One of the most important things to consider when betting on football games is the projected totals. NFL games typically have a set total, but you can also bet on player-based outcomes or props. Team props are similar to totals, such as Vikings Over 3.5 sacks or Carson Wentz Over 230.5 passing yards. Props also exist in fantasy sports, such as DraftKings, which allows you to wager on players and teams for futures.
While the NFL remains the most popular league in the U.S., marketwatch forecasts that 20 billion dollars will be wagered on the NFL during the 2021-22 season – more than triple the previous season! In fact, Super Bowl LVI saw more than seven billion dollars in legal NFL sports betting wagers. With the NFL in the spotlight, states are passing legislation to legalize sports betting on NFL games. This is great news for fans of the NFL.
In New Jersey, sportsbooks are already available at existing racetracks, and new ones are under construction in the state. Betly, a company based in Nevada, is the operator of these venues. State regulators have approved sports wagering online, and retail sportsbooks will start operating by March 2022. Bet Saracen, an independent sportsbook run by Saracen Casino, is one of the first sports betting apps to go live in the state.