The NFL is one of the most popular sports among handicappers, especially those living in the United States. The main reason why this is the case is that people find this sport incredibly amusing to watc
If you're an avid fan of American football, you can spice up your experience by wagering some money on interesting NFL games. But what are the things you can bet on? Let's see!
NFL Game Markets
Most books will let you bet on the outcome market for all of the NFL matches listed in their offer. Basically, you get to pick which team is going to win the game. Other NFL game markets you will commonly come upon include the following:
- Winning margin
- Point spread
- Half time-full time
- Total points
- Total points scored by Team A
- Total points scored by Team B
- Total points odds/even
- Highest scoring half
Apart from team-related markets, some books also offer betting on individual players. For instance, you can place bets on which player is going to score a touchdown, who is going to make the touchdown pass, and so on.
You can expect to find these markets in sportsbooks' offer not only during the regular NFL season but also during the preseason and the Super Bowl. Apart from letting you bet on individual games, many books also have the so-called futures bets in their offer.
NFL Futures Bets
How these types of bets work is that you place money on bets whose result won't be known until a few weeks or even months in the future. For instance, you can bet on which team is going to win the Super Bowl next January. You can also bet on which two teams are going to finish on top of their Conferences. You can even bet on which team is going to finish at the very bottom.
Of course, NFL futures aren't only available for teams, but players as well. You can bet on which player is going to have the most touchdown to his name after the season is over; who's going to be crowned the MVP of the season; who's going to get the Rookie of the Year Award, etc. You can even bet on which coach is going to be awarded the Best Coach Award.
Finally, there's a whole family of NFL markets that aren't strictly related to the sport itself. In order to win prop bets, you don't need extensive knowledge about American football; you just need a little bit of luck.
These wagers get the most attention during the Super Bowl because that game is a spectacle of its kind. You can bet on things like the exact number of songs that are going to be played during the halftime show or which color the Gatorade shower is going to be. And the best thing about NFL props is that you can create one on your own.