Top 5 Helpful NFL Betting Tips & Tricks

American football is the most popular sport in the United States, both in its professional and college versions. As you know, the professional version of football is called the National Football League (or NFL) and it consists of 32 teams separated into 8 divisions.

NFL seasons last from the beginning of September to the beginning of February, with each team playing a total of 16 games – 8 home and 8 away. Naturally, the NFL season is a major event for fans, who can now even wager on the sport, thanks to the abolition of the PASPA Act.

If you are considering betting on the NFL, make sure to read our helpful tips and tricks to get you started.

1. Study the sport

Before choosing a bookmaker on Sports Betting Day, you need to make sure that you understand all aspects of football. When you are well-informed about how football is played, you can place more informed decisions based on simple logic

But knowing how the sport works is not everything – you need to spend a good deal of time familiarizing yourself with all teams (luckily, their number is not big). To do it, read as many reports and follow as many games as you can.

2. Choose games carefully

Even though the NFL consists of only 32 teams, there are a total of 256 games in the regular season. As we know, the regular season is not all – there are also the playoffs and the Super Bowl, of course. Evidently, there are a lot of opportunities to bet on.

Many bettors feel an urge to bet on all games in order to win as much money as possible. In actuality, however, betting on all games will hardly result in bigger wins. Rather, you should only bet on games when you feel that this is the right move to make.

So, instead of punting on every game within the NFL season, pick and choose which games to back, as well as when to do so.

3. Consider the stats

To many punters, there are way too many statistics in the NFL, and most of them yield insufficient or unhelpful information. True, there is an overwhelming number of statistics in the NFL, but if you know which stats to consider and which to ignore, you can tremendously enhance your winning chances.

In order to be able to read statistics, you need to spend some time researching different stats. Once you master the skill or reading stats, you will become a truly successful NFL punter.

4. Know the key factors

As in any sport, there are many factors that can affect the outcome of a game and, however much you try, you will hardly ever be able to assess them all. Nevertheless, there are some key factors that should always be taken into account if you want to make the right predictions.

For example, one important factor is the relative strength of a team’s offense compared to the relative strength of the defense of their opponents, and many more. Further, try to understand as much as you can about team motivation, coaching style, and player injuries, as these are other major factors that can have an effect on the outcome of a game.

If you know which the key factors are and how they can affect the outcome of the game, you will be better able to make successful bets.

5. Avoid betting on accumulators

For those who do not know, accumulators are types of bets, which allow you to bet on a number of outcomes within the same wager. These bets come with a lucrative payout, too. However, there is a trick – you need to get all outcomes right in order to receive a payout.

Whereas you will undoubtedly be tempted by the payout of accumulators, you should avoid betting on them unless you feel absolutely sure that you will win. Last, but not least, even if you bet on accumulators, try not to get greedy and limit the number of outcomes you include in them.

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