The Sharp Report – June 16, 2014

The Griffey's

The Griffey’s are just one of many great father son duos in MLB history.

First of all, I hope all of you father’s out there had a wonderful day.

It was a light day on Sunday for the groups, a lot of focus was put on the NBA finals and there weren’t many lines that offered up value in the MLB. Most sharps finished about even with MLB plays, as they went 1-1-1, not ideally what you want to finish the wagering week, but not awful either.

I for one enjoyed seeing Miami get dismantled by San Antonio this week in the NBA Finals, congratulations to the Spurs. It will be interesting to see what happens over the summer with the Heat, I think it is time to change some things around, I would be shocked if the same team takes the floor next year.

Please refer to my first post in this series for a list of recommended sites to aid you in your handicapping.

6/16 Early Moves:

Here are some lines that were hit by sharp groups early enough this morning to make this report. I have not had time to research games myself, so I am not recommending that you try to find these numbers and tail the plays at this time. These are listed to show you what has happened so far this morning, always do your own research on these before following along.

 Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Indians (Under 9)
Key Line Move @ 8:00 am EST

Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins (Under 7.5)
Key Line Move @ 8:30 am EST

6/15 Recap:

Early Moves:

San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies (SF ML) – Loss
Key Line Move @ 7:18 am EST

Some very well respected money came in on San Francisco a little after 7am EST which pushed the line from -185 to -200. This is another example of groups not caring about laying heavy juice if they are certain of a result. Both the public and the sharps were on the same side in this game. The Rockies’ Nicasio came in losing his last three starts, while the Giants’ Bumgarner took home pitcher of the month honors in May while accumulating a 4-0 record at home.

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals (Over 7) – Push
Key Line Move @ 1:46 am EST

The key number teetered between the key numbers of 7 and 7.5 throughout the day after the big move early Sunday morning. The Nationals’ Fister has been great all year and of late has only allowed two runs in his last two road starts. The groups moved over on this number based on the banged up bullpens on both sides and the fact that St. Louis starter, Garcia, has allowed the nationals to bat close to .300 in their last four meetings.

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox (Over 8) – Win
Key Line Move @ 12:45 pm EST

One swift move here, usually a very good sign that the sharps are going to get the better of this line. There was no back and forth at all with this number all day long. Everyone was on the same page, that the White Sox’s Rienzo’s last start was not a fluke and he would be hit hard on Sunday. On June 6, he got torched for seven runs and nine hits in just three innings. Both of these bullpens are not quite fresh, and with the gusty winds blowing out in Chicago, this was a pretty easy call.

Chris Sharp is a professional sports handicapper and daily contributor to He can be found on Twitter @CSharp_Picks and on his web site
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