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- After going 2-1 with three favorites on Monday, the public is heavy on three more favorites tonight.
- The Red Sox, Giants and Astros are all receiving more than 80% of bets to this point.
The public hit two of their three favorite plays last night, but the prices they paid limited profits to just a quarter of a unit. Nevertheless, profit is profit, and they’ve come back with three more favorites on Tuesday.
All data as of 2:30 p.m. ET.
Boston Red Sox (-180) at Baltimore Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
For the second day in a row, the Sox have attracted 85% of bettors against the Orioles. They also have 90% of dollars behind them tonight, and have moved from -175 to -180 as a result.
Why the public loves Boston: Red Sox bettors had quite the sweat last night, as the game remained scoreless into the 12th. Eventually, though, both moneyline and runline bettors were winners, so they’ve naturally gone back to the well tonight.
San Francisco Giants (-117) at Miami Marlins
7:10 p.m. ET
San Francisco has attracted 86% of bettors to this point, more than any other team on today’s board. With 80% of dollars behind them, the Giants have fallen a few cents from their opening number around the market.
Why the public loves San Francisco: The Giants were actually the public’s only loss last night, and yet they’re still the most popular play on today’s board.
There’s no way the lowly Marlins can win two in a row, right?
Houston Astros (-148) at Oakland Athletics
10:05 p.m. ET
The ‘Stros are the second-most popular team on the board tonight, getting 85% of bets. They’ve received 78% of moneyline dollars, but have actually seen their line rise from -140.
Why the public loves Houston: Houston has been one of the most popular teams throughout the season. They’ve had a majority backing in all but four games.
Considering the Astros’ line is normally in the -180 range, it’s no surprise that the public is all over them at this price.