Betting on the NFL is a great way to score some extra money. It’s a decent way to ease yourself into gambling if you’re a bit of a newbie. It’s especially great if you are already an avid watcher and have a good understanding of the game. This can be super useful for making the best kinds of bets. If you’re not yet convinced, here are a few reasons why you should bet on the NFL.
1. You Have a Lot of Options
When betting on the NFL, you have so many opportunities to win money. This is mainly because of how popular betting on the NFL is. You will be able to bet at several different sportsbooks. The NFL is the most famous sports league in the US, which means that it is available on pretty much every sportsbook. This means that the betting limits are higher for the NFL. There also isn’t a limit on how much you can bet, so you’re free to keep going as long as you want (or as long as your wallet allows).
2. More Off-Book Betting
This essentially means bypassing the bookies. When placing a bet with a bookmaker, you often have to pay a fee known as a “vig”. This implies that you will spend more than you are betting, so even if you win you won’t get that money back. If you lose, you are losing more money. As the NFL is so popular, you don’t have to go through a bookmaker. There’s a good chance that your colleagues or your buddies will be watching the games and want to make some money. So you can all make bets together without having to pay the vig.
3. Detailed Media Coverage
This is another reason linked to the popularity of the NFL. As so many people are interested in the score, there is pretty much rolling news coverage. This means that you can be up to date with every second of every game, so you always know what’s going on. You can, of course, watch the game itself, but if you don’t have the time, you can get all of your information (including stats) from a national news site or even Twitter.
4. Most Statistics Available
The nature of football means that there is so much information and data available. You can make a really informed decision when it comes to placing your bet. This might go against your style of betting as some people like to be a bit more random with their bets and go with their (hopefully) good luck. But, if you like to do your research, you will be able to know everything about every team and game.
5. You Can Use Home Team Data
One type of data you can use is home team data. It’s generally accepted that, in pretty much any sport, teams do better on their home fields. This means that you can research this data to understand how the home team is likely to do. You can also make note of when teams are playing in their home grounds and place bets on those games. This will not promise you a success however it will work on your odds.
6. Weekly Games for Seventeen Consecutive Weeks
Seventeen weeks is a long time for a sports tournament. This definitely isn’t a bad thing, especially for placing bets. It essentially means that you have a lot more opportunities to place bets. Or you can place more long running bets, such as how many games a single team will win. So you can put down wagers on singular games or the whole series. There are also 256 games over the seventeen weeks, this means that you have an average of ten games a week – that’s a lot of choice! So you can generally discover something to bet on and will also be able to add more varied and diverse bets to keep things interesting.
7. It’s Super Enjoyable
This isn’t necessarily a practical reason but it’s a good one. As it has been referenced all through this article, the NFl is super popular. This means that you will be able to enjoy the games with your friends, family, and colleagues. This will make betting on the games more exciting and enjoyable, especially if you know other people who are betting too. Making betting fun and doing it with others can also help you to maintain a healthy relationship with gambling and better and know when to stop.