Daily public money update: The Bucks won’t stop here

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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.

It’s a busy schedule in the world of sports on Sunday. We have more than full slate of action in Major League Baseball (15 games plus the second leg of an Atlanta-Arizona double-header), seven contests in the NBA, and four in the NHL. Let’s take a look at where the betting money has gone so far on some of the evening games.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks ML over Atlanta Hawks

Per DraftKings, the public is all over the Milwaukee Bucks in their road game against the Atlanta Hawks. A bloated 89 percent of the handle and 84 percent of the bets are backing Milwaukee on the -250 money line. Bettors are also willing to give the -6.5 points for the most part, with 73 percent of the money and 74 percent of the wagers going on the Bucks against the spread.

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NBA: Indiana Pacers -5.5 over Orlando Magic

Another popular play is on the visiting Indiana Pacers ATS against the Orlando Magic. Indiana is getting 84 percent of the handle and 79 percent of the wagers to cover a -5.5 number. When it comes to the -220 money line, the Pacers are inspiring 95 percent of the handle and 79 percent of the bets.

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Caris Levert Pacers high five

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 over Columbus Blue Jackets

Bettors’ favorite NHL play of the day is a familiar one: the Tampa Bay Lightning. This time around the defending Stanley Cup champions are hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets, and punters are more than happy to take the puck line. With a whopping 97 percent of the handle on Tampa Bay, 91 percent of the bets are going in that direction. The public is similarly enthusiastic about the -286 money line, as the Lightning are inspiring 98 percent of the handle and 89 percent of the wagers.

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NHL: New York Rangers ML over Buffalo Sabres

The public is also hammering the New York Rangers, who are playing host to the Buffalo Sabres. New York is drawing 85 percent of the money and 92 percent of the bets on the -286 money line (yes, the exact same juice as you can get on Tampa Bay). The Rangers are getting a fair amount of love in regard to covering the -1.5 puck line, as well. With 82 percent of the wagers coming in on them, 75 percent of the money is hoping they win big.

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Mar 19, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers ML over San Diego Padres

On the baseball diamond, this week can only wrap up on way: with the San Diego Padres visiting the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the best rivalry in baseball right now, and arguably one of the best rivalries in sports. Heading into the series finale, punters are picking Los Angeles to take care of business and come away with a hard-earned split of the quartet. The Dodgers are inspiring 71 percent of money and 62 percent of the bets to win outright (-121 money line). As for the -1.5 run line, the public is understandably more cautious. L.A. is getting 67 percent of the handle, but 54 percent of the bets are backing San Diego +1.5.

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