In football, for example, the odds on which a team will win or lose change depending on the teams and individual players’ performance. As the season progresses, teams that are struggling might have longer odds to win the Super Bowl than those that are doing very well. The odds on which each team will win the Super Bowl also depend on individual player awards and how many wins each team will manage. Here are some tips on how to bet on NFL football.
NFL spreads tend to be around key numbers such as the home field advantage, which can be as high as three points. The consensus favorite is generally between -6 and -7.5 points. Depending on the game, you can find different amounts of spread bet juice, starting at -110 and ranging up to +100. In a game with no clear favorite, you may want to place a bet on the “Pick ‘Em” line. This bet will pay out in two different instances, if the teams are evenly matched.
Another good strategy for identifying the winning team is to track the line movement. If you can spot a team that is moving the odds in the opposite direction, you may have a good chance of winning. During a game, look for a shift in the over/under number. Usually, this is reflected by a shift in the odds. If the line moves against you, it means that sharp bettors are betting on the underdog.