Definition of Pass Attempts

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What does the term "pass attempts" mean in the world of football betting? What is meant by the term "pass attempts"?

With the "pass attempts" props that many sportsbooks offer, you can bet on the total number of pass attempts that a single quarterback will have over the course of a game.

What are Pass Attempts when it comes to betting on the sport of football online?  The King explains.  In photo:  Tom Brady is about to throw a pass.For instance - let's say that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.

The "pass attempts" totals for Tom Brady and Matt Ryan might look like this:

Matt Ryan - 33.5
Tom Brady - 40.5

You can bet on whether a player will have less than or more than their posted pass attempt total.

For instance, the Matt Ryan line might look like this:

Over 33.5 Pass Attempts, +105
Under 33.5 Pass Attempts, -140

If you believe that the Colts will try to run the ball as much as possible against the Bucs defense, you'd likely want to take the Under 33.5 Pass Attempts total.

If you think that the Colts will be playing from behind for most of the game and throwing the ball more as a result, you'd want to take the over.


In order to successfully bet on the "pass attempts" props, you need to figure out what you think will happen in a particular game and what the game script is likely to be like, and then go from there.