Justin Verlander. Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
- Public bettors are hammering two of baseball’s best teams this season, each behind their ace.
- They’re also on the total for tonight’s Jets-Golden Knights Game 3
In some less-than-shocking news, the public is all over two of the American League’s best arms tonight. Both Chris Sale and Justin Verlander will be on the mound this evening, and in each case at least 70% of the public is behind them.
The most popular play tonight, though, comes from the ice. Eighty percent of bettors are in agreement on a play in tonight’s Jets-Knights matchup.
Boston Red Sox (-250) vs. Oakland Athletics
7:10 p.m. ET
Make it three nights in a row that the Red Sox have been the most popular MLB play of the night. Seventy-seven percent of bettors are behind Chris Sale, but with only 55% of dollars landing on the Sox, they’ve fallen from -260 to -250.
Why the public loves Boston: Oakland has crushed public bettors by winning the first two games of this series, but the public is stubborn. If anything, those two games are making them more sure of their bet tonight. There’s no way the A’s could sweep the Red Sox, right?
Winnipeg Jets-Vegas Golden Knights Over 5.5
9 p.m. ET
The most popular play across all sports tonight, this over has attracted 80% of bettors and 72% of dollars. The juice is trending toward the under however, going from -110 to -115.
Why the public loves the over: These two teams can score. As Stuckey pointed out in today’s Game 3 preview, the Jets have averaged 4.1 goals per road game over the past 47 days. Vegas has been putting the puck in the net at home as well, scoring 15 goals over its past three home games.
Houston Astros (-134) at Los Angeles Angels
9:40 p.m. ET
Attracting 72% of bettors, the Astros are the second-most popular baseball play tonight. Similar to the Red Sox, however, the ‘Stros have seen their line fall from -160 as they’ve drawn only 53% of dollars.
Why the public loves Houston: Grabbing Justin Verlander’s 1.21 ERA at this price sounds too good to be true. Often that ends up being the case, but the public is banking on tonight not being one of those nights.