What is the Top Sharp Consensus?

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The first question tends to be…isn’t this the same as the KB Consensus? The answer is no. The KB Consensus analytic looks at the percentage of sharp bettors on one side of a wager compared to the other. The “Top Sharp Consensus” analytic looks at ONLY the top 10 bettors, active in each sport for the current day, and tracks what they are wagering on. When three or more bettor in the top 10 agree on specific wagers, with no more than one top 10 sharp bettor disagreeing, a Sharp Consensus alert is triggered. The table below will track those situations for the purposes of monitoring Premium Play and Just Missed Premium Play angles.

For something to qualify as a Premium Play, it must have a Top Sharp Consensus count of 3-0 or better (i.e. 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 9-0, 10-0). A 3-0 Top Sharp Consensus count means that three of the top 10 sharp bettors in action for a specific day in that sport are placing the same wager…with nobody in the top 10 wagering on the other side.

While Premium Plays have no contradiction within the top 10 sharp players in action, “Just Missed” Premium Plays allow one contradiction. “Just Missed” Premium Plays will have Sharp Consensus counts of 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, etc. What that means is, in the case of a 3-1 count, that there are three bettors in the top 10 on one side of a wager and one bettor in the top 10 on the other side.

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ANALYTIC NOTICE: Analytics are provided to give you access to information that you otherwise would not be able to obtain publicly.

Analytics ARE NOT DESIGNED NOR INTENDED to tell you what to bet. Analytics are provided to make you a more informed bettor when handicapping and making your wagering decisions.

If you are placing a wager simply because the wager shows up within an analytic or alert, you are using the information incorrectly, outside its intended use, and opening yourself up to unnecessary risk.

While some analytics and information covers sharp action, it should be noted that sharp action can occur for many reasons beyond sharp money feeling a wager has value. Sharp bettors frequently wager for the purposes of middling, arbitrage, hedging, buyouts and more. Analytics do not discern why sharp money is betting, they just report that sharp money is betting. Just because something shows as “sharp” should not be construed as meaning the wager has value 100% of the time. A wager showing as sharp should also not be construed as a best bet, regardless of the reading within the analytic. The best sharp bettors have a win percentage of 54-56% (betting spreads), not the 60-100% that many touts and other unsavory sports gambling industry jerkoffs (technical term) may want to portray.

Good luck in your action!