How To Bet On NFL Football

There are three commonly used methods of NFL betting; spread betting, money line betting and over under betting also seen on homepage. Let’s take a quick look at each of them to give you a better understanding of how they work.

NFL Spread Betting

The most popular among the three is Spread Betting, where the odds maker sets a number of points for the favored team. There are two ways a bettor can choose to place bets. In order for the favored team to win, they need to win by more than the number of points set. An example of this would be the spread set on the team favored by 4.5 points. For the bet on the favored team on the spread to win, they need to get more than 4.5 points (5 points or more) another way to win the bet on the spread is by betting on the underdog. For the underdog to win the bet on the spread they need to lose by less than the point set, in this case, the underdog must lose by less than 4.5 points (4 points or less) or win the game outright.

NFL Money Line Betting

NFL Money Line Betting is another popular betting option for NFL games. This is preferred by beginner bettors, since it is a simple and easy betting method. It basically involves choosing the team that will win the game. Both the favored team and the underdogs will have odds set on them to win the game, whoever wins the game, gets the bet.

NFL Over Under Betting

Next to spread betting, over under betting is the most popular type of NFL betting. This type is also known as “Game Total Betting.” It is less preferred by beginning bettors due to the fact that it can be a little bit confusing. With this type of betting, the oddsmaker sets a number of points, which they believe will be the most likely total scores combined for both teams all throughout the entire game, including overtime if needed. How bettors make their bet is by choosing over or under the set combined points. For example, if the oddsmaker sets the total number of both teams to 45 and you bet on over, the total score for both teams should be 46 or more such as 22-26.5. However, if you bet on under, their total scores should be below 44 points like 17-12.

As mentioned earlier, there are other types of NFL betting aside from these. The first one is prop betting, which is something that has less to do with the actual results of the game. There are a wide range of proposition bets that can be placed, starting from each player’s performance to team total wins, exacts scores and more. You can place a prop bet on the team you think will have the best chance of becoming the division winners at the end of the regular season. There are also some books that allow a bettor to place prop bets on who will win the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards.

Sports books also sets numbers in the regular season total wins for each NFL team. Bettors can choose to bet over or under the amount set. This would be an example of a pre-season NFL prop bet. For an individual game performance, a bettor can place a bet on how a player performs within the game. The range of prop bets for NFL betting is nearly limitless.


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