Sportsbooks For Football

In its infancy, professional football was a far cry from the game that rules today as number one in the hearts and minds of the vast majority of American sports fans. The American Professional Football Association was born in 1920 and prospered mainly in industrial towns in the midwestern US, with dominant teams like the Akron Pros, Decatur Staleys and Canton Bulldogs. The Chicago Cardinals, today’s [+]

Arizona Cardinals, were originals in this league. The Staleys relocated to Chicago in 1921 and became the Chicago Bears a year later. The Acme Packing Company founded a team in 1921 called the Green Bay Packers and installed Curly Lambeau as head coach.

Early pro football struggled to gain any traction with the media, which rarely devoted more than a few lines of type to the sport, or with the general public, which preferred the pomp and pageantry of college football. 

While Jim Thorpe, a 6-1, 190-pound strapping young man who’d been an Olympian and a Major League Baseball player, was professional football’s first star and drawing card, the NFL – as the APFA was rechristened in 1922 – didn’t become a legitimate sports entertainment option until the Galloping Ghost ambled on to the scene.

Red Grange was the most talked-about star in college football when he played at the Unviersity of Illinois. He even had his own agent, C.C. Pyle, an unheard of entity in the sporting world of the 1920s. Grange signed in 1925 with the Chicago Bears before graduating from college amidst public disdain that he would sell his wares to a sport considered to be dirty and profane.

It didn’t take long for the Galloping Ghost to gallop his way into prominence and take pro football along for the ride. There were 36,000 on hand for his NFL debut. To capitalize on his popularity, the Bears embarked on a barnstorming tour. They played 18 games in three months, at one point eight games in 12 days, and Grange pocketed $100,000 from his share of the gate receipts, which included a record crowd of 73,000 in New York City.

Pro football had arrived as a major-league sport and in the collective conscious of the masses.

Best Football Sportsbook Odds

We have the best football sportsbook odds for you below so make sure to check the page regularly to source the bets that suit your strategy best. 

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Monday 24 September
FT Pittsburgh Steelers 30 - 27 Buccaneers +100 -110
Thursday 27 September
FT Minnesota Vikings 31 - 38 Los Angeles Rams +270 -294
Sunday 30 September
Philadelphia Eagles 13:00 Tennessee Titans -179 +160
New York Jets 13:00 Jaguars +310 -370
Cincinnati Bengals 13:00 Atlanta Falcons +190 -196
Buccaneers 13:00 Chicago Bears +143 -154
Houston Texans 13:00 Indianapolis Colts -102 -118
Buffalo Bills 13:00 Green Bay Packers +320 -370
Detroit Lions 13:00 Dallas Cowboys +132 -145
Miami Dolphins 13:00 Patriots +245 -278
Seattle Seahawks 16:05 Arizona Cardinals -169 +153
Cleveland Browns 16:05 Oakland Raiders +125 -145
New Orleans Saints 16:25 New York Giants -169 +152
San Francisco 49ers 16:25 Chargers +385 -455
Baltimore Ravens 20:20 Pittsburgh Steelers +140 -159

What Are The Football Standings Today

Here’s where you will find the up to date NFL standings. The beauty of wagering on football and likely the reason why the NFL has become the No. 1 betting sport in America has to do with the beautiful simplicty of the game.

 

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1 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 3 3 0 118 92 1.000
2 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 4 4 0 140 67 1.000
3 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 3 3 0 75 52 1.000
4 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 3 2 1 97 51 0.667
5 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 3 2 1 71 60 0.667
6 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 3 2 1 63 55 0.667
7 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 3 2 1 89 77 0.667
8 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 3 2 1 61 70 0.667
9 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 3 2 1 57 44 0.667
10 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 3 2 1 104 103 0.667
11 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 3 2 1 59 55 0.667
12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 2 1 102 91 0.667
13 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 3 2 1 49 50 0.667
14 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 3 2 1 64 44 0.667
15 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 3 1 2 80 85 0.333
16 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 3 1 2 50 84 0.333
17 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 3 1 1 60 59 0.333
18 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 3 1 2 41 53 0.333
19 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 3 1 2 70 88 0.333
20 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 3 1 1 70 83 0.333
21 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 3 1 2 60 63 0.333
22 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 3 1 2 82 93 0.333
23 New England Patriots New England Patriots 3 1 2 57 77 0.333
24 New York Giants New York Giants 3 1 2 55 62 0.333
25 New York Jets New York Jets 3 1 2 77 58 0.333
26 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 3 1 1 88 90 0.333
27 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 3 1 2 73 89 0.333
28 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 3 1 2 65 64 0.333
29 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 4 1 2 90 110 0.250
30 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 3 0 3 20 74 0
31 Houston Texans Houston Texans 3 0 3 59 74 0
32 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 3 0 3 52 81 0

How To Make Money Betting On Football

There’s just one NFL game per week, so for the football bettor, you’ve generally got seven days to do your homework and plan your strategy. This isn’t baseball, where there’s a game every day, or hockey and basketball with their 80-plus game seasons. 

The NFL bettor has all that lead time to plan their wagers and then really only has to make a brief commitment to following their teams during the week. It’s less of a grind and the season is the shortest in terms of time consumed of all the four major sports as well.

The most common form of wager on football is the spread. Say, for example, the Seattle Seahawks are listed at minus-3. That means the Seahawks are favored and to cash a winning ticket, they must win by four or more points.

If instead you bet the Detroit Lions at plus-three, that would mean the Lions were the underdogs and you are getting three points, so if the Lions lose by less than three or win the game outright, then you are a winner. 

The moneyline is another football betting option and it is simply a straight wager on which team you think will win the game. Odds are set based on a $100 bet, so if the Dallas Cowboys are -160, it means the Cowboys are favored and a bettor would be required to wagering $160 to win $100.

On the other hand, should the Washington Redskins be listed at +140, they would be the underdog and a $100 bet on them would return $140 if the Redskins were successful and won the game.

The over/under or total is another popular method of wagering on football games. A point total is established by a sportsbook and then the bettor must opt to wager that the outcome, the combined points scored by both teams in the game, will either finish over or under that total.

 

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