If the sportsbook is busy with action, it should be football season. Whether it’s the NFL or NCAA, football betting action is fast and furious during the season. Slot5000 For the newbie sports bettor, it can seem a little 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. In the event that you bet on several game on a single ticket, it is 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. Simply put, once you bet a side, you “pick a side” in the game. For instance, let’s say the brand new England Patriots are playing the Seattle Seahawks. If you’re likely to bet a side, you’d bet on either the Patriots or the Seahawks.
Every game has a point total (except NCAA football, that is most games). This is the quantity of points scored between both teams. When you bet a total, you’re betting under or higher 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 will be a push, which means you get your bet back).
Football Betting – Parlays
Okay, so you know about straight bets, that is where you bet on just one thing per ticket. When you want to bet on more than one thing, it’s a parlay. It is possible to bet on 2 – 20 things (depends on the sportsbook).
For instance, let’s say without a doubt on the Seahawks and over the total on your ticket. That might be a 2-team parlay (despite the fact that technically there’s only 1 team on it).
The more items you placed on the ticket, the more income you’ll win should they all hit. Naturally, the more items on the ticket, the harder it 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 so you can get close, but that’s very rare.
If you enter making football bets via parlay tickets, you might have a look at “teasers,” which are parlay tickets with added points for you. For instance, rather than taking the Packers -10, you might get them at -3. Of course, the payouts certainly are a less because the risk is minimized.
Football betting is 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.