# What Does 1+ Touchdown Mean in Betting?

When you make a wager on American football, you usually need to specify several things, such as the size of the bet, the type of game, and the location of the match. But once you’ve done that, the next thing you want to do is figure out how to make the game worth your while. One way of doing this is by using betting odds – although odds can vary from bookmaker to bookmaker, they will always be presented in the form of a ratio, such as 2.5 for half-points (½) and 5 for odds on (1x). Another way of structuring a wager is by using American football points – this is essentially like gambling with house edges, but you’re getting the added bonus of seeing the total scored at the end of every match. It’s possible to use both systems and combine the two, for example, backing a team with 11 points and displaying odds of 3.0, but getting paid out if they score exactly 12 points.

With the above in mind, let’s have a quick look at what the 1+ touchdown mean in American football betting.

## When Does It Go Green?

If a team scores 1+ touchdown (worth 2 points), you will receive your payout, whatever that may be, after the full duration of the match, including any extra time added by the referee. If the team you supported scores 2 or more touchdowns, your bet is considered a success. But what happens if they only manage to score 1 touchdown? Or even worse, 0 touchdowns?

In the case of a 0-1 touchdown score, you will lose what you wagered. However, if it is a 1-0 score, it could still be considered a success, in terms of covering your investment. But at the very least, you will have earned a free kick, which you can cash in with, if the team you bet on scores again in the next match.

## How Many Times Does It Have To Screech?

If a team scores a touchdown once, it will be deemed a “screech”; if it scores a touchdown twice in a row, it is a “double screech”; and if it scores a touchdown three or more times in a row, it is a “triple screech”.

In the case of a 3-or-more touchdown scoring sequence, your bet will be considered a success – although you did lose what you wagered, at least you will have doubled your investment, or more!

## How Much Does It Go Up In Flames?

If a team scores a touchdown and then immediately gets the ball back, it is a “short-in-the-pocket” touchdown – a “full-in-the-pocket” touchdown is one that is recovered by the opposition, or if the score is tied at the end of regulation, it is a “no-huddle” touchdown, which immediately follows a timeout, or a “bench” or “huddle” formation on the part of the team that scored the touchdown. Your bet, in this case, will be deemed a success – although you did lose what you wagered, at least you will have doubled your investment, or more!

## What Is The Point About Touchdown Men?

Most sporting events, including American football, have an offensive and defensive touchdown – these are goals scored by the team on the “offensive” side, and goals scored by the team on the “defensive” side. If a player from one team scores a touchdown and they are from the opposite team, it is known as a “steals” touchdown; a touchdown that is scored when the score is tied at the end of the game is known as “sudden-death” or “golden-gate” touchdown.

In the case of a golden-gate touchdown, your bet will be considered a success – although you did lose what you wagered, at least you will have doubled your investment, or more!

## What If They Cross The Finish Line Early?

If a team scores a touchdown and they cross the opposing team’s “final” line before actually crossing the goal line, it is known as a “touchdown”, even if the ball does not cross the plane properly – if this happens at the end of the first half, it is a halftime touchdown, and if it happens at the end of the third quarter or at the end of the game, it is an “overtime” touchdown. In any case, your bet will be deemed a success – although you did lose what you wagered, at least you will have doubled your investment, or more!

## What Is The Advantage Of Backing A Favorite?

Usually, when you bet on American football, you will be given the option of either cashing out immediately, or of holding onto your investment, with the added bonus of a free bet, if the favorite (team you support) wins – this is referred to as “underdog” betting. So, let’s say you chose the latter, and the underdog wins – you have a free bet, which you can put on the game’s result, or rollover and hope for the best.

In the case of a rollover, your odds of winning will be based on the size of your initial investment – if you put down £10 and your lucky number is 15, you have a 1 in 6 chance of winning. However, in most British bookmakers, there is also the option of taking a “short” position on the game – in other words, you will lose what you wager, but at least you will be able to continue betting, using the same deposit, if the favorite loses, or if the game ends in a tie. Shorting American football is possible, but extremely risky, as you will be placing a large amount of money on the outcome of one game.