Expand Your 2020 NFL Betting Options at Online Sportsbooks
The beginning of July marks the official start of the countdown to another season of football. The NFL is working hard to guarantee that this season takes place as planned. College football is also working on a plan to make sure that everything is ready to go come September.
This year has been a challenge for online sportsbooks to say the least. Ever since the coronavirus shut down most live sports and sporting events in mid-March, they have been scrambling to keep their betting board filled with as many betting options as possible. The best thing about betting on the NFL is an almost endless array of betting opportunities.
This first started with the 2020 NFL Draft. The list of betting props for that three-day event at the end of April rivaled the list of added betting options that is normally reserved for the Super Bowl as the single biggest betting event of the year.
The best online sportsbooks for the USA did not stop there. Once the NFL decided to release this season’s regular season schedule, more than a few online betting sites decided to release the opening pointspread for every single game.
Most times, these early betting lines are limited to all 16 games in Week 1. This year, avid NFL bettors could also get the early jump on games in Week 2 right through Week 17. Right now, you can bet the Kansas City Chiefs minus 11 points at home in their season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers.
If you think that Tom Brady is primed to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to this year’s Super Bowl, you can bet the Bucs -6.5 points as home favorites in their Week 17 matchup against Atlanta on Jan. 3, 2021.
Betting spreads for all the games is more than enough to keep diehard NFL bettors busy all summer long. Yet, that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to 2020 NFL futures and props. Also on the board at online books are betting odds for the OVER/UNDER on total projected wins. As an added bonus this year, you can pit one team’s total wins against another.
Cam Newton is poised to lead New England’s offense this season as the team’s newest quarterback. The Patriots’ projected wins are nine. With Brady now playing quarterback for the Bucs, Tampa Bay’s projected win total is 9.5. You can get +140 odds that New England wins more games than Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers are favored in this matchup at -160 odds.
NFL futures are always posted for each of the eight division title races. This year, the online books have also posted odds for each team’s finishing position in the final division standings. The reining Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs have -350 odds that they will finish first in the AFC West.
If you think that the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas will propel them to the top of the standings in that same division race, you can take advantage of their +900 odds.
It is always fun to bet on any team’s chances to qualify for the playoffs. While the Cincinnati Bengals have long +500 odds to earn a postseason berth with rookie quarterback Joe Burrow at the helm, Kansas City is a prohibitive -1000 favorite to return to the playoffs with Patrick Mahomes under center.