Many Options When Betting Football Lines

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Another option to consider in football lines is futures. This is where you are wagering on college or NFL betting lines on a future event.

Football lines give you so many different options during the season. The most popular form of football lines are “pointspreads,” which are also known as “sides” or “lines.” This is just the first of many options when you are betting college or NFL betting lines.

Football lines continue with the option to bet totals. This is where you are wagering over or under the amount of points scored in the game. This number is set by the oddsmakers just like a side. Another great option in football lines is the parlay. A parlay is a single wager that combines many different games together. All of the plays must win against the football lines for the parlay to be a winner but if they do you get increased odds depending upon the number of teams in the parlay.

A teaser is another great option in football lines. This is where you get anywhere from six to twelve points extra on the football lines. For example, if a gambler has a team that was a +1 underdog in football lines, that team would be +7 on a traditional “Las Vegas Style” teaser. The trade off for the enhanced football lines is that the payouts are smaller than with parlays.

You can also wager on a team’s win total for a season in future college or NFL betting lines. Future bets appear before the season begins and many sportsbooks continue to update the odds throughout the season.

Other options in football lines include first half and halftime wagering. You have the same side and total options when you are betting first half or halftime wagering versus college or NFL betting lines.

Propositions are another option to consider in college and pro football. These are usually available on marquee television games and relate to the statistics for the teams or the players such as amount of yards thrown, fumbles lost, interceptions thrown, etc.

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