Braves, Dodgers Lead Wednesday’s Most Popular Public Bets
Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
Despite a total of five playoff games on the slate tonight, the public has turned to baseball to find their favorite plays this evening.
Using our bet and money percentage data, here are the three most popular MLB bets on Wednesday night.
All data as of 3:30 p.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.
Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees Over 9
6:35 p.m. ET
Seventy-nine percent of bettors have backed this over tonight, but with 57% of money on the under, this total hasn’t changed from its opening number.
Why the public loves the over: The Yankees’ bats are going to attract over bettors on most nights, and to this point in the season, those bettors have profited. At 15-6-1, the Yanks have the best “over record” in the league.
Atlanta Braves (-109) at Cincinnati Reds
6:40 p.m. ET
Behind 82% of bettors, the Braves are the most popular team in sports tonight. Only 73% of dollars have come in on Atlanta, however, and the Braves’ line has fallen from -114 to -109 as a result.
Why the public loves Atlanta: The Reds, somehow, have won the first two games of this series. Knowing that, the public likely feels even more compelled to take the Braves, seeing no way that they will get swept by a five-win team.
Los Angeles Dodgers (-365) vs. Miami Marlins
7:35 p.m. ET
With Clayton Kershaw (pictured above) on the mound tonight, the Dodgers are the biggest favorites of the season so far. That hasn’t turned away public bettors, however, as 81% have laid the -365. The line has actually come down from its opening number of -379, thanks to 56% of dollars landing on Miami to this point.
Why the public loves LA: After they dropped the first game of this series last night, the public has all the more reason to think that Kershaw is free money tonight.