If you are football fan and know your stuff, you may be tempted to get into football wagering, but before you dive right in, there are a few pointers that you should understand which makes football wagering slightly different to just picking the winning team.
The most common type of bet in the football wagering system is the spread bet, this is where the bookmaker will determine which team is the favorite and which is the underdog and the number of points a team has to win or lose by so that the bettor can receive a payout.
When you are looking at the betting odds, you will see one team with a negative sign beside the number and that signifies that they are the favorite. So for example, if the NY Jets are -6.5 next to their name, which actually means that they are the team that is the favorite to win the game against their opponents and that the other team would need to lose by 7 points or more for the bet on the Jets to be a winner. On the other hand, if the Jets won by 6 points, those betting on the opposition would actually be the ones to win the bets. So what this actually shows is that it is very possible for your team to win the game, but you will still end up losing your bet using the spread.
Over/Under Totals, futures and squares are also other forms of football wagering, but you will find that most of the time you will be betting using the point spread as it is the most popular amongst bettors.
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