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How the public is betting the third round of the FA Cup

The third round of FA Cup action takes place this weekend, and there are a lot of games to take in. See how the public is betting as Premier League teams enter the playing field.

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Premier League Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images

The third round of the Emirates FA Cup takes place this weekend as the Premier League and other English football leagues are on hiatus to make room for the massive slew of fixtures. There’s plenty of action to keep anyone busy all weekend long with something for everyone, so let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the upcoming slate and how the public is betting on them.

All odds and splits courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Arsenal v. Newcastle, Saturday January 9, 12:30p.m. ET

Arsenal -235: 91.6% of handle, 93.9% of bets
Tie +370: 0.9% of handle, 0.8% of bets
Newcastle +600: 7.5% of handle, 5.4% of bets

No surprise here as the public overwhelmingly is voting in favor of Arsenal, who enter the third round as the favorites in their matchup and are fully expected to take down Newcastle. The Gunners are on a three-game winning streak in EPL play, having taken down Chelsea, Brighton, and West Brom in quick succession. They’ll turn their focus to the Magpies in hopes of advancing to the fourth round in just a couple of weeks. History is on their side as the last three home games against Newcastle in FA Cup play have all ended in 3-0 victories for the Gunners. This will be a fun one to watch unfold, being one of the few matchups that sees EPL teams go head to head.

Manchester City v. Birmingham, Sunday January 10, 8:30a.m. ET

Man City -835: 95.4% of handle, 98.8% of bets
Tie +850: 1.1% of handle, 0.3% of bets
Birmingham +1700: 3.5% of handle, 0.9% of bets

It’s clear who is massively favored to win this match, but if you like to walk on the wild side, this is one of the few matches that could pay out big if you bet on the underdog and they pull off a victory. Let’s be clear: Man City will most likely win this game. In fact, if they don’t, it will be headline news that a Championship side knocked out a Premier League club early in the competition. Man City hasn’t missed out on the fourth round since the 2011-12 season when they lost to Man United at home, and they also haven’t lost to Birmingham in their last 12 games at home against the Blues.

There’s a laundry list of other matches going on this weekend, and here are the splits for all of them.

Boreham Wood v. Millwall, Saturday January 9, 7:00a.m. ET

Boreham +550: 12.7% of handle, 7% of bets
Tie +310: 8.3% of handle, 9.4% of bets
Millwall -190: 79% of handle, 83.6% of bets

Everton v. Rotherham United, Saturday January 9, 7:00a.m. ET

Everton -275: 96% of handle, 94.7% of bets
Tie +390: 1.3% of handle, 3.5% of bets
Rotherham +750: 2.7% of handle, 1.8% of bets

Luton Town v. Reading, Saturday January 9, 7:00a.m. ET

Luton Town +143: 17.1% of handle, 13% of bets
Tie +220: 37.5% of handle, 42.4% of bets
Reading +205: 45.5% of handle, 44.6% of bets

Norwich City v. Coventry City, Saturday January 9, 7:00a.m. ET

Norwich -120: 93.2% of handle, 87.5% of bets
Tie +265: 3.9% of handle, 9.4% of bets
Coventry +330: 3.0% of handle, 3.1% of bets

Nottingham Forest v. Cardiff City, Saturday January 9, 7:00a.m. ET

Forest +163: 39.2% of handle, 27.2% of bets
Tie +210: 23.9% of handle, 42.6% of bets
Cardiff +185: 36.9% of handle, 30.3% of bets

Chorley v. Derby County, Saturday January 9, 7:15a.m. ET

Chorley +125: 10.3% of handle, 9.3% of bets
Tie +260: 13.6% of handle, 33.7% of bets
Derby +175: 76.2% of handle, 94% of bets

Blackburn Rovers v. Doncaster Rovers, Saturday January 9, 10:00a.m. ET

Blackburn -148: 92.2% of handle, 98.3% of bets
Tie +290: 0% of handle, 0% of bets
Doncaster +390: 7.8% of handle, 1.7% of bets

Blackpool v. West Bromwich Albion, Saturday January 9, 10:00a.m. ET

Blackpool +245: 8.8% of handle, 15.2% of bets
Tie +290: 0.2% of handle, 0.6% of bets
West Brom +108: 91% of handle, 84.2% of bets

Oldham Athletic v. Bournemouth, Saturday January 9, 10:00a.m. ET

Oldham +600: 4.7% of handle, 0.6% of bets
Tie +390: 0.5% of handle, 0.4% of bets
Bournemouth -245: 94.8% of handle, 99% of bets

QPR v. Fulham, Saturday January 9, 10:00a.m. ET

QPR +270: 12.3% of handle, 18.8% of bets
Tie +390: 1% of handle, 3.9% of bets
Fulham +108: 86.7% of handle, 77.3% of bets

Stevenage v. Swansea City, Saturday January 9, 10:00a.m. ET

Stevenage +525: 2.7% of handle, 3.5% of bets
Tie +325: 0.5% of handle, 0.7% of bets
Swansea -195: 96.8% of handle, 95.8% of bets

Stoke City v. Leicester City, Saturday January 9, 10:00a.m. ET

Stoke +380: 1.9% of handle, 2.4% of bets
Tie +250: 2.8% of handle, 1.7% of bets
Leicester -127: 95.3% of handle, 95.9% of bets

Wycombe Wanderers v. Preston North End, Saturday January 9, 10:00a.m. ET

Wycombe +270: 19.8% of handle, 6.9% of bets
Tie +230: 25.6% of handle, 5.9% of bets
Preston +108: 54.6% of handle, 87.3% of bets

Brentford v. Middlesbrough, Saturday January 9, 1:00p.m. ET

Brentford +133: 94.9% of handle, 95.8% of bets
Tie +225: 1.6% of handle, 1.2% of bets
Middlesbrough +215: 3.5% of handle, 3% of bets

Huddersfield Town v. Plymouth Argyle, Saturday January 9, 1:00p.m. ET

Huddersfield -113: 91.5% of handle, 91.6% of bets
Tie +260: 1.1% of handle, 2.1% of bets
Plymouth +310: 7.5% of handle, 6.3% of bets

Manchester United v. Watford United, Saturday January 9, 3:00p.m. ET

Man Utd -305: 96.2% of handle, 97.1% of bets
Tie +450: 0.1% of handle, 0.4% of bets
Watford +750: 3.6% of handle, 2.4% of bets

Cheltenham v. Mansfield Town, Sunday January 10, 8:30a.m. ET

Cheltenham +123: 82.3% of handle, 74.2% of bets
Tie +240: 2.2% of handle, 12.9% of bets
Mansfield +225: 15.4% of handle, 12.9% of bets

Crawley Town v. Leeds United, Sunday January 10, 8:30a.m. ET

Crawley +750: 5.5% of handle, 1% of bets
Tie +420: 0% of handle, 0% of bets
Leeds -286: 94.5% of handle, 99% of bets

Marine v. Tottenham, Sunday January 10, 12:00p.m. ET

Marine +5500: 87.6% of handle, 14.9% of bets
Tie +2500: 6.8% of handle, 7% of bets
Tottenham -10000: 5.6% of handle, 78.1% of bets

Newport County v. Brighton, Sunday January 10, 2:45p.m. ET

Newport +525: 13.1% of handle, 3.9% of bets
Tie +360: 0% of handle, 0% of bets
Brighton -215: 86.9% of handle, 96.1% of bets

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