When it comes to NFL sports betting, there are several different types of bets you can make. Most games have point spreads, moneylines, totals, teasers, props, and futures. NFL games are divided into point spreads for each team, based on a projected winning margin. Favorite teams are assigned minus points while underdogs are given plus points. In both cases, the underdog is expected to win, so be sure to check the point spread before placing your bet.
There are many ways to place long-term wagers on NFL games, from the Super Bowl to an entire division. Odds compilers assess teams’ relative strengths and weaknesses, and then assign prices accordingly. For instance, the Kansas City Chiefs are a +600 favorite to win the Super Bowl, while the Washington Football Team is a +10000 underdog. If the Chiefs win the Super Bowl, they have a great chance of going deep in the postseason, while the Cincinnati Bengals would have a tough time making an impact.
While you can’t predict the outcome of any game, the oddsmakers’ movements are an advantage. Observe if the odds move in one direction and the masses are on the other. If you spot the reverse movement, it could be a sign of sharp betting on the opposite side. It is possible to bet on both teams if you’re confident that your pick is right. Alternatively, if you’re unsure of the outcome, you can simply bet on a particular team in the spread.