The National Football League (NFL) has become so popular in recent years that placing bets on NFL games is just as exciting as watching the game itself. All over the world, people wager a bit of money on each game in the hopes that their favourite teams will pull through and come out tops. Whether you are brand new to betting on NFL games, or if you just want a quick refresher on how to place your bet, this guide will cover the various ways in which you can do so, all of which are online, making it easier and more convenient for you.

Point spread

A point spread is one of the most popular kinds of NFL bets. This refers to a figure created my odd specialists and sportsbooks, and it provides an advantage or disadvantage to an NFL team based on the expected margins of victory or defeat. Favourite teams are placed at disadvantages as they will need to win the game by a certain number of points, while underdog teams will be given an advantage to either win the game or win the game within the margins of a set number of points.


In terms of NFL games, “totals” refers to the projected final score of both teams combined. These totals are set by oddsmakers and are based are how they envision a game playing out in terms of scoring. In order to bet on totals, bettors need to determine if the game’s final score will go over or under the set total. There are several factors that need to be taken into account before placing a bet on totals, including NFL rankings, offensive and defensive statistics and recent game logs and matches.


NFL props bets are little games within NFL games. Typically, prop bets have very little to do with the final outcome of the game. Prop bets usually pertain to individual performances, rather than team ones. Similar to totals, bettors must bet on whether points will go over or under a set total. However, these points relate to how many individual players have scored instead of how much their team has scored as a whole. Popular NFL props bets can also include touchdown scorers and receiving yards.


NFL Futures bets are made on events that could occur before the end of the season. These ones require bettors to place their bets in advance by making predictions on what could happen. Of course, the most popular of the NFL futures bets has to do with which team will win the Super Bowl. However, futures bets are not limited to just predicting who will win the tournament. Other popular ones pertain to who will emerge as player of the year and which team will win which division.


A parlay refers to making multiple picks, as one would in moneyline, spread and totals bets in separate games. Instead, a parlay requires you to make all of those bets on a single ticket. In order to win your parlay, all bets placed must hit.