NFL Betting Tips: The 5 Most Common NFL Bets

Betting on the NFL is one of the most popular among bettors around the world, especially in the US. In the following guide, you can check out the NFL Betting Tips and what are the 5 most common NFL bets.

Betting Against the Spread

Betting the point spread, sometimes referred to as “ATS” is the most common NFL football bet there is. Betting against the spread is simply that the favorite will beat the underdog by more than a set amount of points or that the underdog will lose by less than a certain number of points. You can see more about point spreads here as well as more about how point spreads change here.

Money Line Bets

Money Line bets are about as simple as it gets when it comes to NFL betting; a money line bet is just picking which team will win and which team will lose. Because the game isn’t usually seen as even, you generally get a bigger payoff if you bet on an underdog that wins and a smaller payoff when a favored team wins. Find out more details about Money Line bets here.


Parlays are done by betting that several teams will all win or cover point spreads. Parlays can be done either as money line bets or point spread bets and can also be a combination of both though generally it can’t be a point spread and money line bet on the same outcome of the same game. See more details about Parlays here.

Prop Bets

A Prop bet in the NFL generally are bets based on a specific scenario within the game. An NFL prop bet can be almost anything like who will score the first touchdown to the longest field goal in the game will be longer than a certain yardage. See a more detailed explanation of Prop Bets here.

In Game Betting

An in-game bet is a bet on an NFL game that happens after the game has already started. In-game bets can be money line bets, point spread bets, or prop bets and the odds and payoffs are adjusted for what has already taken place in the game and how much time is remaining. You can read more details on In-game betting here.

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