NFL Football Betting Guide

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The 2019-2020 season is underway, and the best way to enjoy NFL action on Sundays 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.


Knowing that you want to get into online betting on the NFL is the first step to potentially capitalizing on a great season. The second step is making your first Bovada 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 favorite 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 simplest way how to place a bet on NFL action.

For the 2019-2020 NFL season, the New England Patriots lead the odds to win Super Bowl 54 at +700. That means when you bet $100 on Tom Brady and crew to take it all, you'll win $700 for $800 total. But keep in mind all bets are action when it comes to futures betting, meaning if any injuries or suspensions happen to Brady or anyone else on the 53-man roster, your bet is still locked in.

You can bet on Super Bowl 2020 Betting 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 but up 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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