Football Betting Odds & Online Football Betting
The excitement of college football and NFL betting returned in 2021 with full stadiums and full schedules. And with the full schedules – including the addition of a 17th game in the NFL – came thousands of football betting opportunities.
Those betting opportunities didn’t end in the regular season; you can bet on NFL playoffs odds and Super Bowl odds as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals, Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers, and Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams chase the Lombardi Trophy.
- Against the spread: If you’re betting against the spread, you’re betting for either the favorite to win by a certain number of points (i.e., the spread) or an underdog to win outright or keep it within a certain number of points. If a team wins (or loses) by the spread, it’s a push.
- Money line betting: Place your football bet on the winner of the game regardless of the score.
- Over/under totals: Will the two teams combine for more (over) or fewer (under) points than the over/under game total? If they combine for the exact game total, it’s a push.
- Half and/or quarter: Place various bets (e.g., spread or money line) on one half or one quarter of a game.
- Props bets: Bet on how the first points are scored, the distance of the longest field goal, the player with the most receiving yards in one game, and dozens more team and player prop bets.
- Futures: You can place bets on Super Bowl betting odds, NFL MVP odds, college football national championship odds, or other individual and team outcomes.
Live Football Betting
Live sports betting has exploded in popularity as fans get closer to the action with live NFL bets.
From the opening kickoff through the final whistle, you can place live bets on any game. Whether you’re watching Cooper Kupp battle Fred Warner from your living room or the AFC Championship from a watch party, you can place in-game wagers with live NFL betting odds.
How to Bet on Football
When you’re browsing online odds at the sportsbook, pro football betting odds are easy to understand. Here’s an example for a game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers:
Spread: Steelers (-7, -110), Browns (+7, +110)
Money Line: Steelers -225, Browns +180
Over/Under Total: 47.5 (Over -110, Under -110)
If you bet on Najee Harris and the Steelers at -7, they must win by eight points or more for your betting slip to be a winner. If you take Baker Mayfield and the Browns at +7, they can lose by six points or fewer — which includes beating the Steelers outright — and you’ll win. If it’s a seven-point game, the bet is a push, and your stake is returned.
As for the odds of -110 (aka the vig or juice), it means you must bet $110 to win $100. If, for example, you win a $100 bet for the Steelers to cover, your payout is $190.91.
If you place a money line bet, you’re picking that team to win with a potential payout determined by the odds. The margin of victory is irrelevant.
And an over/under total bet is a wager placed on the combined number of points scored by both teams. If the final score is 24-20, the under hits. If the final score is 31-20, the over hits.
Bet on Football Odds
There’s something for everyone in football betting odds at the best online sportsbook!