The NFL is one of the most bet on leagues in the world. NFL betting is growing. Year on year stake levels are increasing at bookmakers across the globe and specifically here in Canada.
We have seen a huge increase in NFL online wagering recently. This is mostly down to the wide range options people have to view the games here in Canada. As a result, there are plenty of markets available for each NFL game.
Yes, CFL is our league but the NFL is definitely number one when it comes to betting.
How to Bet on the NFL in Canada
You can place NFL bets online with us CanPlay Sports. We are regulated in Canada by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. We are 100% focused on providing the best experience to Canadians and we only accept customers who are located in Canada. Therefore, if you are looking to place bets online for real money.
NFL Moneyline Overview
The NFL Moneyline market is the most straight forward to understand for new bettors. Basically, it is a bet on who will win the game. So, you simply select the team you believe will win the game. Using the “American” odds format, favourites are listed as “-” while the underdogs are listed as “+”.
NFL Spreads (Points Spread) Betting
The points spread market is the most popular type of bet on the NFL. This when the final score is modified either up or down depending if they are the favourite or underdog. So the favourite will have points taken away sich as -7.5 and the underdogs will have points added +7.5.
Since the points spread relates to winning or losing margin, If a team beats the spread your bet comes in and you win.
So if the 49ers are -7.5 and the Eagles are +7.5. You placed a bet on Eagles +7.5. The final score was 49ers – 19 Eagles 14. Even though, the Eagles lost they beat the spread by only losing by 5 points. Therefore you would win your bet.
When You Place Your Bet is Important
Sportsbooks change the price based on the amount staked on a team. Therefore, if there is a good price early in the week this will moderate based on the number of people placing bets on that team. Likewise, sometimes the odds can drift out to a point where people jump on. Then the odds can close in as a result.
So, as you get more experienced you will be able to time your bets better. It is a good idea to observe how markets change for the start of the week to the lead up to a game.
NFL Over/Under Bets
Many professional gamblers like the over/under market. This is a bet on the total points of a game.
Over 42.5 points
Under 42.5 points
If the game total exceeds 42.5 points you will win of you bet the over. Conversely, you will lose if you bet the under.
NFL Prop Bets
Props bets are popular. These are bets that involve specific actions within the game. An example would be the number of rushing yards, number of receptions, number of sacks or passing yards from a particular player.
These types of bets make the game more interesting and in some cases can turn an otherwise boring game into a nail biter.
NFL Parlay Bets
A Parlay is a series of bets that in effect are stacked on top of each other. All component bets must-win for the parlay to payout. As a result, the odds are much higher than placing a single bet.
Live Betting on the NFL
Live betting has become a cornerstone of the NFL betting experience. These are in-play bets during the game. If you see a trend developing mid-game you can place a bet on it.
Dual Screening and Live Betting
With game ticket prices going through the roof in recent years. More and more people have invested in home TV equipment to make the game viewing experience better. As a result, many people dual screen. Watching the TV and using their phone or tablet to place live bets on the action.
Bet on the NFL
So, if you want to start betting on the NFL online then sign-up with CanPlay Sports and start betting.