Football Betting Strategies And Tips For Early 2017 NFL Season

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,June 20, 2017 1:45, EST in

If you’re a football betting enthusiast that is looking to, both, get off to a positive start while avoiding falling into an early hole with your bankroll, then you need some expert advice to help you accomplish both goals.

While many NFL bettors think they can use the same strategy while wagering on NFL football action over the course of the regular season, it’s important to keep a few things in mind when betting early in the season as teams start to reveal just who they are and likely will be all season long. Let’s get down to business.

Analyzing The Football Betting Strategies And Tips For Early 2017 NFL Season

 

 

What Are the Goals?

The first thing you need to do is to identify the goals of each team early in the season. A team like the Dallas Cowboys for instance, will be looking to get off to a fast start in order to build chemistry that could help them in their quest for postseason success while a team like the Cleveland Browns or San Francisco 49ers is looking for improved play out of several players at key positions and maybe not so much at early victories. Make sure you know what the real goals are for each team heading into the new season, because every team is not shooting to reach the Super Bowl.

Don’t Fall for the 52 Fake-out!

If you remember the San Francisco 49ers laid an emphatic 28-0 smackdown on the NFC West rival Rams to open the regular season in 2016 and if you didn’t know any better, you’d think Frisco was actually a competent team and that could have cost you dearly the next few weeks as the Niners immediately revealed their true nature as a floundering franchise with no hope. Don’t fall for the 52 fake-out early on based on a team’s preseason play or against a weak opponent or two early on.

Home Field Advantage

Home teams tend to do well early on as they are fueled by a ton of adrenaline and their raucous home fans. While this ‘feeling of exuberance’ can fade faster than a pair of well-worn blue jeans for several teams as the season progresses, even mediocre teams have plenty of hope at home early in the season.

Football Betting Back the Better Quarterback

Back the Better Quarterback

It doesn’t matter whether or not it’s early in the season or not, if you stick to the script of betting on the team with the ‘better’ quarterback, you’ll come out on top more often than not. Case in point, I’m backing New Orleans’ Drew Brees over Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles every day of the week. If you like Bortles better, then go for it, but if that’s the case, I’ve got some swampland in Florida I’d like to sell you.

Research Like a Scientist!

Last but not least, I’m here to say that, the more research you do, the better off you’ll be whether football betting on an early season NFL contest or one that takes place at midseason or toward the end of the season.

Gathering information from knowledgeable sources while researching ATS trends and home and away performances will give you a great idea of just what to expect out of both teams in the early season contest you’re betting on. For instance, are the Green Bay Packers more likely to cover the spread in their first eight games of the season or their final eight after Aaron Rodgers announces they need to ‘run the table?’

Some teams get off to slow starts before kicking it up a notch while others come out of the gate fast before fading a few weeks later. Make sure you’ve done the requisite research and you’ll be able to maximize all of your early season NFL wagers!