Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Miles Mikolas
- The public went 2-1 on Monday on their three favorite plays, earning a small profit in the process.
- Today’s biggest public plays include the Yankees, Red Sox and Cardinals.
Monday didn’t begin as planned for public bettors, as the Yankees dropped their afternoon matchup against the Orioles as a -225 favorite behind 85% percent of bets. With two wins to follow, however, the public ended on a high note and snuck out with a profit on their three favorite plays.
On Tuesday, their spots look awfully similar, but they’ve added one interleague matchup to the mix.
All data as of 2 p.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.
New York Yankees (-225) at Baltimore Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
The Yankees have attracted 84% of both bets and dollars, and as a result have risen slightly from their opener of -220.
Why the public loves the Yankees: The Orioles took Game 1 of yesterday’s doubleheader, giving them one more win than the public thought they’d get this series. There’s certainly no way public bettors expect the series to end in a split, which means they’ll be all over the Yankees again tomorrow.
Boston Red Sox (-170) vs. Texas Rangers
7:10 p.m. ET
Boston has received 81% of bets and 89% of dollars to this point, but has actually fallen from -210 to -170.
Why the public loves Boston: Following last night’s sweat-free 5-0 victory, the Red Sox have now cashed for bettors in seven straight games. Over that span they’ve averaged almost eight runs per game, and conceded fewer than three per game. How could the public not want to ride this train?
St. Louis Cardinals (-166) at Chicago White Sox
8:10 p.m. ET
Like the Yankees, the Cardinals have attracted 84% of bettors tonight. The Cards, however, have landed only 74% of dollars, and have fallen from their opener of -170.
Why the public loves St. Louis: Miles Mikolas has quietly been having a terrific year for the Cardinals. His 2.63 ERA is sixth in the NL, and his nine wins put him in a tie for fifth.
Dylan Covey, on the other hand, well … not so much. He’s 3-4 on the year with a 5.54 ERA, and Chicago has lost in each of his past four starts.