Totally unknown in Europe a couple of decades ago, American football is probably the best known example of a sport that has become popular in Europe as internet/smartphone/etc. technologies have developed. Although we are still a long way from the success of the major basketball betting league, the NBA, betting on American football (and therefore, the NFL) has become increasingly popular with French punters; and we couldn’t resist telling you about it and advising you on US football betting.
What are the most popular American Football bets?
Even though the same word (football) is used, the most popular bets on European football and American football have many differences. However, there are also a number of similarities, which we invite you to discover below.
How to bet on American Football single bets?
As with most sports, the most popular American football betting is on the winner of the match. Note that odds around 1.6/1.7 to 1 for the favourite and 2.4/2.5 to 1 for the underdog are often the norm in NFL games.
And note: there is no such thing as a tie; and a 15-minute overtime will always be played if the score is tied at the end of a game. Note that this is a very rare occurrence: it has only happened once in the history of the Super Bowl, when the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in Houston in 2017 (34 – 28).
How to bet on American Football combination bets?
If you particularly like the free combination bets you might be tempted to make a selection of several American football games to improve your potential winnings. This is not a bad idea but two very important basic tips should be followed: don’t tempt the devil (3 or 4 coupons maximum) and only make this kind of bets if you have a minimum of knowledge about US football.
How do you bet on the winners of a competition in American Football?
Just as you can bet on the future winner of the Champions League, NBA or NHL, you can of course bet on the future winner of the Super Bowl. If you bet early enough, the odds can be very interesting as they are often exaggerated for the favourite, and rather interesting for underdogs like the Green Bay Packers, the New Orleans Saints or even the Los Angeles Rams.
Don’t hesitate to place this kind of bet several months in advance, but be careful: ideally, this type of bet should be off-bankroll, for fun, with a sum you can afford to lose. The fun is more important here than the potential winnings, which are very long term.
How to bet on the top scorers in American Football?
Touchdown! If there is one American football term that is not unfamiliar to most people, even those not interested in American football at all, it is this one! Whether you want to bet on a touchdown by the legendary Tom Brady or dominant players like Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers, you can of course bet on the top scorers in a specific game, whether a particular player will score a touchdown or not, who the best passers are, and many more.
What are the most popular secondary bets in American Football?
You will see that by clicking on any NFL game on Unibet, for example, there are plenty of secondary bets on American football. But beware: as abundance is bad for everything, we don’t recommend betting on NFL bets that you don’t fully understand. In any case, the three secondary bets on US football that are successful on legal bookmakers for sports betting are:
Bets on the difference between the two teams at the end of regulation time; this includes a possible (and unlikely) draw.
Bets on each quarter, ranging from the winner, to the difference between the two teams, the total points, etc.
Bets on the total number of points in the match.