If the sportsbook is busy with action, it must certanly be football season. Whether it’s the NFL or NCAA, football betting action is fast and furious throughout the season. For the newbie sports bettor, it may 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 any winning football bettor. A direct bet simply means you’re betting on a single football game. If you bet on several game on a single ticket, it is a parlay, and we’ll talk about that in a minute.
Once you make a direct football bet, you can be betting on a side or total. Simply put, when you bet a side, you “choose a side” in the game. For example, let’s say the New England Patriots are playing the Seattle Seahawks. If you’re planning 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 the total amount of points scored between both teams. Once you ราคาไหล bet an overall total, you’re betting under or over that total. For example, let’s say the full total is 47 and you take the over. To win, both teams must combine for 48 or maybe more points (47 would be a push, therefore you get your bet back).
Football Betting – Parlays
Okay, so you know about straight bets, that is where you bet on just something per ticket. When you want to bet on several thing, it is a parlay. You can bet on 2 – 20 things (depends on the sportsbook).
For example, let’s say you bet on the Seahawks and over the full total on your own ticket. That would be a 2-team parlay (even though technically there’s just one team on it).
The more items you add on the ticket, the more money you’ll win if each of them 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 obtain into making football bets via parlay tickets, you might take a look at “teasers,” which are parlay tickets with added points for you. For example, rather than taking the Packers -10, you might have them at -3. Needless to say, the payouts really are a less since the risk is minimized.
Football betting is a crank 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.