Daily public money update: Public loves points

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John Hyslop

MLB· 3 months ago

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You can't win if you don't bet. That's a fact. I've been betting games for over 20 years and writing about it for the past 10. If there's a game, there's an angle. We just have to find it.

There seems to be a million games tonight but in reality, there are four NBA games, two NHL games and 12 MLB games. Still, the task can be daunting for bettors to pick through everything. Luckily for us, DraftKings sends their internal numbers. As a result, we can get an idea of where the public money is on any given day. Tonight, the public seems to like points. Two of the top three most lopsided games are bets on the over. Here is the top public money spot for the NHL, NBA and MLB tonight.

NBA: Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers over 217

Of the four NBA games tonight, the public money seems to be on the Mavericks and Clippers over 217. So far, 86% of the wagers accounting for 93% of the handle has come in on the over. It just edged out the Hawks and Knicks over 208 as the public’s favorite. In the Atlanta/New York game, 82% of the wagers and 87% of the handle is on the over.

As far as the Mavericks and Clippers are concerned, bettors seem to think Luka Doncic will have a better game. After finishing with only 19 points in Game 4, a bounce back will certainly be needed. If he doesn’t, the public money will be donated to the books tonight.

Be sure to read our full game preview for Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 over Miami Marlins

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In MLB world, the Toronto Blue Jays are the team the public money likes quite a bit. A whopping 86% of the bets have come in on Toronto -1.5 over the Miami Marlins. That is 86% of the handle in that market. Bettors also are lining up to take the Blue Jays on the moneyline at -155 as 80% of the wagers have come in on them in that market as well.

Alex Manoah is likely the reason for all the love. He looked dominant in his first start of the year agains the New York Yankees on May 27. Experts are calling Manoah the next great pitcher and bettors are tripping over themselves to get down on him tonight.

Be sure to read our full game preview for Miami Marlins vs. Toronto Blue Jays

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche over 5.5

As far as the NHL bettors are concerned, the way to go tonight is the Golden Knights/Avalanche over 5.5. 78% of the handle in that market is on the over. Almost three out of every four tickets are on the over so the books will be rooting for a low-scoring game.

This should come as no surprise as these two teams just combined for eight goals on Sunday. Seven of them were scored by the Avalanche and bettors have taken notice. The last four Colorado games have gone over this total so maybe the public money is onto something tonight.

Be sure to read our full game preview for Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche

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