Public Bettors Sticking with Braves, Astros Sunday

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Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Gerrit Cole

The Highlights:

  • The public suffered another 1-2 day on Saturday, as both the Yankees and Braves were unable to turn it around in their respective games.
  • Despite their losses, though, the public’s three favorite plays remain the exact same today.

Public bettors fell victim to the Gambler’s Fallacy Saturday. Assuming that good teams couldn’t lose back-to-back games, they loaded up on the Yankees, Braves, and Astros yesterday, only to see both the Yanks and Braves drop a second straight en route to another 1-2 night.

These guys are stubborn, though. Unfazed by their losses, the public’s three favorite plays remain the exact same today.

All data as of 10:45 a.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.

New York Yankees (-175) at Tampa Bay Rays

1:10 p.m. ET

Drawing 84% of bettors, the Yankees are the most popular team on the board this afternoon. They’ve gone from -150 to -175 behind 80% of moneyline dollars.

Why the public loves New York: The Yankees won’t lose two three in row to Tampa, right? Over the past two games, the Pinstripes have mustered only one run. Eventually these bats have to come alive, at least that’s what the public’s counting on.


Atlanta Braves (-190) vs. Baltimore Orioles

1:35 p.m. ET

The Braves have only seen a line higher than -190 twice this season, but that hasn’t stopped them from receiving an 80% backing this afternoon. They’ve only drawn 55% of the money wagered, but they’ve still gone from -160 to -190.

Why the public loves Atlanta: Copy, paste. After dropping the first two games of this series to the worst team in the baseball, Atlanta is due for a win this afternoon. The Orioles haven’t swept a team this season, a trend the public is hoping stays true following today.

Houston Astros (-350) vs. Kansas City Royals

2:10 p.m. ET

If this line holds up, Houston would be the second-biggest favorite of the season. Still, they’re getting 80% of bets and 82% of dollars, and have jumped a bit from their opener of -340.

Why the public loves Houston: Gerrit Cole is on the mound for Houston, which is about all the public needs to know. Since coming to the Astros, he’s received at least 60% of bets in all but one start.