Three Tuesday Games the Public is Hammering


St. Louis Cardinals Matt Carpenter Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY

The Highlights:

  • Public bettors had a profitable Monday night, so they’ve made almost all of the same plays tonight.
  • Padres-Nats, Sox-Rays and Royals-Cardinals are the three matchups attracting the most lopsided public action.

The public went 3-0 on their favorite plays last night, so it’s no surprise to see a similar list here today. Two plays have remained exactly the same, and for their third they’ve swapped out one AL East powerhouse for another.

All data as of 3:10 p.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.

Washington Nationals (-190) vs. San Diego Padres

7:05 p.m. ET

Knocking on the door of the 80-club, the Nationals have attracted 79% of bettors Tuesday night. Those bets only account for 60% of dollars, though, which has kept the line from leaving its opening number.

Why the public loves the Nats: Seventy-seven percent of bettors cashed on the Nats’ 10-2 win last night, so why not go back to the well tonight?

Boston Red Sox (-235) at Tampa Bay Rays

7:10 p.m. ET

The Red Sox are the most popular bet in sports tonight, getting 82% of bets and 91% of dollars. As a result, they’ve moved from -215 to -235.

Why the public loves Boston: Chris Sale is second in the AL in strikeouts and fourth in ERA, and is going up against this lineup:

The Rays’ recent success is thrown out the window when a public bettor sees this star-studded cast.

St. Louis Cardinals (-225) vs. Kansas City

8:15 p.m ET

The second-most popular bet on tonight’s board, St. Louis has attracted 81% of bets and 93% of moneyline dollars to this point. Like the Red Sox, the Cards’ line has shot up from its opening number of -200.

Why the public loves St. Louis: The Cardinals were good to the 75% of bettors that took them last night, giving the public good reason to back them again tonight. On top of that, the Cards will face Jason Hammel and his 6.28 ERA.

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