NFL Betting Season Kicks Off This Week

Published September 4, 2012 by OCR Editor

NFL Betting Season Kicks Off This Week

Online betting is big business for the more serious American football fans.

The National Football League season kicks off this week, and there are plenty of ways for passionate fans to get involved, including joining a fantasy football league or engaging in sports betting.

Fantasy Football

Fantasy football is all the rage these days, and have even been popularized by the hit television series "The League." Participants in fantasy leagues pick the players they want through the draft, and earn points each week based on the output of their team - touchdowns, sacks, etc., are very valuable.

This is fast becoming a great way to follow the National Football League action, and one we certainly recommend. But those who are serious about their football and actually want to place real-money bets should also head to all the best online sportsbook like William Hill, 888sport and bet365 to check out the weekly and season odds.

NFL Season Betting

The beginning of the season is generally a good time to place a bet on the Super Bowl, as the title odds tend to be evenly matched before a few teams emerge with favoritism. Throughout the season the best online bookmakers will be offering weekly match-up bets as well as various specials.

The Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots lead the pre-season Super Bowl title odds, with both hovering around 6/1 to 13/2 at the leading bookies. Up to half of the 30 teams are below 25/1, with the Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers seen as the leading challengers to the Packers and Pats.

NFL specials

William Hill is already offering a whole host of NFL season specials, including betting on team wins, making the playoffs, most passing, rushing and receiving yards, offensive and defensive rookies of the year, conference and division winners, most passing, rushing and receiving touchdowns, and teams to score most and least points.

We recommend checking out the odds on whether teams can complete the regular season with an unbeaten 16-0 record or a winless 0-16 record. There are 40/1 odds on any team going through the entire regular season without losing, or any team going through without winning.

See also

Intertops Specials for New NFL Season Kick Off

NFL Thursday Night: Rams vs 49ers

NFL Odds: Will the Falcons Clench a Playoff Berth?

NFL Thursday Night Football: Eagles Vs. Giants

NFL Thursday Night Football: Packers vs Bears

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