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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.

Championship week in college football has not quite gotten started and Week 13 in the NFL is still a little more than 24 hours away, but it is still a busy Wednesday in the world of sports. There are nine games in the NBA, six in the NHL, and plenty of college basketball action. And, of course, it’s never too early to start looking ahead to the football slate.

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

NBA: Denver Nuggets -7.5 over Orlando Magic

Bettors’ favorite play of the day in the NBA is on Denver to cover the spread against Orlando. Both 75 percent of the handle and the wagers are going toward the visitors -7.5. There is also a lot of enthusiasm on the Nuggets’ money line, even though -305 juice is being incurred. A total of 92 percent of the handle and 90 percent of the wagers are hoping for a straight up win by Denver.

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NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat Over 204.5

When it comes to game totals, the most popular NBA play on Wednesday is on the over in Cleveland vs Miami. With 88 percent of the bets going to Over 204.5, 95 percent of the handle is doing the same. The public is also hot on Miami’s trail, as 92 percent of the handle and 83 percent of the wagers are on the Heat’s -240 money line.

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NHL: Vancouver Canucks ML over Ottawa Senators

The NHL team inspiring the most confidence on Wednesday night is Vancouver, which is paying a visit to Ottawa. On the -120 money line, the Canucks are bringing in 88 percent of the money and 69 percent of the bets. Punters aren’t quite as enthusiastic about giving the 1.5 goals, as a more modest 68 percent of the handle and 54 percent of the wagers are being thrown at Vancouver -1.5.

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NHL: Colorado Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs Over 6

The public is certainly hoping for a high-scoring affair when Colorado visits Toronto. A total of 92 percent of the money and 72 percent of the bets are on Over 6. Bettors are more conflicted on the sides. While the Maple Leafs are inspiring 76 percent of the handle on the -1.5 puck line, the Avalanche at +110 are getting 83 percent of the money line handle.

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NCAAF: Georgia -6.5 over Alabama

Looking ahead to championship week in college football, bettors’ favorite play is on Georgia in the SEC Championship. The Bulldogs on the 6.5 point spread are drawing 88 percent of the money and 78 percent of the wagers. Money line juice of -240 isn’t scaring too many people away, either; 70 percent of the handle and 67 percent of the bets are on UGA to win straight up.

I am all over the Bulldogs, as well. They boast arguably the best defense in college football history, surrendering just 6.9 points. It’s hard to see Alabama scoring enough to keep the margin within a touchdown, especially because Georgia is also great on the other side of the ball. The Dawgs’ have James Cook and Zamir White in the backfield, plus Stetson Bennett has emerged as more than capable quarterback. Alabama has barely been beating a lot of teams; Georgia has been destroying many of the same opponents.

Check out my early look at the SEC Championship

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