Yesterday there was a game that caught my eye as one I would like to watch. I didn't want to watch for any kind of betting purposes, but purely for the match up and personal interest in the teams. The game was the White Sox/ Indians game being played in Chicago.
I always check the betting odds on games, and I like to see if I can predict what the odds will be on certain games before I look at them. Often I am really good at it. Before this particular game and before I looked at the odds, I felt the White Sox would have to be a slight home underdog, maybe at +110.
Sabathia had pitched great in his last few games and has the Cy Young reputation attached to his name, while Contreras had not looked sharp lately at all and has old age attached to his name. Much to my surprise, the odds makers had set the White Sox at -110 favorites and the Indians at +100 underdogs.
Right away, I had a feeling that wouldn't stay the same. Sure enough, by game time, the betting public had predictably chosen Sabathia over Contreras and moved the money line so the Indians were now a -112 favorite. Everyone liked Sabathia; all the money went on Sabathia and guess what? The White Sox won the game aided by a key Casey Blake error in the eighth inning.