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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have come and gone, but there is still plenty of action in the sports world both in progress and on the immediate horizon. Major League Baseball is nearing the stretch run and it will soon be joined in the spotlight by the NFL. On the other side of the pound, a new English Premier League season is ready to get going this weekend. Let’s take a look at where the public money has gone so far on Monday.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 over Chicago Cubs

Bettors’ favorite MLB play of the day is on the Brewers to win by multiple runs against the Cubs. Milwaukee on the -1.5 run line is inspiring bloated 99 percent of the handle and 91 percent of the bets. On the money line, the Brewers are considerable -195 favorites. The public certainly isn’t scared away by that juice, though. A total of 87 percent of the money and also 87 percent of the bets are supporting Milwaukee to win straight up.

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MLB: Chicago White Sox ML over Minnesota Twins

Bettors are also hammering the White Sox in their road date with the Twins. Chicago on the -195 money line is getting 88 percent of the money and 84 percent of the wagers. Punters are quite willing to give the -1.5 runs, too. The White Sox are bringing in 95 percent of the handle, and 88 percent of the bets are going in the same direction.

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MLB: Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians Over 9.5

When it comes to game totals, the public is all over the over in this meeting between the Reds and Indians. With 77 percent of the wagers supporting Over 9.5, 96 percent of the money is doing the same. There is also a lot of interest on Cincinnati. The Reds are getting 74 percent of the handle on the -1.5 run line and 83 percent of the handle on the -165 money line.

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NFL preseason: Green Bay Packers -3 over Houston Texans

Following last week’s Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys, the NFL preseason heats up with a full schedule starting on Thursday. There are two games on Thursday, three on Friday, eight on Saturday, and one on Sunday. Yes, it’s that time of year; football season is here!

That is great news in general, but it may not be for the Houston Texans. They are expected to be the worst team in the league by a country mile, and bettors seem confident that will be the case even in the preseason. Houston is going up against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday and Green Bay (-3) is inspiring 99 percent of the money and 92 of the bets against the spread. The Packers are also being backed by 88 percent of both the handle and the bets on the -155 money line.

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English Premier League: Arsenal ML over Brentford

The 2021-22 English Premier League season will begin with Arsenal vs Brentford on Friday. On the three-way money line, Arsenal is -115, Brentford is +300, and a draw is +280. Bettors think there is good value on the visiting Gunners, as they are drawing 90 percent of the money and 92 percent of the wagers. Both Brentford and a draw are getting 5 percent of the handle and 4 percent of the bets.

Arsenal-Brentford will be followed by seven matches on Saturday and two on Sunday. Get your popcorn ready!

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