With the new NFL season now just over a week away it is likely that many gamblers across the US – and across the world for that matter – are beginning to sit down, assess the match ups and wager their bets in a bid to seek some opening day profit. Now for many of those people, their attempts will simply end in failure, but for a minority, their luck just might be in that day and they could be basking in a neat little side pot. If you would like to be part of that minority, then here are some tips surrounding the Overs and Unders betting markets that could swing the tide in your favour come game day.
With this market, you aren’t betting on a result, you are simply betting on the amount of points that will be scored in the game. This makes the game easier to read from a betting perspective and team line-ups will likely have a more of an effect on the result. Take the quarterback position for example, if you know that a starting quarterback is injured then it may be likely that his replacement cannot fill his boots and the Unders market would be a strong bet. You can find the latest news at all the best NFL sports sites and top bookmaking sites in order to check team news before placing a bet.
If you are bold and do decide to go with the Overs market, then you will be sweating on every near pass and every fourth down, but it is not without its rewards. Considering that with an Unders bet you are immediately in a winning position once the game kicks off, it may be too much of a risk for gamblers to post a high-scoring Overs bet (which will undoubtedly offer better odds as it is less likely) but some games offer touchdowns galore and it is usually the games that are important for one team rather than the other. Blowouts occur when you least expect it though, so an Unders bet is one to strongly consider on each and every game – taking into account team news and league standings of course!
Finally, the odds on this market are usually equal, making it almost 50/50 that your selection pays off. This is evidenced in Bet365’s markets on the Chicago Browns, (who recently drafted Johnny Manziel (pictured) for this year) Pittsburgh Steelers game. Over 40.5 points is 10/11, while Under 40.5 is also 10/11, giving backers of either side of the market equal value as the build-up to the new season continues.
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