If you’re looking for top rated picks from all of our MLB expert handicappers, then our MLB Consensus Picks report is the product for you. The latest product offering provides an aggregate number of selections on the three most popular betting markets from our MLB expert handicappers on all available games.
The Consensus report will be updated daily and will feature selections on the three most popular pre-game MLB betting markets - Moneyline, Total (Over-Under) and Run Line.
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 MLB Consensus Picks report will provide a free matchup and percentages to view daily.
Another great feature of this product is the ability to track and view ALL selections from our MLB experts by viewing the MLB Consensus Picks report records from the previous days and throughout the season.
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What are the MLB Consensus Picks?
The MLB 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 MLB bettors: Moneyline, Total (Over-Under) and Run Line. For each of these betting markets, the MLB 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 moneyline, total or run line wager.
Our MLB Matchups offer a more comprehensive betting trends percentage breakdown from the action that operators are receiving on specific games. Knowing the betting public plays through these operators, the majority of the leans usually trend toward favorites with moneyline wagers and the over in total bets.
For the MLB Consensus Picks at VegasInsider, the data is showing all available selections made by our MLB expert handicappers. Unlike the majority of bettors, our MLB expert handicappers have a great pulse on the diamond and rest assured, we also track and show that experience with our leaderboards and documented records.
Understanding the MLB Consensus Picks
The VegasInsider MLB Consensus Picks provide betting percentages on three different markets and the point-spread is the most popular. In the below example of the MLB matchup between Baltimore and Toronto, there are a total of seven selections posted on the three markets from our MLB experts.
Moneyline: 3 Total: 3 Run Line: 1
The moneyline betting market had three handicapper picks and all three were on the Orioles, therefore 100% of the consensus was on Baltimore for this matchup. The total or over-under market also had three picks and this breakdown was a 2-1 ratio or 67% to 33% to the ‘over’ or high side. The Run Line only had 1 handicapper pick posted and it was on Baltimore, which was a 1-0 lean or 100% on the Orioles +1.5 on the run line wager.
MLB Consensus Picks Record
What differentiates the MLB 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 MLB 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 MLB Consensus Picks, that would be identified as a 50-50% split.
In the above example, the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-1 and there were four handicapper picks on this matchup. The Moneyline was a Push since it was a 50-50% split, while the Total was a Win with the ‘under’ cashing and the Run Line was a Loss since the Mariners (+1.5) lost by two runs.
Fading or Following the MLB Consensus Picks
The MLB 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 on the MLB diamond.
Our advice is to take a look at our MLB Consensus Picks and then compare them to the data in the MLB 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.