How To Bet On NFL

A monumental decision in pro football history came prior to the 1922 season, when the American Professional Football Association underwent a name change. The new handle given to the loop? The National Football League. While the name would prove to have plenty of staying power and enormous growth potential, the NFL of the 1920s did not come close to resembling today’s NFL with its stranglehold on the American conscience. Even something as seemingly simplistic as determining a champion was a complicated process.  [+]

Teams did not play a balanced schedule, so the champion was decided via winning percentage. This led to some skullduggery behind the scenes, with teams seeking to play more games against weaker clubs and occasionally going as far as to outfit opponents with inferior talent in order to pump up their winning percentage.

The NFL really seemed to find its legs in the 1930s. Fluidity and stability steadily came to the group and 1936 saw the first season without a franchise shift. The league had witnessed 51 teams come and go prior to that.

Teams that would grow into NFL powers today came to life in the 1930s. The Chicago Bears won the first NFL championship game ever played in 1932, paced by future Hall of Famers Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski, who combined for the only touchdown of the game. The Bears won the title again in 1933. The New York Giants were NFL champions in 1934, the Detroit Lions in 1935 and the Green Bay Packers in 1936.  

In 1939, paid attendance at NFL games topped the one million mark for the first time in league history. Pro football had definitely arrived as a big-league sport.

What Are The NFL Standings

The NFL standings are compiled here and they are offer a wealth of information to the football bettor. Make it part of your daily regimen to study both the league standings and the team and individual stats.

 

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# team P W L + - %
1 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 13 3 458 296 0.813
2 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 13 3 406 308 0.813
3 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 13 3 457 295 0.813
4 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 13 3 382 252 0.813
5 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 11 5 448 326 0.688
6 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 11 5 478 329 0.688
7 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 11 5 363 327 0.688
8 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 10 6 417 268 0.625
9 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 10 6 415 339 0.625
10 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 10 6 353 315 0.625
11 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 16 9 7 355 272 0.563
12 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 334 356 0.563
13 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 9 7 395 303 0.563
14 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 9 7 366 332 0.563
15 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 9 7 410 376 0.563
16 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 9 7 354 332 0.563
17 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 9 7 302 359 0.563
18 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 8 8 295 361 0.500
19 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 7 9 320 384 0.438
20 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 7 9 342 388 0.438
21 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 7 9 290 349 0.438
22 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 6 10 301 373 0.375
23 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 6 10 331 383 0.375
24 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 6 10 281 393 0.375
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 5 11 335 382 0.313
26 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 5 11 289 382 0.313
27 New York Jets New York Jets 16 5 11 298 382 0.313
28 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 5 11 264 320 0.313
29 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 4 12 263 404 0.250
30 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 4 12 338 436 0.250
31 New York Giants New York Giants 16 3 13 246 388 0.188
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 0 16 234 410 0

How To Win Your NFL Bets

Look for teams that are trending upwards and those that are diving into a tailspin. Avoid pitfall bets such as a team that is playing on a Thursday following a Sunday game. Note which teams don’t fare well when playing on the West Coast, which teams struggle in domed stadiums, and take special note of when indoor teams are asked to play outdoors in unfriendly climates late in the season.

Know the clubs that possess significant home-field advantages. Figuring out the teams that own the greatest home-field advantage isn’t difficult to calculate. Simply take the number of total points scored by a team at home during the season, subtract the total points allowed and then divide the remainder by the number of games played. Any teams that return an advantage greater than three points per game can be considered to be solid home performers.

When wagering on the NFL, it’s important to remember that the vast majority of games finish up with a margin of three or seven points in the final scoreline. Three is the most common outcome and seven the second most frequent finishing line.

A good stat to take into account when deciding which way to bet is to take the total number of yards gained by a team’s offense and then subtract the total number of years the same team’s defense has surrendered. Those squads that finish up with the largest positive number will generally be the favorite to win.

Other prominent statistics to keep in mind when wagering on the NFL include time of possession. If a team holds the ball on average longer than its opponents, that generally works out to be a winning formula.

The giveaway-takeaway numbers are another telling stat. If a team holds a positive digit in this equation, they tend to win more often than not, while teams that are in the negative numbers in this category are generally a disaster waiting to happen.

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