Red Sox, Yankees Most Popular Teams Among MLB Bettors Wednesday
Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New York Yankees pinch hitter Neil Walker (14) is doused with water after hitting a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium.
- The Red Sox, Yankees, and Indians are all heavily favored tonight, and they're also tonight's three most popular MLB bets.
- The public will be hoping to continue their hot streak after a 3-0 night last night.
They certainly had to sweat for it, but public bettors ultimately made out with a much needed 3-0 sweep last night following a winless Monday. Their three wins gave them about two units worth of profit, as their bets came on three favorites — no surprise there.
Nothing new tonight, either, as the public has loaded up on three more minus-money plays, including two pretty darn hefty lines.
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Boston Red Sox (-326) vs. Miami Marlins
6:35 p.m. ET
At -326, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Boston is the biggest favorite on the board tonight. That hasn’t stopped the Sox from also being the most popular MLB bet this evening.
They’ve attracted 81% of bettors accounting for 86% of dollars to move from -320 to -326.
Why the public loves Boston: On top of the obvious difference between these two teams (38 games to be exact), the Red Sox will be playing behind David Price tonight. Price has lost only twice since May 3, and has given up no more than two earned runs in six straight starts.
New York Yankees (-265) vs. Chicago White Sox
7:05 p.m. ET
It’s only fitting that the second-biggest favorite is also the second-most popular team. The Yanks have drawn 79% of bets and 91% of dollars to move from -260 to -265.
Why the public loves New York: After the Yankees’ walk-off win last night, game three of this series is now the rubber match. If you think the public is betting on the White Sox to take a series-deciding game against the Yankees, well then you don’t really know the public.
Cleveland Indians (-175) vs. Minnesota Twins
7:05 p.m. ET
The Indians have attracted 76% of bettors, making them the final addition to tonight’s list of public favorites. Those bettors have accounted for only 55% of dollars, however, which has brought Cleveland from -190 to -175.
Why the public loves Cleveland: Having lost four in a row, the Twins are now 14 games back in the AL Central with nothing to play for. They’re also sending Kohl Stewart (6.94 ERA in three career starts) tonight.