The regular NFL season will be starting in on September 5, 2019. Therefore, right now is the perfect time to practice your NFL Betting skills with the NFL Preseason. However, NFL football is not very common in Korea even though it is very popular in the United State. Thus, we thought it was a good idea to publish a betting tutorial on How to Bet on NFL Football.
This tutorial on How to Bet on NFL Football is meant for people that are new to NFL betting. However, veteran NFL bettors can use this guide to help them understand specific aspects of NFL wagering. Furthermore, our sports betting tutorial will explain all the different ways you can bet on the NFL in detail. If you are brand new to betting and don’t understand odds, you will benefit from reading this tutorial.
How to Bet on Different NFL Betting Options
Betting on Single NFL Games
When you first login to your NFL betting account to place your football betting pick, go to the NFL section. The first betting options you will see are Point Spread Betting, Money Line Betting and Total Bets. These are the main type of bets available for the NFL.
Here is an example of NFL betting odds that we will use for this tutorial:
|Teams||Point Spread||Money Line||Totals|
|Atlanta Falcons||-9 (-110)||-200||49.5 (-110)o|
|Miami Dolphins||+9 (-110)||+150||49.5 (-110)u|
Betting on the NFL Point Spread
The most popular bet on the NFL is the point spread. It is a type of side bet that equalizes the chance of winning a wager. The NFL Odds for a team will be shown with a – or + symbol in front of it. Thus, it shows whether a team is a favorite or an underdog with the – being the favorite team.
An NFL point spread is basically a bet that equalizes the chance of winning a wager. This is done by giving a point advantage to the underdog. Thus, in the above example, the point spread is -9 for the Falcons. This means that in order to win that bet, Falcons have to win by more than 9 points.
On the other hand, if you bet the point spread on the Dolphins, there is two ways to win your bet. The first is if they win the game and the second is if they to lose by less than 9 points. The-110 you see in the sports betting odds represents the commission by the sportsbook. Thus, the sportsbook gets a 10% commission for taking your bet. If the commission was -115, it would mean they take a 15% commission.
Betting on the NFL Money Line
Betting on the NFL Money Line is straight forward. It just means that you bet on the winner of the matchup. However, since the Falcons are the favorite team, you have to bet more money to win less. Thus, they have -200 betting odds which mean you have to bet $200 to win $100. On the other hand, if you bet on the Miami Dolphins at +150, you bet $100 to win $150.
Betting on the NFL Totals
Betting on the NFL Totals is also very simple and is another popular type of football bet. This is where you bet on whether the final score will be higher or lower than the shown number. Thus, if you bet on over at 49.5, you are betting that the combined final score will be 49f.5 points.