NHL Consensus Picks: Public Betting & Money Percentages

Golden Knights/
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Moneyline Consensus
O/U Consensus
Power Ranking
Predicted Score
Golden Knights VS Panthers
VGK 66%
O 5.5 58%
VGK - -
FLA 34%
U 5.5 42%
FLA - -

What Is an nHL Consensus Pick?

Looking for something to back up your bets? NHL consensus data is crucial handicapping information. Whether it's moneylines or totals, NHL consensus picks are a behind-the-scenes glimpse to see what teams thousands of hockey fans are voting on.

Here at Odds Shark, we do the hard work for you by gathering the number of bets and picks on every NHL game each night. We'll let you know if 78 percent of bettors are still hopeful for the Toronto Maple Leafs and wagering against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs -- the rest is up to you. 

Are you rolling with the majority thinking or are you fading the public? Bookmark this page for easy access and come back daily to keep close tabs on trends for the NHL consensus picks.

nHL Consensus Tips & Tricks

If you like what you see and decide to bet with the consensus, you are getting in on the public money. If you are the leader of your own pack and go against them, then you're fading the majority. Everyone's betting and handicapping personality is different. But, there are some things we should all keep in mind. 

The early bird gets the worm is a good phrase for most things in life. If you are checking NHL odds in the morning, be wary as the betting trends can be one-sided sometimes. This typically means that not many bets have been placed on the game yet.

For example, maybe 10 bets have been dropped on the Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins matchup. But, eight of them are on the Habs. Then, an hour later, 50 new bets may have come in and now the public betting percentages are 50-50. Up bright and early, eager to place your bets? Spend some time scrolling through our expert picks, betting trends, or play around with our database to see any betting patterns of the two benches in their last 10 meetings. Then, check back for our NHL consensus data! 

What Is the difference between NHL Consensus Picks and Computer picks?

Simple answer: computer picks are based on personal beliefs while computer picks strictly use data. 

There are significantly more Washington Capitals fans than Arizona Coyotes supporters -- no offense. So, personal bias may skew that matchup as Caps fans are more likely to bet in favor of their own squad. 

NHL computer picks are betting predictions made by a reliable computer algorithm, which doesn't make calculation errors. The computer picks and algorithm will consider betting trends, game venue, line-ups, injuries, news updates and weather factors in account. Since it filters strictly facts into its betting strategies, computer picks are essentially more accurate. 

NHL Consensus FAQ Section

What Is The NHL Consensus?

The NHL consensus is the percentage of where the public betting money is going. That number can have an influence on a bettor's decision to either trust the consensus or not, and bet against it. For more hockey betting strategies, check out our Best NHL Betting Strategies page.

How Should The NHL Consensus Influence My Hockey Wagers?

Statistics show that sports bettors heavily fancy the favorites. Casual bettors also like to back an NHL team they are fans of. Sharp (expert) bettors know better than to do that. They analyze the consensus numbers, and will search for opportunities to fade the public for potentially better underdog payouts. For more information on betting against the public, visit our Betting Against the Public piece.

Is It Smart To Bet With The Public?

Betting with the public is not always a good idea. The public consensus will often look skewed to one team early on, so it’s always best to wait a while and see where more of the money is going and where the lines are moving. To understand why line moves are so important in sports betting, our What Line Moves Can Tell Us article will break things down.