Spreads, totals, and futures are all the rage in NFL betting, but season win totals are gaining popularity among NFL bettors. That’s especially the case with the 2011 season just around the corner.
Keep in mind that a listed season win total isn’t a prediction by oddsmakers, but a number designed to attract action on both the ‘over’ and the ‘under’. With that piece of knowledge as a guiding principle, there’s value to be had betting season win totals.
NFL betting is often centered on the spread and the total, but the proliferation of online sportsbooks – and football fantasy leagues – has made proposition betting a go-to for pigskin bettors.
Fantasy football experts have become so saavy with statistics that they can beat the oddsmakers’ player prop odds from week to week. As long as you learn how to pick your spots – and do your research – prop betting can be profitable for you, too.
The pointspread: It’s the grand champion of NFL betting. If a handicapper, oddsmaker, or public bettor is talking about the number, chances are they’re referring to the spread.
The spread dominates NFL betting discourse, but keep in mind sportsbooks also offer moneylines on all the games, and that’s a good thing. Sometimes betting the moneyline is the way to go when wagering the NFL.
Submitted by Mike Pickett on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 18:42
Did you expect the drafting of Cam Newton to move the Carolina Panthers up the NFL futures list? The Panthers did see a change, hitting 100/1 on the Super Bowl futures, up from 125/1 at Bovada, but they still have the same lackluster team that went 2-14 a year ago around Newton. Betting on the Panthers to win anything next year seems like a waste of time, especially if some experts are still wondering if Newton will be the next Matt Ryan or the next JaMarcus Russell.
Submitted by Mike Pickett on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 16:13
Tom Brady has drawn a lot of headlines lately. Unfortunately, those headlines have had nothing to do with the New England quarterback's arm or the fact that his Patriots are currently co-favorites to win Super Bowl XLVI.
Submitted by Mike Pickett on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 09:15
Will the National Football League follow up a highly-rated Super Bowl with a lockout of its players next month? Online sportsbooks are leaning in that direction as the offseason begins.
The oddsmakers at Bovada have “Yes” as the favored side (-300) on the prop wager “Will there be an NFL lockout on March 4th 2011?”. That is when the current collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and its players is set to expire. “No” is the underdog at +200 on that prop bet at Bovada right now.
Submitted by Mike Pickett on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 01:13
The Green Bay Packers rewarded any bettors who put money down on them with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday.
The Packers were a 3-point favorite in the big game and delivered a cover to the Super Bowl betting crowd with a 31-25 win over the Steelers. Aaron Rodgers won MVP honors after a brilliant showing that included 304 passing yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Submitted by Mike Pickett on Sat, 02/05/2011 - 15:49
The Green Bay Packers are heading into Sunday's game as the favorite, but that might not be a good thing according to the Super Bowl trends.
In last year's Super Bowl, the Colts were a 4.5-point favorite against the Saints. That favorite status did little good for the Colts as they were blasted 31-17. Two years earlier the Patriots also failed to get it done as the favorites when they were upset 17-14 by the Giants as 12.5-point chalk.
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