The NFL Schedule

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How to Bet on NFL Games

Betting on NFL may seem as simple as finding a game and placing a bet, but having the right strategy in place first is essential. If it’s your first-time betting or you need a refresher, try these four steps to get you started.

  1. Find a Reputable Sportsbook

    Find a legitimate sportsbook that suits you. Our team of experts have put in the hours to find the best NFL betting sites that are safe, secure, and fully licensed to use. Head to our shortlist above to find a selection of reputable sites and register to get started.

  2. Get to Know Your Bet Types

    When it comes to NFL games, you can bet against the spread, take the moneyline, or choose totals. On top of that, online NFL betting sites will list a series of props, futures, as well as parlays for more ambitious bettors. It’s good to have an understanding of each before you place a bet – we’ll be covering them all a little later on.

  3. Look for Weekly Edges

    Instead of betting on every game in the season, look for those that offer a favorable betting line. This could mean taking the time each week to research a team’s playing style or how position groups might perform against one another. The more that you know about the teams and players, the better bet you’ll make.

  4. Manage Your Bankroll

    One of the golden rules of gambling is to only bet with money you can afford to lose. Set yourself an amount that you want to bet with and stick to it. An NFL season is usually 17-weeks long, and most experts recommend only risking 2-5% of your bankroll per bet. That way even if you have a bad week, you can still bet throughout the season.

What are Betting Lines

NFL betting lines are information tables that give sports betting odds on an individual game. Each line will usually list the spread, the moneyline, and the total points in the match (over/under), with odds that users can bet on. The line describes the odds available for a game, also known as a game line.

How Do You Read Betting Lines?

Start by classifying the two teams – positive (+) odds will be shown for the underdog and negative (-) odds for the favorite. The betting line will have several columns next to the teams: the first column is for the point spread, the second is for the moneyline, and the third is for total match points (over/under). These are all the most common types of NFL bet to place and so are grouped for easy access.

In the example below, the line shows that the Chiefs are the favorites and the Texans are the underdogs. If you’re betting on the point spread, you have two options. The first is to bet on the Chiefs -9.5, and your bet would be paid out if they went on to win by 10 or more points. Alternatively, you could bet on the Texans +9.5. In this case, they’d simply have to lose by less than 10 points for the bet to pay out as a winner. The moneyline is an outright bet on the winning side, and the totals column shows the combined points forecasted in a match with the option of betting over (O) or under (U) that amount.

Reading a line can take some practice – for more on each bet type, see our lowdown of the most popular NFL wagers below.

NFL Bet Types

There’s no shortage of bets when it comes to the NFL. Take a closer look at the most common types of wagers for a textbook introduction into each.

NFL Betting Sites FAQ

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