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NFL Football - Consensus

Against the Spread
ConsensusLineBest Spread
71%-7+105 5Dimes
 
+7-110 BOVADA.LV
67%-3+101 GTBets
 
+3-110 BOVADA.LV
66%-6-105 BetNow
 
+6.5-110 BOVADA.LV
64%+17-115 BOVADA.LV
 
-17+100 5Dimes
63%+7-120 BOVADA.LV
 
-7+105 5Dimes
63%+7-109 GTBets
 
-7+100 SkyBook
59%+3+110 BOVADA.LV
 
-3-110 5Dimes
58%+6.5-104 GTBets
 
-6-110 BetOnline
57%-1-110 BOVADA.LV
 
+1-106 GTBets
54%+3+105 Intertops
 
-3-115 BetOnline
54%+3-110 BetOnline
 
-3+101 GTBets
52%+3+103 BetOnline
 
-3-105 BetNow
51%+5.5-105 BetNow
 
-5.5-109 GTBets
51%+1-105 BOVADA.LV
 
-1-115 BOVADA.LV
51%+6-105 BOVADA.LV
 
-6-110 BetOnline
Over/Under
ConsensusO/UBest Total
74%
over
o over45.5-105 BetNow
 
45.5
u under45.5-110 BOVADA.LV
71%
over
o over53-109 GTBets
 
53
u under53-108 BetOnline
71%
over
o over41-109 GTBets
 
41
u under41-105 BOVADA.LV
71%
over
o over54-105 BOVADA.LV
 
54
u under54-110 BetNow
71%
over
o over48-105 BetOnline
 
48
u under48-109 GTBets
67%
over
o over52-109 GTBets
 
52
u under52-109 GTBets
67%
over
o over42-109 GTBets
 
42
u under42-109 GTBets
65%
over
o over57-105 BOVADA.LV
 
57
u under57-112 GTBets
65%
over
o over44-109 GTBets
 
44
u under44-105 BOVADA.LV
62%
under
o over41.5-109 GTBets
 
41.5
u under41.5-109 GTBets
58%
over
o over40-105 BOVADA.LV
 
40
u under40-115 BOVADA.LV
58%
over
o over43.5-106 BetNow
 
43.5
u under43.5-105 BOVADA.LV
58%
over
o over38-109 GTBets
 
38
u under38-109 GTBets
56%
over
o over47.5-105 BetOnline
 
47.5
u under47.5-109 GTBets
51%
over
o over44-105 SkyBook
 
44
u under44-109 GTBets

The public can be used as a litmus test to help you figure out which NFL teams to bet on. When it comes to betting on the NFL, any handicapping tools you can get your hands on can help you make accurate predictions.

With the public’s betting information, you can see the what’s going on at the sportsbooks, which teams are being heavily bet on and if people are looking to put money on the underdog or the favorite.

What is the Consensus?

The consensus is the number of wagers being placed at a sportsbook on one team or its opponent (or the OVER, or the UNDER). Often referred to as betting percentages, these numbers give you an idea of what’s going on at the sportsbook. You can then use this information to shape your NFL picks.

On our NFL Consensus page you can determine if you want to bet with or against the public (more on that below). Consensus picks can also give you a peak into line movements.

For example, if the line opened at New Orleans -7 and then moved to -8, you’ll understand the reason for the movement because 74% of the public is betting on the Saints.

The consensus is a snapshot into what’s going on at the sportsbooks. You can see the percentage of wagers on each side of every football game based on the point spread, moneyline and OVER/UNDER.

Betting with or Against the Public

The consensus is a great tool to use when making your NFL picks because you can see other football bettors are wagering on. This is the percentage of the general public betting on each side of a matchup or total. You can bet with or against the public. When you bet against the public it is called “fading” the public.

Let’s imagine that the consensus says that the majority of bettors are wagering on New England to cover the spread in their game against the Buffalo. You think the Patriots don’t stand a chance because their defense could be riddled with injuries, or Bill Belichik could sew the sleeves back onto his sweatshirts. If you feel strongly that the Bills could cover the spread, you can fade the public and bet against the consensus.

Check our page about betting against the public for the NFL.