How to Bet on Your Favourite NFL Player

September 09, 2021

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The NFL continues to grow in popularity around the world and by cementing its place inside countries such as the UK, betting on the NFL has also grown. Gone are the days when limited bookmakers would get involved, and they would only offer the basic lines to their customers.

Now, the NFL betting market is as strong as most other sports out there and gives punters a great range of options to choose from. One of the most fun aspects of this is the ability to bet on your favourite player.

Here we take a look at some of the betting markets that you can use if you would like to bet on your favourite player to succeed.

To Score a Touchdown

Perhaps the most common and obvious markets are the touchdown markets. Here, just like when betting on a player to score in soccer, you can bet on a player to score at anytime in the game, be the first to score, or be the last to score.

You will also find markets where you can bet on a player to score multiple touchdowns, either two or more or three or more, if you think they are going to have a really good game.

Bets such as a player to score the first touchdown allow you to place a single at bigger odds, while anytime touchdowns can be put together in multiples to cover a range of games you are watching.

Quarterback Yards and Touchdowns

If you are looking for a quarterback bet then you can back these players either to throw for a number of yards, or to throw touchdowns. The yards bet is often an over/under market that the bookmakers will set, and you bet on the quarterback to go higher or lower than the line set.

When it comes to touchdowns, you can go with over/under again, or you can go with a total number of touchdowns for them to throw exactly, if you want to go with something at bigger odds.

Quarterbacks are the most important players on the team, and usually the biggest stars, so betting on them is popular. Again, with this type of betting you can choose to go on the over/under markets if you are looking to put together an accumulator across various games.

Rushing and Receiving Yards

The final bet type to look at is betting on rushing and receiving yards. This is for players who you think will do well, but you don’t want to bet on them to score touchdowns, as you think they will contribute in other ways.

Rushing yards are for running backs, receiving yards are for receivers, and these will be over/under lines created by your bookmaker.

These lines can be really good for players who get involved but don’t score touchdowns. You can bet on them to score over the line, knowing they will receive a lot of the ball, but may not get it near the goal line.

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