NFL Week 14 Consensus Report: Fading the Public
- Updated: December 7, 2012
Late in the season the public has already made their mind up of what teams are good and what teams are not. They show what teams they like by betting on them early and often in the week. In Week 14 the public is already picking what team they think deserves the money.
As most handicappers know, the time to fade the public is every week as it is famously known that the public loses more games than they win on a regular basis. With that being said here is a look at the most popular team(s) for Week 14 when it comes to NFL Consensus report.
It is no surprise at all that Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts have become the new media darlings of the NFL. The Colts are playing great football and winning football games and that is enough to make this team a threat come playoff time. After winning outright as 4.5 point underdogs a week ago against the Detroit Lions, the Colts have become a very popular bet. In fact in Week 14 when they host the Tennessee Titans they will be the most bet on home favorite of the week if this trend continues into kickoff.
The Colts are currently five point favorites over the Titans and are attracting 82 percent of the public betting for this week.
The biggest road favorite this week is the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons hit the road for a divisional game against the Carolina Panthers and they have already clinched the division. That has not stopped the public from jumping on the Falcons as 3.5 point favorites this week. They are currently getting 74 percent of the action. Other teams getting action are the Bears (66%) and the Buccaneers (64%).
Fading the public is essential to making money when betting on the NFL.