NFL Public Betting

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NFL Public Betting Trends

Historically one of the most popular betting strategies is betting against the public consensus. Although data has shown that betting against the public for NFL games has been somewhat profitable over the years it may not be the best strategy, but examining NFL public betting should be a crucial part of anyone’s strategy.

The strategy behind betting against the public or as it’s commonly called “fading the public” is that most bettors do not totally know what they are doing and will pick a winner based on a gut feeling rather than data. Most casual NFL bettors are more familiar with picking a moneyline winner and aren’t comfortable reading NFL odds let alone picking an NFL game against the spread. Since football is by far the most popular sport and the most popular sport for casual fans to bet on this strategy holds a bit more water.

Commonly the more public tickets that have been bet the more “square” the bet is, which means it would be advantageous to fade the pick. Of course BetQL has you covered in terms of NFL public betting percentages and the number of public bets. We work closely with the sportsbooks to update all of our data and provide you with the best sports betting insight.