Rays, Athletics Lead MLB’s Most Popular Bets Again Tuesday

Aug 21, 2018 4:23 PM EDT
  • The Rays, Cubs and A's are Tuesday night's most popular MLB bets.
  • After another 3-0 sweep last night, it's no surprise to see public bettors backing three favorites once again.

For the second straight night, public bettors had their way with the baseball board. All three of Monday’s most popular MLB bets won, giving the public about 1.5 units worth of profit.

Today’s most popular bets are once again three heavy favorites, two of which are making a second straight appearance.


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Tampa Bay Rays (-275) vs. Kansas City Royals

7:10 p.m. ET

The Rays have attracted 84% of bets accounting for 95% of dollars, which has made them tonight’s most popular team, moving their line from -240 to -275.

Why the public loves Tampa: One of last night’s public winners, the Rays have the added bonus of playing behind Blake Snell tonight.

His 2.10 ERA is second in the American League, and tonight he gets to put that up against the worst run-producing offense in baseball.

Chicago Cubs (-200) at Detroit Tigers

7:10 p.m. ET

Behind 79% of bets and 77% of dollars, the Cubs have moved from -180 to -200 tonight in Detroit.

Why the public loves Chicago: When the best team in the National League faces a team with a win percentage just north of .400, it should be obvious which side the public is going to take.

The Cubs also swept their previous two-game series with Detroit in July, which only adds to the confidence of public bettors.

Oakland Athletics (-215) vs. Texas Rangers

10:05 p.m. ET

With 81% of bets and 97% of dollars behind Oakland to this point, the Athletics have moved from -205 to -215.

Why the public loves Oakland: The A’s are the other repeat from Monday’s card, and considering the 9-0 final score last night, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

They now have the best record in the majors since June 15, and tonight are facing Ariel Jurado, who’s boasting a 6.41 ERA through his five career starts.

Credit:

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured (right to left): Ramon Laureano, Marcus Semien, and Stephen Piscotty

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