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The latest NFL betting odds will will give you a chance to place wagers on every game throughout the season. There are thirty four teams, sixteen games a piece, and a new betting line for each one of them. With these lines you will be able to enjoy the best that football has to offer, all the while making the game an interactive experience. The latest NFL betting lines will transform football, an already exciting sport, into something even better. The most recent odds are found through each of the major sportsbooks, and we will show you one of the best that we have found for the Latest Odds for Betting NFL Games.
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NFL Betting Odds
Types Of NFL Betting Lines & Odds
When glancing at the odds available through online sportsbooks, there are three main betting lines you will see listed for almost every game. These include the spread, moneyline, and total or over/under. These are fairly basic betting lines however if you’ve never bet the sport before, you may not know what’s going on. Below, we’re going to detail the main types of betting as well as give examples of how each type works and how those bets end up as winners.
NFL Betting Against The Spread – By far, this is the most common, most popular type of wager when it comes to NFL betting. Point spreads are basically a way of handicapping the contest in an effort to level the playing field between teams of different calibers. We all know that the New England Patriots are a far superior club to the Cincinnati Bengals, however with the spread, they are equal. When betting the spread, you need to know that the team with the negative number is the favored team and the team with the positive number is the underdog. When a team is favored, that means in order to win against the spread, they must not only win the game, they must do so by a certain number of points.
For instance, a game between the two aforementioned teams, the Partiots and Bengals, would probably have a spread of 7 to 8 points in favor of the Patriots. The game line would look like, New England Patriots (-7) vs. Cincinnati Bengals. The minus 7 means that the Patriots are essentially down 7 points when the game kicks off. The Patriots would need to win by 8 or more points in order for the spread to be graded in their favor. Oppositely, the Bengals would need to win the game, or lose by no less than 6 points in order for the spread to be graded in their favor. And, because there are no half points involved, the possibility of a push comes into play if the margin of victory is exactly 7 points. You need to know that it is possible for the Patriots to win the game but still lose against the spread. An example of that would be the Patriots winning by a 20-14 final score. The Patriots beat the Bengal straight up, but because they only won by 6, bettors of the Bengals would be the ones cashing in.
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NFL Moneyline Betting – If you don’t like wagering on point spreads and don’t want to bet against your favorite team then we recommend taking the Moneyline. Perhaps the simplest of all wagers, the moneyline deals strictly with the winner and loser of the game with no points coming into play. This is a great option when you really feel as though the upset is going to occur, or just aren’t confident that a team will cover the spread. Oddsmakers are really good at their job but every now and then they throw a gift out there. It’s your job as a sports bettor to recognize where they’ve made a mistake and take full advantage of it. The best part about moneylines is that they can really pay big when you have two teams playing each that aren’t considered to be on the same level.
The best example of this would be the Carolina Panthers taking on a juggernaut like the Pittsburgh Steelers. Just speculating, oddsmakers would probably set a spread on this game with the Steelers being favored anywhere from 7 to 10 points however that doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the Steelers are a decided favorite in the contest. With a spread like that, the moneyline would probably look like, Pittsburgh (-210) vs. Carolina (+250). Just like with the spreads, the negative number is favored and the positive number is the underdog. Bettors taking the Steelers are in a position where they would have to wager $2.10 just to win $1 however Panthers bettors stand to make $2.50 for every $1 wagered. Of course, for either side to win the wager, their team must win. Odds of the Steelers winning are obviously better than that of the Panthers however on any given Sunday… well, you know the rest.
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NFL Over/Under Betting Odds – In the most simplest terms possible, NFL over/unders are the pre-determined point total between both teams in a game. This is a great option for games which have a tough spread, or games in which you don’t care about either team. Oddsmakers due their diligence in researching trends, statistics and more relating to both teams to then formulate an expected point total. The offer this number up as a baseline figure for which you can then determine if the two teams will score more (over) or score less (under) than the pre-determined figure. We really like wagering these because when betting the over, all we cheer for is offense and when betting the under, all we cheer for is defense and turnovers.
For example, lets pretend the Indianapolis Colts are playing the Houston Texans and oddsmakers have set the over/under number of points at 48.5 combined. The winner, the loser, the coin flip, none of it matters when betting the over/under, only the amount of points scored. Again, lets pretend the final outcome of the game is 24-21 in favor of Indianapolis. That’s 45 combined points which falls 3.5 points short of the over/under total so the “under” bet wins. Another scenario would be the Colts winning 42-10. That is then 52 total points meaning that the “over” would be the bet that would win. You can change the winner of the game, keep the same total score, and the result of the bet will be the same every time. With a 48.5 point over/under, 48 points or less wins for the “under”, 49 points or more wins for the “over.” A push is not possible because of the half point tacked on to the oddsmakers’ line.
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Other Types Of NFL Betting Odds
NFL Future Betting Odds – If you’ve read any of our other pages, you already know that we love betting futures. These are quite frankly the funnest wager to participate in. The reason? Well, most all men fancy themselves as sports prognosticators. We all like to think we know what will happen, before it happens. With NFL futures, it is an opportunity to put your prediction out there, show that you believe in yourself by betting on it, and then if all goes right you have the proof of being right along with some well earned cash in your pocket. NFL future betting encompasses three primary bets: betting to win the Super Bowl, betting to win the conference, and betting to win the division. It can also be used to bet on playoff teams, but that pretty much goes hand in hand with NFL divisions future betting. The best time to bet NFL futures is before the season starts but you should also know that they can be taken during the season as oddsmakers continually update the odds as the season progresses.
Heading into the 2011/2012 NFL Football, bookmakers have odds listed to win Super Bowl XLVI. In fact, odds to win Super Bowl XLVI were available the day after Super Bowl XLV concluded. At the time of this writing, the Green Bay Packers are favored over the rest of the other 31 NFL franchises to win the Super Bowl and repeat as world champions. As it stands now, the Green Bay Packers lead the field with 13/2 odds (overall favorite) while the Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers are bringing up the rear with 100/1 odds (biggest longshots). The smart money would be on one of the favorites like the Packers (win $13 for every $2 wagered) however the longshots are getting awesome odds (win $100 for every $1 wagered). All in all, bet the winner of the Super Bowl at any point before the Super Bowl and you stand to win exponentially.
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NFL Player Prop Betting Odds – Fantasy football guys are going to love this type of betting. We know all about fantasy football because we have a rabid base of players right here in our offices. Getting back to the subject, NFL player prop betting for the most part revolves around player statistics. Oddsmakers establish betting lines for individual players that encompass statistics like rushing yards, passing yards, rushing/receiving/passing touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards, several areas on the defensive side of the ball, and more. Those alone are enough to make your head spin, but wait… there’s more. Player prop betting also act like future bets but just for individuals. These bets usually center on individual achievements, awards, and occasionally some really wacky scenarios. See examples below:
Peyton Manning Total TD Passes (vs. Tennessee Titans)
Over 2.5 Passing TDs -110
Under 2.5 Passing TDs +130
This is simple enough. If Manning throws for 3 touchdowns or more, the “over” wins $1 for every $1.10 wagered. If he ends up with 2 or less touchdowns, the “under” wins $1.30 for every $1 wagered.
Chris Johnson – Regular Season Rushing Yards
Over 1,682.5 Rushing Yards -120
Under 1,682.5 Rushing Yards -120
This bet encompasses the entire regular season rushing total for Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans. Should Johnson just rush for 1,683 yards, the “over” wins $1 for every $1.20 wagered. If Johnson comes up short by going for 1,682 rushing yards or less, the “under” wins $1 for every $1.20 wagered. Johnson is clearly capable of producing those numbers but you always have to be wary of injuries.
2011 NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year
Cam Newton 11/2
Julio Jones 11/2
A.J. Green 13/2
Mark Ingram 15/2
Mikel LeShoure 12/1
Christian Ponder 14/1
For these wagers, there are generally more than 6 options. In an effort to save time, we’re going to stick with these as this is just an example. Looking at the odds, Cam Newton and Julio Jones are the favorites although A.J. Green isn’t far behind. Newton and Jones bettors would earn $11 for every $2 wagered should their selected player win the award. At the bottom of the example is Christian Ponder. While Ponder doesn’t enter the league with as much hype as the favorites, he is going into what seems to be a good franchise and better yet, he is getting 14/1 odds. That means should Ponder win the award, those who bet on him would win $14 for every $1 wagered.
What Will Be The First Dog Michael Vick Will Own After His Supervised Release?
Golden Retriever 6/1
German Shepard 7/1
This was an actual bet that Bodog had in late 2010. Most know the Mike Vick story, no need to recap the details here. Anyhow, this is a bet about which is the first dog he will own once he is a 100% free man. Pitbull led the odds paying 1 to 1, or $1 for every $1 wagered. Down at the bottom, Chihuahua is at 30/1 or pays $30 for every $1 wagered. This bet will not be decided any sooner than 2012 when Vick’s supervised release is scheduled to end. This is a small example of how zany some of these bets can be.
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NFL Team Prop Betting Odds – These are fairly simple in that it usually involves betting on a single or combination of statistics for just one team in a matchup. Other examples range across the whole season such as team over/under wins, and futures like playoffs, division winner, etc… These bets are the most popular during the Super Bowl as they can be everything from who wins the coin flip, who kicks, who receives, who calls the first timeout, first play rush or pass, over/under time left in game when Gatorade shower occurs, color of Gatorade shower, and so much more. Sportsbooks like Bovada have 15 to 20 pages of nothing but Super Bowl prop bets when the big game rolls around. See our examples below:
Green Bay Packers Total Rushing & Passing Touchdowns (vs. Miami Dolphins)
Over 5.5 Total TDs +110
Under 5.5 Total TDs -130
If the Packers score 6 or more touchdowns against the Dolphins, the “over” wins $1.10 for every $1 wagered. Should the Packers come up short and only score 5 touchdowns or less, the “under” pays $1 for every $1.30 wagered. The Packer’s have a high powered offense however turnovers can ruin good drives and if they get out big early and Miami stalls, the offensive strategy could change.
New England Patriots Total Regular Season Wins
Over 11.5 Wins -110
Under 11.5 Wins -130
This one is very easy. If the Patriots win 12 or more games, the “over” is the winner. 11 or less wins, the “under” is the winner. These bets are only available before the season begins, usually during the exhibition season, sometimes sooner. Injuries can definitely have an impact on this, like when Tom Brady was lost for the season during Week 1.
Odds To Win The NFC East
Dallas Cowboys +120
Philadelphia Eagles +250
New York Giants +250
Washington Redskins +600
These are the 2010 odds to win the NFC East. Coming into the season, the Cowboys were the clear favorite at +120 or 6/5 odds. They were followed by Philly and New York at +250 or 5/2 odds. The Redskins brought up the rear with +600 or 6/1 odds. Well, as we know now, Mike Vick busted out and Philadelphia took the division and won their bettors $2.50 for every $1 wagered. These are only available before the season.
Super Bowl XLV – What Will Be The Color Of The Gatorade Shower Dumped On The Winning Coach?
Lime Green 6/1
Simply bet on what color you think the winning coach will be doused with. In Super Bowl XLV, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy ended up getting hit with orange Gatorade which paid those bettors $1.75 for every $1 wagered. This bet is generally available every year and the best part is that oddsmakers keep finding new and unusual ways to wager on the Super Bowl making NFL prop betting one of the most popular topics leading up to the championship game.
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