Football betting odds begin with the pointspread. This is the most common way to participate in football gambling and the most common way to bet either football or basketball. Gamblers have their choice of either laying points with the favorite or taking points with the dog in football betting odds. The next option is over/under wagering in terms of football betting odds.
This is where gamblers will wager on whether or not the combined score between two teams will go over or under a set number posted by the football betting odds makers. Another option is the moneyline. This is the option on the football betting odds board where gamblers lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the dog, with no football betting odds being involved as all a gambler has to do is select the straight up winner. Many professional gamblers will use the money line in terms of football betting odds, particularly on the favorites, for their football gambling.
Another option in football betting odds is the halftime wager. This option has increased in popularity as gamblers will wager on either the first or the second half only, with the other half of the game having no relevance at all to the wager. Two more popular options in terms of football betting odds are parlays and teasers. This is when a gambler puts a group of plays, (referred to as “teams”), together into one single wager in which they all must win for the bet to win, at increased football betting odds.
A teaser will have enhanced odds ranging from six to twelve points, with the trade off being lesser payouts than a parlay. Both big and small time gamblers love parlays and teasers because for just a little bit of stake money they have the chance to win a lot of money against the football betting odds.