Different Ways To Bet On Football For Canadian Gamblers
There are lots of different ways to bet on both the NFL and the CFL and below you will find information on the most popular options.
The Handicap Line:
This is probably the most popular bet that you can place on football. This wager gives those without inside knowledge or experience a better chance at winning by offering them a "handicap". For example, if the Indianapolis Colts are up against the New York Giants, a book maker will note that the Colts are the weaker team. They will be given a -6 1.909, while the Giants will be given a +6 2.020. What this means is that if the Colts were to win by six or more points, anyone who placed a bet on Indianapolis would win.
The Money Line:
With this wager there are three outcomes that are considered. These are a win, loss, or a tie. The outcomes that gamblers don't want is a draw because American Football doesn't accept an unresolved draw. Matches will always continue on into overtime and if a "tie" is an option, it is likely to be settled at the end of the quarter, regardless of overtime played.
Totals betting is also known as Over Under. This is where the focus is placed on the points scored by both teams. A book maker will set a number of points that they think each team will score throughout the match. This will also include overtime. Gamblers will then place bets on the total combined points to come out either over or under the total that has been set by the bookmaker.