Saturday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Dodgers vs. Rockies, Mets vs. Nationals, Padres vs. Diamondbacks, More

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Every single MLB team's in action today on the opening Saturday of the 2022 season. Hooray!

Despite a whopping 15 games lining the board, the betting public's plucked a handful of popular plays in particular — and the theme's apparently divisional games, with Dodgers vs. Rockies, Mets vs. Nationals and Padres vs. Diamondbacks all attracting lopsided action.

Here are the top five picks getting peppered in our public data trackers in both the late-afternoon and evening windows.

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Saturday's 5 Most Popular MLB Bets

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

1. Mets (-140) vs Nationals

7:05 p.m. ET

The Mets made quick work of the Nats in back-to-back games to open the season, and the public's expecting the chalk to win again Saturday.

New York's attracting 82% of tickets in Chris Bassitt's first start with the club, the most of any side (you can check out all the public betting data here).

2. Dodgers (-170) vs. Rockies

8:10 p.m. ET

The current World Series favorites will be popular picks on a nightly basis. Saturday's no different.

L.A. is generating 78% of the tickets behind right-hander Tony Gonsolin, who's 10-5 with a 1.089 WHIP and 9.4 K/9 across three years with the Dodgers.

3. Giants (-145) vs. Marlins

4:05 p.m. ET

One of the favorites in the afternoon window pulling in a bulk of the tickets are the Giants, who needed some late-game heroics to put away Miami in the opener.

Make that three walkoffs today 👀

Giants ML (-152) ✅

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We've logged three of every four tickets on San Francisco, the third most-popular moneyline bet on the board.

4. Phillies (-195) vs. Athletics

4:05 p.m. ET

The Phillies put on an offensive clinic in the home opener, blasting the A's 9-5.

No surprise to see the home team catching most of the support Saturday, as 71% of the public likes Philly to beat Oakland.

5. Padres (-160) vs. Diamondbacks

8:10 p.m. ET

Bettors want little to do with the Diamondbacks, who have yet to post a hit in the first six innings this season.

Similar to the Phillies-A's matchup, we've tracked 71% of the moneyline bets on the favorite, San Diego.

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