Online Betting Guide

Football Betting

American Football Betting

Football is the most watched and most popular sport in the United States and a sport that draws in some of the biggest action of all sporting events around the world.

What makes wagering on this sport easier for the punter is a full week’s worth of preparation between games.

In other popular sports like basketball, lines typically open literally the night before a game, which seriously limits the amount of research and line shopping a bettor can do. Online betting sites make their football lines available as early as Sunday nights, meaning even the earliest game of the week is a full four days away.

The two biggest football leagues in the USA are the National Football League and NCAA Football.

Read more about those two hugely popular leagues and how to bet and profit on them from our betting guides below:

NCAA Football Betting
NFL Betting Guide

Latest NFL and football betting news & tips


Strategies for football betting

There is a cliché in the sportsbook industry that says that bettors who concentrate on line shopping win more often than bettors who spend hours handicapping teams and contests.

This is an example of the kind of advice normally found in a basic search for betting tips on the internet or on message boards.

This type of thing is obvious to even the most novice gambler – shopping for the best price is good strategy when you buy milk – it’s probably just as good of an idea when placing $20 on the Cowboys to cover.

Digging a little deeper than the standard wagering advice for football means looking at a little bit of mathematics, thinking different about statistics, and managing your wagers according to slightly different methods than those commonly used by sports bettors. Avoiding the clichés (“QBs win football games”) usually means avoiding the mistakes of less successful gamblers.

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It should be clear by this point that consistently successful football betting is difficult, requiring a lot of homework by way of statistical research and line shopping at sportsbooks.

Plenty of value exists in NFL matchups, particularly for gamblers who know how to handicap and hunt for the best deal for their wager.

Implementing proper bankroll management, using an Internet sportsbook that adds value to that bankroll, and doing proper statistical research will help anyone become a smarter NFL bettor.