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I have been betting on the NFL for years at Bet365, which is my recommended online sports book.

Betting on American football is easy.  Here are the recommendations by an old pro.  Also a loyal customer at one of the biggest online sportsbooks.Here are the things that I particularly like about Bet365:

1) I enjoy betting on a wide range of different NFL props, and Bet365 has practically everything that I want to bet on. I particularly enjoy betting on yardage props for running backs and wide receivers, as I feel as though I have an edge here. The lines on the football games themselves are usually very sharp, though I can often find value with the less popular props such as number of yards receiving or number of passes completed.

2) Strong customer service. On the rare occasion that I have an issue, Bet365's customer services always solve my issues very quickly. I have never had an issue getting quick attention, even just before the NFL games start on Sunday morning.

3) Many deposit and withdrawal options. I've always had an easy time getting money off and onto the site, and depositing usually takes less than 20 seconds. This is obviously key when a NFL game is soon to kick off and I want to get a bet down.

4) Stability. I've never had an issue with the site crashing on Sundays or just before Monday Night Football, which can be an issue at other sites.


I'm pretty picky when it comes to betting on the NFL - I need a wide assortment of props to bet on, and Bet365 does a great job in this regard, in my opinion.

For a European-based sports book, Bet365 does a great job in covering the NFL.


The NFL is still the biggest sports league in the world, as the league is watched by hundreds of millions of people across the globe, each and every week.

The NFL season is quite short (roughly five months), which means that punters will have less than half of a year to place their wagers on one of the world's most exciting games.


Given the popularity of the sport, there should be no surprise that there is a wide array of things to wager on when it comes to the NFL.

For instance, you can bet on who you think will win a game straight up (money line) or use the traditional line that includes the spread.

For instance, if New England is playing host to the Kansas City Chiefs, the straight up odds might look like this:

Kansas City, 3.45
New England, 1.35

According to this line, the New England Patriots would be the clear favourites to win.

Or, you can bet using the traditional spread, which looks like this:

Kansas City, +7.5, 1.90
New England, -7.5, 1.90

This means that if you wagered on New England, they would need to win the game by at least 8 points for you to collect on your bet.

You can also bet on the total points that are scored in a NFL game, which is also a common bet.

Given the large number of players involved in each NFL contest, you can also place wagers based on the individual stats that are compiled by each player.

For instance - let's say that Aaron Rodgers is playing at home against the Tennessee Titans.

A company like William Hill might offer a line like this:

Aaron Rodgers Over/Under 365.5 Passing Yards?

Under 365.5 yards, 1.90
Over 365.5 yards, 1.90

If you decided to take the over and Rodgers ended up passing for 504 yards, you would win your wager.

There are bets available on all of the different players on the field, as well as total number of field goals, who will score first, who will score last, what will be the first type of scoring play to take place in a game, etc.


Good luck!