NFL picks and predictions
National Football League (NFL) is the highest professional American football league consisting of 32 teams. Those are divided equally into two conferences - the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
Here are the latest NFL predictions and picks from our users. Don't forget to read our NFL 2018 Season Preview.
The NFL is one of four major professional sports leagues in North America, being the highest professional level of American football as a sport in the world.
The regular part of the season consists of 17-week and from early in September till late December. Each team plays sixteen matches and has one bye week.
After the regular part of the season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs. These are four division winners and two wild-card teams.
Single elimination tournament ends with the Super Bowl which is usually held in the first Sunday in February.
It's a game between the champions of NFC and AFC. The Super Bowl is now considered as unofficial American national holiday and is frequently the most-watched American television broadcast of the year.
Betting options & Sportsbook rules
The NFL is one of the world's most popular sports and attracts huge amounts of money in betting every season. Therefore, there is a huge variety in betting options for each game played.
Some of the most popular betting options are: money line (picking a winner between the two sides), line handicap (or also known as spread betting, handicap betting, or spread line handicap betting), total points (same as in basketball betting, accumulation of points of both teams in one match).
Other betting options would be divided into period betting, similar to the ones we have in basketball.
Therefore, a punter may choose to make a wager on a quarter winner, quarter spread betting or quarter total points betting. Same goes for all four quarters, as well as for the halftime bets.
Most of the reputable sportsbooks have all of their rules inside the whole sportsbook rulebook. You still need to check these and avoid negative surprise such as a bookie not counting overtime when settling its bets.
NFL Player Props
As betting in the NFL season got popular, so did betting markets in the player props. These are bets based on an individual player's performance.
Depending on the player's position, some of the most popular markets would be:
Will a Quarterback throw over/under a number of yards, will a running back rush over/under a number of yards or will a wide receiver have over/under a number of yards receiving.
All of these markets will be mostly set so that there is a roughly equal chance of both sides of the bet winning. This means that you will usually get the same odds - roughly 1.91 - 1.91 in most of the reputable sportsbooks.
Additional betting options
Few most reputable bookies are offering even wider variety of options, including:
Total Touchdowns in one match, Touchdown Yardage (the aggregate total distance in yards of all the touchdowns scored in a match), Field Goal Yardage (the aggregate total distance in yard of all field goals converted in a match), Total Field Goals (total number of field goals scored in particular match) etc.
As betting trends and wagering on NFL are becoming more popular, further betting options are introduced when every new season starts.
Bookmakers like Pinnacle Sports and Bet365 stand out with their wide range of offers as well as for their high limits in so popular sports.
These are the best bookies we recommend for taking a wager in the National Football League.