Is American football betting legal?
Yes, it's completely legal for players to bet on sports event at the biggest international online sports betting sites.
How do American football odds work?
There are two main types of odds in NFL betting, point spread odds and money line odds. The odds tell you how much you can win if your bet turns out to be a correct prediction.
If you want to learn how to understand the way odds are displayed, have a look at the guide above.
You can also read a detailed explanation of how the odds work in NFL bets by checking out our odds calculator page.
How do the betting lines work?
This type of bet relates to a calculation that the sports betting site does that's based on who they think will win and by how many points they think the victory will come in at.
E.g. If the site thinks that the winner in a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos will be the Steelers and they think the Steelers will snatch the win with 10 points more than the Broncos, then site will display the odds as Denver Broncos –10.
When you bet on the Broncos in this situation, they'll have to win by over 10 points for you to collect any winnings.
In this type of bet all you have to do is pick who you reckon will win and the amount of points the team wins by doesn't affect whether you collect any winnings or not.
What about handicap betting?
Handicap betting is when you place bets relating to whether a team will exceed the 'virtual head start' that the betting site has given it, based on how unlikely a team is to win.
What games can I bet on?
You can bet on every single game in the NFL.
Can I use a betting system?
Yes, if you want to. Although a lot of the likelihood of winning cash on an NFL bet is down to luck, knowledge about past team performance and player health can help you to work out the probability of a particular outcome.
There are loads of different betting strategies and systems out there on the Internet but if you want to find one that'll definitely help you when you play, then check out our betting strategy page.
Can it be profitable?
Gambling on the NFL can make you plenty of cash if you place the right bets. The best way to make smart bets is to analyze what's happened in previous matches and then place your bets accordingly.