Rockies, D-backs Lead Monday’s Most Popular MLB Bets
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- The public is hammering three MLB favorites again on Monday night: the Blue Jays, Rockies, and Diamondbacks.
- They'll be hoping to build off their successful Sunday in which they won more than a unit with a 3-0 sweep.
The public enjoyed an easy Sunday, winning with all three of the most popular bets of the day for a profit close to a unit and a half.
Tonight’s public favorites are favorites once again, but they aren’t quite as pricey as they’ve been in days past.
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Toronto Blue Jays (-134) at Baltimore Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
The Blue Jays are getting 77% of bets tonight accounting for 79% of dollars, but their line really hasn’t budged around most of the market.
In cases where it has moved, such as at Pinnacle, it’s gotten closer to even money. The Jays are listed at -129 at Pinny.
Why the public loves Toronto: This is just proof that it doesn’t matter who the Orioles play anymore, the public is just blindly betting against them.
You don’t often find a 60-70 win team getting more than three of every four tickets, but when the opponent is on pace for 46 wins on the season, it makes some sense.
Colorado Rockies (-141) at Los Angeles Angels
10:07 p.m. ET
The Rockies are the most popular play of the night, attracting 80% of bettors thus far. Those bettors have accounted for only 68% of dollars, however, which has dropped the Rockies from -160 to -141.
Why the public loves Colorado: The Angels are struggling right now. They’ve lost six straight and eight of nine to completely fall out of the AL wild-card race.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are right in the thick of the National League race — one game back in both the division and wild card. The public is always going with a better team that has something to play for.
Arizona Diamondbacks (-170) at San Francisco Giants
10:15 p.m. ET
The Diamondbacks are tonight’s second-most popular bet, attracting 79% of tickets. And even though those tickets have accounted for 92% of dollars wagered, Arizona has actually fallen from -175.
Why the public loves Arizona: Patrick Corbin’s impressive 2018 has put him in the NL top 10 in ERA, WAR, K/9, WHIP and win percentage.
It’s also unsurprisingly made him a public favorite. He’s had a minority backing in only four games this season, compared to eight last year and 19 in 2016.