How to Make Live Bets on NFL Games

There’s no doubt any NFL matchup is an exciting prospect but when you throw live betting in the mix, the fun goes up a level!

You know NFL betting, but what about how to bet live?

It really is as simple as it sounds, when watching the game you can wager on who you think will win and even what happens next.

Want to understand live NFL betting? Glad you asked, Dimers has you covered. Here's our guide on how to live bet on the National Football League.

Placing your bet

NFL live betting is relatively similar to betting before kickoff. You can still place wagers on moneyline, point spreads, proposition bets, total and the usual go-to options. 

Often you will be able to locate a live game through one of two ways; via a Bet Live section on your online sportsbook and/or betting app, or by clicking through to the NFL category on the book’s site/app and locating the match from there. 

The only differences are a swifter change of odds and a greater breadth of betting options for you to choose from. Also remember, all live bets are time sensitive — if you’re not as quick as Kansas City’s WR corps you may miss out!

If you have never bet on the NFL, our NFL Bet Hub has the best live odds in the United States. When signing up to a sportsbook, use our exclusive promotional codes to access free and risk-free bets.

Added options

Live betting exposes you to many options usually unavailable to the average bettor. The usual wagering options are available during a pro football game, but there are added offerings once teams are on the gridiron:


  • Next TD scorer 
  • Race to “X” Points 
  • Total TDs 
  • 1st Quarter points
  • Drive Result 
  • Play Result 

With more options available to bettors, there is greater opportunity for you to find real value, catch sportsbooks napping and capitalize on juicy odds. Deep thought isn’t as readily applied to live odds, so if you can be quick, you could be lucky!

Friendly reminder: Every NFL matchup on Dimers has live probabilities on prop bets like anytime and next TD scorer.

Constantly shifting odds  

NFL odds are constantly changing within a game. They change based on the scoreline, momentum, injuries and drive results, amongst other things. 

This can be hard to keep up with and that’s why we recommend you monitor Dimers’ live in-play probabilities during the game, and before you place any bet. 

Our live technology — updating every 30 seconds — gives you real-time probabilities for betting the spread, total (over/under) and moneyline. 

The live matchup and probabilities of any NFL game can be accessed through the scoreboards at the top of the Dimers website, the Live Now [link] section and even the NFL section in Bet Hub.


As mentioned, there are many factors which influence a quick change in odds during an NFL game. It is nice to consider some of these variables before placing your bets. 


  • Injuries (Key players coming out can affect moneyline/spread particularly
  • Weather (Bad weather will affect scoring)
  • Conditions (Is the game indoors, are teams used to weather/outdoors)
  • Momentum
  • Rest (Is one team off a short week?)
  • Coaching style (Is the Head Coach a defensive or aggressive type)

These aspects should be kept in mind when live betting, and if used alongside our live probability calculator, you’re a chance to gain a leg up on your sportsbook.

NFL live betting represents one of the best ways to capitalize on great odds sportsbooks may have slept on. Feel free to give it a try alongside Dimers’ in-play probabilities, via our NFL Bet Hub, to give you the best opportunity at winning your pro football picks!


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