Football is almost here and when it arrives one of the most exciting ways to bet can occur during the game, and not before. Let’s talk about live or in-game betting strategies so we can keep cashing our NFL picks all season long!
Watch It or Forget It
There’s a certain rhythm and flow to a game but if you’re not watching closely then you won’t detect it. But that’s fine if you’re out with friends and keeping one eye on the game and the other on the Buffalo wings waiting to be devoured. Another round of beers, more wings, the game on in the background, and the world is a beautiful place.
That sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday watching football once your bets are already in but if you’re going to be investing during the game then you better be taking the game much more seriously. Don’t be one of those guys who manufacture action just to have action because that will take a big bite out of your bankroll. If you are going to bet live then pay attention and study how the offense is faring against the defense. Are the matchups in favor of the receivers, the running backs, or the defensive line and secondary?
There is an entire menu of in-game betting opportunities but they come and go very fast so don’t sleep on an opportunity. Get down quickly if you see the NFL odds you like on a particular live betting prop. Stay alert and be prepared to pull the trigger throughout the game but be judicious and don’t bet just because you can.
Do Your Homework
If you are betting on the game then we must presume you have studied the game. If you like to fly by the seat of your pants and just bet “what you feel” then you are more than likely a bookie’s best customer. However, if you are doing your due diligence then make certain to find out what quarter each team scores the most and least number of points. Do the same for the defense and you can take this into account when betting the in-game action.
The same homework can be done on the respective quarterbacks in the game so that you can get a better understanding of which quarter is their most, and least, productive. All of this factors into the in-game betting decisions you will be making.
And let’s also take into consideration the head coaches of each team. Which coach makes the better halftime adjustments? That information can give you a big leg up, especially in the third quarter when the offense takes the reins for the first time in the second half. This could be a
good time to get down and back the offense that is more likely to be better prepared to score based on the better coach fine-tuning his matchups and offensive schemes.
If You Don’t Hit Then Quit
We all have those days where we can do no wrong and every bet feels like it was divine intervention. It happens to some more than others but we’ve all been there. However, we’ve also been on the other side of that fence where nothing we do works out and every blown cover is either a really bad bet or a really bad beat.
Usually, it is a combination of both but if it begins happening while you are making your in-game wagers then put your phone down and take a walk. Don’t throw good money after bad. A good general knows when to retreat and if you are going to last from September through February then know when to say when. There will always be another game to bet so don’t chase your losses, chances are they will only get bigger.
Choose the Best Book
Make sure to choose your sportsbooks wisely. The best online sportsbooks are located right here at OddsTrader so there’s no need to go searching for a book that gives huge bonuses but, unbeknownst to you, never sends the money when a payout is requested.
Make sure to fund accounts at more than one online sportsbook so that you can pick and choose the best lines available. Why take the Giants +5 when you can get them at +6 ½? Some might say, why take the Giants at all? But that’s a different topic for another day.
Ultimately, your betting success is in your hands so choose your books wisely. They are all right here, at OddsTrader!