First Half and Halftime NFL Betting Lines

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Many professionals like to play the halftime NFL betting lines off against the full game NFL football betting lines, using the price difference as bargain.

NFL betting is available on more than just pointspreads, over/under totals, and money lines. You can wager on first half and second halves in NFL football betting. Betting halves is simply nothing more than wagering on either the first or the second half with only the half that you are wagering on counting towards the NFL football betting.

NFL betting in terms of first half lines is available before the game begins.

For second half wagering action, most commonly referred to as “halftime” wagering/betting lines, the NFL betting odds are posted almost immediately after the conclusion of the first half of play.

When looking at first half wagering possibilities you might want to examine the original NFL betting line for the game. What a gambler would want to do is consider the prohibitive favorite for the first half lines, since their starters will play much more in the first half than in the second, if the expected rout holds form. In the second half of such blowout NFL betting matchups, the stronger teams will often play backups and allow the weaker team to sneak through the “backdoor” for a cover against the full game NFL betting pointspread. That is why betting on just the first half on the power teams will often give you a better opportunity to profit in NFL betting.

For example, if San Diego was hosting Kansas City and a 10 point home favorite in NFL football betting and trailing at the half 14-10, the Chargers might be an 8 or 9 point halftime NFL betting favorite. Now, instead of laying the 10 points in the full game you are laying only 8 or 9 at the half and have the Chargers as a 6 point favorite for the game instead of the original 10 point NFL betting spread. This is a good way to look at favorites in NFL betting at the half.

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