NFL Preseason Odds – 4 Money-Making Preseason Tips
The NFL preseason is a time where rookies get their chance to show why the team made the right choice in drafting them, coaches get the opportunity to try out potential plays, defensive schemes and ultimately see which players have chemistry with one another. Most people choose to wait until the regular season starts before betting on games but they fail to realize that preseason betting is where the money is! Here are some tips to help you start off your NFL Betting season right and help you collect your winnings.
1. I Just Want To Be Part Of The Team!
During the preseason, players are vying for a position on the team and thus will put forth 110% effort. You don’t want to bet on teams that have the majority of their starters previously determined because these teams don’t pay much attention to preseason football; they are simply going through the motions and working out the kinks. Look for teams that have starting positions to fill – these are the teams that will give you a better chance at winning your bets. Players play hard when they know a starting spot is on the line.
2. It’s All About The Fourth Quarter
We all know in preseason football that the starters will play the first and perhaps the second quarter. They are rarely seen in the second half. In preseason football however, this is where the game is won – more often than not in the fourth quarter. When placing your bets it is ideal to pick the team who will have players with experience playing in the second half. Picking teams that have rookies playing in the secondary and on the defensive line come the fourth quarter causes too much variability and risk in your betting. Pick teams with good veteran backups.
3. Quarterbacks Are Key
The biggest area for coaches in the preseason is deciding the depth of their quarterbacks. The back-up quarterbacks will get ample time to throw the ball during the preseason due to the need to keep starting quarterback’s healthy, which means your best betting option is finding team’s that have quarterbacks on their roster who have experience in the NFL and have played for the same team last season, know the team’s offensive scheme and can come in and run the offense with ease.
4. Winning is Everything
One area to consider, that most people overlook is whether or not the team cares about winning the game. Teams that have had trouble winning in past years such as the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs may care about starting their season on the right foot and thus the coach will be more inclined to come into the locker room and give an Al Pacino a la Any Given Sunday type speech to motivate his players and have them start their season with a winning attitude.
In 2010, do yourself a favor, don’t write off the NFL Preseason; don’t simply watch the highlights to see if you’re team won. With these tips, you are one step closer to increasing your odds and becoming a big winner.