NFL Handicapper Records
Before you can be successful at the betting counter, you need to stack your bench with the top expert handicappers VegasInsider has to offer. To see a snapshot of the NFL season records click here. In addition to seeing when each selection was posted, the line and line source plus the win/loss result, you also have the ability to check out the records of each individual NFL handicapper dating back to when they began posting picks on VegasInsider.com. You are also able to sort each record by the following categories: All Picks, Guaranteed Plays, Member Plays,Totals, Sides and MoneyLines. Purchased picks are viewed in your My Insider page and can be posted up until one hour before game time, so check back throughout the day.
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Our expert handicappers offer Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Guaranteed, Monthly, Season and Postseason pick packages. Each package is sold separately and the number of picks varies from one handicapper to another. Some of the experts are very selective, only posting a few picks each week which caters to the low volume bettors who manage their bankroll very carefully. There are also a handful of high volume experts who will post double digit picks each week, providing value in terms of cost per pick. We require all experts to submit a minimum of 50-word analysis with each of their expert picks. Packages may contain any combination of picks including ATS, moneylines and totals. By clicking on a handicapper above you can view the matchups that are available in their pick package.
How Do NFL Against-the-Spread (ATS) Picks Work?
The point spread was developed to provide a balance for both teams involved in a contest to entice bettors to potentially back the weaker team and receive points. The two teams are listed either a favorite or an underdog. The favorite is usually the perceived better team in the game, as backing them means giving up several points. For example, if Pittsburgh is listed as a seven-point favorite (-7) over Arizona, they would need to win by at least eight points to win the bet. Any victory by six points or less by Pittsburgh would result in a loss. Betting Arizona with the seven points (+7) is actually beneficial in two ways. If Arizona loses the game by six points or less, Arizona wins the bet. Also, if Arizona wins the game straight-up regardless of the amount, they cash winning tickets. Assuming the game falls on seven in this case, a ‘push’ occurs, meaning all tickets are refunded.
How Do NFL Moneyline Picks Work?
There is money-line betting in football in case you don’t want to worry about the point spread. However, the odds are adjusted accordingly for both the favorite and underdog. If you wanted to back Pittsburgh (a five-point favorite) but only needed them to win straight-up, you would have to wager $250 to win $100. On the flip side, if you have enough faith in Arizona to beat Pittsburgh outright as a five-point ‘dog, you can place $100 to win $200. There is a sliding scale on the money-line/point-spread correlation, with the favorite numbers rising relative to how many points they lay. A three-point favorite to win outright is just -160 (Lay $160 to win $100), while a seven-point favorite is a chalkier bet at -320 (Lay $320 to win $100).
How Do NFL Total (Over/Under) Picks Work?
Another option to bet on football instead of taking a side is to bet on the total. Basically, this is a cooperative effort between the two teams to either go ‘Over’ or ‘Under’ the posted total. In football, if Pittsburgh and Arizona have a game total of 47 ½, a winning ‘Over’ bet would mean the two clubs would combine for 48 points or more. On the flip side, a winning ‘Under’ ticket is 47 points or fewer between the two teams.
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