Even those who bet on MLB baseball will run into point-spread betting occasionally in other sports, specifically in the NFL where wagering on the point spread adds another layer to the world of sports betting. Here are a couple of tips for you ahead of the football betting season.
Go Back To The Head-To-Head
Some teams play each other all of the time, so it’s easy to go back and check out how the last few meetings between the two teams has fared. For example, in the NFL, Baltimore and Pittsburgh have been staging some vicious battles over the last few years, and the games are usually close. Therefore, the point spread between these two won’t be any higher than three points.
Watch The Moving Line
Lines can move right up until the game actually starts, and certain things will affect it, the biggest of which is injuries. If a team’s star quarterback is hurt the day before a game and that team is a 6-point favorite, look for that line to fall dramatically ahead of the game. Weather can also affect a point spread, because if a passing team is forced to go into a stadium with snowy conditions, they’re not going to be favored as much as before, if at all.
Stay Away From The Trick Lines
Lines can be split up by half-points, and you will often see some lines that are, for example, 2.5 points to the side of one team. These lines are created to trick you into making a bad bet, so if you are going to make this wager, make sure you do you all the research needed before sending in your online sports betting pick.