Saturday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Unders in Orioles vs. Angels, Royals vs. Mariners, More (April 23)
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MLB unders are hot to start the season — like, cashing-north-of-60% hot.
After 12 of 14 games Friday went under the total, they’re now 234-154-20 through two-plus weeks.
Naturally, bettors are leaning that direction for Saturday’s 16-game slate, piling on Orioles vs. Angels, Royals vs. Mariners and others.
Let’s dive into the five betting matchups attracting the most “under” tickets.
5 Most Popular Bets for Saturday MLB
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Saturday afternoon. Find real-time MLB odds here.
1. Angels vs. Orioles Under 8.5
7:05 p.m. ET
The Orioles are baseball’s best under team this season at 1-12-1.
No surprise to see bettors bank on another low-scoring game vs. the Angels, as 86% of tickets are on under — far and away the most of any total Saturday (you can see all the public betting data here).
2. Blue Jays vs. Astros Under 8.5
4:10 p.m. ET
Toronto and Houston are a combined 18-9 to the under, and cashed another in the opening game Friday.
We’ve logged 73% on Saturday’s, which has been bet down from an opener of 9.
3. Mets vs. Diamondbacks Under 9.5
8:10 p.m. ET
The Mets and D’backs were one of two games to go over the total Friday. Bettors, however, hope the trend flips today.
The 71% of tickets on the under marks the third-most lopsided number on Saturday’s board.
4. Royals vs. Mariners Under 7.5
9:10 p.m. ET
Another under catching 71% of the wagers at the time of writing is KC-Seattle, which flew well south of the total Friday.
The Royals in particular have scuffled at the plate , posting the second-fewest runs per game (2.67)
5. White Sox vs. Twins
4:10 p.m. ET
Only the Yankees and Orioles have been a better under bet this season than Minnesota (10-3-1).
After the Twins ousted the White Sox in a 2-1 snoozer Friday, 69% of the public’s betting the under tonight.
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