5 Easy Steps To Understand NFL Betting Spread Most beginning bettors think that understanding NFL betting spread is hard and complicated. But the truth is, Understanding NFL football odds is a piece of cake with the right instruction. I know this secret for quite this time now and today I’m going to share it with you. Most sports bettors think that NFL football spreads are predictors of outcomes. For instance, if they see that the New England Patriots are favored by 14 over the Indianapolis Colts, they think that this means that the Patriots should win by 14. That's not what the NFL betting line means at all. I'll tell you what it means-and why those who know make more money betting on the NFL than those who don't. Here's an example of NFL betting spread that you'll see at any sportsbook you visit. NY Giants Dallas Cowboys - 15 (44) So what does this mean? Here are five simple steps to understand the spread. 1. The bottom team is the home team. This game is being played at Dallas. 2. The team with the minus sign is the favorite (Dallas in this case). Bet on them and you're "laying" points. Bear in mind that favorites are favorites for some reason. It can be because they are winning lots of games and their statistic is great. 3. The team with either no points listed or with a plus sign (+15 for example) is the underdog. Bet on them and your "getting" points. I really love to bet on underdogs as underdogs give me a huge amount of money “if” they win. Remember that some underdogs are hidden treasures, but some just plainly sucks. 4. If you bet on the favorite (Dallas), that team must win by more than the points listed for you to win your bet. In this case, Dallas must win by 16 or more. If it's a tie (15), you push-get your money back. 5. If you bet on the underdog (Giants), that team can either win the game or lose by up to the number of points your have. In this case, if the Giants win or lose by 14 or fewer points, you win the bet. If the Giants lose by 15, you push-money back. And if the Giants lose by 16+, you lose
your bet. And that's all there is to know in NFL betting spreads. As you can see, it's very easy. Many beginner sports bettors tend to make reading NFL betting spreads more complicated than they need to be. Now, picking football winners, that's another story. You can bet on the underdogs or the favorites, just make sure that you have gathered enough facts to support your team to bet on.