John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Joe Panik (12) and Pablo Sandoval
- For the second straight day, public bettors cashed on only one of their three favorite plays.
- Today’s plays don’t look much different, however, with two of Monday’s teams making another appearance.
It’s been a rough past couple days for the public. Though they’ve been sticking with favorites, public bettors went 1-2 again last night.
Despite the struggles, they’re once again backing three favorites on Tuesday, in games starting at 7:10, 8:10 and 10:15 p.m. ET.
All data as of 3 p.m. ET. For live info, check our MLB live odds page.
Cleveland Indians (-190) vs. Chicago White Sox
7:10 p.m. ET
Seventy-six percent of bettors are behind Cleveland in this AL Central matchup, but they account for only 49% of dollars wagered. As a result, the Indians have fallen from -210 to -190.
Why the public loves Cleveland: Even though the Indians haven’t had quite as strong a start to the season as was expected, they’ve still been very tough to beat at home. They’re now 22-13 at Progressive Field, while the White Sox are 12-23 on the road. Cleveland is also still 14 games up on the ChiSox this season, which, if we’re being honest, is probably all the public needs to know.
Houston Astros (-248) vs. Tampa Bay Rays
8:10 p.m. ET
With 77% of bets on the Astros, and this being the most heavily bet game of the night, Houston is tonight’s most popular bet. Despite the support, the Astros have fallen from their opening number of -260 with Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell on the mound.
Why the public loves Houston: The Astros have won 12 games in a row.
San Francisco Giants (-167) vs. Miami Marlins
10:15 p.m. ET
Like the Astros, the Giants will be playing behind 77% of bets tonight. Unlike the Astros, however, San Fran has seen this line move in its direction as a result of the public support.
Why the public loves San Francisco: While the public took an L in this matchup last night, they’re coming back for more tonight. The Marlins have the second-worst record in the National League, so the public sees no way they could win two in a row.
Editor’s note: The opinion on this game is from the individual writer and is based on his research, analysis and perspective. It is independent of, and may not always match with, the algorithm-driven Best Bets from Sports Insights.