Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured (left to right): Yan Gomes, Francisco Lindor, Josh Tomlin, and Jose Ramirez
- Only eight games are on tonight’s MLB slate, limiting bettors’ options.
- Despite that, three games have drawn heavy public attention: Sox-O’s, Giants-Marlins and Indians-White Sox.
With 14 MLB teams off on Monday, bettors are limited to only eight matchups from which to pick their spots. Of them, three have garnered especially lopsided ticket counts.
All data as of 4 p.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.
Boston Red Sox (-120) at Baltimore Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
Boston is the most popular play on the board today, receiving 85% of bets. Behind 80% of moneyline dollars, the Sox have fallen from -135 to -115, though, and even reached -105 for a short time.
Why the public loves Boston: How could it not at this price? The Red Sox are 24.5 games up on the O’s a little more than two months into the season.
San Francisco Giants (-160) at Miami Marlins
7:10 p.m. ET
The Giants are another member of tonight’s 80-club, as they’ve received 81% of bets to this point. But with only 60% of dollars behind them, they too have fallen from their opening number of -165.
Why the public loves San Francisco: The public fades Miami on a near nightly basis — they’ve had a majority behind them in only three games this season — so it’s no surprise to see it backing the Giants in a Madison Bumgarner start.
Cleveland Indians (-240) at Chicago White Sox
8:10 p.m. ET
At -240, Cleveland is by far the most expensive team on tonight’s slate, but that has turned away only 19% of bettors. The 81% of bets behind the Indians have accounted for only 70% of dollars, but they’ve actually seen their line rise from -205.
Why the public loves Cleveland: Like the Marlins, the Chisox are not one of the more popular teams among public bettors. The White Sox have had the majority behind them in only 10 games this year, and tonight they’re playing behind Lucas Giolito’s 7.08 ERA.