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Raw passing yardage is less important than passing the ball efficiently. The former may be a by-product of a losing side being allowed garbage time success, while the latter is more indicative of a side moving the chains.
Wins are obviously key, but large numbers of narrow victories are often driven by good fortune, rather than good play. Similarly: match-ups are often neglected. A team that cannot stop the run may have difficulty against a ground based attack and strength of schedule can vary greatly, especially early in a season. Teams can often rack up wins against bad teams and struggle against playoff contenders: an indicator of short term success and weak playoff prospects.
Weather conditions should be intelligently factored in. High winds make passing difficult and scoring may be low, but wet weather can encourage turnovers, often in threatening areas of the field.
Shop around for best prices and don’t leave potential winnings behind by taking poorer odds - our NFL expert picks will help to sift the essential from the trivial.
What is the NFL Moneyline?
In an NFL moneyline pick you need to find the winning team. Overtime counts, but if a regular season game ultimately remains tied, the wager is a push and stakes are returned.
In the AFC Championship game, strongly favored Kansas City were -322 and the underdog Bengals were +263. A $100 wager on KC returns $31.06 of profit, compared to $263 profit if, as happened, Cincinnati caused the upset.
Deciding on the favorite is often easy, but our handicappers at OnlineBetting.com will help to quantify that superiority, using repeatable team performance metrics and scheduling situations to avoid poor value bets and develop a long-term return.
NFL Picks Against the Spread
A spread bet gives the underdog an advantage to manufacture a near 50/50 bet.
Kansas City were given a -7 start and were priced at -106, resulting in a $94.36 profit to a $100 stake if successful, compared to the Bengals slightly shorter price of -112, which returned $89.29.
Again, overtime and a possible push comes into play.
Small rule changes and aggressive 4th down play have altered the spread betting landscape but grow your knowledge with expert advice on key winning margin numbers, how coaches react in-game when winning or losing and home field advantage with us.
What are Over/Under bets?
Another near 50/50 bet which is decided after overtime if needed, where you choose if the total points scored by both sides will fall over or under a number.
KC and Cincinnati had a total that was set at 54.5 points and odds of -109 for both the under and the over. A push wasn’t possible because on this occasion there was a half point in the spread and a winning wager returned $91.74 of profit to a $100 stake.
Often a volatile, weather and team selection dependent market that’s built around the scoring rates of the offense and the concession rates of the defense, find out more about the Over/Under with OnlineBetting.com.
...and what is a Parlay Bet?
A parlay bet takes two or more wagers and combines them in an accumulator. Each leg of the bet must be successful (or at least be a push) and the winnings from one leg is rolled onto the next leg.
It is very likely that parlay bets will have a long-term negative expected value, but they can result in large payouts on relatively small stakes.
A two-fold accumulator with each separate bet priced as a coin toss at 100 would return $30 of profit to a $10 stake or $150 if four legs were included.
Same game parlays , which combine events from a single event are now common place, but the cumulative odds are often reduced to reflect the correlated nature of such wagers. Essentially a fun bet, but to get the sharpest wagers for each leg follow our expert advice.
There are numerous NFL betting sites around the world that offer markets. It is always best to use a respected brand based in a licensed territory. We’ve handpicked some of the best NFL betting sites to use on this page. Focus your attention on operators who offer large payout percentages, excellent customer experience and plenty of special offers and boosts.
Exact numbers are hard to come by, but it is estimated that nearly $100 billion is wagered on the NFL yearly. Americans bet over $6.8 billion on last year’s Super Bowl alone, according to the American Gaming Association. That was a 15% increase from the previous year.
Almost every online sportsbook will offer NFL spreads, totals, moneylines, and prop markets because the NFL is one of the most bet-on sports in the world. Finding where to bet on the NFL is easy. Finding an online NFL sportsbook that is right for us can be trickier – see our full list of NFL sportsbook reviews to help you with that here.
Yes, absolutely. As long as you are based in a territory where a particular sportsbook holds a license, and betting is legal in your country, you are free to enjoy NFL betting. It’s always worth checking whether or not there are any local, state or national restrictions.
Want to know how to bet on NFL games? It’s as simple as finding a sportsbook, signing up, depositing, and placing a bet. Users should only use books they feel comfortable with and remember that having accounts on multiple sportsbooks can also be beneficial.
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