Daily public money update: Bettors Fading the Lakers Again

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John Hyslop


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You can't win if you don't bet. That's a fact. I've been betting games for over 20 years and writing about it for the past 10. If there's a game, there's an angle. We just have to find it.

We’ve got another day or so before March Madness continues but we have enough NHL and NBA to get by with. It’s always good to know who’s betting what and our daily public money update will do just that. Whether you want to fade the public or follow them, this report is a great primer. Let’s take a look at where the public money is going tonight.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers -5 over Los Angeles Lakers

The public’s favorite NBA team tonight is the Philadelphia 76ers. With 92% of the bets and 95% of the handle on the Sixers -5, the public money doesn’t like the LeBron-less Lakers. On top of the spread, the public has no problem laying -200 for and outright Philadelphia win tonight. 88% of the bets and 96% of the handle are on the 76ers money line. There is absolutely no confidence in the Lakers on the streets tonight.

Be sure to read our full game preview for Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers

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NBA: New York Knicks -3 over Washington Wizards

The only other team in the NBA that has caught the public’s eye is the New York Knicks. Why not? They just smashed this same Wizards side 131-113 on Tuesday. 87% of the bets and 92% of the handle has come in on the Knicks -3 thus far. Oddly enough, public money isn’t as confident in the money line at -150 as New York has only taken 69% of the bets which is 80% of the handle.

Be sure to read our full game preview for Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins over Buffalo Sabres

The only team in the NHL that has seen over 90% of the bets is the Pittsburgh Penguins. The public loves them any which way they can be had as they have taken over 90% on the puck line and money line. An insane 92% of the bets accounting for 94% of the handle have backed Pittsburgh on the puck line. When just looking for a win, the public has piled 94% of the bets and 98% of the handle on the Penguins. It is safe to say, the public money likes Pittsburgh tonight.

Be sure to read our full game preview for Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins

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