Friday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Nationals vs. Brewers, Rangers vs. Astros, Reds vs. Blue Jays & More (May 20)
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Friday’s full, 15-game MLB slate was chopped to 13, as both Mets vs. Rockies and White Sox vs. Yankees were postponed, plus the Diamondbacks and Cubs played the early matinee.
Still, that leaves us with 12 baseball games to bet, which is plenty of action to get us rolling into the weekend.
Some sides in particular are popular among the public, with five teams getting more than 80% of the betting tickets.
Here’s which moneylines are getting flooded in our MLB trackers, including Nationals vs. Brewers, Rangers vs. Astros and Reds vs. Blue Jays.
5 Popular MLB Bets for Friday
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Friday afternoon. Find real-time MLB odds here.
1. Brewers (-215) vs. Nationals
8:10 p.m. ET
Bettors don’t mind loading up on the Brew Crew despite the number tipping north of -200.
We’ve tracked 90% of the wagers on Milwaukee, the most of any game Friday (find public betting data here).
2. Rays (-130) at Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay is a hot side as a short road favorite, attracting 86% of the tickets at the time of writing.
The Rays have been red-hot at Camden Yards, winning 12 of the last 13 in Baltimore.
3. Blue Jays (-200) vs. Reds
7:07 p.m. ET
The Reds are heading nowhere fast at just 11-26.
Naturally, Toronto’s getting slammed with action, pulling in 85% of moneyline tickets behind Hyun-jin Ryu.
4. Cardinals (-145) at Pirates
6:35 p.m. ET
The chalk’s getting the majority of support in the first game of the evening.
We’ve logged 83% of bets on St. Louis, which has taken 23 of the last 28 against the Pirates in its own confines.
5. Astros (-160) vs. Rangers
8:10 p.m. ET
The fifth and final side getting peppered with tickets is Houston.
The Astros are generating 81% of tickets against the Rangers, who have only won three of their last 26 tries at Minute Maid Park.