The NFL kicks off on Thursday, 8 September, with the first official game slated for 9 September. We are so excited about football season and glad it’s back!
Have you had the time to check out your favorite team?
Do you have your NFL betting lines prepared for the new season? Or are you like us, still scrambling and trying to figure out some strategies for this new season?
Nevertheless, we are in for a packed tournament, and to help us along, we’ve looked at some tips for this season.
Keep a level head
Look, we know how passionate each of us is over this beautiful game, but it is precisely for this reason you need to keep a level head. The season runs from September to February next year, so you have more than enough time to figure things out for yourself.
However, we get where you are coming from. You could be processing week six games; then boom, week seven points are out. Yep, that happens to all of us, and this is where the frustration comes in.
One week your rival team might dominate. By next week, they are beginning to crack and move down in the rankings.
Parlays are bad ideas
A parlay is when someone makes a bet with multiple wagers (a minimum of two) and then ties them together in one bet. These can be tricky since one wager depends on the other for you to receive maximum rewards. Think about it this way; you parlay the Dolphins vs.
Bills game with the Titans vs. Raiders game. For this example, we will use the Dolphins and the Raiders. For you to win the parlay, you need both the Dolphins and the Raiders to win.
Know when to cut ties
Any die-hard NFL fan will tell you that, to enjoy this game, you need to know when to cut your losses, especially when it comes to betting.
Remember this, after your team has performed poorly and there’s just no end in sight, you must rather walk away and allow some time to pass before you jump right back into it.
Now, no one is saying stop with the NFL altogether, but rather take a break from betting when things get too much. It saves you money and heartache.
Reverse line movements
Look, sometimes you must be experienced with betting to make informed decisions like with reverse line movements. In the NFL betting world, you will find sharps and squares.
Squares are the amateur betters, and sharps are the professionals. Often you will see bookmakers pit the two types against each other by finding the actions that will pit sharps against squares.
This is what usually causes reverse line movements. It is essentially bookmakers using the experience of sharps.
It is completely understandable when a team has a home-side advantage. Thousands of roaring fans electrify the stadium and everyone in it. There is truly nothing like it for a sports team.
And with the NFL, it’s on steroids. If a team plays on their home turf, it does not mean they will automatically cover spreads, but oddsmakers do base their lines on home-ground advantage.
Respect the markets
Always respect the markets. Let’s look at the NFL Futures Market. It’s active and has odds coming out in the off-season too. They are also long-term wagers meaning they cannot be settled until the outcome is official. Therefore, it is vital to check house rules long before you make a wager.
Live betting options
Did you know you could bet while a game is ongoing? Yes, even in the NFL. Real-time betting is absolutely a thing and often WAY more exciting since it adds a thrilling element.
How does it work?
Well, while the game is underway, you will see different scenarios play out. So based on the current game, certain betting options will also open.
Check for three things: Halves – they focus on the first or second halves of the game; Quarters – this is like halves, but its focus is from a quarter perspective; and Drives – this is when you drill down into each wager, whether a touchdown or field goal, etc.
Plan for the long term
To have a successful season, change your view from short to long-term. A long-term view will see a better reward later. Look into bankroll management which is often something short-term bettors aren’t interested in.