Most Popular MLB Teams To Bet On

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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Oct 27, 2023, 10:46 AM

There are some popular MLB teams with a very rich history, including the Dodgers, Braves, Red Sox and Yankees where fans travel across the country to see them play.

But, MLB betting is different. It isn’t always the most popular teams getting the most action.

Below are the most popular teams when it comes to betting for the 2023 regular season.

Most Popular MLB Teams

The Braves, Dodgers and Braves were the three most popular MLB teams in terms of betting handle for the 2023 regular season. When it comes to betting tickets, it’s the Braves, Dodgers and Rays.

 

Team% of Total Bets Placed%Total Placed Handle
Braves6.12%6.52%
Dodgers5.28%5.78%
Rays5.15%5.42%
Orioles4.92%5.11%
Astros4.75%4.96%
Yankees4.58%5.02%
Rangers4.52%4.76%
Blue Jays4.02%4.03%
Phillies4.02%4.15%
Cubs3.57%4.09%
Padres3.55%3.94%
Red Sox3.47%3.32%
Diamondbacks3.46%3.37%
Mariners3.41%3.50%
Reds3.26%3.05%
Twins3.17%2.83%
Mets3.12%3.45%
Angels3.03%2.91%
Guardians2.98%2.80%
Brewers2.89%2.58%
Marlins2.70%2.57%
Giants2.62%2.60%
Pirates2.60%1.99%
Tigers2.48%2.13%
Cardinals2.31%2.21%
White Sox1.96%1.88%
Nationals1.79%1.27%
Rockies1.68%1.45%
Royals1.39%1.13%
Athletics1.14%0.91%

Most Popular MLB Teams By State

Here are the most-bet MLB teams in each BetMGM state (in terms of tickets).

StateTeamNo. 2 TeamNo. 3 Team
ArizonaDiamondbacksDodgersBraves
ColoradoDodgersBravesRays
District of ColumbiaBravesOriolesDodgers
IowaBravesCubsRays
IlinoisCubsBravesRays
IndianaBravesRaysDodgers
KansasBravesRaysDodgers
KentuckyRedsBravesTwins
LouisanaBravesAstrosRays
MassachusettsRed SoxRaysBraves
MarylandOriolesBravesRays
MissouriTigersBravesRays
MississippiBravesDodgersRays
New JerseyYankeesPhilliesBraves
New YorkYankeesBravesDodgers
OhioRedsGuardiansBraves
OntarioBlue JaysBravesRays
Pennsylvania PhilliesBravesPirates
TennesseeBravesDodgersRays
VirginiaOriolesBravesDodgers
West VirginiaBravesOriolesDodgers
WyomingBravesDodgersBraves

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About the Author

Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”