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5 NFL Betting Tips to Keep Your Career Started

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Aug/10/2022

One of the most popular forms of sports betting nowadays is NFL betting. It's also one of the most lucrative, so many people tune in to the games to get entertained and win bets. With the 2022-23 regular season fast approaching this September, many people are anticipating and have already started betting futures before the season starts. 

It's also a great time to study up on NFL betting if you want to join in on the fun of the upcoming regular season. Here are some tips you might be interested to hear and learn about before you go in your first NFL betting season.

Bet Smart

You will be surprised at the number of people who blindly bet on their personal biases instead of what's logical. Of course, we know it's pretty hard not to back your favorite team or bet against your most hated team when betting, but sometimes, you have to bet with your head and not your heart.

Cheering on your favorite team is fun because it makes you proud and excited. However, losing a lot of money is not. Luckily, you can still support your favorite team and bet on the other team. The outcome might be bittersweet, but sometimes, you can choose both.

Look at the Location of the Game

Home-field advantage matters a lot in team sports, and that includes the NFL. For example, the New England Patriots went 42-6 with home-field advantage for five years from 2014-2018. 

Another good example is the Seahawks which went 103-41 at home since 2006. You can also look to another side on traveling teams. Some teams are forced to travel for games; sometimes, they are not cut out. For example, the San Francisco 49ers were a terrible 9-31 on the road for five years, the third worst in the NFL.

How is this important? 

First, knowing where and when the teams will play is a huge factor influencing the games heavily. If you want a more general example, you can see how the West Coast teams don't mind when their games are in the Eastern Time Zone, but vice versa. The East Coast teams suffer a lot because of the time gap, which is three hours earlier and also probably because of the jet lag or the long hours of traveling.

Know the Matchups

Football is a team sport, but that doesn't mean you don't have to look out for every game's matchups. For example, a weak offensive tackle can't be expected to do well with a premier edge-rusher because he will be outmatched. However, this doesn't compare to the coach matchups you should be looking out for. 

Every coach has an arsenal of tactics and strategies that sometimes flop and sometimes optimal depending on how the other coach plays the game. A great example of this is Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin. The Patriots were the dominating ace ever since Bill Belichick was on the steering wheel, but he flopped and got 2-5 against Tom Coughlin starting in the 2018 season.

Check the Injury Reports

It's not enough that you only have to watch the games every time. To stay on top of your game, you should also be updated on things happening outside the game. Some scoops out there can heavily change a game's outcome, and the most important are the injury reports. 

Also, a slight change in the lineup can throw off the entire team, which is why you should know important things such as which player missed practices, their status on the upcoming game, etc. Team injury reports from official channels can sometimes be vague, that’s why sometimes you have to listen to beat-up writers or check the players' social media if you want to know what's up.

Avoid Chasing

Everyone knows how frustrating it is to be on a losing streak. But one thing you should never do is chase your losses. It's a fast highway to having your bankroll non-existent the next day or, even worse, bankruptcy. 

 

No matter how unfortunate an outcome is, extending the damage by chasing your loss is a sign of detrimental betting behavior, which is a big no-no for everyone. Thus, if you have a budget or plan of action in NFL betting, you should always stick to it. Remember, a losing streak is not permanent.

Final Words

The 2022-23 season is fast approaching, and there's no better time than now to learn about NFL betting before heading to the bookmakers this September. NFL betting is quite complicated for many novices, so you should not go blind; hence if you want to start your research, this article should be a good start.

 

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