When it comes to American Football betting, there isn't a league in the world bigger than the National Football League. The American Football league that splits the 32 best teams in America into two conferences, with the American Football Conference and National Football Conference both hosting 16 teams apiece. Which means there are up to 16 games you can bet on across the weekend and there are a lot of NFL betting odds to be consumed.
NFL Betting Markets
NFL betting markets can largely be split up into three different areas, handicaps, player specifics and match specifics. Handicap bets are the type of bets where you give one team an advantage, so for example, if you believe a team will dominate the Super Bowl, you could win with enhanced odds by adding handicaps of -5.5+. Player-specific bets are bets that are related to player-specific events in the match such as passing yards, running yards and touchdowns, you can bet on the wide variety of possibilities for dozens of players in every game. Finally, we have match-specific bets and these are the bets that cover the winner of the game and team-related evens such as scoreline and the score during quarters.
Some of the most popular betting markets you can find for the NFL can be found below.
Moneyline Winner Bet: Bet on who will win the match or by winning by certain stages of the game.
Handicap: Bet on a team to win despite being given a points disadvantage on your bet.
Total Points: Bet on how many points will be scored during the game.
Parlays: A combination of bets specific to American Football.
First Half: Bet on what will happen in the first half of the game.
Quarter Bet: Bet on what will happen in each of the four quarters of the game.
Touchdown Bets: Bet on the number of touchdowns there will be in a game and who will earn those touchdowns.
player specific: Bets that are based on players receiving, passing and rushing.
Why back NFL betting Handicaps?
When done correctly, Handicap markets can be some of the most profitable markets in the world of sports betting. However, it is also one of the most difficult to win because your team don't just have to win, they have to win comfortably. This means that if even the slightest thing goes wrong, your bet is likely to lose. However, when teams of varying strengths come together, the Handicap levels the playing theme and really improves the chances of high payouts.
There are two main benefits to these bets. Firstly, you can select your handicap, there are multiple variants available for players ranging from +1.5 to 10.5+ and even higher! So with this much control, you can place handicap bets of varying amounts for every game during the regular season. The second is that with research, you can find the perfect bet for you, if you know that a team averages 32 points a game and concedes an average of 27, you know that over the course of the season, that team to win +4.5 is a good bet to make.
NFL Betting Odds
If you're a regular, experienced bettor, then you'll be aware of the different betting odds available at Bet UK, these are fractional, decimal and American odds. The worst thing you could possibly do while placing a bet is choose betting odds that you're unfamiliar with but on occasion, with American sports, you will find betting tips that use American odds, something that doesn't make sense. If you're familiar with betting odds in a decimal format and you're looking to place a bet on the Baltimore Ravens Vs the Dallas Cowboys and your betting tip is how many yards the ball will be thrown, find the market in your preferred odds format.
There are also a number of factors that need to be considered when our players look to place NFL bets. Always look at how a team is performing in the regular season as you'll often find all the information you need to place a calculated bet in the standings, statistics don't show everything but they're a solid basis for betting. For outright bets, consider long-form, for example, the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers can beat anybody on their day but they're arguably not consistent enough to go all the way and as two of the top six in the pre-season betting odds, that rules out a good chunk of the favourites. We also recommend paying attention to pre-season, it can give you a good indication of what teams are going to flop this season, don't back it for winners otherwise, your backing the Las Vegas Raiders to pull of a shock at 40/1 but keep it in mind when placing NFL bets and analysing NFL betting odds.
NFL Betting FAQs
Q. Who won the Super Bowl in 2022?
A. The Los Angeles Rams won the 2022 Super Bowl (Super Bowl LVI) with a narrow 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The game was full of twists and turns as the Rams took the ascendancy early on with a 13-3 lead, the Bengals then turned the match around and led 20-13 before a field goal and a 1-yard touchdown gave the Rams the lead with no time for Cincinnati to reply.
Q. Who are the most successful team in NFL history?
A. There are two ways that you can judge success, most matches won and most trophies won. If we're looking at success for the most matches won, there isn't any looking beyond the Green Bay Packers who have won an astonishing 782 games, going into the 2022/23 season. Unfortunately, this record hasn't been something they've been able to successfully convert into Super Bowl wins and most of their success has come in the regular season. With four wins, they are one of the most successful teams in American Football but the New England Patriots are the most successful team in NFL history, with 11 Super Bowl appearances and six victories.
Q. Who is the favourite to win the 2022/23 Super Bowl?
The Buffalo Bills are the current favourites to win the Super Bowl at the start of the 2022/23 season. They can be found at odds of 6/1 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs narrowly behind them in the betting lines.
Q. What teams have never won the NFL Championship?
A. 12 teams are without an NFL Championship, they are:
Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings.
Q. Who are the worst team in NFL history?
A. If we look at the worsft team in NFL history as the team with the worst record who have never made a Super Bowl, then it would be the Jacksonville Jaguars who have never made a Super Bowl final and have the second worst points per games total in the NFL, second to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who despite their poor record in regular seasons, have won two Super Bowls from their two final appearances.