American Football Betting & Betting Odds at Stake Sportsbook
While American football might not be as popular as soccer in Europe, it still attracts a huge amount of attention from fans around the continent.
Stake's online sportsbook is the perfect place to bet on American football, with all major football leagues covered and a host of American betting options available to you, including the moneyline, spread betting, and player proposition bets.
Of course, the main football league in the world is the National Football League (NFL), and the end-of-season Super Bowl is regularly one of the most-watched sporting events on the planet.
But you don't have to wait until the playoffs and the Super Bowl to bet on football – there are opportunities to back your favourite teams throughout the season at Stake.com.
We offer you the opportunity to bet on multiple markets from several American football leagues, including the NFL, CFB, and CFL, covering all bases as far as American football betting is concerned.
Find out all the sporting betting tips, odds, and everything you need to know about how to bet on American football at Stake.com and how to make a profit from football this upcoming season.
American Football Leagues
American football betting has become highly popular throughout the US, Canada and other countries around the globe due to wide variety of betting markets and high payouts. If you're keen to bet on American football at Stake, there are several options available to you, as we offer markets in the following leagues:
National Football League (NFL)
The NFL needs very little introduction. As one of the biggest sporting leagues in the world, the NFL has a truly global fanbase, with teams like the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Green Bay Packers maintaining huge support from around the world.
Stake.com is the perfect place to bet on regular season NFL matches, the NFL playoffs, and the Super Bowl, with a huge number of markets and betting options for every team. If you're just getting started with betting on American football, the NFL betting is undoubtedly the best place to begin.
CFB – NCAA American Football
While not quite as popular as the NFL, NCAA college football is extremely prominent in the US, with college teams regularly playing in front of huge crowds, such is the interest in the national game at the collegiate level.
NCAA college football games are the perfect way to catch a glimpse of the stars of the future, and there are so many ways to back teams like the Toledo Rockets, Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Georgia Bulldogs at Stake. So, don't limit yourself to the NFL and explore the range of NCAA American football betting options available to you at Stake.com.
Canadian Football League (CFL)
Betting on the Canadian Football League is the second biggest professional football league in North America, with the Edmonton Elks and Toronto Argonauts dominating proceedings in recent times.
Teams from across Canada compete for the Grey Cup – Canada's equivalent of the Super Bowl – which draws millions of viewers from North America and further afield. We offer a wide range of betting markets for fans of the Canadian Football League, enabling you to find value when you bet on football outside of the United States.
How to Bet on Football - American Football Markets
Betting on American football at Stake couldn't be easier, with instant deposits and withdrawals enabling you to get straight into the action. In terms of variety, you can place the following American football bets at Stake.com:
Winner (including overtime)
Also known as a moneyline bet , the easiest way to bet on American football is to pick the winner of an upcoming fixture. Your only job is to decide which team will leave the field victorious, and the margin of victory and the scorers of TDs are irrelevant. For people getting started with American football betting at Stake, the moneyline is the bet to place.
Handicap (including overtime)
Handicap betting – known as spread betting in football – is a way of levelling the playing field. The favourites are given a handicap, while the underdogs are given a head start. Therefore, if you pick the favourite to win, they will need to overcome their handicap for your bet to be successful.
If you back the underdog, provided that they don't lose by more than their head start, you will still win your bet. It's common for the handicap to be set at 5 or 7 when you bet on football.
Total (including overtime)
An American football totals bet (or over/under bet) is a great option if you're not sure about which team will win a specific matchup. Rather than picking a winner, a total bet allows you to place a wager on how many points you think will be scored. The sportsbook will set a total line and your job is to place a bet on over/under this number of points being scored in the game. You can also place Asian totals bets .
In American football, a 1x2 bet incorporates the possibility of a draw (a tie). The 1 refers to the home win, the x refers to the tie, and the 2 refers to an away win.
Another popular American football bet is to place a wager on the score at half-time and then again at full-time. You can pick the same team to win both halves, or you might think that one team will start strongly, only for their advantage to be overturned by their opponents in the second.
Other Betting Types & Options
The above American football betting options represent the main markets available on Stake.com, but other football betting options include:
You can bet on which team you think will win a half, but you can also bet on specific occurrences happening in each half, such as the number of TDs and interceptions.
The same is true for American football quarters, and you can break down the action even further. Quarters betting is ideal if you're planning to place a live bet on football, as you can respond to what is happening on the field in real time.
Player Props (Proposition Bets)
Player proposition bets are those which are not directly tied to the outcome of a football match. There are so many player prop bets you can place at Stake.com, including:
First touchdown scorer
Over/under passing yards
Over/under rushing yards
Over/under reception yards
First scoring play
The longest field goal kicked
Same Game Multi-Bets
Use our 'Bet Builder' function to place same game multi bets and place multiple selections on the single betting slip. This is an easy way to boost your odds on a specific American Football fixture!
Learn more with our same game multi betting guide .
Betting Tips and Strategies to Bet on Football Successfully
Betting on American football is a fun and engaging way to enjoy this popular sport, but adopting a strategy to improve your chances of winning makes sense. The following tips will help you as you find your feet when betting on American football at Stake:
Use statistics to your advantage: Studying form, performance and player stats will help you as you plan your selections. Look for players on hot streaks and teams that perform well against certain opponents for improved value on your betting slip. Keep up to date with our sporting betting tips for the latest stats for upcoming games.
Don't wait for the Super Bowl: Betting on the Super Bowl is great, but you don't need to wait for the end of the playoffs to bet on American football. Thanks to NFL, CBL, and CFL markets at Stake, you can bet on American football throughout the season.
Consider injuries: Injuries play a big part in a team's success throughout the season, so make sure you check each team's updated injury list before placing a bet. If a star receiver or QB is out for a particular game week, it will negatively affect a team's chance of success out on the field.
Learn more with our ultimate guide to sports betting and get all the knowledge you need to place your bets!