Online NFL betting during the NFL regular season gives individuals a variety of ways to play. They can bet on the outcome of the regular season, such as who will win the division, make the playoffs, etc. But more commonly, bettors will opt to gamble on specific games and outcomes during the NFL season. Here are the main ways players bet on NFL games online during the regular season.
The most common bet during the regular is the point spread, which is used to balance the two teams in a given game. In a single matchup, the Dallas Cowboys could be favored by -7.5 points over the New York Giants, for example.
A bettor would then place a bet on whether they believe the Cowboys will win by more than 7.5 points or whether the Giants (+7.5) will win or lose by no more than 7.5 points. In this scenario, the Cowboys would be considered the “favorite” while the Giants would be considered the “underdog.”
One of the NFL best bets in terms of value is going with the moneyline. To win this bet, all an individual needs to do is pick which team will win a given game. The moneyline is often listed as a number, such as -125, meaning that a bettor would need to bet $125 to win $100. If a moneyline is shown as +185, a bettor would need to risk $100 to make $185.
The last type of bet for a single game is the point total, often referred to as the over/under. This is a bet where a total number of points for the game are given, and an individual has to decide whether there will be more or fewer points scored. Like the moneyline bet, these odds are expressed as numbers, such as -115 or +110.