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Betting on American Football-NFL

The sport of American football is wagered on more frequently in North America than any other. American online bookmakers look forward to this season more than any other, and it doesn’t matter if it’s NCAA football or the NFL.

North Americans place millions of wagers on college football over the course of the season, but that pales in comparison to the amount of money wagered on NFL games. The NFL may be based in North America, but it appeals to bettors from all over the globe.

Betting on NCAA football peeks during the bowl season, due to the sheer volume of games, is a huge income stream for online bookmakers. However, it is no surprise that the American football game that attracts the most bettors is during the NFL Super Bowl.

One of the largest online bookmakers in the US is BetOnline. Their business is extremely reliant on the Super bowl each year. Furthermore, OddsMaker offers numerous different types of novelty bets on the Super Bowl. You can find offerings such as “Which team will kick the most field goals?” and “Will either team score a safety?”

American Football Betting Options
Depending on which online bookmaker you choose, American football will have many betting options and types to choose from.
The prevalent American football league is of course the NFL, and they receive the majority of wagers. Wagers based on the point spread are the most frequently placed type of wagers on the NFL. The point spread is also known as the “spread” or “line”. Most online bookmakers will use outside entities to create their point spreads. A few sites make their own lines, as is the case at Bookmaker.

Let’s review an example of a typical NFL point spread. For example, the Dolphins are facing the Raiders, and are favored by 7 points. That would mean they are listed as a -7 and need to not only win, but win by more than 7 points. If they lose, or win by less than 7, then you have lost your wager. A victory by exactly 7 is called a “push”, and your wager is returned as if it never happened.
Alternatively, the Raiders would be listed as +7. If you have wagered on them, you need the Raiders to either win the game outright or lose by less than 7 points. Just like in the previous example, if they lose by exactly 7, then you are left with a push.
Another interesting and popular form of betting on American football is the money line. To put it simply, you are merely betting on who will win the game, and the score has no effect on your winning or losing.

Here is an example to illustrate a money line.
Dolphins: -400 | 1.25 | 1/4
Raiders: +900 | 10 | 9/1

This is a typical money line format, and also shows all three formats (American, decimal, European). Depending on where you are betting, you could see any one of these formats. What they all mean is that is you bet $100 on the underdog Raiders, you would receive $900 if they managed to win. Conversely, it means you would have to wager $400 to win $100 on a Dolphin victory.
For a more in-depth explanation, you could search out any one of hundreds of how-to articles on this topic. If you think you have the hang of it, then you can sprint over to your favorite online bookmaker and start accumulating your winnings on American football.

The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the autumn of the previous calendar year. The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held.