The anticipation for the new NFL season is nearly over. The teams will be taking to the gridiron in preseason this week and the 16-game regular season begins in September. If you are looking for well-thought-out NFL betting strategies for 2019, then you have come to the right place.
These NFL betting strategies should help you make profits all season long and into the playoffs.
Dissect the Numbers
NFL teams play just 16 games with six of those match-ups coming against divisional rivals. Due to teams not playing the same football sides, or all of the league’s team during the season, it makes it is often difficult to fully measure just how good a team is.
If you are looking at records and win ratio, you can be fooled when an average team defeats a string of poor NFL sides. An average team defeating a run of weak teams can overinflate just how good it is.
When betting on a win market, you should look at the two teams’ head to head records. In addition, look for opponents they have had in common and study the results they had against those like opponents. This should help you make good bets during the season.
Bet the Totals Market
If you are new to betting or just a novice NFL fan, then betting on the totals market could be one of the best NFL betting strategies in your arsenal.
The totals market deals with the total number of points scored in an NFL game. When betting on the totals market you must decide on the over or under of a set number. For example, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears are set at an over/under of 46.0. Bettors must decide if the game will finish with over 46.0 points or under 46.0 points.
When making a totals bet, you need to research the offenses and defenses that will be competing in the contest. If the teams have high-powered offenses, you may want to back the over. If the teams possess strong defense, you may consider the under. The over/under totals bet can be a safer bet than the outright winner. It can also be a fun bet that is hugely profitable.
Bet on the Home Team
Many sports bettors fall into a trap of repeatedly betting on the home teams during an NFL season. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
Statistics from 2018 show that betting on the home team can be profitable depending on the away opponent.
In 2018, 19 of the NFL’s 32 teams had a 57.1% home win percentage or greater. The New England Patriots were a perfect 100% at home in wins.
Only eight teams in 2018 had a home win percentage lower than 50%. Meanwhile, five sides were dead-on 50% in terms of home wins.
Interestingly, only seven teams had an away win percentage of 57.1% or greater. Meanwhile, 22 teams had an away win percentage below 50%. The NFL is dominated by home teams and home-field advantage. Knowing which teams are near locks at home can be highly profitable.