The NFL Consensus report is another useful tool when trying to pick winners in the NFL both straight up and against the spread (ATS). It should not be used as the only tool used to handicap a football game, but it should certainly play a role.
For instance in Week 6 of the NFL, the consensus report reveals that the best teams in the NFL are being overlooked. Get all of the latest odds on all NFL games at BetOnline. Sign up at BetOnline the top-rated sportsbook to bet on football.Sign up today and get up to a $900 free play to bet on football!
Quick! Name the only division in the NFL where every team has a winning record. Did you guess the NFC West?
The San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, and even the St. Louis Rams all have winning records. That has not stopped the public from betting against two teams in Week 6.
The Seattle Seahawks (28 percent) and surprisingly the San Francisco 49ers (44 percent) are currently a few of the teams with winning records that are being faded in Week 6.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a winning record of 3-2 on the season but the public is on the road team in this game as (57 percent) the Lions are the play. This public perception is most likely due to the poor play of Michael Vick. When it comes to betting on games the NFL Consensus even goes against teams that have yet to lose on the season.
The Houston Texans are undefeated this year and host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. Despite the fact that Houston is undefeated and at home for this game, the Packers (56 percent) are getting the majority of the action.
It is easy to predict that the NFL Consensus will usually favor better teams in the NFL and goes against poor teams in the league like Cleveland (37 percent) but Week 6 is very unique because it allows the bettor to fade the public and bet on good teams all at the same time.