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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 events 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 field 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 and you can use the pre-season to get an idea of which teams are looking on form for the coming season.
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NFL Betting FAQs
Q. Who won the Super Bowl in 2023?
The Kansas City Chiefs won the 2023 Super Bowl (Super Bowl LVII) with a narrow 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The game was full of twists and turns as the Eagles took the ascendancy early on with a strong lead before the Chiefs turned things around, scoring a late field goal to win the game.
Q. Who are the most successful team in NFL history?
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 790 games. 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 2023/24 Super Bowl?
The Kansas City Chiefs are the current favourites to win the Super Bowl at the start of the 2023/24 season.
Q. What teams have never won the NFL Championship?
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 worst team in NFL history as the team with the worst record who has 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.
Q. Where can I bet on the SuperBowl?
Looking to bet on the 2024 SuperBowl? Check out the link below for all of our SuperBowl betting odds.