Watching and betting on American Football is one of the favourite past times in the United States. The flagship league of American football is the National Football League (NFL). With 24-hour sports coverage on television and an abundance of information available online, betting on the NFL is a booming industry in Australia now as well.
The NFL 2022/23 season is not far away. Here are some of the basics for placing an NFL bet.
There are 32 NFL teams and they are split into two conferences: the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). Each conference is made up of 16 teams, split into four divisions of four teams each – the North, South, East and West. The regular season runs 18 weeks, with each team playing 17 games
Every team in the NFL plays its three division rivals two times each in the regular season. The rest of a team’s 17-game regular-season schedule is made up of six other opponents from inside its own conference, and all four teams from a division outside of its conference.
After a lengthy playoff schedule, one team is crowned the NFC champion with another the AFC champion. These two teams meet in the showpiece match of the NFL season, the Superbowl. The winner of the Superbowl has been crowned the “World Champions”.
There are a number of betting markets available on every NFL match for the season. Some of the main ones are listed below:
Head-to-Head Betting is the simplest bet type. You pick a team and place a bet on them to win the match. If they win, you win!
Line Betting involves placing a bet on an outcome based on how the bookmaker has handicapped the game. For example, a wager on the San Francisco 49ers or a bet on the Celtics to either Win the match or not lose by more than 3. This is a particularly popular betting type in matches that are expected to be one-sided.
Future Bets are a great way to stay involved with the whole NFL Season. It is a bet on the outcome of an event across the whole season. Markets include Superbowl Winner, MVP and Top Scorer and Total Series Games.
Total Points can also garner good returns, and they are generally viewed as an over/under market. How many points will the teams score combined in their match? This is a particularly effective method for bettors who believe they have a good feel on HOW the game will be played. Will defence dominate or will the game be a shoot-out?
Exotic & Prop Bets have exploded in popularity in recent years and are a great way to enjoy NFL matches. It is a bet on the outcome of an event/s or a player’s performance in a particular game. How many yards will Patrick Mahomes pass for?
While every NFL season is different, one thing about sports betting remains the same, DO YOUR RESEARCH! Some teams seem to match up well against others even though they may be wide apart of the table. It may be because a certain style of play works well against a certain defence or a Quarterback has a good record against a particular team. Who is injured or out of form? All these factors are crucial to weigh up before placing a wager.
Up-to-date NFL odds are readily available. The best websites to visit include NFL.com, ESPN.com and profootballnetwork.com. While ESPN has a 24-hour TV channel with constant news and views. There is no excuse for not being prepared.
Betting on the Superbowl
The Superbowl is the Championship match in the NFL. It is the biggest sporting event of the year with advertisers paying millions of dollars for an ad during the prime-time coverage. The half-time show itself is worth the large cost of admission for those lucky enough to get a ticket.
It is also the biggest single-betting event in the world. Millions of dollars are bet annually on the Superbowl with a multitude of bet types available. From the more traditional bet types to the outright ridiculous, bettors love the Superbowl and placing a wager on the big match.
Betting News and Information
Palmerbet.com.au provides free NFL betting tips and horse racing predictions as well as updated betting markets, breaking news and information about the NFL. They offer a variety of markets on all matches and futures markets including MVP and Rookie of the Year.
The Palmerbet Blog is a great source for free tips, betting previews and up-to-date NFL betting odds as well as the all-important last-minute changes.
Palmerbet is your one-stop for all your betting tips as well as racing and online sports betting markets. Visit the website at Palmerbet.com.au or download the Palmerbet app via the app store.