Daily public money update: It’s a Sparty party for bettors

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Saturday is for college football. It’s also for betting. But every day can be for betting. Not every day can be for college football. It’s a good time to do both, and there are plenty of opportunities with which to take advantage. Let’s take a look at where the public money has gone so far, not only when it comes to the college gridiron but also UFC later tonight and the NFL tomorrow.

NCAAF: BYU Cougars -23 over South Florida Bulls

Bettors’ favorite NCAAF play of the Saturday night slate is on BYU to cover a huge spread against South Florida. The Cougars at -23 are inspiring 91 percent of the handle and 87 percent of the bets. There isn’t any value whatsoever on the -2000 money line, but for whatever it’s worth 94 percent of the handle and 98 percent of the wagers are supporting BYU to win straight up.

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NCAAF: Michigan State Sparts ML over Nebraska Cornhuskers

Bettors are also hammering Michigan State in its home date with Nebraska. The Spartans on the -195 money line are getting 85 percent of the handle and 83 percent of the wagers. Punters are quite willing to give the 5 points, too. Michigan State ATS is bringing in 83 percent of the handle, and 75 percent of the bets are going in the same direction.

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NCAAF: UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal Over 58.5

When it comes to game totals, the public is all over the over in this meeting between UCLA and Stanford. With 85 percent of the wagers supporting Over 58.5, 88 percent of the money is doing the same. Bettors also have plenty of faith in the Bruins. UCLA against the -5 spread is getting 74 percent of the handle and 66 percent of the bets, while the visitors are also getting 73 percent of the money and 68 percent of the wagers on the -190 money line.

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UFC: Alex Volkanovski ML over Brian Ortega

UFC 266 will take place on Saturday night, with Volkanovski vs Ortega headlining the action. Volkanovski is a -180 favorite to win this Featherweight contest and the public certainly expects him to do so. He is drawing 65 percent of the money and 60 percent of the wagers. We are on Volkanovski, as well, although given the juice it might be a good strategy to put him in a UFC parlay.

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NFL: Tennessee Titans -5 over Indianapolis Colts

As we look ahead to Sunday, the public still loves the Titans in their AFC South showdown against the Colts. Tennessee against the spread is inspiring 85 percent of the handle and 78 percent of the bets. There is also plenty of interest on the -280 money line. Bettors are backing a Titans straight up win to the tune of 83 percent of the money and 89 percent of the wagers.

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