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Welcome to Oddschecker, the home of American football betting. Our team is just as passionate about football as you are, with experts that have unrivalled knowledge and insight into NFL and NCAAF action to help you bet on football with confidence.

We pride ourselves on running football lines on all the upcoming NFL matches, as well as the full schedule of NCAAF matches, featuring all the up-and-coming talent that’s desperate to make it in the big league. This allows us to cater for those looking to turn a long-term profit from their football betting, as well as those punters that fancy a flutter just to make the live action a little more exciting!

Where Can I Find The Best Football Odds?

At Oddschecker, what sets us apart from the rest is our ability to provide in-depth previews on upcoming match-ups in our NFL picks section, combined with instant access to the very best football odds offered by leading sportsbooks from around the world.

We don’t just talk about the upcoming action in the next few days either. We’re just as fascinated as you about the potential winners of the AFC and NFC conferences, as well as the next likely Super Bowl contenders. That’s why we offer a huge range of futures football betting markets that allow you to place value long-term wagers and keep things interesting throughout the season.

Football Betting Explained

We live and breathe all aspects of NFL and NCAAF Championship football. Oddschecker is here to guide you through the huge range of football betting options, whilst outlining the most competitive odds available for the football lines you wish to bet on.

Whether you enjoy placing pre-game bets to let ride, or you prefer to wait and watch the action begin with your own eyes before making in-play football wagers, we’re here to explain every single type of football bet you can place, directly from the Oddschecker portal.

What Is A Spread Bet?

Betting against the spread is undoubtedly one of the most common forms of football betting among NFL and NCAAF fans. Spread betting might sound a little confusing at first glance, so we’ll do our best to help you understand:

Fans of soccer betting will be familiar with handicap betting. Spread betting is, in essence, handicap betting for gridiron.

For every NFL game scheduled, sportsbooks will determine a points spread for the favorite team. They will decide a set number of points in which the better team is favored by. For instance, the spread could be set at +6.5 points on the favorite. This means that in order for a wager on the favorite to win, they must defeat the underdog by seven points or more.

Similarly, if you were to bet on the underdog to win a -6.5 point spread, they must avoid defeat by seven points or more. The positive (+) sign denotes the favorite team in a spread betting market, while the negative (-) sign denotes the underdog.

What Is The Money Line?

Money line football betting is arguably the simplest way to wager on the NFL or NCAAF action. All you have to do is select a team that you think will win. There’s no points spread involved with a money line market. However, while choosing a team to bet on the money line can be straightforward, calculating how much the bet will pay out if it wins is a little trickier.

The favorite team on a money line market is denoted by a negative (-) sign. The underdog team is denoted by a positive (+) sign.

The easiest way to get to grips with a money line bet is to use $100 wagers as a starting point. Let’s say an underdog is priced at +200 on the money line. A successful $100 bet on them would yield a $200 return. Those football bettors seeking value betting opportunities may be most interested in betting on this side of the money line as it will always pay out more dollars per unit than a bet on any money line favorite.

On the flip side, let’s say a favorite was priced at -180 on the money line. You would need to bet $180 to win $100 if the favorite wins.

With all winning money line bets, you’ll receive your original stake back on top of your well earned winnings.

Total Over/Under Explained

Over/Under football lines, also known as totals lines, is another common way to bet on NFL or indeed any of the games from our NCAAF picks section.

The beauty of over/under betting in football is that you don’t have to pick a team to win or lose. All that matters is whether or not the amount of points scored in the game beats the benchmark set by the sportsbook.

Let’s say for example that the over/under total for an upcoming NFL game is as follows:

- Over 42.5: -130

- Under 42.5: +150

If the game ends with 43 points or more scored, a bet on Over 42.5 wins. To win $100 you’d have to wager $130 pre-game.

If the game ends with 42 points or less scored, a bet on Under 42.5 wins. If you place a $100 bet pre-game you’ll get a $150 payout.

Over/Under bets stay true for the entirety of a football game, inclusive of any overtime for injuries or stoppages.

Prop Betting Explained

While the above football betting markets are generally focused on the outcome of a game – either the winner/loser or the points total – prop bets are much more precise. Sportsbooks tend to offer NFL prop bets that focus on a very particular outcome to be decided during the course of a game.

Typical football prop betting markets include:

- Will there be a touchdown in the first quarter?

- Will there be overtime?

- Which team will score first?

- Will Player X score a touchdown?

Although more serious football bettors will prefer less particular markets, it’s possible to make money on prop bets – especially if you take on board our pre-game previews and predictions!

When is the Super Bowl?

Already thinking about your Super Bowl outright bets? We hear you. The Super Bowl is the annual championship game played between the winners of the NFL and AFL conferences. The date and venue of each Super Bowl changes every year, so it’s a good idea to check in plenty of time to avoid missing out on placing your Super Bowl wagers!

Heisman and NFL MVP

Only 8 players have ever won the Heisman Trophy and become NFL MVP, can you name them? It's an illustrious list and these guys are etched into the history books.

Name Frank Sinkwich Paul Hornung Roger Staubach O.J. Simpson Earl Campbell Marcus Allen Barry Sanders Cam Newton
Year 1944 1961 1971 1973 1978 and 1979 1985 1997 2015

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