American Football Odds
In the last few years, the popularity of American Football has significantly increased in the UK. This has been achieved with the increase in coverage that the sport is getting from mainstream TV channels like Sky Sports and Channel 5. Lots of fans are now following the NFL season. The demand has grown to the point that in the UK there has been at least one regular-season game played at a London Stadium since 2007. More and more people are betting on the NFL, and you can find all most important odds and tips on our dedicated pages:
When is the NFL season?
The NFL season is running from September to January. The most important and decisive game is the Super Bowl. This match is contested between the best team of each of the NFL’s two conferences (the NFC and the AFC).
When are NFL regular games on Sunday?
Most games are taking place on Sunday afternoon in the US. In the UK you will be able to see at least three games every week and, considering the time difference with the States, are shown on Sunday evenings. The first of the three NFL encounters is starting at 6 pm UK time, the second is at 9:15 pm and the last one is at 1:20 UK time (Monday morning). You will be able to see the first two Sunday games live on Sky Sports with the late game that is usually on Channel 4. On ESPN you will also find ‘Monday night football’. This program is running every week during the season and is broadcasted in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the UK.
From middle November games are also shown live every Thursday and also some Saturday nights. All the play-offs games and the Superbowl are live for the pleasure of all British and European American Football fans.
Why NFL is so attractive to UK sports fans?
The majority of UK fans is finding this sport to be strategic and tactical. This, coupled with the athleticism of the players and excitement of ‘big games’ have hooked to this sport lots of UK sports fans.
Popular NFL Bets
Considering the growing popularity of American Football in the UK, British bookmakers have significantly increased the number of available betting opportunities. Similarly to football matches, you can bet almost on every aspect of an American Football game. The most popular type of bets, however, are the handicap bet, total points betting and of course accumulators.
Similarly to other major American sports, the overtime ensures that virtually every NFL match will end with a win or a defeat. In the betting, you will not find a draw or tie as a possible option. Since only one of the two teams can win, things are a bit more straightforward from a betting point of view. Usually, there is a strong favourite in NFL regular-season encounters.
For this reason, lots of punters are going for handicap betting. In this type of bet, the underdogs receive a given number of points. If you are backing the favourite team to win, he would have to overcome that gap.
Another very popular type of American Football bet is the number of points that are scored by one or both teams in the game. American football is divided into two very distinct units: defence and offence. Some teams are famous for scoring big while others to have a solid defence. Punters that are following stats can find good opportunities when betting on this NFL market. For instance, the number of points are expected to be greater when two teams that are particularly strong in offence meet each other and the other way around.
The majority of the regular season games are played on Sundays in the NFL. This allows for many accumulators opportunities with fans that are backing multiple selections to win. American Football lands itself particularly well to accumulators with punters that can follow their selections throughout the Sunday.
If you are new to NFL and American Football, we suggest that you spend some time to assess the best teams. It is also useful to understand how the game dynamics operate before placing a bet on this sport. Once you understand the rules and how the sport is working, you can get great entertainment by betting on American Football.
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