Monday was not the night to bet with the public, as all three of last night’s most popular MLB plays lost. To pour a little salt on the wound, all three were also favorites, as is usually the case.
Tonight is no exception, as the return of a full baseball slate has the public loaded up on three more minus-money plays, including one of their losers from last night.
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Boston Red Sox (-255) vs. Miami Marlins
7:10 p.m .ET
The Red Sox have received 84% of bets in what’s been the most heavily bet game of the night to this point, making them Tuesday’s most popular bet. They’ve also received 91% of dollars wagered, which has moved their line from -245 to -255.
Why the public loves Boston: This shouldn’t come as much of a shocker. Boston’s record is 37 games better than Miami’s, and the Red Sox are returning home after three straight losses in Tampa.
To a public bettor, that means they’re more than due for a win tonight.
St. Louis Cardinals (-162) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
8:15 p.m. ET
The Cards also find themselves in the 80-club this evening, as they’ve attracted 81% of bettors accounting for 92% of dollars. The line has moved a bit in their favor as a result, rising from -160 to -162.
Why the public loves St. Louis: At 25-12, the Cardinals have been the hottest team in the National League since the All-Star break. They’ve pulled themselves into the first wild-card spot as a result and have won 12.3 units for bettors over that span.
Colorado Rockies (-129) at Los Angeles Angels
10:07 p.m. ET
The Rockies actually have the highest percentage of bettors behind them to this point (85%), but considering the late start time and low ticket count, it’s likely that number will drop a few percentage points.
Still, their heavy backing thus far has the Rockies on pace to be among the public’s top plays tonight. However, despite their high bet percentage, they’ve fallen from -135 to -129 as they’ve landed only 62% of dollars.
Why the public loves Colorado: The Rockies are the lone loser from Monday’s card to reappear this evening, and it’s certainly possible that last night’s defeat has made them even more attractive to the public tonight.
After the Angels’ first win in more than a week, it just feels like the Rockies should win tonight — at least to a public bettor.