MLB Consensus Picks & Public Betting Trends Percentages
MLB Consensus Betting Picks January 22, 2022
Just a reminder to always check the ActionRush Twitter account as we sometimes post the public betting report there on weekends.
What is MLB Public Consensus?
Our MLB public consensus information is based on what the public will be betting on for a specific market in MLB. In this case, the information is displayed in terms of the percentage of the total bets or percentage of the total money wagered. For example, the MLB public betting consensus information could show in a game between the Dodgers and Padres. It may show that the betting public is heavily on the Dodgers, with 80% of the bets on one side. In addition, it may show that 55% of the money is on one side as well. Bettors can use this information to help them make decisions on who to wager on.
How Can I use MLB Public Bets Info?
As the legal sports betting industry develops, bettors have access to more data and information that will help them make more efficient decision. Using this data to maximize your information will help you become a more informed bettor. The first question with MLB public betting information is how to use it to help place wagers.
The most popular style of MLB betting is moneyline wagering, which is the focal point of MLB public betting information. The other type of bet is the run line, which is always -1.5 or +1.5 runs. These are the two markets to focus on for MLB public betting.
You can use these betting numbers to see who the sportsbooks are taking heavy action on. For example, if the Dodgers moneyline is -180 and they have 80% of the money…that means a ton of money is on the Dodgers of course. But, if only 50% of the total bets are on the Dodgers, that means that heavy money could be coming in which may suggest a sharp bet. Keep in mind, the public is not always correct…but it is still good information to take into account.
Should I bet with or against MLB Consensus Picks?
This is the age-old question for public betting information. The question everyone is curious about is simple: should I bet with or against the public?
The short answer is that legal sportsbooks have rarely posted a losing month so betting against the public seems optimal, but that would have to be every wager across every book. That is not practical, so picking and choosing your spots to wager with or against the public is essential.
One situation where wagering against the betting public could be advised by bettors is when there is a nationally-televised game such as Sunday Night Baseball between a team that is very popular (Yankees) and a team that has a smaller market such as the Athletics. It is quite likely that there is a ton of action on this game, likely favoring the team that is more popular. If you see a large number of bets on a team like the Yankees, but more money on the A’s, it could mean heavy money (or sharp money) is coming in on Oakland.
Another way to take advantage of public betting is to keep an eye on the games for teams that are not very popular, like a matchup between the Marlins and Kansas City Royals that is not nationally-televised. When there is a lean for these games, it likely means sharp bettors found value in the line which could be a good time to follow the public. There is no exact science on betting for or against the public, as it goes on a case-by-case basis.
Place Your Bets
Now that you are familiar with the MLB betting consensus, you can use that to place your wagers on the MLB. You can wager on the following types of betting markets for MLB wagering:
- Run Lines
- Futures like the World Series
- Live Betting
- and more
Here are our top recommended sportsbooks for baseball wagering.