How the NFL Squares Work (and How They Can Help Your Bookies)

The sports world is on the road to recovery, thank goodness, although it will still feel somewhat like the season is on pause for the foreseeable future. Still, the 2019 NFL regular season is over, and we can start looking forward to the next one. There are still mysteries surrounding the pandemic, but one issue has been firmly resolved: people want to play sports, and they want to play the NFL. The following will explore how the NFL Squares work, and how to put them to use for your sports bookies.

The NFL Squares Are Back

The NFL Squares are finally here. Thanks to the efforts of many, including our own Evan Hurst, who tirelessly tracked down more than 70 unique NFL squares that can be used to make wagers on football games. Squares can be found on auction sites and discount stores, but Hurst was able to secure the majority of his finds directly from the NFL herself. He received the final batch of squares from the league just prior to the start of the season. Hurst has been kind enough to provide bettors with a detailed breakdown of all 70 squares, explaining how they work and offering up some useful tips on how to best apply them in their quest for profit.

Hurst begins by explaining the importance of taking the time to research all of the variations in-house, rather than relying on the information provided by the league or the bookies you might be working with:

“If you’re planning on betting on the NFL this year, then you need to take the time to learn all of the different squares. You’ll have a much better chance of making money if you know how each square is supposed to be used. You should also make sure that you’re never committing yourself to betting on a game where you can’t find a way to make the numbers work out. It might seem like a great idea to bet on a team you support, especially if they’re not playing that day or if it’s a long layoff owing to the pandemic, but if you can’t find a way to make the numbers work then it’s not worth it. You’ll just lose money in the long run.”

The Basics Of Squaring Off Against The NFL

When it comes to understanding how to make money betting on the NFL, it’s important to remember that you’re up against a seriously intelligent opponent. Simply put, the bookies at Pinnacle Sports (formerly DRAFT Sports) know how to make money and they aren’t likely to be tricked by something as simple as a squared bill. As a general rule of thumb, the chances of you coming out on top increase with each square you use (provided you keep adding up the total), but not by much. Don’t expect to see miracles when it comes to beating the pros at their own game.

If you’re looking to place a single wager on the NFL this year, then you’re best served by going with the 6-point favorite. This is the default selection for most mainstream sportsbooks, providing you with a solid base that will serve you well no matter what the outcome of the game. You’ll notice that the spreads get progressively more generous as the game goes on, especially early in the season. This is often a sign that the bookies have a soft spot for the favorite. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of this, as the longer the game the more opportunities there are to make money. Trying to predict the winning team or the score of each game is nearly impossible, especially at first glance. Luckily, there are tools at your disposal that can help you make quick and easy money, even if you don’t exactly know what’s going on in NFL football. To name a few:

The Over / Under Theories

One of the most basic and fundamental concepts to understanding how to bet on the NFL is the Over / Under (O/U) theory. Simply put, if you feel more confident in predicting the number of points that will be scored in a game then you can take a shot on the Over (O) selection. If you believe that the total will be less then the number of points that will be scored, then you should opt for the Under (U) theory. The beauty of this theory is that it takes the suspense out of the equation and it allows you to make a decision without having to wait until the end of the game to discover how it all turned out. It also provides you with the opportunity to double up on your money if the favorites win. This is important, especially if you’re planning on placing larger wagers during games that are more closely contested. Remember: the longer the game the more opportunities there are to make money. You can also use the O/U theory to determine the total amount of points that will be scored in a game. This can be easily done by adding up all of the scores at the end of each quarter and dividing it by three. The reason why this is useful is that if you’ve ever placed a wager on a game and the total points were never revealed to you then you’ve essentially wasted your wager. The only way to know for sure is by using the O/U theory. Another handy little application of the O/U theory is in terms of laying wagers on whether or not a touchdown will be scored by a team. This is a key factor in almost every NFL game. In fact, the favorite has gone over the touchdown line in 86 of 104 regular season games this year. The point is that if you’re looking to lay a wager on the NFL and you don’t know much about the game then using the O/U theory is a great place to start. It will give you a general feel for how the game is going to play out and it will make it much easier for you to determine which team you feel more confident about. Even in cases where you do feel confident that one of the teams will score then you can choose the Over option and make a little extra money. This is all you need to know about betting on the NFL. The rest is up to you.

Point Totals For Each Office

Another key concept to keep in mind when betting on the NFL is that the point totals for each office are posted at the end of every week. This makes it much easier for handicappers to figure out the correct line for each game, provided they use a service like Pinnacle Sports (formerly DRAFT Sports). This is important for two reasons. First, it’s often difficult for laypeople to figure out who has the best chance of winning each game just by looking at the line. Second, it allows the handicapper more time to work on determining the totals for each team. This is particularly helpful when trying to figure out which team is most likely to score first. If you’ve ever played the “what if” game then you know what a pain in the ass it can be to figure out all of the different possibilities for each team. If you use point totals to determine which team has the better chance of winning, you won’t have to worry about all of that. All you need to do is look at the total points scored for each team in the previous week’s game. This is especially helpful if you’re trying to figure out which team is most likely to score first in a game. The San Francisco 49ers have the highest total in the league with 103 points scored in three games. If you’re looking to bet on a San Francisco 49ers game then it would be wise to use this fact to your advantage. The problem is that the total point numbers are rarely exactly the same from week to week, especially at the beginning of the season. In most cases, the point totals will increase by one or two points at the end of each week, but it’s still worthwhile to check them out to determine the most recent score.