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Tuesday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Astros vs. Diamondbacks, Cubs vs. Pirates, Nationals vs. Braves, More (April 12)

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The public likes betting good teams, and fading bad ones. Naturally, heavy favorites are attracting action early in the MLB season.

With every single team in action Tuesday, the theme of the day’s yet again chalk: Astros vs. Diamondbacks, Cubs vs. Pirates, Nationals vs. Braves and others are seeing some lopsided ticket support.

Here are the top five MLB moneylines getting peppered with action.

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5 Most Popular MLB Bets for Tuesday

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

1. Cubs (-120) vs. Pirates 

4:12 p.m. ET

The Cubs took two of three over the Brewers in the season-opening series, while the Pirates dropped two of three against the Cardinals.

Bettors have no problem laying it with Chicago on the road, as the 79% ticket support’s the most unbalanced split of the day (you can check out all the public betting data here).

2. Braves (-150) vs. Nationals

7:20 p.m. ET

The Braves lost as home favorites Monday, and it wasn’t close in Washington’s 11-2 thrashing.

The public’s expecting a bounce-back, with 78% of the tickets on Atlanta.

3. Astros (-148) vs. Diamondbacks

9:40 p.m. ET

Arizona won’t attract much attention this year in the betting markets, and Tuesday’s no different.

We’ve logged 78% of the wagers on the Astros, tied for the second most of any side.

4. Cardinals (-165) vs. Royals

7:45 p.m. ET

The Cardinals have taken five of the last six in this interleague series. They’re the hot side yet again, with three of every four tickets on St. Louis to beat Kansas City.

5. White Sox (-121) vs. Mariners

4:10 p.m. ET

Chicago’s the fifth and final favorite on the public’s radar Tuesday.

We’ve tracked 73% of the bets on the White Sox behind Vince Velasquez, who’s making his first start with the club.

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