Football betting gets a lot of attention from the general public. This is especially true with NFL football betting. The public really likes to get involved in NFL football online betting and their opinions will influence the weekly odds.
Football betting is so influenced by public opinion that if you want to make money you need to sometimes go against the opinion. When you hear the term “fade” it has an entirely different and yet significant meaning in terms of NFL football betting compared to on the field, where it is a rather simple pass play. To “fade” in NFL football betting is to oppose the majority and to bet against the public. To fade takes undeniable nerves of steel, as you will often be betting in the direct face of both the masses at sportsbooks and the masses in the media. And before you think, “That's not hard, I could easily do that,” think again. It is not that easy to do when everyone is telling you to take the other side.
You don’t have to look far to find games that looked great that blew up in the faces of the football betting public. The New England Patriots were thought of as a “sure thing” in the Super Bowl after going undefeated in the regular season. What happened? Yes, they lost the Super Bowl outright as a big football betting favorite. This happens all the time in football betting and it happens even more when the game is a high profile game.
Very few people want to go against the popular opinion in football online betting. That is what makes fades successful in football betting. In NFL football betting things that seem certain oftentimes go the other way. You will also find that when you fade, you are on the same side as the sportsbooks, which is always the right side to be on with your football betting.