DraftKings Wednesday Night MACtion Betting Patterns: High-Scoring Trends And A Toledo Bounceback
DraftKings is back this week with its special MACtion offer, which boosts any three-leg parlay by 20%.
The sportsbook has also provided us with an exclusive behind the scenes look at their handle for tonight’s MACtion slate. Let’s dig in.
Wednesday MAC Trends
From 2010 thru 2014, Northern Illinois was MAC football. The Huskies’ five-year record came in at 57-13, which included a trip to the Orange Bowl. Unfortunately, those banner days are a distant memory.
— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) May 8, 2020
The Huskies have lost 10 of their last 15 games and enter Wednesday night’s road tilt with Ball State as a 14.5-point underdog.
The public isn’t banking on a turnaround either. As of Wednesday morning, only 18% of tickets and 17% of the total handle at DraftKings has been placed on NIU.
The one-sided nature of the early action appears to be the public fading NIU but not necessarily buying on Ball State. The Cardinals, now 0-2 ATS this season, are just 2-4 in their last six games as a home favorite.
It may not have the cachet of the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, but The Michigan MAC Trophy is certainly sought after by members of the directional schools in The Mitten State. Essentially going off as a pick ‘em, Western Michigan (-1.5) and Central Michigan are locking horns in Mount Pleasant for their annual showdown.
This series has been about streaks, with CMU capturing five straight from 2006-2010, and WMU rattling off five wins in the past six years. Despite the Broncos’ recent success and their miraculous victory last week over Toledo, the public seems divided on this one, with a 60/40 ticket split in favor of the home team, CMU.
The real trend, it appears, is on the over (58.5). Overs are hitting at a 64.3% clip in MAC play thus far and 83% of tickets and 91% of the handle at DraftKings is siding with the over in this one.
The final game tonight provides Toledo (-6.5) with a chance to redeem itself after a historic collapse last week against WMU. The Rockets blew a 10-point-lead in the closing minutes and will either be motivated tonight to erase that memory or remain in a still in a state of shock.
If early bets are any indication, the public seems to be siding with the former. Eastern Michigan is garnering just 30% of the tickets thus far ATS and 20% of the moneyline plays. It is worth noting that since 2017, the Eagles are 13-3 as road underdogs, with more covers than any team in the nation.