Daily public money update: Bettors siding with Stars on Friday
The Super Bowl is officially in the rearview mirror, but basketball and hockey are in full swing and baseball is right around the corner. It’s a lot, and we’re grateful for it. There are some big contests coming up, which always create some big public sides. Let’s take a look at where the public money is going as bettors once again try to beat the books, with the Stars leading the way on Friday. We don’t have too many games to pore over with the NBA on their break and a very small NCAAB slate, but there are still some interesting nuggets.
NHL: Stars -155 @ Blackhawks
The only major pro sport in action on Friday night is hockey, and there’s a road favorite attracting a lot of money. 81 percent of the bets and 84 percent of the public money are taking Dallas at around -155 on the money line, per DraftKings’ internal numbers shared with us. The Stars have won eight of 11 and are coming off a 4-1 road win over an elite Avalanche team, so it’s not too surprising that bettors are willing to lay it with them on the road again here.
To be fair, this could just be as much a fade of the Blackhawks than anything else. Chicago has lost nine of their last 12 now with plenty of ugly losses in that span. Be sure to check out our full game preview for Stars vs Blackhawks to see if our expert agrees with the public here.
NHL: Kings @ Golden Knights over 6.0
Nothing the public loves more than a good over. It seems like every day on the ice bettors want to root for more goals, and that’s the case once again on Friday. A total of 65 percent of the bets and 67 percent of the public money are coming in on the over 6.0 for the nightcap between the Kings and Golden Knights.
The over is getting pounded for the Stars/Blackhawks game we just talked about as well. This one is interesting, because the Golden Knights have been shut out in back to back games. Clearly the public still believes in their offense though. Or at least that their defense is bad enough to send this one over. Each of Los Angeles’ last four games have had at least seven total goals scored. Head over to our NHL tab for free NHL side and total plays for the entire slate.
College baseball: LSU to win championship +1800
MLB still has a lot to sort out with its lockout and labor dispute, but the start of the college baseball season is officially upon us. And DraftKings is giving us an early peek at their future bet splits for who will win the next College Baseball World Series in Omaha. LSU is the most bet team to win it all at +1800, and it isn’t particularly close so far.
The Tigers are getting 40 percent of the bets and a whopping 57 percent of the handle. No other team is getting more than 11 percent of the handle. That’s Oklahoma State in second place at +1100. Texas is the odds-on favorite at +750, and they’re only getting 4 percent of the handle. Looking for more baseball content? Check out all of Keith Schmelter’s recent in-depth 2022 team by team season previews.