NFL Consensus Picks: Follow or Fade NFL Public Bets?

The KC Chiefs and SF 49ers will do battle in Super Bowl 54 to determine the NFL Champion of the 2019-2020 season. The latest Super Bowl Odds and props bets are updated and now we just need to know who the public is betting on.

The betting public is commonly used as a first step in NFL against the spread picks weekly research to help bettors decide which NFL teams to bet on. Betting on the NFL can take on many different narratives or approaches to handicapping. Find out what works best for you. Knowing where the public is leaning each week with their NFL Public betting picks is good first step.




Game Line Date Away Picks Home Picks Consensus
Game Line Date Away Picks Home Picks Consensus


NFL public betting information gives you a peek into activity at Legal sports betting sites in the U.S. Which NFL teams are seeing heavy betting action? Are certain favorites or underdogs seeing more action? Your answers are found here each week of the NFL betting season though the Super Bowl.



What does the NFL Consensus Mean?

The consensus is the number of bets placed on a specific team or its opponent. These numbers can take on different names. NFL Consensus Picks, NFL betting percentages or trends or simply NFL Public Bets. Overall, no matter what you call them, they give a clear picture of what the NFL action is at sportsbooks.

A second factor in looking at NFL consensus numbers is the impact from line movement. Did a certain shift in the betting line add more action to one side of an NFL match-up? This is crucial info when making your weekly NFL picks.


Bet With Or Against The Public?

We have all heard the saying “Bet against the Public”. The reality is that you can follow or fade the public bets and still end up with the same winning percentage. Consensus picks or betting percentages are simply a tool to point you in the right direction. If you are looking to consolidate your NFL betting research, taking the smaller pool of games that fall into a consensus (60% or more), can certainly simplify your approach.

A great example from NFL week 1 of the 2019 season provides a perfect snapshot of how betting with the public or fading the public impacts your approach. The KC Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns were top consensus picks. The Chiefs and Ravens covered with ease, while the Browns were destroyed by the Titans. The late afternoon games saw the road underdog NY Giants receive public love and were blown out by the Cowboys. Our free picks page covers this info each week of the NFL season.