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How to bet on the NFL Playoffs
Are you wondering how you can legally bet on the NFL playoffs?
Then you’re at the right place!
We’ll tell you how you can legally bet on the NFL playoffs in four easy steps.
Step 1 Find a legal online sportsbook
Every state has different laws when it comes online sports betting.
If you live in a state where it's legal to bet on the NFL playoffs you can look for a licensed online sportsbook in your state like Unibet.
Step 2 Check out the latest NFL playoffs betting lines and Odds
Once you find a licensed betting site you get a feel for the odds for the playoffs.Betting sites come out with moneylines when the NFL brackets are locked in.
If you're new to sports betting and are wondering how NFL odds work stay tuned because we'll give you the skinny on that!
Step 3 Sign up
If you like the odds and want to place your bets you need to sign up and make a deposit.
On Unibet you can sign up in less than 90 seconds.
When you sign up with us you also get a chance to grab a $500 risk free bet
Step 4 Place your bet
You're all set now.
Place your bets and enjoy the playoffs!
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NFL Playoffs Betting Guide
If you are new to football betting this section is for you!
If you already know the basics of sports betting you can scroll down and check out our betting tips for the NFL playoffs.
If you are new to sports betting and want to bet on the NFL playoffs there are 2 things you need to know:
- What are NFL playoffs odds and how do they work.
- The different types of bets during the NFL playoffs.
What are NFL playoffs odds and how do they work?
Betting odds give tell you two things:
1)What is the probability of the event
2)How much do you stand to win from the bet.
In the United states betting odds look something like this:
The plus (+) odds are for the underdogs.
If you bet on the Ravens who have odds of +125 you’ll win $125 for every $100 you bet.
The minus (-) odds are for the favorites. In our example, if you bet on the Bengals who have odds of -155, you’ll need to bet $155 to win $100.
These odds are also called moneylines,vegas odds and betting lines.
Betting lines for NFL playoff games will also look exactly like this.
Let's move on to the types of bets you’ll find during the NFL playoffs.
The different types of bets during the NFL playoffs
#1 NFL Playoffs Moneylines
Moneyline bets are the easiest bets to place.
When the NFL playoff brackets and games are locked in, you’ll find betting lines for the NFL playoff games.
All you need to do is bet on the team you think will the game.
You can check the latest moneyline odds for the NFL playoffs on Unibet.
#2 NFL Playoffs Points Spreads
An NFL playoffs points spread almost looks like moneyline.
Check out this example of a point spread:
The number 7.5 is the point spread here.
In a spread bet you bet on the margin of victory.
The team with the plus points (+7.5 for the Browns in our example) are the underdogs.
If you bet on the underdog they’d need to either win the game outright or lose by fewer points than the spread.
In our example, if you bet on the Browns, the Browns would need to win the game or lose by fewer than 7.5 points for you to win this spread bet.
If you bet on the favorites, they would need to cover this spread.
Covering the spread basically means they need to win by more points than the point spread.
In our example if you bet on the Packers, they’d need to win the game by more than 7.5 points to cover the spread so that you can win the bet.
NFL playoffs points spreads work in the same way.
🔥Hot Tip Make Some NFL playoffs picks against the spread
A bet against the spread means you bet on the underdog because you believe the favorite won't be able to cover the spread.
Some bettors prefer to bet against the spread because they get better odds for this outcome.
During the NFL playoffs, the point spreads can be massive.
This makes it hard for the favorites to cover the spread.
This is why bettors often bet against the spread during the NFL playoffs.
#3 NFL Playoffs Points Spreads
Over/under bets in NFL games look something like this:
In over/under betting you bet on whether the total points scored during the NFL game will be over or under a certain number.
This bet in the NFL is also called a totals bet.
In our example, if you bet on over 45.5, at least 46 or more points must be scored during the game for you to win your bet.
If you bet on under 45.5, less than 45 points need to be scored during the game.
Over/under betting in the NFL playoffs works in the same way.
#3 NFL Playoffs Prop bets
Think of prop bets as “will it or will it not happen” bets.
Prop bets are also know an proposition bets.
During a typical NFL playoffs game you’ll come across prop bets like:
- Which team be the first to reach 15 points
- What will be the first scoring play
- Will your team win both halves?
You might also see some player prop bets in a playoff game like:
- Which player will cover the most receiving yards?
- How many rushes will a player make?
- Who will score the first touchdown during the playoff game?
#4 NFL Playoffs Parlays
Parlay bets are combinations of multiple bets into one big bet.
During the NFL playoffs you can also combine(or parlay) multiple bets you place on different games into one big bet.
These parlays are called multi-game parlays or round-robin bets.
You can also choose to build a parlay in a single game.
These parlays are called single game parlays.
Each bet on a parlay is called a leg.
On Unibet you can build anywhere from a 2 leg parlay to a 12 leg parlay during the NFL playoffs.
Check out this 9 leg NFL parlay bet we built on our sportsbook in Pennsylvania:
Football bettors love parlays because they can give BIG payouts from a relatively small bet.
In our example you could win a massive $57410.50 from a $100 bet!
Keep in mind that the big payout comes with a big risk.
You need to win all your legs to win the parlay.
At Unibet you have the chance to cash out of your parlays.
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#6 NFL Playoffs Futures
NFL future bets are straightforward.
These are bets that you place on future event in the NFL.
At Unibet you can bet on NFL futures and also see the odds for:
- The winner of the NFL championship
- MVP winner
- Conference winners
- Division winners
You’ll find a lot more options for NFL futures bets on our Unibet!
Strategies and betting tips for the NFL playoffs
We’re all about quality intel here on Unibet.
We share your passion for football and want to have your back.
That’s why we're sharing some strategies with you that you can use while betting on the NFL playoffs:
Tip #1 Gamble responsibly and keep an eye on your budget
Betting on the NFL during the playoffs can be fun if you do it responsibly.
Make sure you set yourself a budget and stick to it.
At Unibet you can set limits on how much money you can spend.
Don’t try to chase your losses.
If you or anyone you know needs help, feel free to reach out to us or call 1800-GAMBLER
Tip #2 Keep an eye out for one dimensional teams
Some teams are like one-trick ponies.
These teams use the same strategy over and over again.
They can be effective in racking up a lot of wins during the regular season and even make it to the playoffs.
In fact, we have even some of them lift the Vince Lombardy trophy!
It might seem like a no-brainer to bet on these teams because they seemed to do well during the regular season.
But the NFL playoffs can be unpredictable and these teams can be caught out during the postseason.
Tip #3 Consider making some parlays during the NFL Playoffs
Parlays can be risky.
But parlays can help you win big with relatively small bets.
Online sportsbooks like Unibet come out with some sweet offers and promotions for parlay bets during the NFL playoffs!
Tip #4 Experience matters in the NFL playoffs
Teams that have more experience in the playoffs may perform better.
When you are betting on a postseason game, it might be a good idea to compare the historical performance of both teams in the playoffs.
Some other variables you could consider are the historical performance of individual players and coaches.
These would make for some pretty good player prop bets too and help you build a kickass parlay!
Tip #5 Bet on the NFL playoffs games you want
There are 14 games during the NFL playoffs.
You don’t have to bet on all of them if you don’t want to.
It’s better to stick to bets you feel comfortable making so that you can get a bang for your buck.
This helps you to stick to your budget during the playoffs.
Tip #6 Bet on moneylines in the NFL playoffs
Many bettors tend to focus only on point speads during the NFL playoffs.
Point spreads tend to shoot high during the NFL playoffs.
This could make it harder for a team to cover the spread and for you to win the bet.
Because of this reason betting on a team to cover the spread during the NFL playoffs may not give you much in terms of value.
A lot of people online tend to diss moneyline bets for postseason games.
But sometimes you can find some really good odds and betting lines during the playoffs.
If you aren’t convinced that a team will cover the spread you can always run with a moneyline bet.
You can also choose to parlay different bets based on the research you do on the stats.
This could help you tilt the odds in your favor.
Moneylines are also the easiest wagers to make when you are building a multi-game parlay (or round-robin bet) during the NFL playoffs.
If you liked our betting tips for the NFL playoffs, feel free to check out our superbowl betting guide.
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