but won 7-6 on Sunday as +185 home dogs. In tonight’s Interleague series opener, Baltimore starts righty Dean Kremer (0-0, 9.49 ERA) and Washington taps fellow righty Josiah Gray (0-3, 4.32 ERA). This line opened with the Orioles listed as a -135 road favorite and the Nationals a +120 home dog. Pros have laid the juice with Baltimore, steaming the Orioles up from -135 to -140. Baltimore is receiving 80% of bets and 87% of money, indicating heavy sharp and public action in their favor. Interleague favorites are 39-20 (66%) this season. When both teams are coming off a day off, as is the case here, the favorite is 149-72 (67%) since 2022. Baltimore is 4-1 as a favorite, 5-4 on the road and 6-4 against righties. Washington is 5-11 as a dog, 2-7 at home and 2-7 against righties. The Orioles are +7 in run differential. Washington is -20.