Daily public money update: Braves bandwagon is filling

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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.

We have another busy day in the world of sports, with a full 15-game schedule in Major League Baseball to begin the weekend. Also on the immediate horizon is more of the NFL preseason, which resumes tonight with a pair of contests. There is also plenty of soccer, golf, and NASCAR action coming up. Let’s take a look at where the public money has gone so far on Friday.

MLB: Atlanta Braves -1.5 over Baltimore Orioles

Bettors’ favorite MLB play of the day is on the Braves to win by multiple runs against the Orioles. Atlanta on the -1.5 run line is inspiring a bloated 97 percent of the handle and 95 percent of the bets. On the money line, the Braves are considerable -250 favorites. The public certainly isn’t scared away by that juice, though. A total of 94 percent of the money and 91 percent of the bets are supporting Atlanta to win straight up. And why not? The Braves are 13-2 in their last 15 games to come from basically out of nowhere and seize a 4-game lead in the National League East. Baltimore, on the other hand, is the worst team in baseball by a country mile at 38-82.

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MLB: New York Yankees ML over Minnesota Twins

Bettors are also hammering the Yankees in their home date with the Twins. New York on the -235 money line is getting 92 percent of the money and also 92 percent of the wagers. Punters are quite willing to give the -1.5 runs, too. The Yankees are bringing in 90 percent of the handle, and 88 percent of the bets are going in the same direction.

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MLB: Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres Over 9.0

When it comes to game totals, the public is all over the over in this meeting between the Phillies and Padres. With 80 percent of the wagers supporting Over 9, 86 percent of the money is doing the same. There is also a lot of interest on San Diego. The Padres are getting 67 percent of the wagers on the -1.5 run line and 73 percent of them on the -225 money line.

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NFL: Kansas City Chiefs -3 over Arizona Cardinals

Both teams are coming off identical 19-16 victories in their first preseason games. Kansas City head coach Andy Reid has indicated that his starters could play as much as the entire first half on Friday. That may be the reason why 71 percent of the money is backing the Chiefs to cover a -3 spread. On the -150 money line, K.C. is drawing 56 percent of the handle and 61 percent of the wagers.



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NASCAR: Kyle Larson to win FireKeepers Casino 400

The NASCAR Cup Series gets back in action on Sunday in Michigan. This season has been dominated by Kyle Larson, who has the points lead thanks in part to 5 victories. Larson also won this FireKeepers Casino 400 event in 2017—all the more reason to like his chances this weekend. The public certain likes him. A total 16 percent of the handle and 20 percent of the wagers are going in Larson’s direction even though he is a huge +260 favorite. No other driver is inspiring more than 10 percent of the bets (Denny Hamlin).

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