There are many different kinds of sports betting. In the NFL, you can bet on either the favorite or the underdog. The former has a better chance of winning and comes with a smaller risk, but a higher payout. The underdog, on the other hand, is the opposite and comes with a much higher risk, but a bigger return. Some sports betting options offer multiple options, like the Super Bowl winner or the NFL MVP.
While many people bet on the favorite team, there is also an option to bet on the totals of the game. These bets place wagers on the final total score of both teams. The total can be over or under the game’s total. If a team scores more than the total, it will win. The opposite is true if the team scores fewer points. A total can be over or under 50 points. While the totals of two teams can seem daunting, they can be exciting and lucrative.
NFL games are stat-driven and are the most popular type of bet. Unlike other sports, NFL games are handicapped so that you can bet on either team’s performance without a great deal of research. Most football games have point spreads. These point spreads are assigned to even the playing field. To win the game, the favorite team must win by a certain number of points, while the underdog must lose by less than that total.