NFL Football Betting Guide

 

NFL Football Betting Guide

 

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BET ON THE NFL

 

 

NFL betting 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 determining the best way to bet. We offer several ways to bet on football, with everything from point spread betting to round robins. Learn how each NFL wager works below.

 

 

How to Bet on NFL Football

 

NFL Point Spread Betting
NFL Moneyline Betting
NFL Totals Betting
NFL Prop Betting
NFL Parlay Betting
NFL Futures Betting
NFL Teaser Betting
NFL Buying Points
NFL Round Robin Betting

 

 

NFL Point Spread Betting

 

In most games, there’s one team that has greater odds of winning: the favourite. In order to even the playing field between the favourite and the underdog, point spreads establish a margin of victory that 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.

 

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NFL Moneyline Betting

 

The moneyline lets you simply pick the winner of a game, with no spread attached. The odds attached to each team are the odds you’ll be paid out with if your team wins.

 

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NFL Totals Betting

 

Instead of predicting the game winner, like you’d do on the moneyline and spread, totals betting lets you bet on how offensive or defensive a game will be. Pre-game, oddsmakers pick a total number of points to be scored between both teams; you guess if the actual number of points will go over or under that number.

 

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NFL Prop Betting

 

Another way to bet on NFL beyond picking the winning team of a game is through prop betting. Proposed by oddsmakers, props are side bets that enrich the betting experience. These bets could be based on something that happens throughout the entire season, like whether or not a team will make the playoffs. They can also be based on individual player stats, like will a star quarterback break passing records this season or whether or not he'll throw for at least one touchdown in a game. When the Super Bowl approaches, the props market explodes with options, so be sure to keep an eye on it to scoop up some value bets.

 

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NFL Parlay Betting

 

There are two types of people in NFL wagering: those who prefer the safety of making individual bets, and those who like to link bets together for a chance to win a massive payout. People in the latter group look to parlays for their bets. A parlay lets you link together up to 12 different lines. They have to all come through for you to win the monster payout in the end. 

 

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NFL Futures Betting

 

Delayed gratification certainly pays out in the NFL betting world. Trying to predict a long-term outcome in the futures market, like which team will win the Super Bowl, requires patience, but there’s a lot more value than if you try to pick the winner the day of The Big Game.

 

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NFL Teaser Betting

 

If you like the idea of parlaying lines together, but want the comfort of reduced risk, teasers are for you. This “add on” feature lets you shift the point spread in your favour by 6, 6.5 or 7 points. For example, a 7-point teaser applied to a line where the New England Patriots are 12-point favourites on the spread would make them 5-point favourites, which is much more attainable.  Just keep in mind, in addition to reducing the risk, it also reduces the payout.

 

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NFL Buying Points

 

Like teasers, buying points reduces risk by shifting the spread in your favour. But instead of systematically shifting all the lines in a parlay by 6 to 7 points, you are buying a half-point at a time on individual bets. You could take the Atlanta Falcons for —7.5 on the spread, and change it to—7 by buying a half-point.

 

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NFL Round Robin Betting

 

Round robin betting covers all possible outcomes for the lines you want to bet by breaking them into parlays. For example, if you want to include the following three lines on your bet slip: Atlanta Falcons —7, Seattle Seahawks —3, and Cincinnati Bengals —6, you can improve your chances of success by using a round robin. This popular bet breaks the lines into three two-team parlays:

 

Atlanta Falcons —7
Seattle Seahawks —3

 

Atlanta Falcons —7
Cincinnati Bengals —6

 

Seattle Seahawks —3
Cincinnati Bengals —6

 

With this round robin, hitting just one winning parlay would almost make your money back.  

 

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