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Saturday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Rangers vs. Astros, Rays vs. Orioles, Tigers vs. Guardians, More (May 21)

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Photo by David Berding/Getty Images. Pictured: Jose Altuve (Astros)

Every MLB team’s in action this Saturday, plus an additional contest between the Mets and Rockies, who play Friday night’s postponement.

However, the American League is where bettors are turning their attention.

The most lopsided betting splits rolling into the early-evening window are in that bracket, including Rangers vs. Astros, Rays vs. Orioles and Tigers vs. Guardians.

Overall, these five sides have created the most skewed ticket counts in our trackers.

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5 Most Popular Bets for Saturday MLB

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

1. Brewers (-220) vs. Nationals

8:10 p.m. ET

The Brewers are the most popular side for the second straight evening.

They’re pulling in 93% of tickets against Washington, after blitzing the Nationals 7-0 Friday night (you can see all the public betting data here).

2. Astros (-250) vs. Rangers 

7:10 p.m. ET

Another favorite north of -200 on the public’s radar is Houston, which was shut out 3-0 Friday by the division rival Rangers.

We’ve tracked 91% of bets on the Astros and right-hander Justin Verlander, the second most of any moneyline.

3. Guardians (-190) vs. Tigers

7:10 p.m. ET

There’s more chalk getting slammed tonight, this time the Guardians and ace Shane Bieber.

Nine out of every 10 tickets are riding Cleveland, which has taken 39 of the last 51 at home against the Tigers.

4. Rays (-120) vs. Orioles

7:05 p.m. ET

The Orioles snapped a 15-game losing streak to the Rays with a win Friday.

Bettors, however, expect Tampa Bay to get back into the win column, with 87% of tickets fading Baltimore in Adley Rutschman’s debut.

5. Twins (-140) vs. Royals

7:10 p.m. ET

The fifth and final popular side’s another AL favorite in Minnesota, which beat Kansas City in the first game of the series Friday.

We’ve logged 84% of the moneyline submissions on the chalk, as Minnesota’s won 21 of the last 28 when favored.

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