Definition of American Football Betting

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What does the term "American football betting" mean? What is meant by "American football betting"?

American football is the term commonly used by people in Europe to describe the NFL.

The silhouette style drawing of a football player in action. Since "football" is already used in Europe, the NFL is referred to as "American football".

American football is one of the most popular sports in the world to bet on.

In fact, the Super Bowl is always the most heavily bet event of the year. Many billions of dollars are wagered on the Super Bowl every year.

Here are some things to know about betting on "American football":


The most common way to wager on American football is the "spread".

Bookmakers will handicap a game in order to create even betting on both sides.

For instance, let's say that the New England Patriots are playing at home against the Denver Broncos. The Patriots are the better team and should win this game.

The "spread" for the game may look like this:

New England, -7
Denver, +7

This means that if you take the Patriots -7, they must win by more than 7 points in order for you to win your bet.

If they win by 7 points, your bet will be returned to you. If they win by less than 7 points or straight up lose the game, you will lose your bet.

On the other side, if you bet on Denver +7, Denver can lose by 6 or less points and you will still win your wager. If Denver loses by 7 points, your bet will be returned to you.

The "spread" is the most common way to bet on the NFL.

Betting totals is also very popular

For each NFL game, the bookmakers will create a total number of points that they think will be scored.

You can bet on the final number being "over" or "under" this amount.

So, if the Patriots are playing the Broncos, the total might be something like 48 points.

If you think that the game will be a high-scoring one, you will probably want to bet on the "over".

Players props are very popular

In recent years, betting on player props have become very popular, especially given how popular fantasy football is.

Let's say that you think that Derrick Henry is going to have a big day rushing.

The sportsbook may set his over/under rushing yards line at 101.5 yards, and you think that he is going to easily go over this number.

With play prop betting, you can bet that Derrick Henry will go over this total.

Player props can really reward people who closely follow players and match-ups, and is one of the most profitable forms of betting if you know what you are doing.