Stop me if you’ve heard this one before … but the public went 2-1 last night on their top plays, yet didn’t make a profit. That makes three straight nights of winning records that haven’t resulted in positive unit totals thanks to the high prices they’ve been paying.
Still, as you’ll notice, two of tonight’s biggest favorites are among the public’s most popular plays once again.
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New York Yankees (-215) vs. Tampa Bay Rays
7:10 p.m. ET
The Yankees have attracted 82% of bets and 84% of dollars to this point, but their line essentially hasn’t budged, losing only a few cents due to standard juice reduction from sportsbooks that takes place as games approach their start time.
Why the public loves New York: As always, when a good team loses, the public loads up on it the next day. Following the Yankees’ loss to the Mets last night, bettors are expecting a bounceback by the Bombers this evening against a team 14 games behind them in the AL East.
Atlanta Braves (-200) vs. Miami Marlins
7:35 p.m. ET
In what’s on track to be one of the most heavily bet games tonight, the Braves are getting 77% of bets accounting for 76% of dollars. That support has pushed their line from -180 to -200.
Why the public loves Atlanta: The Braves have made easy work of the Marlins this season, posting a 10-3 record against them thus far. That dominance continued yesterday as Atlanta took both games of the double-header by a combined score of 15-2.
Pittsburgh Pirates (-118) at Minnesota Twins
8:10 p.m. ET
With 80% of bettors behind them, the Pirates are tonight’s second-most popular side. They’ve also drawn 88% of dollars but have fallen from -130 to -124.
Why the public loves Pittsburgh: Jameson Taillon continued his impressive 2018 run with a complete game, two-run performance last time out at Coors Field. Now facing a Twins club with seemingly nothing to play for at this point, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see bettors backing the Buccos tonight.