NFL Football Betting Guide

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The best way to enjoy NFL action on Sundays is by sitting back and placing bets on every game, every moment; every play. NFL betting for real money intensifies the action, pumping up the pressure on every play. When football players are putting everything on the line, you too can stake something at Bodog Sportsbook. This is the way NFL football was meant to be enjoyed.


Learning about online betting on the NFL is the first step to potentially capitalising on a great season. The second step is making your first Bodog deposit (preferably with Bitcoin) and determining how to place a bet on the NFL. We offer several ways to bet on football, with everything from point spread betting to futures. Learn how each NFL wager works below.



How to Place a Bet on NFL

NFL Futures Betting

Before the NFL season, everyone wants to know who is the favourite to win the Super Bowl. Who hoists the Lombardi trophy and who will win NFL MVP? That's where futures come in. NFL Futures let you bet on all the season ending awards NFL players and teams fight for. It also may be the easiest way to place a bet on NFL action.

Keep in mind all bets are action when it comes to futures betting, meaning if any injuries or suspensions happen, your bet is still locked in.

You can bet on Super Bowl odds and learn more about Super Bowl Betting on our odds page.



NFL Point Spread Betting

In most NFL games, one team generally has the better odds of winning: the favourite. To even the playing field between the favourite and the underdog, point spreads establish the number of points the favourite must win by. The underdog can lose by this spread and still win the bet. In the event of a 3.5-point spread, the favourite must win by at least 4 points to cover the spread, and the underdog can lose by 3 or fewer points and still pay its backers.

From week 1 through the playoffs to the Super Bowl, you'll have a spread to bet on in the NFL. Every matchup will decide how big or small the spread will be. The more talented teams tend to have the larger spread, while the bad teams tend to be big underdogs. 

Check the NFL odds every week by Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET and you'll have a slew of odds for the upcoming weekend. Keep in mind you may see some odds off the board if marquee player injuries are unkown. You'll have to wait until later in the week or even just before kickoff.


Learn more about NFL Point Spread Betting.



NFL Moneyline Betting

Moneyline wagers let you pick the winner of a game, with no spread attached. You'll be paid out based on the odds attached to each team.


Learn more about NFL Moneyline Betting.



NFL Totals Betting

Totals betting lets you wager on how many points both teams will score in a game. When you receive the total on a game, (for example: 43.5 points between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears) you can wager on whether the game will go OVER or UNDER the total.


Learn more about NFL Totals Betting.


For more information on how to bet on the NFL, each wager has an extended page, which will guide you on how to place the bet in detail. If you’re still unsure, our customer service team is available 24/7 by phone and chat.




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What Is The Best Way To Bet On NFL?

That very much depends on your preference, and the game or games in question. Sometimes, straight betting on the moneyline is the best bet, whereas a parlay is for those who fancy more than one leg.


Should I Bet Over Or Under In NFL Betting?

Again, this depends on the game in question and whether you think there are going to be a lot of points scored or not. A defensive looking game may be best to opt for the unders.


Should I Ever Bet On The Underdog In NFL?

They are underdogs for a reason, but that doesn’t mean they always lose. If you think a team shouldn’t be underdogs, then feel free to bet on them on the moneyline. If you think their odds against the spread are a little out, spread betting is the way to go.


Do NFL Games Usually Land Over Or Under?

Wouldn’t that be easy? The idea of the over/under bet is that the trader hopes to have placed the line on the exact score. It’s your job to try and predict one way or another.


Should I Double My Wager After A Loss On NFL?

That’s called chasing, and we don’t advise it. Instead, take a look at the form and head on over to to see if our tips can help you win next time.


Is Crypto Betting Best For The NFL?

100%. Crypto betting is without question the best way to bet on the NFL. You are given better bonuses, secure deposits and faster payouts.


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