Placing Bets in Running on American Football
LP, one of our valued members has submitted some useful info on Live Betting for American Football.
Betting on american football is pretty similar to 2 horse racing, most bookmakers give the outsiders a mythical lead, I will give you an example, last week I backed Green Bay packers with a -5.5 point handicap, alot of bookmakers deal on handicaps now to offer similar odds on teams instead of offering 1-8 and 6-1 respectively they can offer 10-11 on each team with the underdogs having a certain amount of points head start depending on the quality of the team, anyway back to my story I had backed Green Bay at 10-11 with a -5.5 point start meaning green bay had to score 6 points before taking the lead, I thought green bay would win by 10 points or more, 10mins into the first quarter Tennessee hit 2 tries and a field goal going 17 - 0 into the lead with me backing Green Bay -5.5 my team were 22.5 points down and I was thinking why did I put £550 at 10-11? I got the internet up and running PDQ and found I could back Tennessee in running at 1.30 so I thought I better steady the ship I had £1000 on to win me £300 and watched the game nervously hoping Green Bay wouldn't come back from there impossible position lucky for me Tennessee held on for an easy win and I only lost £250, so always be careful but live betting can be very handy because a couple of years ago I wouldn't have been able to back in running and would have lost a lot more, I gamble more now knowing I can back in running if things go wrong for me and carry out damage limitation.
Big thanks to LP for this American Football info.