NFL Football Betting

A new season of NFL Football Betting is already upon us with many online bookmakers already posting their Super Bowl XLIII betting odds for the 2008/09 NFL season ahead.

Last season saw the New England Patriots almost complete the perfect season before going down to the New York Giants in Super Bowl 42. Bill Belichik’s Patriots are once again heavily favoured in 2009 Super Bowl Futures Betting markets.

There are many different NFL Football betting options available to punters and we will go through the main ones here for you:


NFL Football Sports Betting Options


NFL Futures Sports Bet

Online bookmakers let you place a wager long before an event takes place. So placing an NFL Football sports bet on an event that will take place in the future is called an NFL Futures Bet. These types of sport bets are usually restricted to who will win a conference championship or who will win the Super Bowl this upcoming season.


Win Bet Sports Bet

Straight out win only betting is probably the easiest NFL sports bet to understand. You place your wager on your selection of a head to head match-up to win and if they do, then you get paid. Should your selection lose, the bookie keeps your money. Bookmakers also refer to this type of straight out win bet as the NFL money line.


Line Bet or Handicap Sports Bet

The Line Bet or Handicap Sports Bet is the points spread or handicap that a team is given. You are betting on team A to either win by more than the handicap or you are betting on team B to lose by a margin that is within the handicap.

This is a popular form of betting amongst gamblers when one team is clearly better than the opposition. The bookmakers’ price on the red-hot favourite is too short to bet on straight out so to get some value for our money the bookmakers post a handicap to entice us to part with our money and have an NFL sports bet.


Total Points Sport Bet

Sometimes you want to place a sports bet on a game and you just don’t know which team will win but you do know it will be a high scoring contest with two great quarterbacks out on the field.

You can place a bet on the points total. This is the total match total of both teams combined, which is set by the bookmaker, and you simply bet on over or under the points total.

This is usually a very good bet when both teams play very little defence.


Margin Bet

The Margin Bet allows you to get a little more return on your investment should you pick the correct margin. Bookmakers are always looking for new bet types to give gamblers more variety when they place a sports wager and while picking the margin isn’t always easy to do, you are well rewarded with the price offered if you do manage to pick a winner.


Exotic Bet Types

There are many exotic bet types offered by bookmakers on NFL Football Betting. You will find that bookmakers will offer you the opportunity to bet on things like:

  • Who will score the first Touch Down?
  • Who will be the last team to lose this season?
  • How many Touch Down passes will player X catch?
  • Who will win the Coin Toss?
  • The correct final score.
  • The halftime score.

(Different bookmakers will offer different exotic bet types to you)


Accumulator Sports Bet

The accumulator sports bet has many names around the world, the all up win bet or the parlay bet type are just two of them. The Accumulator Sports Bet works like this, you pick the winner in more than one game, your bet has to include two or more selections, if your selection wins, then all your winning will automatically go onto your next selection.

Some online bookmakers will let you bet on up to 20 selections but if you get just one wrong, then you lose, even if you got the other 19 correct.

Be aware that the names of different bet types may vary between bookmakers. Make sure that you understand what type of sport bet you are actually putting on at your online bookmakers website.