Wednesday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Bets: Giants vs. Dodgers, Reds vs. Brewers, White Sox vs. Cubs, More (May 4)
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Is this Wednesday the best day of all time to bet MLB? The case is strong.
Due to rainouts, a hefty 18 games line the board. More than half are played in the afternoon, but that hasn’t stopped the betting volume from buzzing in the later window.
Using our public data trackers for Wednesday, we’ve identified lopsided moneyline ticket counts in a handful of matchups, including Giants vs. Dodgers, Reds vs. Brewers and White Sox vs. Cubs.
Wedneday’s 5 Most Popular MLB Picks
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Wednesday afternoon. Find real-time MLB odds here.
1. Brewers (-285) vs. Reds
6:40 p.m. ET
The Brewers handed yet another loss to the Reds, who sit a league-worst 3-20 entering Wednesday. Milwaukee opened as a -220 favorite, but a whopping 90% of the tickets backing the Brewers pushed the favorite up to as high as -300 (you can check out all the public betting data here).
2. Twins (-145) vs. Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
Milwaukee is the most popular side of the night, but Minnesota — which has strung together 11 wins in the last 12 tries — isn’t too far behind.
We’ve logged 87% of the betting tickets on the Twins as a moderate road favorite in Baltimore.
3. Dodgers (-150) vs. Giants
10:10 p.m. ET
The public likes the Dodgers as home chalk over the Giants, who have dropped four of the last five in the head-to-head series.
Eight out of every 10 bets are riding L.A. moneyline, shaping up for the third-most bet moneyline.
4. White Sox (-150) vs. Cubs
7:40 p.m. ET
Another favorite generating the bulk of the tickets are the White Sox behind right-hander Lucas Giolito. We’ve tracked 74% of the bets on the Sox, who have defeated the Cubs in six of the last seven tilts.
5. Rockies (-150) vs. Nationals
8:40 p.m. ET
The Nationals have struggled out the gates, posting a -25 run differential through their 9-16 start.
They’re being faded for Wednesday’s game against the Rockies, with 73% of the public support backing Colorado at Coors Field.