Rays, Indians Among Monday’s Most Popular MLB Bets

Jul 02, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

The Highlights

  • Public bettors went 1-2 on their three most popular Sunday plays, all of which came on favorites.
  • Tonight they’re backing three new favorites in the Rays, Brewers and Indians.

The public’s rough stretch continued on Sunday. Two of the three most popular plays of the night suffered losses, costing public bettors prices of -171 and -127.

Despite that, three favorites lead Monday’s most popular plays once again, with start times of 7:10, 8:10 and 8:15 p.m. ET.

All data as of 4:45 p.m. ET. For live odds, check out our MLB live odds page.

Tampa Bay Rays (-124) at Miami Marlins

7:10 p.m. ET

Here’s something I didn’t expect to be writing this season: The Rays are tonight’s most popular bet. Tampa hasn’t seen more than 65% of bets in a game yet this year, but is attracting 80% of bettors tonight. They’ve also drawn 85% of moneyline dollars, but have fallen from -130 to -124.

Why the public loves Tampa: The Rays are arguably the hottest team in baseball at the moment. Their past three series have come against the Astros, Nationals and Yankees, and they’ve managed to win eight of those nine games. Not too shabby.

Milwaukee Brewers (-138) vs. Minnesota Twins

8:10 p.m. ET

The Brewers have attracted 77% of bettors and 80% of dollars, but like the Rays, have fallen from their opener. They’re now -138 after opening at -150.

Why the public loves Milwaukee: At 5-5 in their past 10, the Brewers haven’t been anything special as of late. Minnesota, however, has been even worse. The Twins come into tonight on a three-game skid, and have now lost eight of 10. At a relatively low price, this seems like an easy one for public bettors.

Cleveland Indians (-268) at Kansas City Royals

8:15 p.m. ET

The Indians have attracted 79% of bettors and account for 93% of dollars tonight — the highest dollar percentage on the board. As a result, they’ve gone from -260 to -268.

Why the public loves Cleveland: Corey Kluber is on the mound tonight, and his last start was … not so great.

Keep in mind that Kluber hasn’t lost back-to-back decisions since May of 2016, a trend the public hopes will continue tonight.

Credit:

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Corey Kluber

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