Consensus Picks

What are the College Football Consensus Picks?

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College Football Consensus Picks

College Football has over 130 teams and handicapping up to 60-plus matchups a week is never an easy task but fortunately we have the College Football Consensus Picks report. The latest product offering provides an aggregate number of selections on the three most popular betting markets from our College Football expert handicappers on all available games. The Consensus report will be updated daily and will feature selections on the three most popular pre-game College Football betting markets - Spread, Total (Over-Under) and Moneyline. Click on each of the “Market Tabs” to view all of the available picks for each game. 

The report is updated as selections are posted and as a courtesy to our loyal users, the College Football Consensus Picks report will provide at least one free matchup and percentages to view. Another great feature of this product is the ability to track and view ALL selections from our College Football experts by viewing the College Football Consensus Picks report records from the previous days and throughout the season.

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What are the College Football Consensus Picks?

The College Football Consensus Picks are a detailed report that provides a breakdown of selections for each matchup based on the three most popular pre-game betting markets for College Football bettors: Spread, Total (Over-Under) and Moneyline. For each of these betting markets, the College Football Consensus shows a percentage breakdown and the total number of selections made on each matchup. These numbers are a great handicapping tool as bettors can see a quick snapshot in which way bettors are leaning on a spread, total or moneyline wager.

Our College Football Matchups offer a more comprehensive betting trends percentage breakdown from the action that operators are receiving on specific games. Understanding the fact that the betting public plays through these operators, the majority of the leans usually trend toward favorites with spread wagers and the over in total bets. 

For the College Football Consensus Picks at VegasInsider, the data is showing all available selections made by our College Football expert handicappers. Unlike the majority of bettors, our College Football expert handicappers have a proven track record of winning documented records on VegasInsider. 

Understanding the College Football Consensus Picks

The VegasInsider College Football Consensus Picks provide betting percentages on three different markets and the point-spread is the most popular. In the below example of the College Football matchup between Nebraska and Northwestern, there are a total of four selections posted on the Spread market from our experts.

The College Football Consensus report on the Spread market for this game shows a 75% lean or three picks to Northwestern, which means 25% or 1 pick was on Nebraska.

College Football Consensus Picks Record

What differentiates the College Football Consensus Picks at VegasInsider is our presentation of the records based on previous day trends. Users can toggle between previous days or weeks and check out how profitable the College Football Consensus Picks fared. The overall Consensus Picks Record grades each matchup and betting market that had selections posted. The three grades are Win, Loss and Push. We identify a Push as a tie and in the case of our College Football Consensus Picks, that would be identified as a 50-50% split.

In the above example, North Texas defeated UTEP 31-13 and there were a total of six posted on this game. The Spread was a Win as there was a 2-1 (67-33%) lean on the Mean Green and the Total was a Win too with two handicapper picks on the Under as well.

Fading or Following the College Football Consensus Picks

The College Football Consensus Picks are a great handicapping tool for bettors with different styles. Some users like to go against the grain and play the opposite of the betting public and those individuals are often referred to as ‘contrarian’ bettors. The bettors that often side with the higher percentages in each matchup would be defined as ‘chalky’ players. Some might scoff at that term knowing that the favorites do cash more often than not in College Football. 

Our advice is to take a look at our College Football Consensus Picks and then compare them to the data in the College Football Matchups index. If you tend to see a large following of VegasInsider experts on an underdog or under wager and the betting public on the opposite sides, then it’s probably a great idea to back our group instead of the general consensus.

College Football Frequently Asked Questions

What is a consensus pick?

A college football consensus pick is the bet that's favored by the majority of bettors.

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How does a college football consensus pick affect my bet?

The public consensus can tell you which side of a bet is more popular. Don't trust it too much though, as the consensus doesn't consist of professional bettors and might swing a different way than it should.

Should I fade the consensus ever?

Absolutely. If a betting side or total doesn't feel right, chances are there's a reason for it. It can be a popular strategy due to consensus picks often sticking to a side based on familiarity and fandom to a team, though there are plenty of times it ends up being the correct choice.

What is VegasInsider's most popular consensus pick?

Our most popular pick percentage on consensus picks is a point-spread bet.