If you follow football and are well informed, it can be very tempted to get involved with football wagering, but before you go at it blindly, there are several things to consider and understand which actually makes football wagering a little bit different than just picking the winners.
The most used type of bet in the football wagering system is the spread bet, this is where the bookmaker will determine which team should be 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 line, 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 New York Jets has a -6.5 beside their name, that would mean that they are the favorite and that the opposition would need to lose by 7 or more points so that those who places a bet on the Jets could collect their winnings. Those people betting against the Jets would win their bets if New York only wins the game by 6 pts. So what this actually means is that you could still end up losing your bet against the spread even if you pick the team that wins the game.
Of course there are other types of bets that you can place in the football wagering system which include over/under, futures, squares and totals, but the points spread is the one that you’ll encounter the most often and should be taken into consideration whenever you place your bets.
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