In betting, the consensus translates to what percentage the general public is taking on each side of a game. Some NFL bettors will always bet with the public
no matter which teams are playing and what the betting trends say. For others, the public is always wrong and they will constantly bet against them when making
their football picks. There is a tendency for people to bet public teams as a result of a team being hyped by sports media because they are consistently winning
straight up. Keep in mind that odds experts are the people who set opening lines with the public in mind, trying to get them to lean in a certain direction.
Sportsbooks use these trends to their advantage when setting the odds and betting lines. This page helps you stay informed by showing the Percentage of Wager
(POW) index. This index helps to educate you on who the public is betting on by showing the perctentage, on average, that was wagered on a team for every $100
bet on games involving that team for the specified season.