The NFL is one of the most popular sports to bet on in the world. And there are a number of ways in which you can wager on the NFL. Betting futures lines, against the spread, or a variety of props are some of the way in which you can bet on the NFL. Below we will go into some further detail about each of these types of wagers to best prepare you for NFL betting odds for the 2015 season.
Straight wagers are probably the most common form of betting on the NFL that one thinks of when contemplating putting a wager on a game. Here, a betting line is established for each game on the current week's NFL schedule. These lines can also be broken up into first half, second half, and quarter by quarter wagers. The lines will look different than the overall spread, but the concept is the same, picking a team to cover.
Betting against the spread means placing a wager on the team that you believe will cover the line that has been established. If the Falcons are three-point favorites over the Eagles, the Falcons will need to win by at least four points to win against the spread.
A futures wager is another type of straight wager. A bet on the Super Bowl is the most common type of futures wager. But futures betting lines can include division winners, conference winners, and more. Super Bowl Betting lines are usually fielded year round.
Team Prop betting odds come in a couple of forms. The most common during the season are team prop betting lines for a particular match up. Here, teams matched against each other have lines set down. For example, the team to score first in the game, the first touchdown, lead at the half, or kick the first successful field goal are all examples of team prop betting lines. Typically, team prop odds are formed in the days leading up to the game, with more lines available the closer the game gets.
Player Prop betting odds can be for NFL match ups, or something related to the NFL. For example, individual performances for a game are the most common type of player prop betting line formed during the course of the season. For example, a quarterback's over/under pass yards for a game, or a wide receiver's number of receptions are all forms of NFL player props. But then there are player props formed during the course of the season based on potential trades and things of that nature. Get all of the Player Props each week here.