NCAAF Consensus

The NCAAF Consensus helps you understand where the public money is going. Once you know where bettors are placing their bets you can then decide to trust the consensus spread or bet against it.

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Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
South Florida Bulls
USF
East Carolina Pirates
ECU
59%
59%
41%
41%
-8.5 -109
-8.5 -111
+9.5 -107
-9.5 -114
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Troy Trojans
TROY
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
CC
54%
54%
46%
46%
-18.5 -113
-18.5 -108
+18 -116
-18 -104
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Navy Midshipmen
NAVY
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
TLSA
27%
27%
73%
73%
-9.5 -113
-9.5 -108
+11 -109
-11 -112
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
UNLV Rebels
UNLV
Nevada Wolf Pack
NEV
54%
54%
46%
46%
-20.5 -112
-20.5 -108
+20.5 -112
-20.5 -109
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Iowa Hawkeyes
IOWA
Wisconsin Badgers
WISC
20%
20%
80%
80%
-3.5 -102
-3.5 -119
+3 +100
-3 -120
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Indiana Hoosiers
IND
Maryland Terrapins
MD
70%
70%
30%
30%
-2.5 -111
-2.5 -110
+5.5 -112
-5.5 -108
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Michigan Wolverines
MICH
Michigan State Spartans
MSU
58%
58%
42%
42%
+4 -111
+4 -109
-4.5 -109
+4.5 -112
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
UCF Knights
UCF
Temple Owls
TEM
18%
18%
82%
82%
+10.5 -110
+10.5 -111
-10.5 -111
+10.5 -109
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Bowling Green Falcons
BGU
Buffalo Bulls
BUF
78%
78%
22%
22%
-12.5 -111
-12.5 -110
+13.5 -109
-13.5 -112
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Texas Longhorns
TEX
Baylor Bears
BAY
59%
59%
41%
41%
-2.5 -111
-2.5 -110
+3 -110
-3 -111
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Virginia Tech Hokies
VT
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
GT
69%
69%
31%
31%
-3.5 -110
-3.5 -110
+4 -106
-4 -114
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
UMass Minutemen
MASS
Liberty Flames
LIB
76%
76%
24%
24%
-36.5 -110
-36.5 -110
+36 -111
-36 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Cincinnati Bearcats
CIN
Tulane Green Wave
TULN
12%
12%
88%
88%
+24.5 -111
+24.5 -110
-24.5 -112
+24.5 -108
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Texas State Bobcats
TXST
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
ULL
53%
53%
47%
47%
-20 -110
-20 -110
+21.5 -113
-21.5 -108
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Miami Hurricanes FL
MIA
Pittsburgh Panthers
PITT
53%
53%
47%
47%
-12 -112
-12 -110
+9 -110
-9 -111
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
RUTG
Illinois Fighting Illini
ILL
20%
20%
80%
80%
-1 -105
-1 -115
-1.5 -112
+1.5 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
North Texas Mean Green
UNT
Rice Owls
RICE
51%
51%
49%
49%
-2.5 -118
-2.5 -104
+2.5 -109
-2.5 -111
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Iowa State Cyclones
ISU
West Virginia Mountaineers
WVU
52%
52%
48%
48%
+6.5 -107
+6.5 -113
-7 -110
+7 -111
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
HAW
Utah State Aggies
USU
67%
67%
33%
33%
-6.5 -115
-6.5 -106
+5.5 -108
-5.5 -112
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Washington State Cougars
WSU
Arizona State Sun Devils
ASU
26%
26%
74%
74%
-15 -112
-15 -109
+15 -110
-15 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Missouri Tigers
MIZ
Vanderbilt Commodores
VAN
48%
48%
52%
52%
+17 -110
+17 -110
-16 -109
+16 -112
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Colorado Buffaloes
COLO
Oregon Ducks
ORE
53%
53%
47%
47%
-26.5 -108
-26.5 -112
+24 -111
-24 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
TCU Horned Frogs
TCU
Kansas State Wildcats
KSU
69%
69%
31%
31%
-3.5 -108
-3.5 -112
+3 -108
-3 -112
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Georgia Bulldogs
UGA
Florida Gators
FLA
28%
28%
72%
72%
+14 -110
+14 -110
-14 -110
+14 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
ULM
Appalachian State Mountaineers
APP
13%
13%
87%
87%
-27.5 -111
-27.5 -109
+27.5 -108
-27.5 -112
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Florida State Seminoles
FSU
Clemson Tigers
CLEM
25%
25%
75%
75%
-10 -110
-10 -110
+10 -112
-10 -109
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Minnesota Golden Gophers
MINN
Northwestern Wildcats
NW
36%
36%
64%
64%
+7.5 -110
+7.5 -110
-7.5 -111
+7.5 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Miss Southern Golden Eagles
USM
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
MTSU
50%
50%
50%
50%
-14 -115
-14 -105
+13.5 -110
-13.5 -111
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Texas Tech Red Raiders
TTU
Oklahoma Sooners
OKLA
55%
55%
45%
45%
-18 -105
-18 -117
+19.5 -109
-19.5 -112
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
FIU Panthers
FIU
Marshall Thundering Herd
MRSH
49%
49%
51%
51%
-21.5 -110
-21.5 -111
+21.5 -110
-21.5 -111
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
LT
Old Dominion Monarchs
ODU
65%
65%
35%
35%
+6 -109
+6 -113
-5.5 -111
+5.5 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Purdue Boilermakers
PUR
Nebraska Cornhuskers
NEB
37%
37%
63%
63%
-6 -110
-6 -110
+7.5 -110
-7.5 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Boston College Eagles
BC
Syracuse Orange
SYR
80%
80%
20%
20%
-4.5 -111
-4.5 -109
+6 -110
-6 -111
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Duke Blue Devils
DUKE
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
WAKE
78%
78%
22%
22%
-16.5 -110
-16.5 -110
+16.5 -111
-16.5 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Charlotte 49ers
CHAR
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
WKU
40%
40%
60%
60%
-19.5 -110
-19.5 -110
+17.5 -109
-17.5 -111
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Wyoming Cowboys
WYO
San Jose State Spartans
SJSU
45%
45%
55%
55%
-3 -115
-3 -105
+3 -115
-3 -106
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Arkansas State Red Wolves
ARKS
South Alabama Jaguars
USA
63%
63%
37%
37%
-10.5 -112
-10.5 -109
+9 -110
-9 -111
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
UTEP Miners
UTEP
Florida Atlantic Owls
FAU
10%
10%
90%
90%
-12 -114
-12 -107
+11 -111
-11 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
Georgia State Panthers
GAST
Georgia Southern Eagles
GASO
10%
10%
90%
90%
+5 -109
+5 -112
-6.5 -111
+6.5 -110
Bet %
Open
Current
Best Odds
McNeese State Cowboys
MCN
Southeastern Louisiana Lions
SELA
0%
0%
0%
0%
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- -
- -
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What is the NCAAF Public Consensus?

The public consensus in NCAA football betting is simply the wager favored by the majority of bettors (typically expressed as “percentage of bets”), providing insight into how the general betting public feels about a given contest.

How Can NCAAF Consensus Affect Your Betting Decision?

The public consensus offers any bettor a glimpse of how wagers are breaking down in a sportsbook. If a lot of bets come in on a certain team, the public consensus can even influence the point spread, leading online betting sites to adjust it a point one way or another depending on who the money favors.

For less experienced bettors, public consensus can act as a road map to help people determine what the most popular bet might be on any given contest. But anyone undertaking bets made with the public consensus need to do so with the understanding that the public at large isn’t comprised of betting experts, leading to lots of bets based on favoritism or name recognition. That money can swing the consensus in a direction that might not be the smartest bet.

More on that in a minute. Initially, though, a bettor’s first decision will be to go with or against the public consensus, a choice that often depends on the matchup. The consensus betting tool at Bookies.com provides the most up-to-date information on where that public money is going. The consensus might be more helpful in games that don’t include the big-name teams that draw lots of casual bettors. Savvy bettors, on the other hand, learn when to trust the consensus in their wagering decisions, and when to go against the tide, which is a practice known as “fading” and is common among “sharp” bettors. More infomation on this and other strategic aspects of college football betting is available in our football betting guide .

Should I Bet with or Against the Public?

In college football, the elite power programs attract the most attention — from blue-chip recruits, from television networks, from national media, and from the betting public at large. Bettors who wager with little to no knowledge of the sport’s subtleties are more attracted to a brand name like an Alabama or Oklahoma, simply because they’re more familiar with them, and all that public money can often influence how sportsbooks set the lines.

Of course,in a sport like college football where the majority of the time a handful of programs dominate the rest, public oney isn't everything. Clemson -11 in the College Football Playoff semifinals after the 2018 season was a consensus-based choice that made sense, and proved accurate after the Tigers thumped Notre Dame.

But not all spreads are that large, and many require some nuance to navigate, and the public — hello, Alabama -6 over Clemson in the 2019 national title game — isn’t always right.

The Mindset of a Sharp

Savvy bettors known as “sharps” go not with the herd, but with betting trends; sometimes they point toward the consensus, and other times they don’t. Sharp bettors study a team’s recent performances against the spread and against the total, information that’s easily available on betting websites. Some sharps develop their own betting guidelines and systems that they stick to regardless of what the masses do.

Sharps occasionally make a move known as “fading the public,” which means betting against the consensus — like taking Clemson over the favored Crimson Tide in the 2019 title game. It’s a tactic that requires some judiciousness; you don’t want to do it all the time, but it can pay off if the research and homework appear to run counter to line moves influenced by college football consensus betting.

Common Fades

Sharp bettors are also aware that some programs are simply overvalued, benefitting from NCAAF odds or lines that are inflated because of masses wagering out of sheer favoritism or popularity.The classic case here is Notre Dame, which is beloved by millions of fans, remains a popular NCAA football consensus bet, but has a poor recent track record against elite programs.

Similarly, high-scoring teams such as Oklahoma or Washington State can bedazzle casual bettors with their offenses, only to be exposed when they run up against more complete opponents. Sharps know to dig beyond the obvious, and that there’s always more than meets the eye.

And that digging can sometimes pay off. The further you venture from the game’s highest level, the less lines are impacted by NCAA football consensus betting; amateurs aren’t exactly delving into more obscure matchups like Georgia State against South Alabama, or New Mexico versus San Jose State, or even lower-level power conference games like Vanderbilt against Arkansas.

But savvy bettors can find real gems by diverting from the herd and diving deeper into the pool of games on offer, and unearthing those matchups where the line or the total looks like a mistake. In sports betting, there’s no bigger thrill.

That said, it’s still fun to bet on the big games — be they early season kickoff classics, conference championships, or playoff showdowns — and share in some of the wonderful communal craziness that college football has to offer.

I’ve Taken Note of the NCAAF Consensus. What Happens Now?

Once you’ve examined your options and done your research on the consensus betting tool at Bookies.com, then comes the fun part: making the bet. In college football, each game typically offers at least three main options: a bet against the point spread, a bet on the moneyline, and a bet on whether the combined final score will go over or under a set total.

Decide which way you want to go and compare the odds for that bet at all the licensed, regulatedsportsbooks you see at Bookies.com. Then if you are in a state where sports betting is legal, click the link (make sure to add the promo code for your bonus offer if you are a first-timer to that sportsbook), place your wager and enjoy the game – and hope to collect when it’s over.