You may be familiar with the moneyline, the implied probability that each team will win the game. A favorite has a minus moneyline, meaning your stake is greater than your payout, while an underdog has a plus moneyline. Of course, the winning team has to win the game, but you can also place bets on totals, which refer to projected combined points of a game. There are many ways to place bets on totals, and you can bet on one side or both sides of a game.
When you bet on NFL games, you can choose from dozens of different props. You can bet on the number of sacks and touchdowns a team will have. You can also bet on the winning margin, which gives you the best payouts. Moreover, you can bet on players in various positions, including quarterbacks. You can also choose to bet on which player will score more touchdowns. Depending on the game you are watching, you can also bet on who will score the most points.
Another type of bet is the over/under bet. This bet has two parts. The over/under line is simply a number, and is a good option if you’re confident in the team’s ability to exceed the total. If the team is expected to score less than the total, the payoff odds are usually a one-to-one risk-reward ratio. For example, a team could score only half of a point, while a team that is predicted to win 100 points will win more than 50% of its games.