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Early money 3:1 in favor of the Cubs against the Pirates

by Mike Spector | Cubs Correspondent |
Sat, Aug 1st 6:02pm EDT

60% of all bets and 73% of all money wagered has come in on the Chicago Cubs in advance of their game with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. (source)

Betting Impact:

Death, taxes, and the public wagering on the Cubs. Each and every game, it seems the Cubs get the overwhelming betting support of the public. Thus, sportsbooks are consistently rooting for whoever they play. As a result of this one-sided betting action, the Cubs line has moved from -171 to -188 moneyline favorites, according to BettingPros consensus odds.

Game: PIT at CHC Sat Aug 1st, 8:15pm ET | Categories: Line Movements, Public Betting