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Use our widgets below to compare the public betting percentages and the percent of money bet on each spread, total, and moneyline bet for this week of the NFL season.
NFL Public & Consensus Betting Percentages for This Week
What are Public & Consensus Betting Percentages
Consensus betting percentages show the percentage of bets—regardless of amount—on each side of an NFL market (Bet %) as well as the percentage of money on each side (Money %).
These public betting splits give you an idea of how people are betting the game.
Which side is favored? Where is the sharp money?
You can use these percentages to answer those questions and to help with deciding what to bet on—which we go over below.
How to Use Public Betting Percentages to Make Picks
Here are some popular ways people use public betting percentages to help make NFL picks:
Finding the Sharp Money
Professional bettors and players who wager a lot won't have a dramatic effect on the Bet % number but have a disproportionate effect on the Money % number since they make much larger bets than the average joe.
By looking at the percentage of bets and percentage of the money on a game, you can get an idea of where these big bettors are placing their money.
If you see a side with a large positive differential in the percentage of money on a side and the percentage of bets on a side, it may be a good bet to make. For example, if the Eagles have 75% of the money but only 40% of the bets (+35% differential), this indicates that there are large bets on the Eagles.
Fading the Public
Another popular betting strategy that the above betting splits can help with is fading the public. This strategy involves fading (betting against) teams that have a higher percent of the total bets on them. For example, if the Ravens have 80%+ of the bets, you would bet the other side.
If you're going to try fading the public as a strategy, we recommend also paying attention to the percentage of money. In some cases, the sharp money may also be on the public side, in which case you may want to stay away or bet with the public.
Resources to Help You Bet on NFL Odds & Lines
Want to learn more about NFL betting? Check out the following resources that can help you take your game to the next level:
- How to Bet on the NFL
- NFL Sunday Best Betting Picks
- Thursday Night Football Betting Picks
- Sunday Night Football Betting Picks
- Monday Night Football Betting Picks
- Compare Today's NFL Odds
- Best Sportsbooks for Betting on the NFL
- Best NFL Live Betting Sites
- Best NFL Betting Promo Codes & Sign-Up Bonuses
- NFL Odds Calculator
- Sportsbook Comparison Tool
- Best Sports Betting Strategies
- How to Make an Online Sports Bet
- Best Risk-Free Bets
- How Odds Boosts Work
- Arbitrage Betting Guide
- Hedge Betting Guide
- Live Betting Guide
- Sports Betting Strategies