How NFL betting works? NFL season is the professional football league and the most successful in the United States and the world.
Beyond sports, it is one of the favorite leagues for bettors due to all the endless possibilities to play. Let us understand how does it work and also we leave you some of the most popular and basic mechanisms for you to start betting in the NFL.
How NFL betting works?
There are 3 basic NFL bets. In North America, these bets are called money line, handicap, and point total markets. Most bookmakers, including Pinnacle, offer a two-choice win market to match outcome, the equivalent of a 1X2 football market but without a draw.
The 1X2 victory market is popular because it is simple. You just have to bet that one of the two teams wins the game.
The only thing to check is what policy is adopted in the unlikely event of a tie. At Pinnacle, any two-choice win bet will get refund when a match ends in a draw in regulation time. Although the match will actually go into overtime to decide the winner, standard bets apply to regulation time unless otherwise specified.
The handicap market is the most popular way to bet in the NFL in North America and is the standard reference point for checking relative odds in a game. As in all sports, the teams that face off in the NFL do not have the same talent. To effectively offset the perceived difference in capabilities, bookmakers offer a handicap in order to achieve a level playing field.
The handicap market is the most popular way to bet on the NFL in North America.
Using a fictional example, we can explain how the handicap bet NFL works. Both teams have odds associated with positive or negative points.
Total Bets Over (High) and Under (Low):
This is a bet where the total points between the two teams add to the final score. Example: Team A vs Team B Over / Under 37.5 highs earn if they score 38 or more points, lows are earned if they score 37 or fewer points.