NFL Betting Guide
The National Football League is the biggest American Football league in the world. 32 teams make up the NFL with all of them having the one aim – to make the season ending finale – The Superbowl. The Superbowl is a huge event worldwide and every team wants to be in it come February. In 2010 the Superbowl was won by the New Orleans Saints who beat the Indianapolis Colts.
The 32 teams are all split into divisions of four based on geographical location. 4 divisions make up the American Football Conference (AFC) while the other four divisions come under the National Football Conference (NFC). Each team plays every other team in its division home and away and then make up the rest of their season playing against teams from other divisions.
The season is 16 matches long and at the end of each season the top team in each division go into the end of season playoffs. They are seeded based on their win-loss record and then the two teams with the best win-loss record from each conference who haven’t won their divisions are given wildcards into the playoffs. In the opening week of the playoffs 3rd seeds in each conference play the 6th seeds and 4th seeds play the 5th seeds. In week two the number one seed hosts the lowest remaining seed left in and the other two sides meet with each conference playing out to provide a conference champion. The champions of each conference go to the Superbowl to compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
American football is massively popular in the UK and it’s continuing to grow in popularity thanks to the NFL bringing a regular season game to Wembley Stadium allowing UK fans to watch a competitive game involving stars they come to know. With this popularity brings lots of betting interest and there are always lots of markets to feast on for punters. Each conference and division are priced up for ante-post punters and each match has many markets too.
Match betting includes the match winner market, the handicap market and total points market. There are also player performance markets for each match and you can also bet on each quarter or half winners. With the Superbowl, over 300 markets are on show for punters to tuck into for the biggest game of the year.
Each February, NFL fans gather for the showpiece Superbowl but the season begins in August each year with the playoffs beginning around the turn of the year. It’s fierce, fast and very furious but can provide some really good betting opportunities throughout the season.