NFL Playoffs in Betting—How to Win
When it comes to betting on the NFL playoffs, it is quite different than betting throughout the season, and there are different rules to apply to it. The playoffs involve eleven games, including the Super Bowl. In the first round, there are 4 regular teams and 4 wild card teams. The second round will include winners from the meetings between these 8 teams from the first round and the winners from their divisions. There are also two other games, one for the NFC and one that will determine the champions of the AFC division. The Super Bowl is played after all these games. In order to make some money on the NFL Sports Betting, here are the rules to follow.
Great Defense is More Important and Successful than Great Offense
When considering this statement, take into consideration that we have said “great”. If both are equally great, it is much more likely that the defense will be more successful in the end. The thing is, it is much more difficult to play consistent, high-quality defense till the end of the game, than strong and aggressive offense. If the defense falls short in any part of the game, this will determine the winner. In this term, make sure that you analyze, comparing both teams quality of defense in previous games, when choosing on whom to bet.
Field Goal Kicker Can Determine the Outcome of the Game
Quite often, a game will be determined by a successful 40 to 50 yards goal. If a field goal kicker is strong and accurate, and manages to stay calm and collected, it is very likely that this team will be the winner of the game. When determining on which team to bet, always analyze the statistics of the field goal kickers: from where do they hit (what is the longest distance), how accurate are they and were they injured recently.
Bye Teams Can Win
Teams who rest in the first week of the playoffs have had time to relax and thus will be stronger when they start playing—meaning, they have increased chances to win. Of course, looser teams will not increase the quality of their game simply because they were relaxing for a week longer, but this is definitely an element to consider if it is a good team in question.
The Importance of the Bench Depth
Depth is an important factor when placing your bet. Always consider backups: how successful they are, how much time they have played in previous games, and how all-purpose they are. The most important aspect to consider when placing a bet in the playoffs is whether the most important player is healthy or injured. The second round, when moving towards the Super Bowl, doesn’t last long and requires a lot of energy and stamina, which is the reason why the bench depth is very important.