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Cubs, Diamondbacks Among Sunday’s Most Popular MLB Bets


Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Diamondbacks players celebrate after defeating San Diego Padres at Chase Field

The Highlights:

  • Public bettors won all three of their Saturday night plays for a +1.6 unit profit.
  • They’re hoping the Red Sox, Cubs, and D-backs will continue that run on Sunday.

Public bettors came out with a 3-0 night on Saturday, earning 1.6 units in the process. Hoping to continue that run, they’ve picked out three more large favorites on Sunday.

All data as of 10:30 a.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.

Boston Red Sox (-217) at Kansas City Royals

2:15 p.m. ET

For the third straight night, the public is all over Boston. A whopping 78% of bettors have backed the Sox today, but they’ve accounted for only 56% of dollars. As a result, they’ve dropped from -240 to -217.

Why the public loves Boston: In a matchup between the first and 14th-place teams in the AL, public bettors aren’t going to think twice. This play has paid off in the first two games of the series, so why not ride it while it’s hot?


Chicago Cubs (-144) vs. Cincinnati Reds

2:20 p.m. ET

The Cubs have received 83% of bets to this point, and although that isn’t the highest mark on the board, this is the day’s most heavily-bet game, making the Cubbies today’s most popular play. They’ve also landed 87% of dollars but have fallen from -160 to -144.

Why the public loves Chicago: Jon Lester continues to be among the public’s favorite arms, drawing a heavy majority of bettors once again today. He’s had less than 50% of bettors on his side only twice since 2015.

Arizona Diamondbacks (-210) vs. San Diego Padres

4:10 p.m. ET

Another squad in the 80-club, the D-backs have drawn 84% of bettors and 84% of dollars; they’ve moved from -190 to -210.

Why the public loves Arizona: Last night’s 20-5 win seems to have given the public plenty of confidence in the D-backs tonight. Playing a Padres team that’s won only two of their past eight, it’s no surprise to see public bettors expecting more of the same tonight.

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