NFL games offer several different types of bets, including point spreads, moneylines, totals, teasers, props, futures, and futures. The point spread is the projected winning margin for the game. Favorite teams get minus points, while underdogs get plus points. The favorite team wins if it beats the spread. In the opposite scenario, the underdog wins if it loses by less than the spread.
A savvy fan will know which team is winning without even placing a bet. Tracking line movement is a great way to pick winners. This strategy is called a “reverse line movement” and happens when the majority of bettors bet on one side, while sharp bettors bet on the opposite side. By betting on a team with a favorable spread, you can gain an edge over your competitors. The more you know about the teams in a game, the more likely they are to win.
You can also bet on the NFL’s pace of play. NFL teams, in particular, have parity. While the Bengals may be favored by the oddsmakers, Indianapolis is ranked higher. Ultimately, it is the bookmakers’ goal to get half of their bettors to bet on the Bengals. The underdog, however, may be a good choice, depending on the betting line and team’s pace.
NFL playoffs are unlike the other playoffs in North America. They are one-game games in which the lower seed hosts a better team. This happens often because the lower seed is playing in a tougher division. It can be difficult to pick the better team, so you have to look at other factors. However, when making a bet on NFL playoffs, the key is to find the best line. Then, you can bet on the hottest team in the league.