NFL Football Betting Trends
The National Football League (NFL) is the most popular sport among North American bettors, and there are plenty of trends available for the benefit of pro football handicapper. In fact, the sharpest NFL bettors use the massive popularity of the league to isolate winners!
Contrarian handicapping -going against the opinion of the mainstream sports fans- is a profitable concept in every sport. The more popular a sport is with the 'average Joe', the better it is for the player looking to bet against the public. There are several ways to use our NFL football betting trends to take a contrarian position wagering on football action. Our NFL betting trends tool provides data on betting patterns so you can determine how much action is coming in on pointspread, moneyline and totals wagers. You can easily learn who the 'public' is backing on a game and go the other way.
Situational NFL betting trends are also useful for the contrarian NFL handicapper. It's a well-known fact that the 'public' likes to bet on the best teams. While this might not sound like a bad idea, the pointspread is often set so that bettors have to 'pay a premium' in terms of line value to back the top teams. Conversely, less desirable teams are often undervalued to make them a more attractive betting proposition.
One effective strategy is to find situations where losing teams have a winning pointspread record. Some teams play better than you'd expect when stepping up in class against elite level franchises. Mediocre teams will often 'take out their frustrations' on weaker teams. Many teams 'bring their A game' when playing on nationally televised games on ESPN -particularly prime time games.
The use of NFL betting trends in handicapping is limited only by your imagination. No matter what strategy you employ, you can find all of the trends and statistics you need at Sportsbook.AG.