Football betting is almost a national pastime–albeit one that is generally kept under wraps. With the advent of online casinos, football betting has a whole new avenue. It used to be much more difficult to bet on games than in the past. Maybe you’d subscribe to a couple magazines, read the newspaper, and listen to sports talk radio to get a sense of teams’ chances.
Today, you can find football betting odds makers all over the web. In addition, you can find detailed information about player’s injuries, weather, match-ups, and other factors that will affect how you lay down a bet. In short, the Internet makes football betting odds much better. At the same time, other people are privy to the same information.
First you have to check the opening line of a particular game. Most know that the point spread is core to football betting. A team has to win within the margin of the point spread in order for there to be a payout. This type of football betting is called a Straight Bet. A simpler form of betting is a Money Line Wager–you just bet on which team that you think is going to win.
Other bets are Half-time Wagers, in which bettors bet on the score at the end of the half. Many football bettors may not even be fans of a particular team but are merely playing a numbers game–trying to bet within a point spread in a quarter or half. Over/Under bets are similar–this type of football betting revolves around the combined final score of the game.