MLB Bettors Pounding Yankees, Cubs Monday Night

Aug 06, 2018 8:58 AM EDT
  • The public went 2-1 again on Sunday, and finally got an actual profit from that outcome.
  • They've found three new spots for Monday night, all of which back favorites once again.

For the third straight day, the public’s favorite plays went 2-1 on Sunday. But this time, unlike the past two days, it led to an actual profit.

With new series beginning Monday, the public has targeted a few new spots tonight, and as you probably expect, they’re all favorites once again.


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New York Mets (-164) vs. Cincinnati Reds

7:10 p.m. ET

Seventy-four percent of bettors are behind the Mets tonight, but they’ve fallen from -170 to -164 as those tickets have accounted for only 65% of dollars wagered.

Why the public loves the Mets: It takes a lot for the public to feel comfortable betting the Mets as a heavy favorite these days. Apparently, a Noah Syndergaard vs. Homer Bailey pitching matchup qualifies as a lot — and perhaps it should — as the dueling arms have an ERA difference of 2.88.

New York Yankees (-191) at Chicago White Sox

8:10 p.m. ET

Three out of every four tickets on this game have been placed on the Yankees, making them tonight’s second-most popular side. They’ve also drawn 88% of dollars and have moved a hair from -190 to -191.

Why the public loves the Yanks: The Yankees just dropped four straight to the Red Sox in Boston, and bettors are under the assumption that there’s no way they won’t turn it around against the Sox of the other color variety. While the Yanks have been busy losing, the White Sox have quietly won four in a row, which — to a public bettor — is all the more reason to expect things to turn around tonight.

Chicago Cubs (-190) at Kansas City Royals

8:15 p.m. ET

The Cubs are tonight’s most popular bet by a good amount. They’ve attracted 84% of bettors, but since those account for 77% of dollars Chicago has fallen from -200 to -190.

Why the public loves Chicago: Kansas City’s win percentage is hovering just over .300 at this point, so they likely won’t be getting a public majority backing more than a couple times down the stretch this season. It certainly won’t be happening against the top team in the National League playing behind Cole Hamels, who threw five shutout innings with nine strikeouts in his first start with Chicago.

Credit:

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Cole Hamels and Jason Heyward

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