Daily public money update: Hoosiers to start hot in NCAAs?

Indiana head coach Mike Woodson watches from the bench during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa
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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.

The NCAA Tournament officially gets underway on Tuesday night. No, it’s not the field of 64; no, your brackets are not impacted by what happens. But it’s still the Big Dance, and there will surely be a whole host of eyeballs on the First Four festivities — and probably a whole host of bets, too. We also have plenty of action in the NBA and NHL.

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

NCAAB: Indiana Hoosiers -4 over Wyoming Cowboys

Bettors’ favorite play on today’s small college basketball slate is on Indiana to take care of business against Wyoming and earn a spot in the 64-team bracket. The Hoosiers are inspiring 85 percent of the money and 82 percent of the wagers to cover a -4 spread.

Check out all of our NCAA Tournament previews so far 

NCAAB: Texas A&M Corpus Christi vs Texas Southern Over 136

There is nothing the public loves more than a good over bet, and it thinks it has one in the form of this First Four contest. A total of 63 percent of the handle and 58 percent of the wagers are going toward the over (with the total set at 136) for this showdown between Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Texas Southern.

The Pickswise experts agree with the public on both counts: Indiana -4 and TAMCC-TS Over 136.

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NBA: Phoenix Suns -6 over New Orleans Pelicans

The Suns often inspire confidence from the betting public and tonight is no exception. In its road game at New Orleans, Phoenix is being backed by 97 percent of the money and 90 percent of the wagers to cover a -6 spread. The visitors are also being hammered on the -240 money line to the tune of 98 percent of the handle and 91 percent of the bets.

Check out all of our NBA previews for Tuesday 

NBA: Brooklyn Nets -10 over Orlando Magic

Brooklyn is also bringing in the bets. They Nets are favored by double-digits (10 points, to be exact) at Orlando and they are drawing 74 percent of the money and 71 percent of the wagers to cover the spread. Punters also like the over a fair amount. With the total set at 230.5, 70 percent of the handle and 61 percent of the wagers are hoping for a high-scoring affair.

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NHL: Florida Panthers -1.5 over San Jose Panthers

Bettors’ favorite NHL play is on the Flames on the puck line in their home date with the Sharks. Florida (-1.5) is being supported by 92 percent of the money and 83 percent of the wagers. The public is also more than willing to incur -230 juice on the money line. A total of 92 percent of the handle and 88 percent of the wagers are backing the Flames to win outright.

Check out all of our NHL previews for Tuesday

Pickswise is the home of free NBA predictions, NHL predictions, and college basketball predictions.

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