The Lazy Man’s Guide To BEST ONLINE BETTING
If the sportsbook is busy with action, it should be football season. Be it the NFL or NCAA, football betting action is fast and furious through the season. For the newbie sports bettor, it can seem a bit confusing, but football bets really come down to two types-straight bets and parlay bets.
Football Betting – Straight Bets
Here’s the workhorse for just about any winning football bettor. A straight bet simply means you’re betting on one football game. If you bet on more than one game on the same ticket, it’s a parlay, and we’ll talk about that in a minute.
When you create a straight football bet, you will be betting on a side or total. To put it simply, when you bet a side, you “pick a side” in the game. For instance, let’s say the New England Patriots are playing the Seattle Seahawks. If you’re going to bet a side, you’d bet on either the Patriots or the Seahawks.
Every game includes a point total (except NCAA football, that is most games). This is actually the quantity of points scored between both teams. Once you bet a complete, you’re betting under or over that total. For instance, let’s say the total is 47 and you take the over. To win, both teams must combine for 48 or more points (47 would be a push, which means you get your bet back).
Football Betting – Parlays
Okay, so you find out about straight bets, that is where you bet on just one single thing per ticket. When slot want to bet on several thing, it’s a parlay. You can bet on 2 – 20 things (depends on the sportsbook).
For instance, let’s say you bet on the Seahawks and on the total on your ticket. That would be a 2-team parlay (despite the fact that technically there’s only one team on it).
The more items you put on the ticket, the more money you’ll win if they all hit. Naturally, the more items on the ticket, the harder it really is to win.
With parlay bets it’s an all or nothing thing. If one pick fails, the ticket is dead. Some sportsbooks will run specials for getting close, but that’s very rare.
If you get into making football bets via parlay tickets, you might have a look at “teasers,” which are parlay tickets with added points for you personally. For instance, rather than taking the Packers -10, you can find them at -3. Of course, the payouts are a less since the risk is minimized.
Football betting is really a blast and there’s nothing much better than hitting the sportsbook with a big winning ticket. I hit straight football bets and parlays all season long. I look forward to the NFL and NCAA football seasons.