With today being a travel day for several teams around the league, start times are all over the place, giving public bettors nonstop action into the wee hours of the morning.
Here are the three games that have attracted the most action from the public on Wednesday:
Arizona Diamondbacks (-114) at San Francisco Giants
3:45 p.m. ET
Getting 77% of bets, the Snakes are the second-most popular play tonight. Despite their heavy backing, only 53% of moneyline dollars are behind the D-backs, which has brought them from -130 down to -114.
Why the public loves Arizona: The Diamondbacks have started the season hot, winning eight of their first 11 games to establish a 2.5-game lead in the NL West. They’re also playing behind Robbie Ray this afternoon, who — though he hasn’t gotten off to the best start — finished seventh in Cy Young voting last season and was a popular pick to compete for the award this year.
Los Angeles Angels (-109) at Texas Rangers
8:05 p.m. ET
Seventy-four percent of bettors are backing the Halos in this AL West matchup. Books seem to be holding steady, however, as this game has remained close to a pick’em all day.
Why the public loves the Angels: With the help of AL MVP favorite Shohei Ohtani, the Angels have jumped out to a 9-3 start, and are tied atop the AL West standings. As one of the more talked about teams on the young season, it’s no surprise that the public is riding this train.
Los Angeles Dodgers (-180) vs. Oakland Athletics
10:10 p.m. ET
To this point, the Dodgers have received 77% of bets, making them the most public team tonight. Oakland, however, has landed 75% of the money wagered on this matchup, moving the Dodgers’ line from -195 to -180.
Why the public loves the Dodgers: After their impressive 2017, the Dodgers should be a public favorite all season. Despite their somewhat rough start, public bettors are still thinking of them as the National League Champions, and not the 4-6 squad we’ve seen this season.
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