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Finding Value in NFL Playoff Home Underdogs

In the divisional round and the conference championship round of the NFL playoffs we would expect the home team to be favored. They have worked hard to earn the right to host their games, and they are playing in a building that has obviously been good to them. At times, though, we find situations in which the home team is actually an underdog. It could be that they earned their record by playing in a weak division that hasnít earned them respect from the betting public, that their opponent is a very popular team playing well, or that health or ...

Handicapping NFL Playoff Home Field Advantage

Home field advantage is a big factor for handicappers to consider in the NFL. In the playoffs, though, home field advantage can be even more significant. The reason is that the impact of the advantage can vary widely in the playoffs. If the fan base is very fired up and enthusiastic then the advantage could be quite a bit more significant than normal. If the fans are complacent or lacking confidence, though, then it could be less significant than it might otherwise be. Hereís a look at six questions to help you determine the impact of the home ...

Don't Overestimate NFL Playoff Seeds

In the NFL playoffs the top seeded team in each conference holds a special place in the eyes of casual bettors. To earn that top seed they have had a very good season, and that means that the public is going to regard them highly, and is quite likely to bet heavily on them. Because these top seeds have played so well, have a week off, play at home in the playoffs, and are heavily hyped it can be very tempting to bet on them. That means that it can be easy to make mistakes when dealing with these teams. Here are six mistakes to avoid when handic ...

Rookie Pro Bowl Betting Mistakes

Betting on the Pro Bowl isnít the most popular thing in the NFL. There are lots of people that do it, though. Lots of those people make big mistakes when they do it, and those mistakes limit their chances of making a long term profit on the game. Here are six of the biggest mistakes bettors make when betting on the Pro Bowl: ...

4 Reasons to Bet the NFL Pro Bowl

Itís hard for most fans to get too excited about the Pro Bowl game, and harder still for a lot of bettors to really seriously pay attention. Many people would argue that the game doesnít need to be played - that making the Pro Bowl should just be a ceremonial honor, and that we should all be spared from watching typically terrible football. I certainly canít argue with that. I would likely never choose to watch the game, and I would rarely choose to bet on it, either. From time to time, though, there are exceptions - reasons to think seriously ...

Super Bowl Press Day Betting Mistakes

Super Bowl media day has evolved into a day of barely contained insanity. There was a time when it was about serious journalists meeting with focused players to ask insightful questions in a controlled setting. Now itís full of nutcases who know nothing about football wearing costumes and trying to get noticed. Itís such a spectacle that they are even selling tickets to the public. ...

What The NFL Playoff Overtime Rule Changes Mean For Bettors

The NFL seems to react to every strange circumstance that pops up with a rule change. One of the more radical changes the league has made in recent years is the introduction of a new overtime format for the playoffs. The move was done in response to New Orleans' entry into the Super Bowl. The Saints won the NFC Championship over the Vikings thanks to a long field goal in overtime. People complained that that wasn't a fitting conclusion to what had been a great game, and that it didn't give the Vikings a chance to respond - in other words the s ...

Adjustments Needed For Handicapping the NFL Playoff Games

Make no mistake - betting on the NFL playoffs successfully is very different than betting on the NFL regular season. A lot of casual, and probably unsuccessful, bettors wouldn't see the differences - football is just football in their eyes. the distinctions are very real and significant, though, and successful bettors understand the differences and adjust their handicapping process accordingly. Here are five ways in which the playoffs differ from the regular season from a betting perspective. ...

Using the Week Off Before the NFL Playoffs Start To Your Advantage

The week between the end of the NFL regular season and the start of the playoffs is an important one for bettors. Those who are serious about having a successful betting experience in the playoffs can do a few things during this time to give themselves a better chance at success. Here are five things you can during this week to be ready. ...

How Professional NFL Bettors Attack the NFL Playoffs

The beauty of betting on sports is that there is a thousand different ways you can do it and make a profit. Every successful bettor will have different approaches and priorities when it comes to spotting winners and making a few bucks. At the root of it, though, there are a few things that, in one form or another, are done by all successful bettors. In the playoffs that is especially true - there are so few games each week that making a profit requires that you are sure to avoid serious mistakes. Here are five fundamentals which, in some form, ...

Finding Value While Betting on the Super Bowl

Finding value is what sports betting is all about. When the potential payoff for a bet is greater than the risk associated with that bet then you have value, and if you keep doing that over the long term you will make a very nice profit. Unfortunately, it's typically much easier to find value in games in which there is little betting attention or media coverage than in a popular, heavily bet game. That means that the Super Bowl - the most popular betting event in the country by far - is pretty much the worst possible place to be looking for va ...

Common Super Bowl Betting Mistakes Bettors Makes

The Super Bowl is almost here. It is the biggest game of the year in every way - for fans, the media, the athletes, and bettors. Correctly picking a Super Bowl winner and making a few bucks (or more than a few) is enough to carry you through the longs months until football starts again. To give your self the best chances of attaining that glory, though, you have to avoid simple, costly mistakes. Here are five big mistakes that Super Bowl bettors make. ...

Super Bowl Betting - 2012 Superbowl XLVI Point Spread

We all know about betting the point spread and total. Another different type of bet the super bowl offers is the "Proposition" or "Prop." Props are wagers that are considered to be out of the ordinary. Generally props are only available for big events. The Superbowl is rife with such betting, allowing gamblers the opportunity to put money down on just about anything they can imagine. Popular props for this game include who will win the coin toss, what player will score the first points, what will the score be at the end of the first quarter, a ...

Super Bowl Odds - Current Odds To Win Superbowl XLVI

So you think you know who is going to win the Superbowl in 2012? Can the Packers go back to back, can the Patriots pick up another ring?" According to the nfl odds makers they just might. Which is amazing, because if they do they will have done something no other professional football team has ever accomplished before. Depending on whose 2012 super bowl odds board you're checking the favorites to win this season's championship game are the Colts, Pats, and Steelers. The Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and Green Bay Packers are consi ...

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