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MLB Baseball - Consensus

Side to Win
ConsensusLineBest Moneyline
56%+135 5Dimes
-139 BetOnline
ConsensusO/UBest Total
o over7.5+107 5Dimes
u under7.5-117 5Dimes

When it comes to Major League Baseball, how the public is wagering on different matchups can help you place educated bets. Knowing the consensus for the particular game you’re betting on can help you make smart wagers because you can see which teams the higher percentage of the public is betting on. Any handicapping methods you can use, especially the MLB consensus, can help shape your bets and hopefully, allow you to win big.

MLB Consensus Explained

The consensus is expressed as a percentage that gives you insight into how the public is betting on a particular MLB matchup. At OddsShark, we gather betting data across some of the top online sportsbooks in the world to come up with solid baseball consensus data to help you make the right decision on game day.

Should you Bet with or Against the Public?

Use our MLB Consensus page as a tool to make your picks. By seeing which teams the public is betting on you can decide if you want to wager with them or against them. Betting against the public is called a “fade”, not to be confused with Derek Jeter’s hair in the 90s. Best fade in the game? Yeah Jeets!

Let’s pretend that most bettors are wagering on Oakland to win the first game of their series against Houston. You think the A’s don’t stand a chance because their pitchers can’t seem to go more than five innings, or you’re afraid the sunflower seeds* will come to life Little Shop of Horrors-style and eat the dugout and everyone in it. In this case you should trust your gut and fade the public. If you place a wager on the Astros and they do win, fading the public was the right choice.

Sometimes it’s worth it to fade the public if you feel strongly about it. Just because the public is betting a certain way, doesn’t mean you have to follow. That’s what’s so great about the MLB consensus, you can use this info to gain an edge and then use that edge to bet with or against the public and hopefully win your wager. However, you should always keep in mind that the public is usually on the side of the favorites and the favorites generally win more games than the underdogs.

*Sunflower seeds cannot come to life.