Online Football Betting Tips
Most sports bettors are aware that there's no better betting than online football betting. This is true for myriad reasons, but perhaps most importantly because football betting can be a game of skill if approached in the right manner. Put simply, do your homework, and online football betting can be a winning proposition.
For example, take the 2005 NFL Professional Football Season and the Indianapolis Colts. The football handicappers had a field day with the Colts. Imagine starting the season with $100 and pressing your bet on the Colts. By the end of the season, that $100 could have been worth many, many times more. The Indianapolis Colts were the best online bet in football almost all of last season.
The reason so many sports bettors are more prone to bet on football really comes down to the odds and the lines handicappers offer on the games. With some dedicated research, anyone can bet on football and become quite good at it. The secret is to never become too greedy and always keep the focus on what the research shows and not what the odds are saying.
Very often, gamblers who wager on football are disappointed when they first begin placing their bets during pre-season. In fact, pre-season can be a great time to watch football but a horrible time to bet on football. This is due not just to the volatility of the players as they settle into the season, but also the coaches, who frequently rotate their players in and out of games to study new players' performance.
In anticipation of your mid- and later-season football betting, use the pre-season as an opportunity to take notes on players and the teams. Watch how the key players are working without their starters beside them. This early research will flesh out your knowledge of the teams' standard seasonal performance, and give you a more thorough understanding of the team's potential to perform in adversity.
Football betting is way for fans to enhance their experience of the game, a way to feel more fully involved. But a fan's home team passion can be his or her undoing. Perhaps most importantly in football betting, be scientific. Many bettors have committed to never bet on their favorite team, resigning themselves to an inability to see the game objectively. While this may not be necessary for every football bettor, it is certainly prudent to make every effort to remove as much emotion as possible from the football bet.
It is important for gamblers who bet on football to learn all they can about the teams playing in both college and NFL football. Even more importantly, gamblers who bet on football need to follow the injury reports for the players on the teams they are considering betting on in any given game. Key injuries change everything, which is one reason for large movement between morning lines and the lines at game time. In online football betting, as in betting on anything with so many variables at work at once, bettors will certainly make mistakes from time to time. But just as a team must approach every game as a blank slate, bettors must also consider every game free from the weight of a loss or the glee of a winning streak. Forget the past and look only to this weekend's games. As a winning football bettor once said, the last weekend's game can teach you how to improve but next weekend's games are the games you stand to win.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steve Warrington is Senior Editor at SportsIntensity.com, an online sportsbook review site dedicated to providing thorough and objective advice to the online sports betting community.