Public MLB Bettors Like Cubs, Diamondbacks on Sunday


Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Zack Godley

The Highlights:

  • The public lost on the Astros (-168) and Dodgers (-175) on Saturday night.
  • Today, public bettors are eyeing three more games: Brewers-Reds, Cubs-Twins, and Diamondbacks-Giants.

The Astros and Dodgers ruined the party for public bettors last night, costing them -168 and -175 prices, respectively.

Three more favorites have caught the public’s attention today, though, in games starting from 1:10, 2:20, and 4:10 p.m. ET.

All data as of 11:30 a.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.

Milwauke Brewers (-135) at Cincinnati Reds

1:10 p.m. ET

Behind 79% of bets of 78% of dollars, the Brewers are Sunday’s second-most popular team. They’ve also moved from -130 to -135 thanks to their heavy backing.


Why the public loves Milwaukee: The Brewers are 13.5 games up on Cincinnati, so it’s not surprising to see the public pouncing on a relatively short price. The Reds also smoked Milwaukee behind 12 runs last night, something public bettors don’t expect to happen twice in a row.

Chicago Cubs (-180) vs. Minnesota Twins

2:20 p.m. ET

Eighty-three percent of bettors accounting for 80% of moneyline dollars are behind the Cubbies this afternoon, but Chicago has fallen from -190 to -180.

Why the public loves Chicago: Jon Lester has been a public favorite for pretty much his entire career. He’s received less than 50% of bets in only 56 of his 364 starts dating back to 2006.

Arizona Diamondbacks (-135) vs. San Francisco Giants

4:10 p.m. ET

The D-backs have attracted 75% of bettors and 74% of dollars, but have not moved from their opening number of -135.

Why the public loves Arizona: Zack Godley has been a model of consistency over the past month. He’s given up exactly two earned runs in each of his past four starts, earning wins in each to improve to 9-5 on the season.

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