The fact remains, however, that there is still not nearly as much money bet on totals than on sides, and your better over/under players are a hard core niche group.
NFL betting players should really take a look at football betting totals on a regular basis. It is important to remember though that situations will arise during the season that is unique to online NFL betting totals. First, you are likely going to face a steep overlay with “under” bets in games played in inclement weather. Come late November and through January, whenever there is a snow storm there are bettors storming the online NFL betting sportsbooks wanting the “under” regardless of any other merits to whether the bet is a solid idea. The online NFL betting oddsmakers get the weather channel too and adjust their over/under lines accordingly to meet the mainstream general public’s demands for action. Don’t allow yourself to be sucked into this trap as you are already giving ground and more of an edge to the online NFL betting sportsbook.
Another potential overlay trap on over/unders in NFL betting is when a key offensive player, such as a quarterback, running back, or receiver is out for one, if not both, of the teams. Again, you must pay attention to the masses and have a “sportsbook outlook.” Of course your average gambler is going to think “under” in such situations, and of course the NFL betting oddsmakers will adjust their lines to accommodate that public business demand.
When two of the better offensive teams match up you can rest assured that the over is going to be a significant overlay as the online NFL betting oddsmakers will jack the over/under line up to meet the demands of the online NFL betting gamblers. Grabbing value and refusing overlays is the first big step towards balancing out the house’s 10% edge in online NFL betting with totals.