Tuesday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Twins vs. Athletics, Yankees vs. Orioles, Angels vs. Rangers, More (May 17))
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All 30 MLB teams are in action Tuesday, which sets us up for a monster betting day on the diamond.
Plus, with a couple rainouts rescheduled throughout the docket, we’re treated to a solid 18-game slate.
The American League is apparently the hot commodity: Twins vs. Athletics, Yankees vs. Orioles and Angels vs. Rangers are three of the five most popular bets in our tracker as we roll into the evening.
Tuesday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Picks
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Tuesday afternoon. Find real-time MLB odds here.
1. Yankees (-235) vs. Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
Hold up: The team with the best record in baseball is getting slammed with action? You don’t say.
The 26-9 Yankees — who have also ironically won 26 of the last 35 in Baltimore — are getting 93% of wagers Tuesday against the O’s (you can check out all the public betting data here).
2. Angels (-125) vs. Rangers
8:05 p.m. ET
The only other team catching nine of every 10 moneyline tickets Tuesday is the Angels, at precisely 90%.
Reid Detmers gets the nod tonight for the Angels, who have won 10 of the last 11 against a left-handed starter.
3. Cubs (-140) vs. Pirates
7:40 p.m. ET
The Cubs blasted the Pirates on Monday, 9-0. Bettors think the good times keep rolling.
Chicago’s generating 88% of wagers at the time of writing, the third most-bet side of the night.
4. Twins (-125) vs. Athletics
9:05 p.m. ET
The A’s have struggled inside their own confines this season, compiling a 5-14 record at home.
The club’s being bypassed in the betting market Tuesday, as we’ve logged 83% of the tickets on Minnesota as short road chalk.
5. Rays (-280) vs. Tigers
6:40 p.m. ET
Bettors like Tampa Bay to bounce back after dropping the first game of the series against Detroit last night.
Eight of every 10 tickets are riding the Rays and southpaw Shane McClanahan, who fanned 11 hitters over seven scoreless frames in his most-recent outing.