Does 888 Sport Accept NFL Bets?

While the start of the 2021 NFL season may still be more than seven weeks away, it’s never too soon to start wagering on one of the world’s most iconic sporting championships.

This year’s championship kicks off for real on September 10th, when the 2021 Super Bowl winners Tampa Bay take on the Dallas Cowboys. So, you’ll want to identify which operators in the UK and Ireland accept NFL bets, so that you can check out the odds ahead of time and determine the best possible price.

Not only does 888 Sport offer access to various NFL betting options, but the 888 Sport free bet offer can be deployed across a host of in-play and outright markets. But what are the key markets available through the site?

  1. The NFL’s MVP

From an individual perspective, the NFL’s MVP (Most Valuable Player) award is arguably the most coveted in American football.

This prestigious honour went to the Green Bay Packers quarter-back Aaron Rodgers in 2020, as he garnered 44 votes (40 more than second-placed Josh Allen) to claim his third league MVP crown.

However, Rodgers is only second favourite to win this year’s prize at odds of 8/1, with Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes tipped at 8/1 to become the 2021 NFL MVP.

Certainly, few players in the league’s history have built the type of resume that belongs to Mahomes, with the quarter-back having won an NFL MVP, a Super Bowl ring and a Super Bowl MVP since taking over as a starter in 2018. Now undoubtedly the number one quarter-back in the league, Mahomes is poised to go one better during the 2021 season having been listed as the second-best player overall in the last two years.

Last year’s runner-up Josh Allen can also be backed at competitive odds of 12/1 to win this season’s MVP award, while the legendary Tom Brady (who now plies his trade with the defending Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers) is 14/1 to win what would be his fourth league MVP crown.

  1. The Outright NFL Winners

Interestingly, Tampa Bay are currently only the second favourites to win this year’s NFL Championship, with 888 Sport offering a current price of 7/1.

This is largely because the side has been relatively quiet in terms of recruiting new players (aside from Washington OLB Joe Trydon), instead focusing on re-signing key performers in the mould of Shaq Barrett and the outstanding Lavonte David.

What’s more, ‘California Cool’ Tom Brady is now 43 years old, and there’s no guarantee that he can continue indefinitely as a dominant or consistent quarter-back.

The favourites for this year’s crown are the 2020 Super Bowl winners the Kansas Chiefs, who have looked to supplement the outstanding performances of the aforementioned Patrick Mahomes by revamping an already impressive forward line.

More specifically, they’ve acquired Joe Thuney, Kyle Long and Orlando Brown, while the Chiefs will also be boosted by the return of their standout guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff (who opted out of the starting line-up in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic).

Currently, Kansas are 9/2 to win the NFL Championships, and the early favourites to win the 2022 Super Bowl.

  1. Tennessee Titans to Beat the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, September 12th

If you want to wager on the opening round of NFL fixtures in September, you could consider selecting the fancied Tennessee Titans to beat the ailing Arizona Cardinals at the Nissan Stadium on September 12th.

After all, the Titans have been a steadily improving NFL team for some time, while they’ve also completed one of the best moves of the off-season by landing the supremely talented WR Julio Jones in a trade with Atlanta.

In contrast, the Cardinals have endured a difficult two years under the tutelage of Kliff Kingsbury, who was a controversial hire as head coach given his relative lack of pedigree in 2019.

The team ended last season in particularly disastrous form, losing seven of their last nine matches and falling to some shocking defeats against sides who they were favourites to beat.

So, the Titans represent a solid bet to prevail here, even at the relatively short price of 13/20. You could also lengthen these odds by placing a handicap wager, particularly with the Titans expected to record a comfortable win overall.

So, he’s undoubtedly skating on this ice and won’t be able to sustain a difficult start to the new season.

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