LIVE
CLE
Browns
27
FINAL
JAX
Jaguars
25
CLE -7.5 O/U 48.5
MIA
Dolphins
20
FINAL
NYJ
Jets
3
MIA -7.5 O/U 46
ARI
Cardinals
17
FINAL
NE
Patriots
20
ARI -1 O/U 50.5
NYG
Giants
19
FINAL
CIN
Bengals
17
NYG -6.5 O/U 45
OAK
Raiders
6
FINAL
ATL
Falcons
43
OAK -3.5 O/U 53
TEN
Titans
45
FINAL
IND
Colts
26
IND -3 O/U 51.5
LAC
Chargers
17
FINAL
BUF
Bills
27
BUF -4.5 O/U 51
CAR
Panthers
27
FINAL
MIN
Vikings
28
MIN -3 O/U 50
SF
49ers
23
FINAL
LAR
Rams
20
LAR -5 O/U 44.5
NO
Saints
31
FINAL
DEN
Broncos
3
NO -17 O/U 36.5
KC
Chiefs
27
FINAL
TB
Buccaneers
24
KC -3.5 O/U 56
CHI
Bears
3
2nd Q
GB
Packers
13
GB -8 O/U 44.5
SEA
Seahawks
Tomorrow, 1:15 AM
PHI
Eagles
SEA -6.5 O/U 48.5
BAL
Ravens
Wed 12/2, 12:10 AM
PIT
Steelers
PIT -10 O/U 41

About BetQL’s Public Data

Explaining what public data is, how we get it and why bettors should use it

What Public Data Is

Public data tells you which side the general public is betting on. It measures the number of bet slips on both sides of a wager. On BetQL, this is signified by “Ticket %.” Let’s start with an example:

In the example above, if the Mavericks (-6.5) have attracted 68% of the tickets and the Bulls (+6.5) has attracted 32%, that means that 68% of public bets are backing Dallas as 6.5-point favorites while 32% are backing Chicago as 6.5-point underdogs.

To be clear, this should not be confused with total money or handle, but rather the percentage of total bets wagered on a particular outcome. Therefore, in the example above, if 100 bets were placed (of any dollar amount), 68 of them backed the Mavericks and 32 of them backed the Bulls.

Why Accessing Public Data Matters

There are several ways you can improve your betting ROI using public data. 

Betting against the public is a commonly deployed strategy because novice bettors tend to overreact to news like injuries or suspensions. When do you fade the public? When 70% of public bets are wagered on one side of an outcome, betting on the other side is a proven long-term winning strategy. For example:

The Lakers are playing host to the Clippers and are listed as 5-point favorites. Kawhi Leonard gets ruled out and public bettors react. Heavy action results and 75% of  public tickets back the Lakers, who are now 10-point favorites since the line got driven up. The overreaction by the public as a result of the lineup change inflated the line, thus making the Clippers a more valuable bet. 

At times, there’s no doubt that universally betting with the public can lead to short-term success. However, it’s not a winning long-term strategy. Remember, sportsbooks are profitable for a reason. The lines that look too good to be true probably are. Therefore, taking a look at where the public is leaning and comparing it to our best bets and sharp data is highly suggested.

Where Our Public Data Comes From

BetQL has proprietary relationships with sportsbook operators that provide this data in exchange for promotional value on the website. 

Sport-Specific Public Betting Tutorials

For sport-by-sport public betting advice, click on the links below:

BetQL is every bettor’s go-to destination for live odds, a proven best bets algorithm and sharp betting data in addition to public data. Find out more about BetQL and feel free to check out our Help Center if you have any questions. 

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