Bet on NFL Football
Before you can bet on NFL football, you must understand
the different types of lines. The spread tells us
who is favored, who is an underdog and more. When
you are betting on NFL football you utilize a point
spread, but there is normally a money line as well.
A point spread is the number of points a team is favored
by or over. The point spread can also be used for
game point totals. Following are a couple examples
of the point spread and the money line.
For example, if the line was the Giants -8 against
the Steelers, the spread is 8. In this example, the
Giants are favored by 8 and the Steelers are an underdog
by 8. If you bet the Giants, you are laying 8 points,
which means the Giants must win by 8 or more otherwise
you lose your bet. If you took the Steelers, you are
getting 8 points. You would win or push your bet as
long as the Steelers won or did not lose by more than
The money line allows you to bet on the winner straight
up without any points. In our example above, the Giants
would be about a $4.00 favorite. If you knew the Giants
were going to win, but unsure by how much, you could
bet them on the money line. By doing so, in this example,
you would need to bet $4.00 for every $1.00 you wanted
to win—so a $20 wager returns a $5 profit. You
win your wager if the Giants win by any amount.
In NFL wagering, you can also bet on the total number
of points scored by each team as well. This is known
as the totals line. For example, the total in our
example game might be 38. If you bet the over, you
need both teams to score 38 or more points combined.
If you take the under, you need both teams to combine
for 38 or fewer points.
This concludes our tutorial on how to bet on NFL
football. If you are ready to start betting, check
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