Iowans may not have a pro NFL team of their own but their thirst for football is as clear as day when they get behind the state’s adopted franchise The Minnesota Vikings, the team of the MidWest.
The Vikings have enjoyed relative success in modern times by winning the NFC North Championship four times since 2008, the latest coming in 2017.
The money line and the point spread are the two wagers bettors commonly go to when betting on the NFL
Exactly the same principles of the point spread in basketball, apply to NFL too so we’ll take you through money line betting, the easier of the two types of bet it's fair to say!
Placing a money line bet involves choosing the winner of a game between two opponents. Straight forward enough, right?
This example is an indication of how you can expect a money line to be presented:
- New York Giants -600
- Dallas Cowboys +450
The favourites here are the NY Giants as the minus (-) sign indicates. The underdogs are Dallas, as shown by the plus (+) sign. The numbers which follow are monetary values signaling how much you need to stake and the amount you can win.
With this information we can see a wager on the Giants (to win) would require a stake of $600, just to win $100. At the same time, a $100 bet on the Cowboys (to win) would earn a profit of $450.