MLB Public Betting: Money Percentages & Consensus Picks

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Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander (25) is congratulated in the dugout after his solo home run against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2024.
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Nick Hennion @nickhennion Jun 04, 2024, 12:39 PM
  • The Baltimore Orioles have received the most bets to win the World Series.
  • Baltimore is also the current leader in tickets and money to win the AL.
  • This betting longshot has attracted the most tickets to win the NL.

Below, bettors can find MLB public betting trends, money percentages and consensus picks for the three main futures markets. 

In game-by-game scenarios, the public side is defined as the team or total which attracts a majority of tickets at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

Consider the data for index markets, such as the World Series futures market and the public side becomes the team which attracts a plurality of tickets. 

That said, let’s dive into the current report based on MLB odds

MLB Public Betting Percentages — World Series

As of June 4, the Baltimore Orioles (+1000) have received the most tickets to win the 2024 World Series. 

Baltimore has received 11.3% of tickets and 11.7% of the total handle in the market. With their strong start to the season, they’ve moved from +1600 to +1000. 

Only four other teams have received more than 7.5% of tickets to win the World Series:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers (+300): 10.6% of tickets, 14.6% of handle
  • New York Yankees (+500): 10% of tickets, 9.8% of handle
  • Philadelphia Phillies (+600): 8.7% of tickets, 8.7% of handle
  • Atlanta Braves (+800): 7.7% of tickets, 12.9% of handle

Those five teams account for 58.1% of the total handle, with only one other team — Houston Astros (+1400) — garnering more than 4.0% of all dollars. 

MLB Public Betting Percentages — AL & NL Pennant

In terms of the ticket count, the AL Pennant betting percentages closely follow the World Series trends. 

Baltimore (+400) and New York (+250) have received 27.7% and 12.1% of tickets to claim the AL Pennant, respectively. 

Three other teams — Kansas City (+1200), Detroit (+4000) and Cleveland (+1000) — have received more than 8% of tickets. 

As it stands, those teams have received 9.6%, 9.1% and 8.4% of tickets

However, only three of those five teams have received more than 10% of the handle. Baltimore is sitting on 34.4%, New York has garnered 12.3% and Detroit has managed 12.3%. 

In terms of the NL Pennant, one betting longshot has proven popular amongst bettors. 

That’s the Arizona Diamondbacks (+3000), who have received 17.2% of tickets to win the NL. However, it comes against only 9% of the total handle. 

The Phillies and Dodgers have dominated in terms of the handle percentage. 

Philadelphia (+275) has received 19.3% of the handle against 14.6% of tickets, while Los Angeles (+150) has received 21.5% of dollars on 11.2% of tickets.

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Nick Hennion

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Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.

Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.