How To Bet On The NFL

Published on September 28, 2022, 3:55 pm
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With the latest NFL season having kicked off and in full flow, football fans are already experiencing an unpredictable ride to Super Bowl LVII.

Buffalo Bills lead the NFL betting market, closely followed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas Chiefs. Yet, like any sport, there are teams that could spring a surprise to emerge as shock winners.

Los Angeles Rams, triumphed last year as outside candidates. So is this season too much of a challenge for bettors to back teams chasing the ultimate sporting prize in the US?

Those who have utilized their NFL knowledge on bets are enjoying the thrills and spills this campaign. But with the NFL throwing up the unexpected, there are bound to be newbies to sportsbooks.

Josh Allen’s The MVP Favorite

There’s been a huge swing towards online sports betting in recent years, because of the convenience to place bets online from a computer or cell phone. This has revolutionized the betting industry, with new markets and ways to bet.

A sportsbook provides NFL fans with a plethora of betting options, which include futures markets, live betting options as well as alternative spreads and totals on each NFL game.

A popular area for those who want to explore individual player markets is betting on the identity of the Most Valuable Player (MVP), with Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen heavily backed this term.

Competitive odds, lucrative bonuses, a user-friendly interface and popular mobile apps are ideal sportsbook interfaces for NFL bettors.

Ease Of Placing NFL Bets

Newcomers to sport betting tend to initially worry about making a mistake. Yet the process becomes so much easier once you have placed a few bets.

To get going you need to pick a sport betting site or two, so research these and you may well be enticed by a welcome offer. You will be asked to register, which determines that you are old enough to legally gamble.

Take your time when you place your first bet. Then you will need to enter your stake (the amount you want to bet). If you are happy with the odds just hit the button to confirm your bet and sit back to wait for the result.

Watching how your bet fares is when the excitement and fun begin. As you become more adept at NFL bets then be aware that some generous NFL betting odds can be very appealing, especially with betting promotions such as FanDuel Sportsbook’s up to $1,000 risk-free bet. It is best to consider your own expertise and knowledge rather than chasing an outlandish bet for a potentially high profit.

NFL bets can be neatly divided into six main areas:

  • Futures Markets
    These are long-term wagers with ever-changing odds. For example, you can back Conference and Division champions as well as the Super Bowl LVII winner.
  • Live Betting
    Once the contest has kicked off, you can wager in real-time with various bets concentrating on the quarters and halves. Options include the team with the most rushing yards or the most points in that timeframe. Punters who spot an opportunity can also back the outcome of drives – such as field goals, punts, touchdowns and turnovers.
  • The Moneyline
    The easiest bet to understand as you back whichever side you believe will win. The odds are negative for favorites and positive for underdogs.
  • Prop Betting
    This is a side wager on a game, which can be a bet on player performance, the team or the game overall.
  • Spread Betting
    The point spread is a number that is set to reflect an expected margin of victory.
  • Totals & Over / Under Betting
    A wager on the total combined points that both teams will score in the game. A benchmark number, known as the total, is set with bettors choosing the total points to be either over or under that number at the end of the game.

NFL fans tend to be passionate about football. But any NFL bettor should consider expert opinions, the history between the teams as well as player injuries before placing their stake if they want to potentially back winners.

NFL Games Coming Up

24 NovemberThanksgiving Football
25 DecemberChristmas Day Football
14-16 JanuaryWildcard Weekend
21-22 JanuaryDivisional Round
29 JanuaryConference Championships
12 FebruarySuper Bowl LVII
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