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Friday NBA Odds, Betting Trends: Bucks vs. Bulls, 76ers vs. Cavaliers Among Most Popular Public Picks (March 4)

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Few things beat an NBA Friday slate.

Not only do we have decent volume with nine games on tonight’s board, but a couple of contests feature appointment viewing, including 76ers vs. Cavs and Bucks vs. Bulls.

Bettors are also loading up on the spreads in both those matchups, as they’re two of our most popular wagers in Friday’s database.

Here’s who else the public’s slamming to tip off the weekend.

Friday’s NBA Odds & Betting Trends

*Odds and public betting trends data as of Friday afternoon

5 Most Popular NBA Bets 

76ers (-7) vs. Cavaliers

7 p.m. ET

Everyone — including their mother — is laying the points with Philadelphia. The 76ers are attracting a whopping 82% of the tickets, far and away the most-popular pick on Friday’s card.

Also, this spread’s attracted roughly 2,500 more than the next-closest game.

Rockets (+13.5) vs. Nuggets

7:30 p.m. ET

Houston’s won just 15 games all season, but that hasn’t stopped bettors from piling on the road team.

The Rockets are the second-most bet team behind the Sixers, pulling in 67% of the wagers.

Pacers (-3) vs. Pistons

7 p.m. ET

The public likes the Pacers minus the points against a Detroit team that’s won six straight against the spread.

Indy’s getting two of every three tickets, marking the third-most popular bet of the evening

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Suns (-6.5) vs. Knicks

10 p.m. ET

The first-place Suns are also 34-28 against the spread this season. Bettors are going back to the well, as Phoenix is attracting 64% of the tickets vs. the Knicks.

Bucks (-4) vs. Bulls

7:30 p.m. ET

Bettors are backing the Bucks on the road at the Bulls. Milwaukee’s garnering 63% of the wagers across the board, rounding out the top-five picks.

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