NHL Hockey - Consensus Picks
About NHL Consensus
NHL consensus data is crucial handicapping information for anyone who bets on hockey regularly. At Odds Shark, thousands of hockey fans just like you vote on which NHL team they are betting on, whether its the moneyline or the total. It offers up an important view into how the hockey betting public is thinking. Bookmark this page and come back daily to watch the trends in NHL consensus picks.
Add your pick to the consensus, click the Matchup link for any game.
What is the NHL consensus? It’s the Odds Shark way of gathering the number of bets and picks on every NHL game to give you an idea of how the public is wagering on each game. What is your reaction when you see 78% of the public is betting on one team on the NHL betting menu tonight? Do you think, ‘wow, everyone thinks that team will win, so I should follow the crowd and bet the same way.’ Or do you think, ‘hmm, the wagering public is often wrong, so I think I will handicap this game to see if there are good reasons to bet the other way.’
This NHL consensus data gives you the information – what you decide to do with it is up to you and your particular handicapping style. However, there is no doubting the value of this information. Be wary early in the day as the percentages are sometimes very one-sided. This usually is indicative of the fact that not many bets have been placed on the game yet (maybe there is only 10 bets and eight are on the Los Angeles Kings). If you check back an hour later, 50 new bet may have come in and now the consensus is 50-50). So watch for the NHL consensus picks data in our matchup reports and here on the consensus page. Bookmark it and check each day.