The National Football League (NFL) is not only one of the world’s most popular sports, it has also become one of the most popular sports to bet on, with various forms of NFL betting available to all types of bettors.
Football betting covers a wide range of options for casual and serious players alike.
Players can bet on single NFL matches, which include Moneyline, Over/Under and ‘Points Spread’ bets, while the futures market lets players bet on longer term outcomes, including Divisional, Conference and Super Bowl winners way in advance.
These ‘futures’ NFL odds tend to fluctuate based on performance, so an early Super Bowl bet can lead to big wins.
All American betting odds are shown with winning C$100 in mind, with a minus sign representing the favorite and a plus sign representing the underdog.
So for instance a -150/+150 means that C$150 must be bet to win C$100 on the favorite, while a C$100 bet would win C$150 on the underdog.
NFL Betting Odds
When betting on weekly matches in the NFL, the best way to make long term profits is to be selective with your picks, betting on every single game will most likely end in the bettor making losses.
Checking out the latest information available is paramount when formulating a bet, with team form, injuries and other factors all playing large parts in the NFL odds that you will see on offer. Betting on the ‘Moneyline’ is the easiest option for weekly games, with a simple win prediction required.
Better odds can be found on the favorite via the ‘Points Spread’ betting markets, which adds points to the underdogs score at the end of a game or removes points from the favourites. This gives many more options and levels the playing field between mismatched teams, making for more exciting betting.
A useful alternative to the Points Spread bet is an ‘Over/Unders’ Total Points bet, which is simply a bet on the total combined scores by the two playing teams. Several totals are given as betting options, with the player picking whether the total score will be above or below that line.
NFL Betting Tips
The grand finale to the NFL season is of course the Superbowl, with millions of dollars worth of NFL betting taking place in one of the biggest sporting events on the planet.
As well as the standard betting markets that have been mentioned above, there are plenty of other markets added for the big event, including MVP betting (“Most Valuable Player”) and First Touchdown scorer for example.
A lot of bookmaking companies will add novelty or “prop” bets to add some extra fun, with everything from half time singer’s hair colour to who the MVP will thank first among the many NFL odds available.
In terms of NFL betting tips there are plenty of websites devoted to the sport, with detailed analysis and stats on all teams and games played, along with plenty of expert opinions.
Using these reference points can give players an early edge in the ‘futures’ markets, when early betting on Divisional, Conference and especially on Super Bowl Bets, is more likely to give favourable odds to players, before a kick or throw has been made.
Also keep an eye on any enhanced odds or special offers on football betting as this can also be a great way to boost potential winnings later down the line.