How does the weather affect NFL Football?
Betting and Handicapping the NFL has many key factors and one of them is Weather, which can be unpredictable. The VegasInsider.com NFL Weather report is a great betting resource for both the novice and professional bettors. This betting feature breaks down every game on the board in order of rotation and the weather is provided for the venue of the home team.
If you’re in a rush and just want to see the Weather in a quick snapshot, the graphics feature has you covered.
Along with the graphics listed next to each matchup, the conditions are broken down into specific categories. An example would be Partly Cloudy listed next to the graphic.
In NFL Weather reports, wind and temperatures are arguably the most important factors since they can contribute to the play-calling. If the wind speed is high, it’s very likely that a team will struggle throwing the football. Also, the wind plays a major factor in the kicking game and those easy field goals now become difficult.
Since the NFL is spread out all over the United States, many venues will have different temperatures. Games at Miami, Florida in early September have been known to have a heat index over 100 while matchups played at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers, could see temperatures below freezing in December or January.
Another NFL Weather graphic that you’ll see under the Conditions will be a Dome, which refers to teams that play inside or with a retractable roof. The NFL has eight teams that play at a venue that is or can be played indoors. That number will increase to nine when the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas for the 2020 regular season.
The Super Bowl, which is the NFL finale, usually takes place at one of the above venues or other warm weather locations in the United States.