Definition of Drive Results Betting

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What does the term "drive results" mean in the world of football betting? What is meant by a "drive result" bet?

Most sportsbooks will allow you to bet on the outcome of a drive - for instance, you might see a line that says something like "1st Drive Result" or "3rd Drive Result".

With these lines, you are betting on one of four outcomes usually - punt, offensive touchdown, field goal attempt or "other" (safety, turnover, etc)

The King explains the meaning of the sports term Drive Results Betting.  What is it?  In photo:  Jacksonville Jaguars player looking up.So - let's say that the Los Angeles Chargers are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in a playoff game.

Prior to the game starting (and without knowing who will receive the first kickoff), the "1st drive result" lines might look like this:

Punt, -110
Offensive Touchdown, +310
Field Goal Attempt, +440
Any Other, +500

So, as you can see, the "punt" line is the clear favourite, followed by offensive touchdown, etc.


Other drive result lines will be available via "in-play betting" as the game continues.

These lines will be impacted by a number of different factors, including:

1. Which team has the ball

2. Game script

3. Effectiveness of offense

4. Time remaining in game

For instance - a team that is comfortably control of the game in the fourth quarter will be much more likely to employ a conservative offense, which will greatly increase the chance that their drive will turn into a punt.

Or, if an ineffective offense is down big in the third quarter, they will be more likely to take chances, which will greatly increase the chance of a turnover.

These are all factors that must be considered when placing a drive results bet.