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- The public had a successful Monday night, sweeping the board with three favorites.
- Instead of laying three more favorites tonight, public bettors have taken only one, and accompanied it with two totals.
The public swept their three favorite plays last night, but they’ve switched up their strategy on Tuesday.
Only one team on tonight’s slate is getting more than 70% of bets. So instead of laying money on big favorites as they usually do, the public is taking two totals and just one side.
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Indians (-155) at Twins
8:10 p.m. ET
The Indians are the only team receiving more than 70% of bets this evening (they’ve landed 75%), but their line hasn’t budged from -155. They’ve also drawn 69% of moneyline dollars.
Why the public loves Cleveland: Trevor Bauer has been lights out this season, entering this game with a 2.32 ERA — good for fourth in the American League. He’s second in WAR and third in strikeouts among AL arms, and the public can get him for a -155 price against the Twins. Easy decision.
Rockies at Cardinals, Over 7
8:15 p.m. ET
Seventy-eight percent of bettors are taking this over, but with only 68% of dollars behind it, the total has actually fallen from 8 to 7.
Why the public loves the over: As a general rule, the public is going to be on the over more often than the under — it’s just more fun to root for runs. With a low total, that becomes even more likely, and this matchup has the lowest total on the board.
Rangers at Diamondbacks, Over 9
9:40 p.m. ET
This game also features 78% of bettors on the over, although in this case, they’re accounting for a slightly higher percentage of dollars wagered (73%). Unlike the Rockies-Cards total, this one hasn’t moved from its opening number.
Why the public loves the over: These teams have been scoring plenty of runs lately. The Rangers have averaged 6.3 runs per game over their past 12, and the D-backs have averaged 5.9 in their past 11. They also combined for 14 last night, so nine seems pretty doable in the public’s eyes.