Daily public money update: Bettors’ enthusiasm for L.A. is not confidential

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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.

In addition to the Masters wrapping up, we have plenty of action taking place in the NBA (10 games), NHL (seven games), and Major League Baseball (14 games). Let’s take a look at where the public money has gone so far.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers -12.5 over Detroit Pistons

Per DraftKings, the public is all over the Los Angeles Clippers as they prepare to host the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. A ridiculous 98 percent of the handle and 96 percent of the bets are backing Los Angeles to cover the -12.5 spread. There isn’t any value whatsoever on the money line (-910), but for whatever it’s worth 87 percent of the handle and 87 percent of the wagers are backing the Clippers to win outright.

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans -7 over Cleveland Cavaliers

Another popular play is on the New Orleans Pelicans to win and cover on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers. New Orleans (-7) is getting 93 percent of the money and 84 percent of the wagers. The Pelicans are -275 on the money line and bettors like the outright play, as well. A total of 95 percent of the handle and 88 percent of the bets are on New Orleans ML.

NBA: Dallas Mavericks -6 over San Antonio Spurs

A third best bet is on the Dallas Mavericks, who are hosting the San Antonio Spurs. The Mavericks (-230) are inspiring 92 percent of the money and 86 percent of the bets to win outright. Punters are not afraid to give the -6 points, either. They are throwing 91 percent of the money and 81 percent of the wagers behind Dallas -6.

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins ML over New Jersey Devils

Bettors’ favorite NHL play of the day is on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their road game against the New Jersey Devils. Pittsburgh on the -186 money line is inspiring 92 percent of the handle and 87 percent of the bets. For the most part the public is also willing to give the -1.5 goals; the Penguins’ puck line is drawing 66 percent of the money and 78 percent of the wagers.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal with the Pens bench

NHL: Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins Over 5

The public is also finding value on an over/under play. The total for this showdown between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins is set at 5.5, and perhaps that isn’t high enough. Punters are putting 89 percent of the money and 66 percent of the wagers on the over.

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