Friday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Angels vs. Braves, Yankees vs. Orioles, Cubs vs. Phillies & More (July 22)
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The MLB board finally opens up Friday, with 28 teams in action post-All Star Break.
Oh, these tears streaming from my eyes? These are tears of happiness.
Tonight’s card features an interleague clash between the Angels and Braves, which happens to be one of the most-bet games to open the weekend, along with Yankees vs. Orioles, Cubs vs. Phillies and others.
Here’s where bettors are putting their coin Friday.
5 Popular MLB Bets for Friday
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Friday afternoon. Find real-time MLB odds here.
1. Yankees (-150) vs. Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
The AL clash has attracted more than 13,000 bets at the time of writing, and the public couldn’t wait to pony up on the Bronx Bombers.
The Yankees are pulling in 74% of the moneyline tickets against the Orioles, who enter the second half as the most-profitable bet in baseball.
Another popular bet’s the over, generating two of every three tickets (find public betting data here).
2. Cardinals (-150) vs. Reds
6:40 p.m. ET
St. Louis is another hot road favorite with a generous ticket count. We’ve tracked 84% of the 12,000-plus wagers on the Cardinals, who have taken seven of the last nine against Cincinnati.
3. Cubs vs. Phillies (-130)
7:05 p.m. ET
The Cubs picked up a much-needed win before the All-Star Break, snapping a nine-game losing skid.
A majority of bettors expect Chicago to get back into the loss column Friday.
Philadelphia’s catching a whopping 80% of moneyline bets behind right-hander Kyle Gibson, who’s led the Phillies to a win in six of the last eight starts.
4. Padres vs. Mets (-180)
7:10 p.m. ET
The Mets know how to start off a series: They’ve won 22 of the last 27 openers.
New York’s a hot commodity at home against the Padres, getting 79% of the near-11,000 tickets.
5. Angels vs. Braves (-150)
7:20 p.m. ET
Shohei Ohtani and the Braves meet Charlie Morton and the Angels in the final game with a five-figure ticket count.
We’ve actually logged more action on the ‘dog, as 52% of bettors are playing the Halos.
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