If you are a savvy sports fan, you may have made an educated guess regarding a particular game. Whether you are a fan of football or basketball, you probably already know that betting on sports involves some risk. However, you can improve your odds of winning by following a few simple tips. First, track line movement. Sometimes, the odds will move in the opposite direction when the masses are betting one way. This is an indicator that sharp bettors are on the other side.
You can also place long-term wagers on NFL games. These can be placed on the Super Bowl, the AFC, or a certain division. Odds compilers evaluate the relative strengths of teams and assign prices to them. For example, the Kansas City Chiefs are +600 favorites to win the Super Bowl, while the Washington Football Team is +10000 outsider. Both of these teams have a great chance of winning the championship, and both have good chances of going deep in the postseason. The Cincinnati Bengals, on the other hand, would have a difficult time making an impact.
NFL games feature team-based outcomes, as well as player-based outcomes. These are called props, and they are similar to totals, such as ‘Vikings’ Over 3.5 sacks’ and ‘Carson Wentz Over 230.5 passing yards’. Likewise, futures are similar to props, but relate to a team’s overall results and season totals. For example, the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl and Patrick Mahomes to win MVP are both examples of team props.