If you’re planning on betting on football you’re going to need to use some strategies in order to be successful. You won’t be able to just bet on any of the games you feel like because eventually, luck will always run out. You need to pick the best games every week and in order to do that, you’re going to need to do your research. You’re not going to be able to win every game, but with the right strategy, you’ll be able to easily win at least 70%+ of your bets.
If you’re going to be betting on the money line bets then you need to ensure that you don’t bet on the favourites that have too high of juice. When the juice is too high you’re going to need to win to a high of a percentage of your bets and it usually won’t work out. It’s fine from time to time to bet on the money line bets when you’re really confident about the game, but don’t get into a habit of doing these bets.
When you’re betting on point spread bets the juice is going to be low no matter what team you pick, but you also need to make sure you do your homework. You should first look at obvious games that stand out to you where a given team should easily win. Then you need to look at the games to find out the size of the point spread because it’s not very ideal to bet on to high of point spreads. Typically these games will be split 50% throughout the season so it’s better to just avoid big spreads.
You need to also keep track of certain factors throughout the season such as the team’s overall records, ATS records and so on. The way you find good games to bet on is by finding trends and patterns between the two teams playing. For instance, certain teams do very well at home or on the road whereas some teams will play really good against certain opponents. By learning these trends you’ll be able to better judge which team should win the game, these stats will also help you out with betting on the over/under of games.
Generally, you should only bet on several games a week because typically the more games you bet on the worse you end up doing over the season. If you research every game each week and you only choose your top 3-4 bets then you can typically have a fairly good winning percentage over the season. If you find that your picks aren’t winning then you should spend more time researching or change your strategy around. Certain bettors will put more emphasis on certain stats which is important so if you’re currently not winning bets switch around the emphasis you’re placing on stats such as home/away team, previous match-ups and recent trends.
This is some general football betting strategy which will definitely help you out if you’re just starting to bet on the sport. It’s a very fun sport to bet on and it gives you an excuse to sit down and relax all Sunday long.