Wednesday’s Top 5 Most Bet Games: Celtics vs. Heat, Orioles vs. Yankees, Cubs vs. Reds, More (May 25)
Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images. Pictured: Boston standout Jaylen Brown in the spotlight during pre-game introductions.
The Heat and Celtics play a pivotal Game 5 on Wednesday. The Blues and Avalanche clash in Colorado and the 13-game MLB slate is running all day.
What more could you ask for on this glorious day?
The Miami-Boston series is naturally attracting the most action in our database. However, bettors are also dialed in on a couple sides on the diamond, including divisional clashes in Orioles vs. Yankees and Cubs vs. Reds.
Overall, these five games are pulling in the most betting tickets.
Wedneday’s 5 Most Bet Games
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Wednesday afternoon. Find real-time odds here.
1. Celtics (-2.5) vs. Heat
8:30 p.m. ET
Celtics-Heat Game 5 is the only matchup on the board with more 18,000 wagers at the time of writing.
Bettors don’t mind laying the chalk, either, with roughly two of every three tickets on the Celtics as short road favorites (you can check out all the public betting data here).
2. Dodgers (-210) vs. Nationals
4:05 p.m. ET
The Dodgers pasted the Nationals, 9-4, on Tuesday. The public is going back to the well yet again.
We’ve logged 90% of the 15,000+ moneyline tickets on L.A., which has won seven of the last 10 as a road favorite.
3. Padres (-135) vs. Brewers
4:05 p.m. ET
Another MLB favorite in the afternoon window pulling in a generous ticket count is San Diego, looking for a win in the rubber match against Milwaukee.
Roughly 75% of the tickets are backing the Padres, who have won the last six games started by right-hander Yu Darvish.
4. Yankees (-160) vs. Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
The Yankees’ 30-13 clip entering Wednesday is the best in the majors. The public wants another bite out of the apple, as we’ve tracked 67% of the moneylines bets on New York.
5. Cubs (+130) vs. Reds
6:40 p.m. ET
OK, so it’s not all chalk for Wednesday.
One underdog in particular generating a lopsided ticket count are the Cubs, who have outscored the Reds 15-5 over the first two games of the series.
Chicago’s attracting 63% of the 10,000 bets and counting behind righty Kyle Hendricks.