Extra eyes on the Gridiron means more betting opportunities. Every stat on every player is available these days, all weighed up against how each opponent is set up to handle them. That’s why Player Props are becoming one of the most popular aspects of NFL Betting now.
We’ll talk you through those and more in our Top 5 types of NFL bets. Let’s go!
An easy one to start. Who wins? Yep, it’s as simple as that.
Nothing else comes into consideration. Are you rollin’ with the favorite or the plucky underdog?
Up to 16 games a week to choose from here. Perfect for an NFL Parlay.
Now we’re making things interesting. It’s no longer just about the winner. Think the Chiefs will beat the Broncos? Sure. But can they cover the spread? Basically, we’re giving the underdog some imaginary points to play with.
Points spreads give us better odds for favorites compared to the moneyline, but now the margin of victory is the crucial factor.
Firstly, always consider the key numbers in football scoring. Three for a Field Goal, seven for a touchdown, 10, 14 and so on. For example, if the spread is set at -6.5, picking the favorite means they need to win by one touchdown or more for you to win.
However, if that line shifts to -7.5 and the favorite wins by exactly a touchdown, then the underdog wins the bet. What looks like a small shift actually requires another scoring drive.
It’s also a good way to bring the underdog onside. Are the high-scoring Dolphins being favored too heavily against a defense you think is a little underrated? If you think the Moneyline is unlikely but can see the little guys keeping it close, this is a great way to go.
Game Totals (Over/Under)
OK, if you thought that was a little complex, then we’ll come back down to earth. Over/Under Game Totals is all about the number of points scored in a game.
Two struggling offenses? Back-up Quarterbacks? Inclement weather? Then you might be expecting a low-scoring game and back the Unders.
Two offenses who don’t quit, going at in a shoot-out? Patched up defenses? Then it’s one for the Overs.
Of course, the game lines are set by sportsbooks taking all these things into consideration. But they’re there for you to study, take advantage of, and make that 50/50 call.
🚨 Some sportsbooks offer sliding scales on Points Spreads and Game Totals. Feeling brave? Move the totals in line with your thoughts to get the very best odds!
This is what football’s all about! You can bet on anything and everything in the NFL, but there’s no better sight than seeing your pick run into the endzone!
There are a number of options, too. Anytime TD scorer is the safest play, but you can get increased odds on the first TD scorer, the next scorer, or a player crossing the line for multiple touchdowns.
If you win big, you can even hit the Griddy yourself.
As we mentioned at the start, Player Props are hugely popular in NFL betting and a same-game parlay is one of the best ways to use them – combining multiple legs to give you better odds.
But we’ll just talk about the individual legs here and all the different options.
Some of the Player Props you’ll find will relate to:
- Passing Yards
- Rushing Yards and Carries
- Receiving Yards and Receptions
Sacks, tackles and interceptions are available too. It’s not all about the offense!
The standard for the above is Over/Unders, but look out for Milestone Props too. For yards, you can choose from 25, 50, 75, 100 and so on. For receptions, it might be 5, 7, 10 etc – there are just so many different ways to get onside with Player Props. We love ‘em!