Daily public money update: Toot your own Hornets

Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) smiles on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in New York.
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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 Super Bowl is just a few days away, so obviously we must continue tracking the bets that have come in on the big game. But don’t forget about the likes of the NBA, NHL, and college basketball. We have plenty of action in all of those sports on Friday, and now it’s time to take a look at where the public money has gone so far.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets -8 over Detroit Pistons

One of bettors’ favorite plays of the day is on Charlotte to cover 8 points in its road game at Detroit. The Hornets against the spread are inspiring 93% of the handle and 91 percent of the bets. The public also won’t shy away from incurring -365 juice on the money line. Charlotte is bringing in 98 percent of the money and 92 percent of the wagers when it comes to winning straight up.

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NBA: Denver Nuggets vs Boston Celtics Over 217.5

There is nothing the public loves more than a good over bet, and they are hammering it in today’s game between Denver and Boston. With 90% of the wagers going toward over 217.5, 86% of the money is going in the same direction. Punters also like the Celtics a fair amount in this matchup. Boston on the -5 spread is drawing 76% of the handle and 71% of the bets. On the -120 money line, the home side is being backed by 67% of the money and 72% of the bets.

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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 over Arizona Coyotes

Bettors’ favorite NHL play – or one of them – is on the Lightning on the -1.5 puck line in their road date with the Coyotes. Tampa Bay is being supported by 94% of the money and 90 percent of the wagers to win by multiple goals. The public is also happy to incur the -310 juice and bet on the Bolts to win straight up. They are inspiring 77% of the handle and also a bloated 91 percent of the money line wagers.

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NCAAB: UConn vs Xavier Over 138

There are only two top-25 teams in action on the college hardwood today. They are going up against each other, too, as No. 24 UConn is paying a visit to No. 25 Xavier. It’s safe to say that the loser will no longer be ranked next Monday. Bettors also like the over in this contest. Over 138 is generating 65% of the money and 80% of the wagers.

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NFL: Bengals ML over Rams

Here is the latest Super Bowl betting update: bettors continue to like the Bengals on both the money line and against the spread. It isn’t wildly skewed, but the underdogs are clearly brining in a majority of the bets at the moment. At +170 to win straight up, Cincinnati is being backed by 65% of the handle and also 65% of the wagers. The Bengals are getting 4 points and they are inspiring 57% of the money and 61 percent of the bets against the spread. As for the total, Over 48.5 is getting 57% of both the handle and the bets. That isn’t surprising since the public pretty much always likes to play overs, but we are on the under for Super Bowl LVI.

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