NFL and NBA games feature team and player-based prop bets. Similar to totals, these are wagers that are related to the specific performance of a team during a game. Examples of team props include Vikings Over 3.5 sacks or Carson Wentz Over 230.5 passing yards. Futures, meanwhile, are wagers based on season totals and results. For example, you can bet on a team to win the Super Bowl or Patrick Mahomes to be named MVP.
While many people still question whether or not they can legally bet on sports outside of Nevada, the answer varies by state. While Nevada remains the only state to legally allow sports gambling, more states are becoming legal. In other words, if you’re looking to bet on a game at home, you can play in a sports betting sweepstakes. If you live in a state that is not yet fully legal for sports gambling, it’s important to check with your local law department to see if it’s legal.
The NFL season’s projected totals can have a dramatic effect on the game’s outcome. Even teams that practiced in fair weather can experience wildly different results in cold conditions. Windy conditions disrupt passing games, while wet conditions favor teams with a run-heavy style. Generally, an NFL game that is shortened is likely to have lower points than the projected total, which makes it a good place to bet.