In addition to totals, you can also place a wager on specific team or player outcomes. Props are similar to totals and can include outcomes such as Carson Wentz Over 230.5 passing yards or the Vikings Over 3.5 sacks. A futures wager, on the other hand, involves season totals or results. Props for the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl or Patrick Mahomes to win the MVP award are examples of team futures.
NFL teams may not have the same pace of play as the projected total, which makes betting on Underdogs a better option. Last season, for example, the Browns and Ravens combined for a 50.5-point total, but they are two of the slowest teams in the NFL. This makes betting on Underdogs a much better bet than a moneyline wager. However, this requires a game that is close. An offense with a double-digit lead may try to slow the game, leading to long drives and fewer points.
While legalized sports betting has gained momentum in the United States, many states still have a long way to go before it becomes legal. If you’re unsure whether your state is one of the few still in the process of allowing sports betting, the Action Network will keep track of all the legislation efforts. These updates are provided on a regular basis, so you should check their pages regularly to see if the process has progressed in your state.