Public Bettors All Over Red Sox, Angels Wednesday Night


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  • The public had another rough night, going 1-2 once again on Tuesday.
  • Despite the losses they're sticking with minus-money tonight, backing the Red Sox, A's, and Angels.

Tuesday did not go as planned for public bettors. Once again, their top three plays recorded just one win — altough it was a doozy — for a loss of more than a unit.

Tonight they’re back on three favorites, including two of the same spots they had last night.

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Boston Red Sox (-172) at Baltimore Orioles

7:05 p.m. ET

Getting 87% of bets, the Red Sox are tonight’s most popular team. They’ve landed only 63% of dollars, however, and have fallen from -185 to -172 as a result.

Why the public loves Boston: The public has been all over the Sox in the series, but seems to be even more so tonight as a result of last night’s loss. Public bettors operate under the assumption that better teams are less likely to lose two games in a row — which is true. But of course, once they’ve already lost the first game, that logic no longer holds.

Oakland Athletics (-123) at Texas Rangers

8:05 p.m. ET

Oakland has attracted 82% of bettors accounting for 80% of dollars tonight, making them Wednesday’s second-most popular play. They’ve gone from -115 to -123 as a result of the support.

Why the public loves Oakland: If you were one of the sorry souls, such as myself, on the Rangers last night, I’m sorry for your loss. On the other hand, if you were one of the 70% of bettors behind the A’s, I can see why you’d be rolling with them again tonight.

Los Angeles Angels (-217) vs. Chicago White Sox

10:07 p.m. ET

The Angels have drawn 78% of bettors and 86% of money wagered on tonight’s final game, but they’ve fallen a bit from -230 to -217.

Why the public loves LA: The Angels are in a similar spot to the Red Sox tonight, although they’re coming off two losses to a horrible team, not one. That’s all the more reason for the public to back them, though. There’s no way the White Sox could pull off three straight, right?

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