Betting on the NFL isn’t just about picking the best teams. Sometimes, you can make money betting on the worst team in the league. You might even find yourself betting against the top contenders. These things happen all the time when you’re dealing with team props.
Betting on NFL Team Props
During the offseason, people who bet on the NFL have the opportunity to bet on the win totals for all 32 teams. This proposition bet is specifically for regular season win totals; the sportsbook assigns each team a target number, with odds for going over the posted total and odds for going under. Here are three (hypothetical) examples for this popular team prop:
New England Patriots
- OVER 11 -140
- UNDER 11 +110
- OVER 7.5 -110
- UNDER 7.5 -110
- OVER 4.5 -105
- UNDER 4.5 +125
In any given year, you’ll find a handful of teams at the top and bottom ends of the win spectrum, with everyone else lumped in together into the NFL’s middle class. Winning isn’t easy, even for the best teams, so you’ll often find good value in taking the under for the top Super Bowl contenders. You can also bet the over for teams with unreasonably low expectations. Teams in between are sometimes a bit more difficult to figure out.
Aside from the win totals, you’ll find plenty of team props available for single-game situations, like which team will win the coin flip or score first. The market for these props is especially busy during the Super Bowl, but you can get good action betting on the NFL during the regular season as well. And remember, there’s no I in team, but there is an m and an e.