Things to Consider for Betting Football
Are you fired up about one – or both – the 2018 college football or NFL regular seasons and you’re looking to get your brand new betting campaign(s) off to a positive start?
Well, if that’s the case, then there are a handful of things you need to consider long before you place your first wager of the season no matter which genre you’re betting on. The good news is that you don’t have to guess what some of those instrumental steps are that you need to take. I’ve got the expert betting advice you’re looking for and make no mistake about it, each one will help you increase your chances of cashing in early and often over the course of both quickly approaching football seasons.
Now, let’s get started.
Know Your Sportsbooks
The first thing you need to consider is the sportsbook you’re planning on betting with. Many sportsbooks have odds and lines that are geared toward their benefit while others seem to be more customer and bettor-friendly. Does the sportsbook you plan on playing with have bettor-friendly odds? Do they offer expert betting information via a blog or betting news section that can help both, sports bettors and casino goers increase their chances of cashing?
Many betting experts will tell you that you should play with more than one sportsbook, but at the very least, you need to shop around for lines and odds that are more advantageous to you and your chances of winning. For example, let’s say the New England Patriots are on the road at Pittsburgh and the Steelers are 2.5-point favorites at 85 percent of the best sportsbooks in the industry, but you’re playing with a bookie that offers Pittsburgh as a 3-point favorite. Let’s say Pittsburgh beats New England 27-24. At the majority of sportsbooks, you’d win your wager with the Steelers giving up 2.5 points. However, if you played with the sportsbook that was offering odds geared towards their own success, your wager ended up as a Push that cost you a big win. Know your sportsbooks and line shop football bettors!
The next thing you need to consider before betting on football is the size of your betting bankroll. If you’re a multi-millionaire that isn’t going to lose any sleep over a losing wager no matter how big the bet, then God bless you! However, if you’re like me and the vast majority of football bettors across the globe, and have a limited bankroll then you need to set some bankroll betting parameters whether it’s a set weekly or monthly amount. Remember, no one wants to answer to their boss (The Wife) on why next month’s mortgage isn’t going to get paid!
Your Betting Strategy
The next thing you need to consider is what kind of betting strategy you’re going to use. If you’re simply planning on making a series of uninformed wagers each weekend, then hey, I’ll send you my address and you can simply mail me your cash. Becoming a winning football bettors means you need to develop a sound betting strategy whether that’s making more SU, ATS or Over/Under total wagers or making more parlay or teaser types of exotic bets. Are you using statistical and trend analysis in your betting strategy or simply going by the age-old ‘eye test?’Develop some sort of betting strategy and you’ll be much better off with your football wagers in the long run.
Who’s Offering Best Value
Last but not least, one of the things you also need to consider is which teams are offering the best betting value. Are you going to bet on the New England Patriots as a SU winner for the vast majority of the season (that’s smart) or are you planning on backing a team that is on the rise and potentially offering great odds because of their status as a middle-of-the-pack contender as opposed to being an elite favorite? Are the defensive-minded Minnesota Vikings a great bet to play Under the total far more often than not this coming season or will they be looking at a bunch of Total odds that are too low because of their powerful defense? These are some of the things you need to consider when deciding which teams are offering the value you’re looking for!