- Parlays allow bettors to group multiple wagers into a single ticket, increasing the risk while also increasing the rewards.
- Teasers and pleasers further effects parlays by allowing bettors to adjust point spread for alternate odds.
- Futures betting odds allow players to wager on events to happen later on in the NFL season.
NEW YORK – Continuing with examining the many ways to bet during the NFL season at legal sports betting sites, betting fans can find bigger potential wins when placing action on parlays, teasers and pleasers, as well as team and player futures.
These are the betting lines that regular sports betting fans constantly wager on as they offer the largest potential wins for betting on the NFL. For those needing a simpler breakdown, check out How To Bet NFL Part 1 first.
How To Bet On Parlays
Parlays encompass every form of betting into a single wager for maximum potential returns. With parlays NFL betting fans can pool multiple straight bets into a single wager, increasing the risk while also increasing the reward.
In order for a parlay to become a winning wager, betting fans need every single wager in the parlay to become winning bets. If even one wager ends in a loss, the entire ticket loses. With the increased risk, there are more potential rewards.
Parlay Betting Slip
- Atlanta Falcons @ Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins -225
- Baltimore Ravens @ Carolina Panthers
Over 35.5 (-110)
- New York Jets @ Green Bay Packers
New York Jets -2.5 (-115)
- Parlay (3 Picks) +416
Wagering on a single one of these favored odds at legal sports betting would net a small return, but combined the odds jump to +416.
Tips For Betting On Parlays
What makes parlay betting so popular at sportsbooks is the large potential returns. While there is no such thing as a sure bet, a good way to play is to avoid using longer odds with betting tickets and playing it safer.
For example, taking the favored Miami Dolphins to beat the Atlanta Falcons at -225, while by itself would payout minimal, as a part of a parlay this wager becomes a major asset.
The odds for Miami winning a very likely according to NFL sportsbooks, so adding a pool of wagers who are more likely to win based on the bookmaker increases the chances of the wager hitting and netting big returns.
It is also good practice to research each team prior to the game for any potential injuries or lineup changes that could affect the outcome of the game.
How To Bet On Teasers And Pleasers
Teasers and pleasers are another form of parlay betting but this allows for even more customization with the betting lines.
Starting with teasers, these allow bettors to adjust the official point spread lines on NFL wagers. With the freedom to adjust the lines, bettors can theoretically shift the spread to a more favorable outcome.
For example, teasers will allow bettors to shift the Pittsburgh Steelers spread against the Baltimore Ravens from -6.0 to -3.5. This would give more room for the Ravens’ wager to hit as they would only need to win by at least 4 points instead of more than 6 points.
With this freedom, however, the potential payout is lower than what would be available for a standard parlay. Teasers essentially decrease the risk for a lower potential payout.
Pleasers on the other hand do the exact opposite, increase the potential payout by upping the risk.
In the same Baltimore Ravens example, a pleaser would allow bettors to shift the spread from -6.0 to -7.5. This is the perfect betting option for risk-takers who are more focused on the big potential payday than the chance of losing.
How To Bet On Team And Player Futures
Futures betting is one of the premier ways players wager and the main reason is because of the long odds available at NFL sportsbooks.
With futures betting, sportsbooks will post odds for teams and players’ successes for the season really early, even before the season begins. The most popular NFL futures bet being betting on the Super Bowl.
SUPER BOWL 56 (2022) – Odds To Win
- Kansas City Chiefs +500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600
- Buffalo Bills +1200
- Green Bay Packers +1200
- Baltimore Ravens +1400
- Los Angeles Rams +1400
- San Francisco 49ers +1400
- Cleveland Browns +1600
Betting fans would simply select the team they expect to win and wait until the end of the season in order to cash in. There are also team futures bets for divisional and conference winners as well as team-specific ones like how many games a given team would win on the season.
Futures betting lines can be totals bets, such as the over/under on a players receiving yards for the season. There are also straight moneyline bets like taking the Kansas City Chiefs at +500 to win the Super Bowl. Futures betting is also available to be pooled into parlays.
Tips For Futures Betting
The best way to capitalize on NFL futures betting is to pay close attention to the teams and players you are looking to place a wager on and the pace they are going on the season.
For example, the 2020 -2021 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers was also the league leader in TDs and QBR for the bulk of the season.
Betting fans who paid attention to the pace in which Rodgers was playing early enough, could have cashed in on his odds while they were still long at online sportsbooks.
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