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NFL odds and betting lines explained
The most common NFL bets are the point spread, moneyline and over/under. The lines come out well in advance of game time, and they will often move prior to kickoff in response to betting action, injury news and other developments.
If you click on the game listing, you’ll see all the other betting options for that contest, including player props. Online sportsbooks also have a dedicated link for available futures bets, such as Super Bowl odds.
Let’s take a closer look at the most popular NFL bets:
NFL spread betting is the most common and popular way to bet on football. It represents the difference between the two teams, and you can also view it as an estimated margin of victory.
Example of an NFL spread bet
- Pittsburgh Steelers +6.5 (-110)
- Cincinnati Bengals -6.5 (-110)
There are two components to a spread betting line: the spread itself (6.5, in the example above) and the actual odds for the bet (-110). To win, the side you choose has to cover the spread. The Bengals are 6.5-point favorites in this example, which means that they have to win by seven or more for spread bets on them to win.
The Steelers cover by keeping the margin to six points or fewer or by pulling an upset victory. Standard spread betting odds will be around -110 on both sides. At those odds, a bet of $110 would stand to win $100, while a winning $100 bet would bring back $90.90.
Learn more: How to bet the spread
The moneyline bet is a straightforward football wager that can be a starting point for new bettors. You choose which team you think will win the game. There will be lines for both choices — negative for favorites and positive for underdogs.
Example of an NFL moneyline bet
- New England Patriots +130
- Miami Dolphins -150
For the above example, the Dolphins are favored over the Patriots. If you pick the winner of the game successfully, you win your bet.
To estimate potential winnings on the moneyline wager, note the direction of the numbers. When the digits are negative, a bet of that amount would win a profit of $100. At odds of -150, a bet of $150 would win you $100 if correct. If the odds are positive, the number equals what you’ll get back in profit on a winning $100 bet, i.e. $130 at +130.
Learn more: How to bet the moneyline
The total, or over/under bet, is when you’re betting on the total combined points scored in an NFL game. The sportsbook will set a line for each game, and you can wager on the total score ending up over or under that line.
Example of the over/under bet
- Over 51.5 (-110)
- Under 51.5 (-110)
Similar to the spread bet, there are two parts of the line: the number that the sportsbook sets and the odds for each choice. Over/under bets also tend to start with baseline odds of -110, but they can move in response to betting action or news.
For the above example, an over bettor is hoping for 52 or more points in the game, while those on the other side want 51 or fewer.
Learn more: How to bet the over/under
NFL prop betting
Prop bets are available for each NFL game. You can find them by clicking on an individual game listing. A prop can depend on game events, team accomplishments, and how individual players perform.
Total rushing yards — Tom Brady
- Over 5 (+105)
- Under 5 (-125)
There are also multiple-choice player props:
Giants vs. Titans — first touchdown scorer
- Derrick Henry +140
- Saquon Barkley +180
- Robert Woods +220
- Kenny Golladay +260
If you make the right call, you win your prop bet. Player props are a popular option for betting on NFL games, as they’re essentially a mashup of fantasy sports and betting. They can be a good starting point for those new to wagering as a result.
NFL futures betting
Futures provide bettors with the option to bet on the NFL year-round. These are mostly season-long wagers that will be open until there is an outcome, such as which team will win the next Super Bowl.
If we look at the above odds, a winning $100 bet on the Green Bay Packers at odds of +1000 would have a profit of $1,000. At the same stakes on the Bengals at +2000, the winnings would be $2,000. Here are some other NFL futures bets you could make:
- Division and conference winners
- Team regular season win totals
- Whether a team will make the playoffs
- Award winners — MVP, Rookie of the Year, etc.
- Exact Super Bowl result
- Season-long player props
NFL betting lines, odds and stats for every team
How are NFL betting lines set?
All online sportsbooks are responsible for setting their own NFL lines. Some books set their own numbers in-house, while others might use an outside provider. While the lines often are similar across the industry, you will often be able to find differences if you shop around.
What does -110 mean?
Odds of -110 are a standard starting point for NFL spread and total bets at many sportsbooks. At those odds, a wager of $110 has the chance to win $100, while a winning $100 bet would bring back $90.90. The difference is the house’s fee for booking the bet, known as juice or vig.
When does the 2022 regular season start?
The NFL regular season gets underway with Thursday Night Football on Sept. 8. The opening game is the Buffalo Bills visiting the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, with kickoff set for 8:20 p.m. ET. The Week 1 action continues on Sunday, Sept. 11, and wraps up with Monday Night Football on Sept. 12.
How do you beat the spread?
There is no way to beat the spread all of the time. Anything can happen on the field of play, so even the most well-considered selections can go against you. Add in the fact that sportsbooks are very good at setting lines using decades of previous data and information, and the spread is a challenging bet to win.
That said, it is possible to improve your skills to the point where you can gain some consistency, and hopefully some profit.
What’s the best way to bet on the NFL?
It’s always best to focus on your interests and work to develop your skills. For starters, begin researching all of the available options.
Next, decide which bets interest you the most and learn about those options. If you’re just starting out, a simple approach is likely best.
For example, you could start with moneyline or totals bets. As you gain experience, you can always try out more wagers.