If you’re an NFL betting enthusiast that is looking to cash in early and often over the course of the quickly approaching 2018 regular season, then you’re probably looking to gather as much pertinent betting information as possible. To help you in your quest to cash in early and often over the course of the coming season, I’m going to identify the most uncommon types of NFL bets there are!
While almost every NFL betting enthusiast knows all about making straight-up (SU) wagers on the simple winner of a particular matchup, the ATS (Against-The-Spread) wager against each team’s odds, and the total wager on the combined final score of both teams, there are a handful of uncommon bets that you can also make – even if you knew nothing about them prior to reading this article.
Here is a look at three of the lesser known about NFL wagers you can make.
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An ‘If’ bet is one where you place a wager on two outcomes. However, the second wager only comes into play ‘If’ the first wager is a winning selection. You designate which wager comes first. For instance, let’s say you bet $110 on Jacksonville -3 and for your second wager, another $110 on New Orleans -6. If Jacksonville loses, the bet is a loser, no matter what happens in the Saints game. But if the Jags win, you win $100, then the same $110 that was bet on Jacksonville is now wagered on the Saints. If you win the second game too, you win a total of $200. If New Orleans loses, you still collect the $100.
A reverse wager is virtually two “if” bets. While you must win your first wager on an ‘if’ bet, with a reverse, you are essentially making two “if” bets. Using the same example in the “if” bet, you have the Jaguars and Saints as your two teams. A reverse makes it two “if” bets with both teams listed first. So if you lose one of the two reverse bets, regardless of which team it is, you still win one of your wagers. This means you’re really making an ‘if’ bet without worrying if your first wager will be a winner.
Round Robin Parlays
While almost every NFL betting aficionado knows what a parlay wager is where you simply string together more than one pick, a round robin parlay allows you to make multiple parlays involving the same teams by using every possible combination.
For instance, if you made an 8-team round robin parlay, you’d have a whopping 56 different possible combinations. A $100 round robin would then cost you $5600. Or you could go a bit smaller with, let’s say the teams, which would then offer you 3 different parlays, making a $100 round robin, $300.