Public bettors went 2-1 last night on their three favorite plays to wind up slightly over the break-even point. With the high price their paying, they’ll need a sweep today to land in the green for the second consecutive day.
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Atlanta Braves (-175) at Miami Marlins
1:10 p.m ET
With 82% of bettors behind them, the Braves are today’s second-most popular team. They’ve only drawn 55% of dollars, though, and have fallen from -190 to -175 as a result.
Why the public loves Atlanta: On top of the simple fact that they’re playing the last place Marlins, the Braves have dropped two straight to Miami. To a public bettor, that means they’re due for a win today.
Cleveland Indians (-225) at Kansas City Royals
Cleveland has landed 83% of bets and 77% of dollars today, making the Indians the most popular team on the board. Despite the support, their line hasn’t really budged from its opening number.
Why the public loves Cleveland: In a similar spot to Atlanta, Cleveland is coming off a loss to a bad team which makes it seem more likely that they’ll win this afternoon.
New York Yankees (-250) at Baltimore Orioles
8:05 p.m. ET
The Yankees are drawing 80% of bettors in tonight’s meeting with Baltimore, but amazingly those bettors have accounted for only 14% of dollars wagered. Their line has dropped from -280 to -250 as a result.
Why the public loves New York: Public bettors tend to be drawn to the Sunday night game no matter the matchup, so when Luis Severino meets the worst team in the majors it’s going to attract some public action.
The Yanks have also won the first three games of this series, so why would tonight be any different?