The NFL has long reigned supreme when it comes to major sports viewership within the U.S but the league has seen its global presence rise tremendously over the last few years. Part of the increase in popularity has to do with NFL games being played in Europe, Mexico, Canada, etc. but a majority of the expansion of the NFL is because the league has become an international betting sensation much like the English Premier Soccer League.
NFL betting in the United States isn't going anywhere either. Even if some United States citizens still have a hard time finding a place to make a wager (online bitcoin casinos are helping in that aspect), NFL mobile betting has become more efficient than ever. Smart phone apps make placing an NFL bet a task that can be accomplished literally in seconds with clarity, convenience, and confirmation – the '3 Cs' of betting that will hopefully lead to the 4th C (cash).
If you're new to NFL mobile betting, take a second to learn about the National Football League and why wagering from your Smart phone really is the next (some would say current) big thing in gambling.
Intro to NFL Mobile Betting
NFL mobile betting is one of the most exciting pastimes, hobbies, and professions of citizens from around the globe. One of the things that makes NFL betting so appealing is the fact that teams only play one game a week, 16 times a year. After Monday Night Football has wrapped up, you have a week to strategize, evaluate, and make your next picks (well, technically 2 days since the league starts back up with Thursday Night Football).
NFL smart phone wagering differs from all the other major American sports which have a full slate of games pretty much every day of the week. Some people like the fact that you can sit and enjoy your NFL wagering profits for a week while others want to get back into the action ASAP. The NFL is really the only sport where every single game of the season truly does matter. You won't find Cam Newton sitting out (unless he's severely injured) or Tom Brady taking a week off (unless he's suspended) because one single loss could derail their team's season. NFL mobile betting conveys this 'big game' atmosphere 17 weeks a year (plus playoffs).
NFL Mobile Bet Types You Can Make on an iPhone
The spread is king with NFL iPhone betting. In baseball you might take the 1-1/2 runline every now and then, but with football it's all about not only picking the winners, but also by the correct amount. If the Green Bay Packers win by 7 but you're laying the -7.5 you unfortunately lose your wager by the dreaded 'hook'. Then again, if the Miami Dolphins are getting +3.5 you can technically lose by a field goal, but really still win – it's what makes NFL mobile wagering so thrilling (and to some, so agonizing).
Spread bets will keep your blood pumping but they are far from the only NFL iPhone wagering available. When you just can't pick a side, but you know how the game is going to play out then total betting (over/unders) is your best bet for profit. Two defensive squads meeting up means a low scoring affair whereas a game with two great QBs like Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck squaring off could mean some huge points for the over.
Of course there are also moneyline bets for when you just don't want to risk “winning but still losing” via the spread. NFL mobile wagering on parlays is also a great way to increase your odds by adding 2,3,4 or more winners to your ticket. A lot of people also like the future bets when they visit Las Vegas, but NFL mobile betting has those available without taking an even bigger risk with $7.99 seafood buffets on the Strip.
Tips for NFL Mobile Betting Success
NFL mobile betting is fun, but the key to enjoying any wagering is winning. One thing the NFL is know for is the league parity, aka the 'any given Sunday' mantra. This means that on any individual week, a team that is favored by 10-14 points or more could find themselves losing outright. This doesn't necessarily mean that underdogs equal profit however because you'll still find 20 or 30 point wins every now and then.
So how do you build your bankroll with NFL mobile betting? Home field advantage is arguably the biggest factor in determining a winner from week to week (spreads are said to incorporate 3 points just for playing at home.) NFL players aren't necessarily used to the grind of travel like MLB or NBA players are and there's something to be said about recuperating from the previous week in the comfort of your own home. Speaking of, injury reports are a definite tool for helping you find value lines each week. The NFL is a fast paced league and there's a lot to be said about a player being thrown into the fire without truly practicing with the 1st team or getting inundated with complete game film for the week.
Your other tips for NFL mobile betting success include just watching how the lines move. The NFL is heavily bet on which means a lot of 'Joe Public' wagerers can influence lines. The teams you've probably heard of like the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and Pittsburgh Steelers will have lines that reflect what oddsmakers think the peak that consensus bettors will wager on. It sounds weird, but be weary of lines that move – but also ones that don't move.
US citizens aren't limited to DraftKings or FanDuel if they want to wager on American Football. A wide race of U.S. mobile sportsbook like Bovada and BetOnline Mobile make sports betting fun and easy.
About the NFL
With 11 on 11 action the NFL is arguably the biggest 'team' sport. An MLB pitcher can largely dictate a game and, although NFL quarterback is said to be the most important position in sports, football teams need 'all hands on deck' to succeed. Many times it's not the best teams that win week after week, it's the healthiest. Pay attention to how your lines move, follow the injury reports, and don't undervalue home teams vs. road teams if you want to have the most success with NFL mobile betting.