- Betting on NFL futures will result in higher payouts the earlier that a sports bettor can get in on these wagers.
- Sportsbooks worldwide have posted a number of bets on the NFL for gamblers to put money on.
- The 2021-2022 NFL season kicks off on September 9.
LAS VEGAS – It may appear to be a slow week for sports betting as far as real-time sports like the NBA Finals games happening every few days and the MLB at mid-season for gamblers but sportsbooks have been posting a number of futures wagers on the NFL.
Some of these lines will have a sports bettor waiting an entire NFL season for a payout but when watching the games, who’s dwelling on futures bets made in the past when real-time wagers are being made in the present. Plus, the odds are greater the earlier the bet is placed, allowing these NFL wagers to be at least worth a look by fans this week.
Sportsbooks like BetOnline have a variety of futures NFL bets up from the teams to individual player props. All are sporting some great odds because the regular season is still about two months out.
This is the time to capitalize on as many of these bets as possible because the payouts will be bigger should the gambler win.
NFL Bets To Look At This Week
The Most Valuable Player of 2021-2022 has Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes as the favorite with odds of (+350). The QB had 38 touchdowns in 2020. Mahomes is expected to take the field even harder this season after losing the Super Bowl to Tom Brady.
Brady has odds of (+1400) to be the MVP this season. If the old man can give another stellar showing as the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he may be the one that takes home the MVP title. Brady gave Tampa 40 touchdowns in the 2020-2021 season, two more than Mahomes.
Tom has already been given the title of the GOAT of the NFL long ago by the world but there’s no bet for that. Putting $10 on Brady to win MVP would result in a payout of $150 at the end of the season. Not a bad day at the betting window on that one for 10 bucks.
Wagering on the NFL teams and their regular-season record is a very popular bet for sports bettors. The Over/Under 9.5 games for the Tennessee Titans season have even odds at (-115). The Titans went 11-5 last season making the Over likeliest to be favored by those putting money on this bet.
Throwing down $100 on this wager would payout $186.96 when all is said and done.
The last of the NFL futures wagers to look at this week has to do with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
The young QB was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2019, playing for LSU. His debut season in the NFL was cut short due to tearing his ACL and MCL as well as causing other ligament injuries to his knee in Week 11 against the Washington Football Team. He threw 13 touchdowns in the 10 games he’s played with the franchise.
Burrow has odds of (+600) for being the “Comeback Player of the Year for 2021-2022” and NFL analysts agree he will be one to watch this season. A $100 wager on the young quarterback winning this award would see a payout of $700 with the current odds.
Without any unforeseen problems, Burrow could pass his way to become comeback player of the year easily.
“I got Joe Burrow throwing for more yards and more TDs than any quarterback in the AFC North this season,” said Chris Canty, NFL analyst with ESPN.
Parlaying any of these wagers would result in more money which is what many gamblers do with futures bets. Gambling less to win more but every bet has to win for this system to work.
More states have regulated sports betting and local sportsbooks will vary their odds and wagers for the NFL. But gamblers can expect to see shifting lines and more wagers posted each week that the season inches closer to kickoff.
The National Football League will start the 2021-2022 season on September 9, so some of these futures bets should be placed now, having sports bettors strike while the betting lines are hot.
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Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.