Betting 101

1. Point Spread
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
2. Favorites vs. Underdogs
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
3. Over/Under
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
4. Moneyline Odds
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
5. Public Bet % vs Money %
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
6. Open vs. Current Odds
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
7. What is a Parlay?
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
8. What is a Teaser?
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
9. What is a Unit?
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.

Point Spread

The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.

Where Can I Bet on the NFL?

If you’re in a U.S. state with legal, online sports betting, you have plenty of options to bet:

  • DraftKings offers a wide range of player props. Proposition bets allow you to bet on the performance of an individual player, rather than the outcome of a game.
  • FanDuel has the best prices on futures bets, like selecting the Super Bowl winner for 2021 today.
  • PointsBet offers a unique wagering type called points betting, where bettors win more money the more the bet wins by, and vice versa. It's high-risk, high-reward.

Check out our sportsbook reviews for more information on what’s available in your state and exclusive sign-up bonuses and promo codes.

How can I win betting on the NFL?

The NFL is one of the hardest sports to bet successfully because the lines are so accurate. The more popular a sport, the money in a betting pool, which results in sharper lines.

There are ways to win money betting the NFL, including exploiting player props that don’t have as accurate of lines. We try to leave no stone unturned when finding betting value, and our content reflects that. We cover props, weather, historical betting systems, mismatches in every game, market movement and more.

What is a point spread in NFL betting?

A point spread is a bet on the margin of victory. If the Patriots are -7, that means they’re favored by seven points and need to win by 8 points or more to win the bet. In that same game, the Jets would be +7, meaning they need to lose by 1-6 points or win the game to win the bet.

What is a total bet in an NFL game?

The total is a wager on the total number of points scored in a game. If the total in that Jets-Patriots game is 42, anyone who bets “the over” would win if the two teams combine to score 43 points or more. Anyone who bet the under would win if they combine for 41 points or fewer. If it lands exactly on 42, it’s a push and all bets are refunded.

How do moneylines work in NFL betting?

A moneyline is a wager on the winner of the game, modified to aEverything in American moneyline odds is based on winning $100 -- if the Patriots are -300, that means you need to risk $300 to win $100. If the Jets are +250, you’ll win $250 if you risk $100. You don’t have to bet $100, of course -- it scales up and down based on how much you want to bet. You can use our odds converter to calculate moneyline winnings.