Football Betting Tips - How To Bet on NFL underdogs coming off
|Every week during the
NFL season, some handicappers
are left scratching their heads, while others are cashing a winning ticket on
an underdog that pulls off a huge upset.
But are they as good as they
appear to be, and how does a handicapper find the confidence to back that
underdog the next week?
ere a few questions NFL
handicappers can ask that will help them figure out how to treat an NFL
underdog after an upset win. We spoke with the worlds best sports bettor
Jon Price of Sports Information Traders on how he has managed
to make money every single football season betting on sports while all others
handicappers continue to lose money.
Jon Says to not get emotional and
get tied up with the news you may hear from your favorite sports broadcasters.
Also follow the latest
betting odds using top line services like Sports Options. Every edge you
can get will help you to make money with a proper understanding of wagering on
underdogs after a big win this football season.
For starters, are they
a good team that was just overlooked, or are they a lousy team that just got
really lucky? That can usually be answered by looking at the odds from the
Sometimes an underdog is not nearly as much of an underdog
as they appear to be, but rather an unpopular football team that played a
road game against a very popular team. In that case, the odds were probably
inflated for the favorite, and the underdog didn't get near the respect they
deserved. If so, then they could be worth wagering on again.
question for handicappers to ask, is how an underdog beat their opponent the
prior week. Did they win by impressive fashion, or did they just squeak out the
win? Or better yet, did their opponent play well as well as they could have or
expected to, or did they have a lousy outing? Did penalties, bad officiating,
or weather play a factor in the underdog's win? Or maybe the underdog was
really able to exploit their opponent's weakness. If so, what did it take out
If an underdog had to work harder than normal, or played a
particularly physical game, then they could be banged up for their next game.
That could negatively impact their ability to win their next game. But if their
win was not particularly demanding, they could be more confident heading into
their next game, especially if it is against a lesser opponent than the one
And while handicappers don't want to spend too much time
looking backwards, the past is important when looking at a who an underdog last
week is facing the coming week.
How do they match up to their opponent
on offense and defense, or are they seriously outmatched?
need to spend ample time here, researching a team's next game, and not worrying
about the last one.
Finally, handicappers looking to back an NFL
underdog coming off a huge upset, need to see how the betting public is
reacting. This can have a serious impact on the next game's odds.
If the public is impressed by the underdog's upset then they might back
them in their next game, diminishing any value they might have.
However, if the public considers their upset a fluke, then they might
not pay any attention, meaning, NFL handicappers willing to back them could
find real value.