The new wave of sports betting has hit the market in the last few years and is currently dominated by NFL football. But as every sports fan knows, there are countless other sports leagues available to bet on. There are baseball, hockey, soccer, the NBA, the NFL, and college football among many other professional sports. The question that would arise would be – why should sports bettors to bet on any particular team?
The answer to this question is pretty simple. Any team can win, as long as they have the proper tools. In other words, the Super Bowl doesn’t have the same impact on the conference as the NBA conference finals, or the NFL conference finals.
According to sports betting experts, there are 4 major areas that a sports bettor has to evaluate before placing a bet on any team. These areas are depth, efficiency, home field advantage, and motivation.
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Countless sports bettors would throw darts at any team they were, but as the old saying goes, if it looks wrong, it is probably not worth the attention. Just because the Oakland Raiders are the worst team in the NFL, doesn’t mean that they are a good bet. Raiders betting is almost purely a guessing game, since the odds are always so lopsided in their favor.
However, suppose in the NFL conference finals, the Raiders are the favorite, and they get a 3 point head start from the Broncos, along with the other two dominating teams. From a bettors perspective, you would have absolutely no idea if you were actually placing the winning bet. Now, suppose the Raiders are the favorite in a game against the Broncos, and they get a 9 point head start. The first think you would have is, “Wait, the Broncos have some competition! Actually, I would have dropped the Raiders in this situation”
Sports betting experts believe that in situations like this, you want to have enough knowledge of the teams, and of the game, to make the correct decision. In other words, the majority of the money you make will come from the third option, which is, always checking the injury report.
Next on our list is specialization. You will find few differences in the styles of NFL teams. Naturally, some teams will spread it around more, while other teams will be very predictable and confined in their purposes.
NFL teams are like marathon runners. You will notice that some teams will rely more on the ground game, others on the passing game, and some others will go at it flat out. This is not a shocker since the NFL is really the ultimate newcomer’s sport.
As a handicapper, you do not want to be stuck waiting for your quarterback to throw every week, wondering when he is going to be well enough to play, and who is going to fill in. Instead, you want to be able to put a wager out with the QB playing, and have some college dropback passing game here and there, a proving that a fresh faced QB can run the offense.
Specializing can be a very tough thing to do, but if you pc and your clients know what you are doing, they might be able to convince you to make some profits. You are not going to make a living betting point spreads in the NFL, but you can run a few games on any one betting day and do a little bit of what I do.
For example, you might find that a road favorite is not going at all, but you know a lot more about the Dewalive, and know than even the best handicapper in the world that thats a run they would not be likely to cover at home. With that knowledge, you can find the underdog with a much better chance of covering, and you can then bet the over. Its sort of like a hedge against a possible loss.
There is one point however, that must be made about betting against the public. Its important to remember that the betting public are always looking for the strongest possible NFL team to bet on. (Although their research certainly leads them to different choices, such as the Bears at home after the bye week, or the Colts on the road at the beginning of the season, those are the exception, and not the rule. When you wager against the public, you better have a very good reason, or a very expensive sports betting system to help you with this.)
During the season, when you have a fairly good idea of the teams you are betting on, you can be a little more specific. Sure, you can bet NFL points on the over/under for a home team to cover, but that is a little trickier.
If the home team is an underdog, the favorite would be the easiest bet to make. So you might bet the over for the home team to win, not just the favorite.