The NFL has risen to the front of the line in tevevision popularity and one of the main reasons for its success is betting. NFL betting, while not always the smartest money, takes an already exciting game and turns up the excitement tenfold. NFL Odds can be found everywhere from newspapers, computers, and on the ticker on ESPN. The reason pro football is so popular is because there are limited games with only 32 teams in the league playing only once per week.
Both novice and seasoned NFL handicappers all have their preferred methods of handicapping NFL matchups, but three key elements for NFL handicapping and NFL picks to look for are the following:
1) Shop your lines for the best prices! Especially with a spread of 3 points or less. Three points decide a large percentage of NFL games and thus there is a big difference between laying 3 or 3.5.
2) Be leary of using injuries as a primary guiding statistic. Not withstanding the Quarter Back, teams are loaded with talent and depth, so unless its the QB or star running back, don't let "key" injuries dictate your NFL picks, and also remember the line has already been adjusted for these injuries.
3) Don't put too much stock into last week's team performance. Momentum is not that big of an issue as in college football, since everybody in the league in a professional. Most of the time you can look for teams that have been blown out on the road to bounce back the next week.
NFL lines are oftent tight and hard to find solid pointspread value, but with that being said, your best option is to bet more money early in the season, when linemakers are still unfamiliar with the strength of each team. Once the season moves into the second half, lines become tight and you will see your % of winners and bankroll greatly reduced. Playing underdogs is usually the smart bet early in the NFL season.
With any sports betting, it is always best to seek the consultation of NFL handicapping professionals. There are a lot of people stepping forward and making claims to being a professinal handicapper, but all of the handicappers at HandicappingReviews.com have been documented and closely monitored. So if you are looking for help with NFL Picks this season, then join the HR community and team up with the proven results of our community NFL handicapping professionals.