NBA Consensus

NBA consensus betting helps you understand where the public’s money is going and what’s influencing odds and lines. Once you know where bettors are placing their bets you can decide whether to trust the consensus or bet against it.

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  • Spread
  • Over/Under
  • Moneyline
% of Bets
Open Line
Current Consensus
Best Odds
533
Utah Jazz
UTA
534
Philadelphia 76ers
PHI
49%
49%
51%
51%
-2.5
-112
+2.5
-108
-3.5
-107
+3.5
-115
519
Detroit Pistons
DET
520
Toronto Raptors
TOR
54%
54%
46%
46%
+7.5
-110
-7.5
-110
+7.5
-110
-7.5
-110
531
Indiana Pacers
IND
532
Cleveland Cavaliers
CLE
47%
47%
53%
53%
-6
-110
+6
-110
-6.5
-110
+6.5
-110
535
Brooklyn Nets
BKN
536
Houston Rockets
HOU
0%
0%
0%
0%
-6.5
-114
+6.5
-106
-10
-110
+10
-110
537
Chicago Bulls
CHI
538
New Orleans Pelicans
NOP
45%
45%
55%
55%
+4.5
-107
-4.5
-114
+6
-113
-6
-108
529
Atlanta Hawks
ATL
530
Orlando Magic
ORL
53%
53%
47%
47%
-4
-110
+4
-110
-3
-110
+3
-110
539
Charlotte Hornets
CHA
540
Minnesota Timberwolves
MIN
49%
49%
51%
51%
+1
-113
-1
-108
-2.5
-111
+2.5
-109
541
Oklahoma City Thunder
OKC
542
Dallas Mavericks
DAL
41%
41%
59%
59%
+7.5
-114
-7.5
-108
+4.5
-112
-4.5
-109
545
Golden State Warriors
GSW
546
Portland Trail Blazers
POR
59%
59%
41%
41%
-1.5
-103
+1.5
-117
-1.5
-111
+1.5
-109
543
Los Angeles Lakers
LAL
544
Sacramento Kings
SAC
47%
47%
53%
53%
-4
-111
+4
-109
+3.5
-110
-3.5
-110
TODAY
% of Bets
Open Line
Current Consensus
Best Odds
549
LA Clippers
LAC
550
Washington Wizards
WAS
0%
0%
0%
0%
- -
- -
- -
- -
547
Toronto Raptors
TOR
548
Boston Celtics
BOS
0%
0%
0%
0%
+7.5
-110
-7.5
-110
+7.5
-110
-7.5
-110
Detroit Pistons
DET
New York Knicks
NYK
0%
0%
0%
0%
- -
- -
- -
- -
553
Milwaukee Bucks
MIL
554
Memphis Grizzlies
MEM
86%
86%
14%
14%
-6
-110
+6
-110
-6
-112
+6
-108
551
Denver Nuggets
DEN
552
Indiana Pacers
IND
0%
0%
0%
0%
-4
-110
+4
-110
-4
-110
+4
-110
555
Oklahoma City Thunder
OKC
556
San Antonio Spurs
SAS
0%
0%
0%
0%
- -
- -
- -
- -
559
Sacramento Kings
SAC
560
Portland Trail Blazers
POR
0%
0%
0%
0%
+5
-110
-5
-110
+5
-110
-5
-110
565
Golden State Warriors
GSW
566
Phoenix Suns
PHX
0%
0%
0%
0%
+5
-110
-5
-110
+5
-110
-5
-110
% of Bets
Open Line
Current Consensus
Best Odds
Washington Wizards
WAS
Memphis Grizzlies
MEM
0%
0%
0%
0%
- -
- -
- -
- -
% of Bets
Open Line
Current Consensus
Best Odds
% of Bets
Open Line
Current Consensus
Best Odds

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What is the NBA Public Consensus?

The NBA public consensus is an estimation of where bettors are placing their money and why certain odds and point spreads fluctuate. These numbers come directly from oddsmakers in real time to allow bettors to see what the public is wagering on prior to placing their own.

How Impactful Can the NBA Consensus be on My Betting Decision?

Whether bettors decide to use the public consensus to help them in their NBA betting, it can still have a significant impact. If a large portion of bettors make bets on one team (or one side of the over-under), oddsmakers can adjust the spread or line the other way to offset some of those plays. So, in reality, the NBA consensus is affecting you even if you don’t take it into consideration when placing a bet.

The NBA consensus can tell you plenty. On more heavily bet, nationally televised games such as Thursdays on TNT and Fridays on ESPN, or games that include high-profile teams such as the Lakers, Warriors or Rockets, the public consensus will tell you where more casual bettors are placing their bets. Sharps – betting experts who consider myriad trends, recent performances and subtleties that could affect a game – make up far more of the public consensus on smaller, less important games.

Simply put, the public consensus gives casual bettors an idea of where the majority of bets are being placed. And it’s incredibly to use with Bookies.com’s public consensus tool.


CHECK OUT: Our NBA ATS and Over/Under trends tracking tools for even more information.


Is it a Good Idea to Bet With or Against the Public?

It can be risky to bet with the public, especially on a more popular game, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a slam dunk to bet against them. The real answer lies somewhere in the middle, that it’s one of a few critical factors to understand and consider before placing a bet.

There’s a common phrase uttered in betting: “Fade the public.” It’s the belief that, since online sportsbooks win more than they lose, playing the opposite of what the majority of bettors have placed money on will results in more victories than defeats. That’s not exactly the case. Oddsmakers know that some bettors will fade the public; they take that into account when making and adjusting lines. What’s more, sharps who wager significant amounts of money can affect lines and make it seem as though the public – your average Joe who doesn’t know much about betting – is wagering on one side. In that case, fading the public is fading sharps who have the most insight into bets.

So, is it a good idea to bet with the public? Not exactly, for the same reasons listed above. Sportsbooks do win more than they lose, and if casual bettors make up the NBA public consensus, you’re betting with a side that loses more than it wins.

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

It’s time to decide whether you believe the public has a leg up on oddsmakers, or whether oddsmakers have taken into account what they believe the public will bet before setting a line. As is the case with everything in gambling, there’s no sure thing – if there was, everyone would use it and everyone would win. And like everything in gambling, it’s part of the equation.

After analyzing the consensus betting tool on, the decision is yours to wager on one side of the point spread, moneyline and/or over-under.