Types of NFL Bet
In the past, the NFL was only really popular in the United States, with a small niche following in a few other countries. However, over the years, especially with the rise of star players like Tom Brady and the evolution of big NFL show piece games like the Super Bowl, the sport has started to see more and more of an interest internationally. There are now more UK NFL fans than ever before and several NFL games are even played in the UK each season.
As more people take an interest in the NFL, we’re seeing a rise in online NFL betting too. The best online betting sites are all starting to offer an increasing number of NFL betting markets and options for American football fans. Whether you’re betting on the Super Bowl champions or who will score the first touchdown in an upcoming clash between the Patriots and the Packers, you have a lot of options available to you in the world of online NFL betting.
The simplest option for NFL betting, just like with most other sports, is the classic match bet. Just like match betting in rugby or football, NFL match bets allow you to pick which team you think will win each game. It’s important to note that draws almost never happen in the NFL. Teams always play for the win, and even if the score is tied after the regular four quarters, an additional overtime period of 10 minutes is played out to try and determine a winner.
As well as match bets, you can also take a look at the handicap betting market, in which virtual point advantages or disadvantages will be applied to the two teams in order to level the playing field and even out the odds. This is a great option to find great value NFL bets. Another good value option is the over/under market, in which you wager on how many points will be scored and whether the total will be over or under a set amount.
Then, there are all the different individiual player markets. Betting on individual players is very popular in the NFL betting world. You can bet on who will score the first or last touchdown, which player will amass the highest number of points, which players will get interceptions or turnovers, how many rushing yards a running back will rack up over the course of a game, how the two quarterbacks will perform, etc.