Braves, Diamondbacks Lead Monday’s Most Popular MLB Bets

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  • Once again, public bettors couldn't profit from a 2-1 day on their favorite plays.
  • That hasn't stopped them from backing three relatively heavy favorites again Monday night.

Sunday was another 2-1 day for public bettors, but once again, it didn’t lead to a profit. This time, in fact, they lost about one-third of a unit on their top plays because of the high prices.

Despite the losses, the public has hammered three relatively heavy favorites once again this evening.

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Cleveland Indians (-180) at Cincinnati Reds

7:10 p.m. ET

The Indians are tonight’s second-most popular side, getting 84% of bets to this point. They’ve landed only 62% of dollars, but have still moved from -160 to -180.

Why the public loves Cleveland: Homer Bailey has been a nightmare for bettors this season. The Reds are 1-14 in his starts, losing 12.5 units for a -83% return on investment. With that in mind, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise to see bettors fading him at every possible opportunity.

Atlanta Braves (-230) vs. Miami Marlins

7:35 p.m. (Game 2)

The Braves are the largest favorite on the board tonight, but that hasn’t deterred 77% of bettors from backing them. They’ve received only 63% of dollars, which may be the reason they’ve remained at their opening line.

Why the public loves Atlanta: All-Star Mike Foltynewicz takes the mound for the Braves tonight. His 2.98 ERA is sixth in the National League, and he’ll face the worst run-producing offense in the NL. The Marlins have also lost 10 of their past 12, and at the time of publication, were down 8-1 in the seventh inning of Game 1 of today’s doubleheader.

Arizona Diamondbacks (-175) at Texas Rangers

8:05 p.m. ET

Eighty-six percent of bettors behind Arizona have made the D-backs tonight’s most popular team.

Why the public loves Arizona: Zack Greinke vs. Bartolo Colon is pretty much all a public bettor needs to see to make a decision here. Greinke enters this game with a 2.89 ERA, the fifth-lowest in the NL. Colon, on the other hand, has posted a 5.18 ERA this season.

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