NFL Standings Right Now
Have a look below to reference the NFL standings and find the prospective bets that suit you best. Will it be moneyline, over/under, the spread or does a prop bet tickle your fancy?
How To Win At NFL Betting
When you talk about betting on NFL games, there are generally three prominent forms of wagers that are most commonly played - the spread, the moneyline and the total.
Point spreads are the main football bet. You might see this listing - New York Jets -6 MIAMI DOLPHINS. What this simply means is that the Jets are predicted to beat the Dolphins by more than six points in their upcoming game.
Miami is capitalized to indicate that the Dolphins are the home team. If you bet the Jets, they must win by at least seven points in order to cash. For Miami to pay off if you were to wager on the Dolphins, they'd need to lose by less than six points or win the game outright.
A moneyline offering a straight bet on the same game would be based on a wager of $100 and would look something like this - New York Jets (-125) at Miami Dolphins (+140). In this scenario, you'd need to wager $125 to win $100 on the Jets but a $100 bet on the Dolphins would return $140. All you'd need to cash would be for the team you bet to win the game.
A total looks like this - New York Jets 50 Miami Dolphins. It merely means that a sportsbook is predicting that the two teams will combine for 50 points in the game. To bet the total, or the over/under as it's also called, you bet the under if you think the points total for the game will be less than 50 and you bet the over if you believe the teams will combine for more than 50 points.
Another popular football bet is wagering on the futures market. Almost immediately after the conclusion of the Super Bowl, sportsbooks will list the future odds for the next season's Super Bowl. From that day forward, you can wager on any team that you think will win the next Super Bowl and the earlier you make the wager, the likelihood is that the odds you will get are greater.
For example, on Feb. 5, 2016, one sportsbook listed the New England Patriots as Super Bowl 51 favorites at +700. The longshots on the board were the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at +10,000.
In other words a $100 bet on the Patriots to win the Super Bowl would return $700, while the same bet on the Browns, Buccanneers or 49ers would return $10,000. Of course to cash, they have to win the big game.