The Six Best NFL Betting Strategies

Just like an NFL coach prepares for each and every game, if you're going to bet on the NFL, you need an appropriate game plan before handing over your money to the sportsbooks.

Here are Dimers best strategies to making bank on the NFL:

Bet Early in the Season

This is when to strike. 

Sportsbooks don’t always have the best read on teams in the first weeks of the season. This is your golden chance to win early and often.  As the season progresses, books get a greater handle and it is harder to find NFL diamonds in the rough. 

How to identify value early in the season:

  • Did they sign any notable Free Agents?
  • Did they address weaknesses through the Draft and Free Agency?
  • Who are their coaching staff?
  • Is there familiarity between players, coaches and schemes?

These questions will help you develop a greater understanding and opportunity to exploit the sportsbooks and gain easy profits. Alternatively, you could just head to our NFL Bet Hub and we’ll help you find the best odds and show you the best bets for every football game.

More: NFL Futures Probabilities and Odds 

Remove Bias

This seems the most obvious of all strategies but we are human at the end of the day. We dream of our team pulling off a big road win or the Dallas Cowboys losing by double digits but it rarely happens this way. 

The best bettors remove biases to see the odds for what they are. They consider the factors below, giving them the best chance of winning. 

More: How to Bet on NFL Games

Money Management 

Before you do anything we’d strongly recommend setting yourself a limit for NFL betting — whether it be a weekly, monthly or season-long total. 

This will help you stay on top of your finances and keep you accountable. Betting on the National Football League can be fun but not when it causes you financial harm. Here at Dimers we want you to enjoy the game and the excitement of wagering, but to always gamble responsibly. 

Don’t Get Greedy

Everyone wants to make a lot of money, the more the better, right? 

Unfortunately this isn’t Monopoly and making big money on NFL betting isn’t as easy as it looks — particularly on lengthy parlays. 

Going for a 12 leg parlay seems awesome given the potential winnings but they come off once every blue moon. You’re better served to find value — use Dimers’ NFL Bet Hub to find the best bets for each matchup — and exploit the sportsbook in smaller legged parlays. 

Yes, the odds are lesser but your chance of winning is heightened. Striking the balance will be key to you making a profit this NFL season.

Shop The Spread

Sportsbooks don’t exist for you to make money. Your loss is their win. So why have blind loyalty to just one book? 

If you’re confident a team will cover a certain number against the spread, go looking for it. Just because one book has the Detroit Lions at +3.5 doesn’t mean there isn’t another offering +4.5.

Can’t be bothered scrolling through online betting sites? We’ve got you. In Dimers’ NFL Bet Hub you’ll find the best spread odds available for pro football in the United States. 

There’s no one sportsbook that we’re aligned to. Often you’ll see we have a different sportsbook for the spread, moneyline and total. Sometimes the spread for a game has two different books! We have no loyalty to one company, we’re simply here to help you find the best odds and bets for every NFL regular season and playoff game.

More: What is Spread Betting?

Do NOT Chase Back Losses

This is perhaps the hardest strategy to follow. When we suffer a crushing loss, our tendency is to try and claw back the money we’ve just seen walk right out of your account. Avoid this as much as possible.

The name of the game is to find an edge, find where the sportsbook has fallen asleep, and capitalise. Sometimes you’ll lose and hopefully more often than not, you’ll win. However, there is risk involved in every bet — there’s no mystery why it’s called gambling. 

Accept losing is part of the journey and like your team after an L, put it behind you and look forward to the next opportunity.


Always remember to gamble responsibly and keep Dimers on hand to help you find your next winner. Join a sportsbook in your State and start betting today


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