Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: The Cleveland Indians infield celebrates after beating the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field
- Public bettors finally cashed after sticking it out with the Yankees and Braves for three days.
- Tonight, they’ve switched up their plays to three different favorites as new series get underway.
After another unsuccessful day — thanks to the speakers at Tropicana Field — public bettors have switched things up on Monday. With new series getting underway today, the public has picked out three new favorites to kick off the week.
All data as of 4:30 p.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.
Seattle Mariners (-121) at Baltimore Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
As it stands, the Mariners are Monday’s second-most popular play, attracting 75% of bettors in what should be one of tonight’s most heavily-bet games. They’ve also landed 76% of dollars, but have fallen from -150 to -121.
Why the public loves Seattle: King Felix is on the bump for the M’s tonight, which at least partially explains their popularity. The other factor would be the Mariners’ opponent. At 23-53, Baltimore won’t be seeing much public support anytime soon.
Arizona Diamondbacks (-124) at Miami Marlins
7:10 p.m. ET
The Diamondbacks are holding the top spot as Monday’s most popular play thus far. They’ve received 76% of bets and 79% of dollars, but have not seen any significant line movement.
Why the public loves Arizona: Like the game above, this one has as much to do with the opponent as the team itself. Miami enters this game with the worst record in the National League, but has won two straight.
In general, when bad teams are coming off a win, the public loads up on the other side, thinking there’s little chance they can string together two in a row. So when a that team is coming off two wins, it’s all the more reason for the public to fade.
Cleveland Indians (-124) at St. Louis Cardinals
8:15 p.m. ET
Cleveland is getting 74% of bets to this point, but only 51% of dollars wagered on the game. As a result, they’ve fallen from -135 to -124.
Why the public loves Cleveland: The Indians seem to have finally caught their stride, and public bettors are jumping on the wagon. Cleveland has won seven straight, and considering the relatively short price, this seems like a public no-brainer.