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NFL Preseason Betting Success Comes Down to Knowing Real Insider Info

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics are already winding down, and the baseball regular season does not mean much either to teams other than those currently in playoff races. That means most betting eyes are focused on football season, both college and pro.

While college football teams are still busy getting ready to kick off the regular season in a few weeks, the NFL preseason is already underway with many players fighting for roster spots and coaches also trying to avoid losing starters to injury before Week 1. That begs the question, is the NFL preseason really worth betting on? It depends on what you know and what type of information you can get before wagering on the games.

Keep in mind, these are exhibition games that mean virtually nothing to the teams involved other than serving as dress rehearsals for the regular season. But betting on NFL preseason games can be profitable if you know which key players will on the field and for how long. Plus, some teams have a lot more depth than others, and that could be the difference between cashing a winning ticket and losing your money.

Most Vegas bettors who succeed betting on the NFL preseason have a good idea what the quarterback rotations will be, which is why it makes sense to hang around sportsbooks prior to kick-off of the games and listen to what people are saying. If a guy you trust has a tip on a particular player or matchup, follow his lead and bet that side. That obviously does not mean he will be right every time, but if he is wagering on preseason games regularly, there must be a reason for that.

In addition, coaching records are a huge tool that can help you win when betting in the preseason. Did you know Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings is 9-1 straight-up and 8-2 against the spread in two-plus seasons as head coach? Zimmer seems to take the preseason more seriously than other coaches around the league, so keep that in mind heading into the next round of games on Thursday and throughout the weekend.