Friday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Dodgers vs. Rockies, Rangers vs. Blue Jays, Astros vs. Angels, More (April 8)
Tim Warner/Getty Images. Pictured: Alex Bregman of the Astros vs. the Angels
It’s all-day affair on the diamond this Friday, when many MLB teams will make their 2022 season debuts.
The betting public is targeting the Rangers vs. Blue Jays game for Toronto’s home opener in the AL, as well as the Dodgers vs. Rockies contest at Coors Field in the NL.
Overall, below are the five most popular bets to get us rolling into the weekend.
5 Popular MLB Bets for Friday
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Friday afternoon. Find real-time MLB odds here.
1. Mets (-150) vs. Nationals
4:05 p.m. ET
Bettors love Max Scherzer against his former team. We’ve logged 79% of the wagers on the Mets to beat the Nats outright, which leads the entire slate in ticket count (find public betting data here).
New York picked up a win on Opening Day behind Tylor Megill.
2. Blue Jays (-160) vs. Rangers
7:07 p.m. ET
The public is laying it with Toronto, which owns the second-shortest odds to win the World Series behind the Astros.
A whopping 77% of the tickets are riding the Jays, the second most-bet line.
3. Dodgers (-200) vs. Rockies
4:10 p.m. ET
The Dodgers are expected to contend this season, the Rockies not so much.
Naturally, there’s a majority of support on L.A. and starter Walker Buehler. They’re pulling in three of every four wagers.
4. Braves (-180) vs. Reds
7:20 p.m. ET
The reigning champs were tripped up at home on Opening Day, but the public’s expecting a rebound.
We’ve tracked 73% of the tickets on Atlanta, the fourth-most Friday.
5. Astros (+108) vs. Angels
9:38 p.m. ET
The lone underdog getting a bulk of the betting tickets Friday is Houston, which took down Shohei Ohtani and the Halos in L.A. yesterday.
The Astros, who give the ball to Jake Odorizzi, are generating 71% of the bets.