Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Bryce Harper (left), Anthony Rendon (center), and Trea Turner (right).
- The public is riding a hot streak after a huge day yesterday.
- Three more MLB matchups are getting pounded Tuesday: White Sox-Indians, Cubs-Pirates and Nats-Orioles.
Public bettors cleaned up on Memorial Day as all six teams getting at least 70% of bets were winners.
Today, the public has hammered three more MLB games, including one of the more inexplicable line listings of the season. Let’s take a look.
All data as of 2:30 p.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.
Cleveland Indians (-275) vs. Chicago White Sox
6:10 p.m. ET
Eighty-three percent of bettors have taken the Indians in tonight’s early evening AL Central matchup, making them Tuesday’s most public play. Cleveland has received only 71% of dollars, but the line has still moved toward the Tribe, going from -250 to -275.
Why the public loves Cleveland: The Indians are riding a three-game win streak into tonight, while the White Sox have won just one of their last five.
Cleveland’s bats will also get to face Lucas Giolito and his 7.53 ERA, so it’s no surprise that the public is expecting a bloodbath.
Chicago Cubs (-117) at Pittsburgh Pirates
7:05 p.m. ET
Just like their 2016 World Series opponent, the Cubs have also attracted 80% of bets in a divisional matchup. With only 56% of money on Chicago, however, Joe Maddon’s club has fallen from -135 to -117.
Why the public loves Chicago: Public bettors aren’t giving Pirates starter Nick Kingham much of a chance against the Cubs’ lineup. Kingham was called up for this start after Ivan Nova hit the disabled list yesterday with a sprained finger.
With Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs, the public is seeing -117 as a no-brainer against a guy who was in the minors one day ago.
Washington Nationals (+103) at Baltimore Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
In one of the more eye-catching lines of this entire season, the Nats are an underdog tonight in Baltimore. Despite getting 77% of bets, Washington has seen only 59% of the money, and their line has gone all the way from -130 to +103.
Why the public loves the Nats: The Nationals are 30-22, and are listed at plus-money against a team with the second-worst win percentage in the majors. What else is there to say?