NFL Football Betting


NFL Betting

When it comes to sports betting, the NFL is the undisputed King.  There is nothing that compares with the NFL at the sportsbook.  Let’s take a look at NFL history, this year’s results and a look at the NFL playoffs.

NFL History

The National Football League has a rich history that dates back to 1920 when it was known as the American Professional Football Association.  The name changed to the National Football League in 1922 and until it merged with AFL it really didn’t pick up steam. 

The first Super Bowl was played in 1967 and the league now consists of 32 teams, 16 each in the AFC and NFC.

The NFL plays a 16-game schedule spread out over 17 weeks as each team has a bye.  The preseason begins each August, the regular season in September, the playoffs in January and the Super Bowl in February.

The 2013 NFL season is underway with NFL betting at the online sportsbook.  Action begins each Thursday night with a game on the NFL Network and continues with a full slate of games on Sunday including the Sunday Night Football game on NBC.  The weekly action concludes with Monday Night Football on ESPN.

BetDSI sportsbook has a multitude of NFL betting options available throughout the year including NFL futures, NFL props, Super Bowl betting odds, halftime lines, etc.  Let’s take a look at what to expect in NFL betting for the 2013 season.

NFL 2013 Regular Season

The 2013 NFL regular season begins on Thursday, September 5th as the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens visit the Denver Broncos on NBC television.  The regular season concludes with Week 17 action on Sunday, December 29th.  The NFL playoffs begin the following week with Wild Card action and everything culminated with Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, February 2nd.

Super Bowl Odds

Heading into the 2013 NFL season the favorites to win Super Bowl XLVIII are the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers.  The Denver Broncos were upset last season by the Baltimore Ravens while the San Francisco 49ers were beaten in the Super Bowl by the Baltimore Ravens.  Super Bowl odds are on the board right now at BetDSI sportsbook for the 2013 NFL season.

How to Bet on NFL

There are a multitude of choices when it comes to betting on the NFL at BetDSI Sportsbook. You can bet on the side or the total and lay the traditional 11/10 or you can choose to bet the money line where there is no pointspread involved.  With side betting you are either laying points or taking points and trying to cover the spread.  With the total you are betting whether the amount of points scored will go over or under the total posted at the sportsbook.  With the money line you don’t have to worry about the pointspread at all as you just need your team to win.  Not to be left out of NFL betting is parlays and teasers where you are putting multiple teams on one ticket hoping that they all win and cover the spread to get a big payout at the online sportsbook.

NFL Quarter Lines

You can choose to bet on each of the four quarters of an NFL game.  This is an additional option in NFL betting at the sports book.  When you bet on quarters it is just like betting on the full game as you have the side and total and sometimes the money line.  The only difference is that your bet is only for one of the four quarters and not for the entire game.

NFL Futures

You can bet on teams to win the Super Bowl, their respective conferences and their divisions in NFL futures.  The odds to win the Super Bowl will be up throughout the year at BetDSI sportsbook while odds to win the division are available before the season begins.  Also available in NFL futures before the season starts are team win totals.  This is where you bet over or under the amount of games you think a team will win during the regular season.

NFL Props / Proposition Bets

A great option that is available at the sportsbook on some of the marquee television games including Sunday Night and Monday Night Football are proposition bets (props).  These bets are extremely popular in the Super Bowl as people bet on everything from the opening coin toss to who will score the first touchdown.  Some of the common props are on which team will score first, what the first score of the game will be (touchdown, field goal or safety) player vs. player matchups and team scoring totals.  Betting an NFL prop is just like betting the money line or the total where you are choosing one side or the other and laying money instead of points.