NFL Football Betting Picks
NFL football betting picks & point spreads explained
POINT SPREADS, THE MOST POPULAR WAY OF BETTING THE NFL …WILL COST YOU $110
Typically, point spreads will cost the bettor $110 to win $100…the ten bucks is the vigorish that the bookmaker will charge, commonly known as 11/10 betting.
Point spread betting is the most common form of NFL football betting. The spread is the estimated difference in points between the favorite and the underdog in any particular NFL game. The point spread basically adjusts the final score to reflect the relative difference between the two teams playing in an odds format.
HOW DO YOU READ THE POINT SPREAD?
When looking at point spread boards, the home team is usually listed at the bottom of the two teams playing. The favored team will be shown with a minus sign (Jets-7). This means the Jets will be ‘laying off’ 7 points to the underdog. A bettor on the Jets will only collect if the Jets win by more than 7 points. A wager on the underdog, in this case the Jacksonville Jaguars, would be a winner if the Jags win the game by any score, or they lose the game by less than 7 points. If the game finishes at exactly the difference of the point spread, in this case the 7 points, a push is the result, and the bettors of both sides of the wager equation are refunded their stake. If you are having trouble picking winners against the point spread check out NFL picks from madduxsports.com.
WILL THE POINT SPREADS CHANGE?
The spread may vary considerably, either up or down after you make your wager. Heavy betting on either team in your ‘game bet’ may disproportionately favour one team or the other. Injuries and late weather forecasts can also askew the spread. However, the spread you received on your ‘ticket’ holds firm.
HOW SHOULD I MAKE MY FIRST POINT SPREAD BETS?
If you are new to the ‘game’, don’t dive in, go slow and easy. Get really comfortable with your betting service. Be aware of the reliability of the ‘book’. Be sure of their repayment technique regarding timing and any costs involved. Deposit only what you consider a workable stake. When you are ready to go, make a few ‘paper’ bets first to satisfy you that your have the technique down. When you are ready to go ‘real’, take your time, do your research diligently, bet with your head…not your heart and most of all have fun!
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