From the regular season through to the intense playoff action in the postseason, there is no heavier backed sport in North America than football betting. Gripping punters not only from the USA and Canada, but with massive global popularity as well, NFL football markets are extensive.
From the NFL match outrights to football spreads and through to some fascinating and creative prop bets, punters are never short of variety when it comes to NFL odds.
The new season of NFL football betting gets underway each Autumn with the battles for position within the AFC and NFC conferences ensuing as teams try to get through to the postseason.
Rivalries are renewed each season in divisional battles from the first kick-off, which comes the first weekend after Labor Day, right through to the Super Bowl.
Punters have opportunities to look at a lot of pre-season football odds as bookmakers offer futures markets such as Divisional and Conference winners. A pick can be made for that season’s Super Bowl champions before the first ball of a season is kicked off in anger.
At the level of match betting for football in Canada the most popular approach is just to look at the money lines for fixtures. Bookmakers price up markets well in advance of an NFL match, giving punters plenty of time to assess stats and watch the markets for their sports betting.
The money line, a simple call on the winner of a match is a quick, easy approach for NFL football betting. Another popular market for wagering for NFL odds is football spreads. That pushes for potentially more favorable odds. That’s because it sets conditions of what points margin a favorite will win by in a match, or what points margin an underdog can defend.
It’s a big exciting angle for football betting but at the end of the day, that is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to available football betting markets. There are points totals, winning margins and quarter betting and a whole host more.
Some punters like to dig deeper into the NFL football markets to look at game props. These are bets which focus on what certain players in the match may produce in terms of statistics.
Examples of that are Over/Under on Passing Yards in a match for a quarterback or for Receiving Yards by a running back.
Props on American football betting is where sports betting gets really nuanced. But they do add tremendous variety beyond the money lines and football spreads that are commonly used.
There are also long term futures for the season, such as making a call on the Regular Season MVP or Coach Of The Year.
Money lines in football betting are the main market prices set by a bookmaker on the teams to win the match. A minus odds quote, say -150 is how much needs to be staked to win $100. An underdog will have something like a +200 quote, which means that if you bet $100 then you would win $200.
Live football betting is hugely popular and once a match has started, then a whole host of new wagering opportunities appear. That could be as fine as what happens on the next drive, or simply which team will score next in the match. Live NFL markets add an exciting dimension.
To bet on the NFL simply study a bit of form and select the NFL odds listed for the particular option that you want within the sportsbook. Bookmakers make the process simple, clear and easy to get sports betting done.
When it comes to the markets that are available for NFL football, there is no difference to be found. For the teams involved in the NFL playoffs then there is a lot more at stake once the season boils down to a knock-out scenario, often creating more intense and tighter matches.