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American Football Betting Markets

American Football is a huge global betting phenomenon with National Football League (NFL) the biggest draw. There are competitive American Football leagues all over the world but it is NFL that most bets are placed on. In fact NFL is the most popular sports bet made in Las Vegas with almost half of all sports bets being made on the NFL.

Most major American Football betting sites offer over 50 betting markets on a single game with big popular games having over 100 markets.

But what do all these betting markets mean? Here’s a simple explanation of the most popular American Football betting markets:

NFL Moneyline – Full time result, to win the game. The moneyline shows the odds to wager on the outright winner.

NFL Spread – As in points spread, the spread represents the expected difference in score between the two American Football teams. The spread in American Football is known as the “Home line”. Also called a handicap.

Total – Total points scored , Over or Under a games total points scored, by each team at the end of a game.

Futures – Futures betting. Tournament out rights on the winner of a particular tournament, league winners, player awards. Betting on the outcome of an event occurring in the future.

Prop betting – Game props are a proposition bet or side bet. In American Football prop bets are:

Which team scores first
Which team scores last
Will the first score be a touchdown
Will the last score be a touchdown
Will the team that scores first win the game
1st turnover is a fumble
Player A pass receptions over/under 2.5. – Player prop bet
Player A scores a touchdown – Player prop bet
Player A pass receptions over/under 4.5. – Player prop bet
Player A passing yards over/under 58.5. – Player prop bet

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