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NBA Consensus Picks: Public Betting & Money Percentages

76ers/
Celtics
Tue, October 18, 7:30pm See Matchup
Tue, October 18, 7:30pm
Spread Consensus
Price
O/U Consensus
Price
Power Ranking
Predicted Score
76ers VS Celtics
PHI +3.5 60%
-110
O 213 33%
-110
PHI 6
BOS -3.5 40%
-110
U 213 67%
-110
BOS 2
Lakers/
Warriors
Tue, October 18, 10:00pm See Matchup
Tue, October 18, 10:00pm
Spread Consensus
Price
O/U Consensus
Price
Power Ranking
Predicted Score
Lakers VS Warriors
LAL +6 11%
-110
O 227.5 46%
-110
LAL 18
GS -6 89%
-110
U 227.5 54%
-110
GS 7

About NBA Consensus

Deciding how to bet on NBA games is one of the toughest challenges for sports bettors and having accurate NBA consensus bets data is mission-critical to cover the spread at a sportsbook. At Odds Shark (and many other sites where we gather consensus votes and expert picks), thousands of expert opinions and NBA sports betting predictions are offered on every game.

This provides a solid look into the NBA public consensus betting data and habits on daily matchups, information you can use to go with the flow or bet against the flow. Bookmark this page for daily NBA trends to help your basketball handicapping.

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Add your pick to the consensus – click the matchup link for any game.

NBA Picks Consensus

You read that 77.4 percent of the basketball betting public is betting on the Celtics at -7.5 points. That means only 22.6 percent of the NBA public betting is backing the underdog Lakers. What should you do with this information and why is it important for your handicapping? There are betting strategies based on public betting trends that involve simply betting against the NBA consensus, otherwise known as "fading the public," or riding with the NBA public bets and adding into the pot of "NBA public money."

It’s a contrarian view of betting that says the public will be wrong more often than right, because many are casual bettors who just like to bet favorites or bet their favorite teams. However you interpret the data, knowing the NBA consensus numbers gives you critical information on the daily NBA odds and lines. Here at Odds Shark, we rank the consensus NBA picks, showing you which games the public likes best, and we also dig out which online sportsbooks boast the best wagerlines on those games.

You will also be encouraged to add your own opinion and prediction to the discussion by clicking on the matchup report links. Tell us which side of the NBA point spread or total you are picking and that tally goes into the database to be shared with the community.

Together, all NBA bettors produce a definitive NBA consensus percentage representing a large cross-section of betting society. Another great way to get useful information for placing your bets on the NBA today is with Odds Shark’s computer picks. We also provide the same data for college basketball, football, hockey and baseball. So bookmark this important page, along with our NBA Betting News and NBA betting sites, and tell your friends.

NBA Consensus FAQ

What Is The NBA Consensus?

The NBA public consensus is a percentage of where sports bettors are placing their money, and why certain NBA odds and point spreads fluctuate. The numbers come straight from oddsmakers in real time, so that bettors can see what the public is betting on before making their own wager.

How Does The NBA Consensus Impact My Basketball Betting?

On more heavily bet, nationally televised NBA games or those that include high-profile teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, the public consensus will show you where more casual bettors are placing their bets. Far more of the public consensus on smaller, less important games is made up of betting experts who consider trends, recent performances and subtleties that could affect a game.

Should I Bet With Or Against The Public?

It’s not exactly the best idea to always bet with the public. Sportsbooks win more than they lose, and if casual bettors make up the NBA public consensus, you’ll be betting with a side that loses more often than it wins.