NFL Player Props: 3 Reasons to Bet Live, In-Game Odds
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NFL player props are becoming more and more popular among bettors for a handful of reasons.
First, the NFL is the most popular sports league in the United States, so sports bettors are interested in everything associated with football odds.
And second, player props fill the intersection between fantasy football and NFL odds with the goal to accurately project which players will over or underperform expectations in terms of fantasy points or traditional stats, like yards, rushes, receptions, touchdowns, etc.
Player props are undoubtedly growing among NFL bettors, which is paving the way for live, in-game props as well.
Similar to live, in-game betting, the props version is simply a way for bettors to examine and get down on updated player prop odds once a game has started.
After the opening kickoff, many sportsbooks will continually update NFL player props odds based on what has happened on the field thus far. In turn, bettors can then analyze these odds for value throughout an entire game.
In fact, there are three specific reasons why NFL bettors should consider live, in-game player props.
3 Reasons to Bet NFL Live, In-Game Player Props
1. Size of Market
With so many NFL games being played at once, especially during the 1 p.m. ET Sunday slates, between passing, rushing, receiving, etc. props across key skill players for each team, you can see how many options are available for bettors.
More options means there are more opportunities to find value, which is the name of the game for NFL bettors.
2. Speed of Market
It can be hard for bettors to keep up with everything going on in every game, but that is also true for sportsbooks.
And, as bettors, we don't need to worry about our odds being sharp for all of these markets — we just have to find a few that are off enough to warrant wagers.
With so much happening on the field and NFL player prop odds constantly needing to be adjusted, bettors have an opportunity to pick off anything with an edge.
3. NFL Odds Shopping
In general, the more sportsbooks that offer a market, the more advantageous for bettors because it offers the opportunity to shop for the best odds. This is certainly true with NFL props.
In addition, because live, in-game NFL player props are constantly on the move, sportsbooks don't have ample time to crunch data or to see what's happening at other shops.
When it comes to pregame NFL odds, whether we're talking about spreads, totals or props, if one sportsbook takes a bet from a respected player and moves its numbers, other shops are sure to follow to protect their own liability.
However, in-game NFL props adjust so quickly that even if one sportsbook is moving, there's still a chance to find a similar line in another spot.
Again, this is another benefit to betting live props.