by Doug Harper - NFL Over Under betting is one of the most popular, and profitable, wagers available. The Over Under (or totals) bet is simply betting on the total number of points scored in the game.
NFL: Cowboys vs Eagles
Over 48 -110
Under 48 -110
You bet on if you think the combined amount of points scored is over or under 48, regardless of who wins.
NFL Over Under Tips
Over Under betting on NFL games can be very profitable. A good NFL handicapper and smart fantasy footballers can consistently hit better than 60% on Over Under bets. Sportsbooks keep the limits fairly low on over under betting because they know its one of the most profitable wagers for smart NFL handicappers. Here's a few things to consider when betting NFL over unders...
- NFL Over Under - Keep it low: Always consider betting the under first, 56% of NFL games finish under the posted number. The general public has always favored the over for several reasons, don't fall into the trap. Oddsmakers know that tendency and often inflate the over under total to allow for it.
- NFL Over Under Common Numbers: 40% of NFL games result in the following totals... 33, 37, 38, 41, 44, 45, 47, 48, 51, 54. If your serious about maximizing your profit, shop around and try to get an extra half point to your advantage.
- NFL Over Under - Go against the flow: Oddsmakers count on public perception and put a premium (in the form increasing or decreasing the total) on it. If you got the guts to consistently go against public perception, you will be rewarded with "value" on your over under bets.
- NFL Over Under - Weather and Injuries: Start your over under handicapping each week on Thursday. Check the NFL pointspread, injury report and weather forecast. Remember, look to bet the under first. Injuries on offense and poor weather forecast favor the under bets. Defensive injuries can favor the over bets.
NFL Over Under betting is one of the most popular but least researched wagers available. You can profit from over under betting if you pay attention to what your doing an put a little time into your handicapping. Take it serious for 1 month, and I think you will see how easy over under betting can be.