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Ricky Dimon

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Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports -- just about any and all you can think of! -- and coaching tennis in Atlanta, GA. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

It’s another NFL Sunday, but there is also plenty of NBA and NHL action on offer. A total of 12 games are taking place across those two leagues—5 on the hardwood and 7 on the ice. As for the late afternoon football schedule, it includes a showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs.

Let’s take a look at where the public money has gone so far on Sunday.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals -1.5 over Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas is dealing with all kinds of issues off the field and it hasn’t been all that great on the field, so it only makes sense that the public is putting its faith in Cincinnati. The Bengals are being backed by 70 percent of the money and also 70 percent of the bets to cover the -1.5 spread. On the -125 money line, Cincinnati is drawing 62 percent of the wagers to pick up an outright win.

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NFL: Los Angeles Chargers ML over Pittsburgh Steelers

The quarterback news is good for the Steelers, who are getting back Ben Roethlisberger from a one-week Covid-19 hiatus for Sunday Night Football against the Chargers. Nonetheless, punters are showing optimism in Los Angeles. The home team is brining in 75 percent of the handle and 76 percent of the wagers on the -260 money line.

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NFL: Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs Over 55

When it comes to game totals, the public’s most confident play is on the over in this showdown between Dallas and Kansas City. Bettors are hoping for more than 55 points to the tune of 73 percent of the money and 68 percent of the bets. They feel pretty good about the Cowboys, too. Dak Prescott and company are getting 58 percent of the money and 61 percent of the wagers to cover a +2.5 spread and 75 percent of the handle to win outright on the +120 money line.

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NBA: Chicago Bulls -5.5 over New York Knicks

Nobody has been more surprising than Chicago to begin the basketball season. At 11-5, the Bulls are currently tied for second in the Eastern Conference standings. It’s no surprise that bettors are hammering Chicago, which is inspiring 89 percent of the handle and 81 percent of the wagers on the -5.5 spread. The public will happily incur -220 juice on the money line, too, as 89 percent of the handle and 88 percent of the bets are going for an outright win by the home team.

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NHL: Washington Capitals -1.5 over Seattle Kraken

Punters’ favorite play of the day in the NHL is on Washington to win by multiple goals over Seattle. Virtually 100 percent of the money and 94 percent of the bets are backing the Capitals to cover the -1.5 puck line. The public isn’t scared off by -130 money line juice, either, as 88 percent of the handle and 94 percent of the wagers are hoping for a straight up win by Washington.

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