Thursday’s Top 5 Most Bet Games: Celtics vs. Warriors, Oilers vs. Avalanche, MLB, More (June 2)
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images. Pictured: Steph Curry (Warriors)
The MLB has provided the bulk of the daily betting volume with both the NBA and NHL postseasons winding down.
Thursday, however, we’re treated to all three leagues in play.
Plus, with the MLB slate running all day, there’s no shortage of betting opportunities.
Using odds from our public data trackers, these are the games bettors are piling on ahead of the afternoon,
Thursday’s 5 Most Bet Games
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Thursday afternoon. Find real-time odds here.
1. Celtics vs Warriors
9 p.m. ET
Game 1 of the NBA Finals is getting flat-out peppered with action.
With more than 40,000 tickets and counting, Celtics vs. Warriors is generating nearly three times as many wagers as the next-closest game Thursday, in any sport.
And a majority of bettors are siding with the chalk.
We’ve logged 76% of both the spread (-3.5) and moneyline (-165) tickets on the Warriors, who are 20-2 straight up in Game 1s under head coach Steve Kerr (you can check out all the public betting data here).
2. Oilers vs. Avalanche
4:05 p.m. ET
The Oilers and Avalanche combined for 14 goals in the Western Conference Finals opener, resulting in the highest NHL playoff total we’ve ever seen for Thursday’s Game 2.
Bettors aren’t fazed by the big number, either. We’ve tracked three of every four bets on the over of seven.
3. Nationals vs. Reds
6:40 p.m. ET
The NL clash is one of just two pulling a five-figure ticket count – and so far the money is riding on the favorite.
Cincinnati’s getting precisely 70% of the near-12,000 bets on the moneyline, at a consensus price of -135
4. Braves vs. Rockies
8:40 p.m. ET
Bettors don’t mind laying a short price on the defending champs in the only other baseball game with north of 10,000 wagers.
Atlanta, which is priced between -145 and -155 around the market, is catching 74% of the moneyline tickets at Coors Field vs. the Rockies.
5. Cardinals vs. Cubs
8:05 p.m. ET
We’ve recorded 65% of the moneyline bets on the Cardinals, who have taken five straight at Wrigley Field.