NFL Betting at SuperBook Sports
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Betting on the NFL
At SuperBook Sports, we bring you everything you need to bet on the NFL. Thanks to our venues in Nevada, Colorado, and New Jersey, anyone located in these three states has immediate access to a massive range of betting lines covering every game of the 18-week regular season and the playoffs. We are also home to the world famous Super Contest, the ultimate football handicapping challenge, so you can be sure that we know what we are doing. You can visit our venues or you can bet online through our website or mobile apps. No matter what type of NFL bet you want to place, you can be sure that we have it covered.
Popular NFL Betting Lines and Odds
There are many different types of bet that you can place on an NFL game, but three of them are more popular than the others are and they are a great place to start, especially if you are a newcomer to NFL betting. Each one is easy to understand and they all give you the chance of significant winnings.
The moneyline bet is the most straightforward of them all and the most popular. It is simply a bet on which of the two teams is likely to win the game. As it is rare for the teams to be perfectly evenly matched, the odds nearly always show a favorite, i.e. they have shorter odds, and an underdog, i.e., they have longer odds.
Imagine the Dallas Cowboys were to play the Houston Texans, the odds may be something like Cowboys-160, Texans +140.
The minus sign shows how much you need to bet to win $100 while the plus sign shows how much you win for every $100 bet. Therefore, a $100 bet on the Cowboys to win would see you receive $162.50 (as you receive your initial wager back) while a winning bet on the Texans would see you receive $250 (once again, you receive your wager back).
Betting on the underdogs always carries greater risk, but also the chance of larger winnings. Betting on the favorite will have smaller payouts, but the bets are more likely to win. It can take a little while to get used to doing these calculations, but when you place a bet, your potential returns will always be displayed on the bet slip.
In regards to football, the point spread is a figure calculated by odds specialists to give an advantage or disadvantage based upon the predicted margin an NFL team will win or lose by.
The favorite team is given the disadvantage in the point spread, as they need to win the game by a certain number of points. The underdog is then given an advantage, meaning that they then need to not lose the game by at least that many points or to win the game outright.
A typical point spread market for an NFL game might be: Cleveland Browns -7, New York Giants +7.
This means that the Browns are favorites to beat the Giants by at least 7 points. The market typically gives each team a “-110” odds designation for the spread. This will ensure that the matchup is even and give bettors a level playing field.
Before the game, you need to decide if you think that the Browns will win by at least 7 points or if the Giants will win the game or lose by less than 7 points. If you bet on the Browns -7 and the team then wins 31-28, it means that the Giants have covered the spread and your bet loses. However, if they were to win by 31-22, then it means that the Giants failed to cover the spread and you win your bet. If you were to bet on the Giants, your bet wins if they lose by fewer than 7 points (e.g. 31-22) or they outright win the game.
In an NFL game, the total is the predicted combined score of both the teams. Your job is to predict whether the total score will be over or under the value provided with the market. For example, you may see Cleveland Browns vs New York Giants – Total at 48.5.
You are then betting on whether the game’s final score will be more than 48.5 points (over) or less than 48.5 points (under). Therefore, if the Browns then won the game 27-20, it would be a total of 47 points and those who had bet on under will win their bets.
There are many things that you should consider when researching a totals bet. There are numerous NFL statistics available and you will want to consider the teams’ recent offensive and defensive statistics, the recent game results and matchups, the current standings, power rankings, and so on. You should also be aware of all the latest team news, such as whether there are any players out with injuries. Injuries are particularly important as if a team is missing a key player, such as a star quarterback, then it is sure to have a big impact on the game. You should also consider the weather as it too could have a big impact on a game. While this may sound like a lot of information to research before placing a bet, you will find that if you follow the sport as a fan, you will know much of it already and it does not take very long to look the rest of it up.
The three bets described above all relate to specific games. NFL future bets are on things that may happen during the season but without referring to a specific game. The most basic NFL future bet is on which team will win the Super Bowl; however, there are many more future bets and they are a great way to ensure that you have some betting action at all times.
Other NFL future bets include:
- A team to make the playoffs
- To win the AFC or NFC Championship
- To win a division (NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, AFC North, etc.)
- To win MVP, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year
Obviously, it can take a very long time to find out if you have won one of these bets. However, the further in advance you place the bet, the more generous the odds are likely to be, so it can certainly be worth waiting for.
For example, if you placed a $100 bet on the Lions to win the Super Bowl before the start of the season and the odds were +500, then you would win $600 if they went on to do so. However, if you were to place the bet in August, you wouldn’t receive the money until the next February, which may feel like a very long time to wait.
Game and Player Props
A proposition bet (prop bet) allows you to bet on factors of a game other than the result. Very often, they relate to the individual performances of players and make use of the over/under method.
For example, you may see Player X O/U 299.5 Passing Yards. In this case, you are betting on whether you think the given player will throw for 300 yards or more, or be limited to 299 yards or less. If you were to bet Over 300 and he is limited to 289 bets then your bet loses, if you were to bet Under 299.5 and he throws for 320 years then your bet also loses.
There are often masses of prop bets on offer such as
- Quarterback O/U Passing Yards
- Running Back O/U Rushing Yards
- Wide Receiver O/U Receiving Yards
- First Touchdown Scorer
- Anytime Touchdown Scorer
When it comes to big games, such as the Super Bowl, there are even more prop bets available. Some of them require skill to determine, like those listed above, and others rely on pure luck, such as which team will win the coin toss. It is always worth having a careful look at prop bets, as you never know what you may find and they can be hugely rewarding.
A parlay bet is when you combine multiple bets from separate games into one bet slip. In order to win a parlay bet, you need all of your bets to win.
For example, you may want to combine a moneyline bet, a totals bet and a points spread bet:
- Saints -7 vs Falcons (-110)
- Patriots Moneyline vs Jets (-160)
- Cowboys-Giants Under 48.5 (-110)
When these three are combined, the odds become +492. This means that if you were to bet $100 on this parlay and all three of your bets win, then you would receive a $592 payout, which means a profit of $492.
You don’t have to combine bets from different games for a parlay, you can also combine bets from the same game. For example, you could bet on one team to cover the spread and a points total bet from the same game. By combining multiple bets this way, you will be able to take advantage of longer odds than if you were to place the bets individually, opening up the chance of larger profits. However, it does mean that the bets are harder to win.
An NFL teaser bet is a way of adjusting the point spread to be more in your favor. Similar to a parlay, you need all of your bets to win in order to receive a payout. However, it gives you the chance to change the present point spread or total lines in order to lower your risk level.
A teaser will typically start at 6 points and they can go as high as 15. However, normally you will find that the most common varieties are choosing two or three teams and changing NFL lines by 6, 6.5 or 7 points.
This can sound confusing, so here is an example. You may see Pittsburgh Steelers vs Philadelphia Eagles with Pittsburgh at -4 and Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks with the Seahawks at +6.
You may think that these sound appealing but you are worried that Pittsburgh may win by just a field goal or that the Seahawks may lose by a touchdown. If you combine these games in a 7-point teaser than you will have Pittsburgh at +3.0 and the Seahawks at +13.
This means that any win by Pittsburgh is a cover and that the Seahawks are also covered in many more circumstances. However, this does come at a cost as the teaser bet has moved the line in the direction of your choosing. Unlike a two-team parlay, which often pays +260, a two-team teaser pays -130. In other words, you have reduced the risk but also reduced the potential payouts.
NFL live betting, also known as in-play betting, is when you place a bet on a game as it is taking place. There are live odds and lines on offer for each drive and you can normally also find many proposition bets. You can place a “result of drive” bet on how a given team will perform in a specific drive, such as if the quarterback will throw an interception or complete his next pass, or if the team will score.
The odds will change rapidly based upon what is happening on the field. However, by keeping a careful eye on them, you may spot some fantastic opportunities.
How to Bet on the NFL at SuperBook Sports
You can get started placing NFL bets in no time at all. The first step is to create an account. Click on the ‘Join Now’ button found on the website and you will be taken to the sign up form. There you will be asked to provide various bits of information such as:
- Date of Birth
- Contact Information
- Physical Address
- Last four digits of your Social Security Number
You will also be asked to choose a password and set some security questions. We need all of this information so that we can verify your identity. You will also need to install the GeoComply plugin, as we need to make sure that you are within the borders of one of the states where we operate before you can place a bet. However, you can create your account regardless of where you are.
After creating your account, the next stage is to fund it. There are various ways of placing money in your account and you should have no problem doing so.
After you have funded your account, all that is left is to place your NFL bets. You can select ‘NFL’ from the menu on the left and you will then see the various categories of bets, such as Week x, Regular Season Wins, Divisions, and so on. For instance, if you wanted to place a bet on a game taking place in Week 1, then you click on ‘Week 1’.
You then navigate to the game that you are interested in and can click on ‘More Bets’ to see the full range of bets available for that game. Then it is just a matter of clicking on the bet that you wish to place. This adds the bet to the betting slip on the right, where you need to enter how much you want to wager and it will show your potential returns.
All that is left is to place your bet and then wait for the game to finish to see if you have won.
NFL Betting FAQs
Is it legal for me to bet on NFL games?
Yes. SuperBook Sports currently operates in Nevada and Colorado, and we will soon be launching in New Jersey. If you are in any of these states then it is entirely legal for you to place NFL bets with us. You do not have to be a resident of the state, just within its borders while you place a bet. This means that if you live close to the state borders or if you are going to be passing through or visiting, then you can place as many NFL bets online as you wish while you are there.
Can I place online bets on the NFL?
Yes. As long as you are in a state where we operate, then you can place bets online with us. Simply visit our website, sign up for an account (or login if you already have one), and you can begin to place bets straightaway. Our website gives you access to our full range of betting lines and it takes hardly any time to place your bets. We also have mobile apps for Android and iOS, so you can place your bets on the go with ease.
What type of NFL bets do you offer?
We have a massive range of NFL bets for you to take advantage of. There are game bets such as the spread, total and moneyline, player props, future bets, live betting and more. In other words, no matter what aspect of a game or the season you want to bet upon, we have it covered here at SuperBook Sports.
Do you only offer bets on NFL games taking place in the states where you operate? Not at all. We offer betting lines on every NFL game, from the preseason to the playoffs. It doesn’t matter where the game is taking place or who is