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Good & Bad on Betting Season Win Totals

Since we are getting close to the start of both the NFL and college football seasons season win totals are widely available at sports books , and they are promoted with increased aggressiveness each year. They are an intriguing bet for people to consider. Occasionally they even make sense to be. As you consider whether to make season win totals bets this year, here are some things youíll want to do, and others you will certainly want to avoid: ...

How to Handicap Hyped Football Teams

Weíre at the time of year in both college football and the NFL where hype is out of control surrounding some teams. Teams that have gotten out to hot starts - whether expected or not - can do no wrong in the eyes of the media and the betting public. As you know if you have spent any time at all watching sports, though, not all teams live up to their early season hype. Some donít live up to it in truly spectacular fashion. Our job as sports bettors is to try to tell the difference between the teams that are as good as advertised, and the ones th ...

How to Adjust Bets Between College & NFL Games

Bettors who love football are often drawn to betting on both college football and the NFL. While the fundamentals of the two sports are similar - they are both football after all, and they both feature many of the same rules - there are some key differences between betting on Saturdays and betting on Sundays that you really need to be aware of if you want to succeed at both. Here are seven big differences between betting on college football and betting on the NFL: ...

Scouting Out Potential Football Blowout Bets

I like adrenaline as much as the next guy - a good rush is almost always a good thing. If Iím in need of an adrenaline fix, though, Iíd rather going skiing or watch a scary movie or something. What I donít want to do is to get a boost of adrenaline from sweating out the close final seconds of a game that I have bet on to see if I am going to get the win or not. As far as I am concerned I would love to bet only blowouts - games that are basically over by the half. Iíll leave the close games to the ones I am watching for fun. Blowouts arenít alwa ...

How Best to Use Moneyline for Football Betting

When most people think about betting sides in football their thought process starts and ends with the point spread. Thatís unquestionably the most common and popular way to bet on the winner of a football team, but itís not the only way. The moneyline is thought by many people to be just the way to bet on baseball, hockey, and tennis, but there is a moneyline set for every NFL game and most college games. I would never suggest that the moneyline should be bet instead of the point spread in football. The moneyline is definitely something that ev ...

Managing Saturday & Sunday Football Bets

One of the biggest challenges for football bettors is the volume of games they have to deal with on Saturdays and Sundays during the regular season if they bet on both college football and the NFL. On a busy weekend there are more than 50 games on Saturday and 16 on Sunday. Thatís far more games than even the most impressive handicapper can properly deal with. People are always tempted to do too much and handicap too many games. That can mean that they arenít as prepared as they could be for each game. That can get expensive. Here are six tips ...

Offensive Line's Influence on Football Handicapping

Handicappers have a strange attitude toward offensive lines. That is to say that they often ignore them entirely. The quarterbacks and running backs get lots of attention, but those big guys who make it all happen up front donít draw nearly as many headlines. There are a couple of big reasons for that - offensive lines donít have stats for people to grab on to, and most casual fans donít really understand what the offensive line really does and how important it is. If you want to be a very good football handicapper then you absolutely need to b ...

Fundamentals for Betting Football Totals

Totals donít get nearly as much attention from casual football bettors as point spreads , but they should. When you approach them properly totals are at least as profitable as points spreads - and probably more so if you are choosy. It can be very easy to lose a pile of cash if you donít play totals intelligently, though - and itís easy to make bad decisions if you arenít careful. Here are five fundamentals to keep in mind whether you are just getting started with betting totals or you are looking to improve your bottom line: ...

When to Use Live In Game Football Betting

One of the fastest growing segments of sports betting is live in-game betting. Technology has made this popular, and bettors are embracing it more all the time. Basically, sports books offer a wide range of props based on the outcome of the next play in a game, or the next series of plays. You can make the bet and just minutes later the action is resolved, you have your profits, and you can make another bet. ...

Differences of NFL & College Football Betting

When asked, a lot of bettors would identify themselves simply as football bettors. They may prefer college football to the NFL or vice versa, but they are probably just as likely to have some action on Saturday as on Sunday or Monday. For most people, especially casual bettors, that makes sense - more action is better after all. Really, betting on both college football and the NFL makes sense for anyone as long as they keep in mind the differences between the two. The rules are the same, and virtually all of the players in the NFL have played c ...

Key Numbers for Betting on Football Games

Key numbers - thatís one of those concepts that most sports bettors have heard of, but fewer understand what they are and why it is important. Key numbers are an important part of NFL and college football handicapping, and if you donít Ďgetí them then you are working at a disadvantage. Letís make sure we all understand them, shall we? ...

Making Most of In Game Football Betting

A lot of football bettors think that their job is done once the game kicks off. There are a lot of cases, though, where the best betting opportunities might exist after the game has already begun. There is an increasing number of in-game betting options offered by online sportsbooks, and in some circumstances these can be very attractive. Many people are familiar with the half time bets that have been available for a long time, and are even available in most Vegas books. Online books allow for many more options, though - like live in-game betti ...

Inside Scoop on Betting Futures for Football Bettors

At this time of year bettors have their pockets full of money and are just dying for the football season to start. In an attempt to get their hands on as much of that money as they can the sportsbooks offer an increasingly diverse range of season long futures and prop bets on both the NFL and college sports. You can bet on not only who is going to win the Super Bowl of the BCS Championship, but also which teams will win each division or conference, which players will win the major awards, and so on. You can bet on the statistical performance of ...

Magically Predict Football Line Moves

Betting on football is unique when compared to the other major North American sports in a lot of ways. Perhaps the most significant is the amount of time that lines are available to be bet before the games are played. In baseball, basketball and hockey lines are typically available the night before the games are played - and sometimes not until the morning of the games. In the NFL the lines for most games on a Sunday afternoon are set the previous Sunday evening. That leaves much more time for the public and smart bettors to think about the lin ...

How Do Football Squares Work Ė Football Pools

The most common football pool is the standard 100 square football pool. At almost every Super Bowl party you have ever been to you might have seen this 10 x 10 betting sheet and wondered what it is. There's nothing like a friendly little game to liven up the party during the Super Bowl. This pool is built around a simple chart calls for no skill or knowledge of the game. In this article I will explain how easy this to partake in and how much fun it can add to the game. ...

How Does Football Betting Work Ė Learn the Basics

Football betting is by far the most popular form of sports betting by far. Most professional gambler only bet for 5 months out of the year because of this. When you include College and NFL together there are almost a hundred games to bet on during a 2-day span. This is what is so appealing to the professional gambler; the action packed two days that comes every fall for five months. The gambler has so much to watch in a 48 hour span that the rush alone makes these bets fun. Now I do not expect you to go out and bet on every game played on a Sat ...

How to Handicap Football Special Teams

When it comes to handicapping football special teams certainly donít get the same amount of attention from most bettors that offense or defense do. Thereís a simple explanation for that - special teams just arenít sexy. The best players donít play special teams, and most fans just donít really care about them - unless someone is breaking a big return for a touchdown. Smart bettors know, though, that spending some time looking at special teams can turn into profits down the line. When you are considering how you are going to work special teams i ...

Bettors Tips for Betting Football Totals

When it comes to betting on football, betting the point spread is by far the most common. A distant second would be betting the total. Totals arenít attractive to more casual bettors as sides because people like to think about games in terms of winners and losers. In many cases, though, totals can present more opportunities for value than sides can. If you are a bettor willing to do a bit of homework and experimentation then you should really check out totals. ...

Wrestling with Betting on Football Underdogs

I love betting underdogs. If I am betting them on the moneyline then I love it because of the satisfaction of making better than even money on a bet - often much better. If itís against the spread then there is the joy of spotting something that the public didnít - since the public is almost always on the favorite. Underdog betting on football is not only a nice road to profit, but itís an excellent metal exercise - a puzzle - that keeps things interesting and forces you to keep your skills sharp and constantly be improving. The downside is tha ...

Revisiting Football Teams Not Meeting Expectations

One of the most frustrating things about the early football season in both college and the pros is when a team fails to meet expectations in their first game. We spend a lot of time over the spring and summer deciding what to expect from a team, so when they donít look anything like we thought we have to go back to the drawing board. Itís frustrating when a team we thought was good tanks, but itís just as frustrating when a team we had written off looks like natural born killers. When you are forced to reconsider a team after their opener here ...

Worrisome Weather and Football Handicapping

Weather is a factor in the outcome of football games, and something that a lot of handicappers like to consider before making a decision. Everyone knows that. Though a lot of bettors know that weather is a factor, I suspect that fewer spend any time actually thinking about what impact that weather might have and how to deal with it. Letís look at the basic impact of different kinds of weather, and then look at the two key mistakes that bettors often make in dealing with weather. Some of this will seem pretty basic, but this is a good time to re ...

Impact of Defensive Line on Handicapping Games

Casual football bettors get seduced by mostly by offense - big passes and flashy runs. They donít spend nearly as much time thinking about defense, and when they do they typically focus on the highlight reel plays - the big sacks and the impressive interceptions. When the defensive linemen arenít getting those sacks they donít get a lot of attention from casual bettors - in large part because people donít understand a lot of what they do and stats arenít as easy to find and interpret as they are for other positions. For smart handicappers , tho ...

UFL - Overlooked Football Betting Opportunity

The United Football League barely registers on the national sports consciousness. It seems like we donít need another football league, and certainly not one that features mostly NFL castoffs and has-beens. I understand why fans arenít flocking to the league in major numbers. For bettors, though, the league provides some real opportunities and potential. I wouldnít ever suggest that a minor league like the UFL should be a major component of a betting strategy. For people who are already successful betting the NFL or NCAA, though, the league coul ...

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