If the sportsbook is busy with action, it must be football season. Be it the NFL or NCAA, football betting action is fast and furious during the season. For the newbie sports bettor, it could seem a bit confusing, but football bets really drop to two types-straight bets and parlay bets.

Football Betting – Straight Bets

Here’s the workhorse for any winning football bettor. A straight bet simply means you’re betting on one football game. In the event that you bet on multiple game on a single ticket, it is a parlay, and we’ll talk about that in a minute.

When you create a straight football bet, you will be betting on a side or total. To put it simply, when you bet a side, you “pick a side” in the game. For example, let’s say the New England Patriots are playing the Seattle Seahawks. If you are going to bet a side, you’d bet on either the Patriots or the Seahawks.

Every game has a point total (except NCAA football, that is most games). This can be a quantity of points scored between both teams. Once you bet a total, you’re betting under or higher that total. For instance, let’s say the total is 47 and you take the over. To win, both teams must combine for 48 or more points (47 would be a push, which means you get your bet back).

Football Betting – Parlays

Okay, so you know about straight bets, which is where you bet on just one thing per ticket. บาคาร่า When you wish to bet on several thing, it’s a parlay. You can bet on 2 – 20 things (depends on the sportsbook).

For instance, let’s say without a doubt on the Seahawks and over the total on your ticket. That would be a 2-team parlay (even though technically there’s only 1 team on it).

The more items you put on the ticket, the more money you’ll win should they all hit. Naturally, the more items on the ticket, the harder it really is to win.

With parlay bets it’s an all or nothing thing. If one pick fails, the ticket is dead. Some sportsbooks will run specials so you can get close, but that’s very rare.

If you enter making football bets via parlay tickets, you might have a look at “teasers,” which are parlay tickets with added points for you personally. For instance, instead of taking the Packers -10, you might get them at -3. Needless to say, the payouts are a less since the risk is minimized.

Football betting is really a blast and there’s nothing much better than hitting the sportsbook with a big winning ticket. I hit straight football bets and parlays all season long. I look forward to the NFL and NCAA football seasons.