American Football Betting Rules 

(NFL, Collegiate, CFL, Arena)

American Football General rules 

American football referred to as Football in the United States and Canada and also known as a gridiron. Game length is 60 minutes playing time. A team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense’s advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, otherwise, they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team’s end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent’s goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins. American football betting has rules that should be followed, to avoid bets from being void. Special rules will take precedence over the common rules, nevertheless.
  • Overtime counts unless otherwise stated.
  • If a money line, total or handicap bet ends in a draw and no odds have been offered for this option, all bets will be void.
  • If the match is abandoned before the end of the regular playing time, the results are regarded to be official after 55 minutes of playing time.
  • If not otherwise stated, this applies to all kinds of bets, with the exception of ‘’Live betting” where if the match is abandoned at any time the bets will be void unless the betting market has already been determined.
  • All games must be played on the scheduled calendar day at the scheduled venue. Otherwise, all bets on the game will be void.

American Football Division Champions

If the season is shortened for any reason, then bets will be settled based on the Division Champion declared by the respective governing body.

Canadian Football league – Arena Football League

If for any reason the season is shortened, then all long-term bets will be void, unless already determined

American Football Money Lines

Predict the team to win the match, Example;
Game  Q1  Q2  Half-time  Q3  Q4  Full-time 
Green Bay 7 7 14 10 7 31
Dallas 7 3 10 7 0 17
Final Score; Green Bay 31 – Dallas 17 Result: Green Bay WIN

American Football Match Spread

Predict the team that covers the handicap spread from the final score. Example;
Game  Q1  Q2  Half-time  Q3  Q4  Full-time 
Green Bay 7 7 14 10 7 31
Dallas 7 3 10 7 0 17
Match Spread; Green Bay -7 Dallas +7 Full-Time Score = Green Bay 31 – Dallas 17 Result: Green Bay -7

American Football Total Match Points

Predict the total points of the match. Example;
Game  Q1  Q2  Half-time  Q3  Q4  Full-time 
Green Bay 7 7 14 10 7 31
Dallas 7 3 10 7 0 17
Total 14 10 24 17 7 48
Total Points; Under/Over 44.5 Full-Time Score = Green Bay 31 – Dallas 17 Result; Over 44.5

American Football First Half Betting

Predict the team to be winning at half time. Example;
Game  Q1  Q2  Half-time  Q3  Q4  Full-time 
Green Bay 7 7 14 10 7 31
Dallas 7 3 10 7 0 17
Half time Result; Green Bay 14 – Dallas 10 Result: Green Bay

American Football First Half Spread

Predict the team that covers the handicap spread at half time. Example;
Game  Q1  Q2  Half-time  Q3  Q4  Full-time 
Green Bay 7 7 14  10 7 31
Dallas 7 3 10  7 0 17
First Half Spread; Green Bay -4 – Dallas +4 Half Time Score = Green Bay 14 Dallas 10 Result: PUSH (If tied, the stakes on this exact spread are returned to customer)

American Football First Half Total Points

Predict the total points scored at halftime. Example;
Game  Q1  Q2  Half-time  Q3  Q4  Full-time 
Green Bay 7 7 14 10 7 31
Dallas 7 3 10 7 0 17
Total 14 10 24 17 7 48
Half Time Total Points line; Under/Over 23.5 Half Time Score = Green Bay 14 – Dallas 10 -> total score 24 Result: Over

American Football Total Match Points Odd/Even

Predict the points scored in the match, will be odd or even. Overtime counts. Example;
Game  Q1  Q2  Half-time  Q3  Q4  Full-time 
Green Bay 7 7 14 10 7 31
Dallas 7 3 10 7 0 17
Total 14 10 24 17 7 48
Total Points Score; Green Bay 31 – Dallas 17 -> total points 48 Result: EVEN

American Football Total Match Touchdowns

Predict the total number of touchdowns in the match.

American Football First Touchdown (TD) Scorer

Predict the first player to score a TD in the match. Bets placed on any player not ‘suited up’ are determined void. If there is No TD, your bet is lost, unless no first TD scorer is selected.

American Football Anytime Touchdown Scorer

Predict a player to score a TD in the match. Bets placed on any player not ‘suited up’ are determined void. If there is No TD, your bet is lost, unless no TD scorer is selected.

American Football Last Touchdown Scorer

Predict the last player to score a TD in the match. Bets placed on any player not ‘suited up’ are determined void. If there is No TD, your bet is lost, unless no last TD scorer is selected.

American Football Conference Winner/Divisional Winner

Predict the team that wins the respective final.

American Football Super Bowl Outright Winner

Predict the team that wins the Super Bowl.

American Football Super Bowl MVP

Predict which player will be voted the Most Valuable Player in the Super Bowl final.

American Football Will There be Overtime

Predict whether or not there will be overtime?