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Monday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Cubs vs. Padres, Dodgers vs. Pirates, Brewers vs. Reds, More (May 9)

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Monday’s 11-game MLB slate isn’t the largest, but we’ll take that type of volume for a traditional travel day.

It also hasn’t deterred the betting public from piling up on a handful of sides rolling into the evening window, as we’ve tracked lopsided ticket counts in Cubs vs. Padres, Dodgers vs. Pirates, Brewers vs. Reds and others.

Here are five moneylines attracting unbalanced action.

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Monday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Picks

*Odds and public betting trends data as of Monday afternoon. Find real-time MLB odds here.

1. Dodgers (-250) vs. Pirates

6:35 p.m. ET

Nobody wants much, if anything, to do with the Pirates as huge home ‘dogs to the Dodgers.

We’ve tracked a whopping 92% of the moneyline bets on L.A., the most of any side Monday (you can check out all the public betting data here).

2. Brewers (-155) vs. Reds

6:40 p.m. ET

There’s another favorite pulling in 92% of the tickets Monday: Milwaukee, at a moderate price on the road against the Reds.

Cincinnati’s a league-worst 5-23 and was outscored, 34-12, over a clean 3-0 sweep to the Brewers last week.

3. Padres (-190) vs. Cubs

9:40 p.m. ET

San Diego’s getting plenty of love behind southpaw MacKenzie Gore, generating 89% of the moneyline wagers at the time of writing.

The Cubs have scuffled in this spot, dropping five straight against left-handed starters.

4. Diamondbacks (+102) vs. Marlins

9:40 p.m. ET

One of the rare underdogs catching public support is Arizona, with 77% of the tickets on the home team.

The Diamondbacks swept the Marlins in Miami last week and have quietly won five of the last six overall entering the week.

5. Angels (-130) vs. Rays

9:38 p.m. ET

Bettors are backing the AL West-leading Angels at a short number against the Rays.

We’ve logged 74% of the moneyline wagers on the Halos, who trot out right-hander Noah Syndergaard.

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