There are many types of sports bets, including the over/under bet. The over/under line is simply a number, usually with a fraction, such as 5.5 or 6.5. Typically, the payoff odds are a one-to-one risk-reward ratio. In the NFL, recreational football bettors often favor shootouts and games with lots of TDs from both teams. Likewise, online betting bookmakers will move the over/under line higher to balance out the over market.
In addition to totals, NFL games also feature props. In the Super Bowl, the NFL game has hundreds of props. For example, the Vikings can cover the 3.5-point spread, while Carson Wentz can pass for over 230.5 yards. Futures are similar to props, with outcomes and season totals associated with them. For example, a team can be the Super Bowl champion, while Patrick Mahomes can win the NFL MVP award.
In addition to the point spread, you can also choose totals picks, which are bets placed on the overall score of the game. These are often more profitable than side bets because they predict the final score of both teams. While this may sound like a simple way to win money, you should also keep in mind that football games can have huge swings in the odds. And, of course, sports betting is not a game to be taken lightly.
The NFL playoffs are unlike other major sports in North America. Because of their 18-week season, NFL games are often played in shortened days. This means that teams practice in the fair weather, but their results will be very different in cold weather. If teams are injured, the result of their game will change dramatically, and the over/under odds will be impacted accordingly. As long as you’re aware of the conditions, you should feel confident betting on NFL playoff games.