In American football, the phrase ‘passing yardage’ is used to describe each time a quarterback throws a ball that is caught or dropped by a receiver for a first down. A quarterback who runs a ‘hot’ or ‘faster’ play typically gains more passing yards than the quarterback of a ‘softer’ play.
However, this is not always the case. In some situations, the opposite can be true. A quarterback who calls a ‘softer’ play can end up gaining more yards than the quarterback of a ‘hot’ play. In these situations, the team will have bet on the option of the quarterback who called the ‘softer’ play and lost, or won, according to the outcome of the play.
What Is Alt Passing Yards in Canadian Football?
In Canadian football, the opposite is true. A quarterback will throw the ball further on longer plays, and the longer the play, the more potential yards the quarterback can gain. This is known as ‘alt passing yards’. So a quarterback may throw the ball longer and harder, and hence the farther, to gain more yards. Longer and harder is not necessarily always better, as there are many other factors that can affect a play. For instance, a quarterback who attempts a deep throw will lose yards because the ball will travel farther and hence be more likely to be picked off or returned by the defense.
Therefore, in Canadian football, longer and harder is not always better; it depends on the situation. This is where experience and understanding of the game come in. A quarterback who is more experienced will have a better grasp of the situation and be able to make the right decision.
When Do You Use Alt Passing Yards In Betting?
Like its American cousin, Canadian football has specific situations where using alternative passing yardage is appropriate. One such situation is when there are multiple picks in the air. If a receiver catches a pass and then immediately drops it, there are now two picks in the air instead of just one. In this situation, the receiver is likely to lose yards, as he is no longer in a position to make a play on the football. If the receiver runs after the catch, the quarterback will most likely lose yards as well because the defender is now in a better position to tackle the receiver. If the quarterback looks to run after the catch as well, it’s a touchdown because there is no way the defense can stop him from running the whole length of the field, and likely picking up some first downs along the way.
So in the situation where there are multiple picks in the air, it is usually an indication that the opposing team wishes to gain more yards than their counterparts. This is why in these situations alt passing yards are typically used in betting instead of regular passing yards.
How Do You Calculate Alternative Passing Yards In Betting?
When using alternative passing yards in betting, one must keep in mind that the goal is to determine how many more yards the quarterback would have gained if he had attempted a pass. Now, this may seem obvious, but one must keep in mind that the quarterback had not necessarily had the option to choose a pass or run in the first place. More often than not, these plays are predetermined by a coach or offensive coordinator before the game even begins. This is why before the ball is even snapped, the outcome of these plays is already known. As a result, the only thing one can do is look at the statistics and facts to try to determine how many more yards the quarterback would have gained if he had chosen a pass rather than a run.
In some situations, it is useful to determine how many more yards one could have gained if they had chosen a pass rather than a run. For instance, if the quarterback is going to throw a short pass, it might make sense to go for the first down rather than wait for a long gain.
When Do You NOT Use Alt Passing Yards In Betting?
In most cases, one will want to avoid using alternative passing yards in betting. If a quarterback is going to throw a short pass or run after the catch, it’s usually best to go with the traditional measurements of yards per attempt and yards per reception. However, there are cases where one may want to consider using alternative measurements such as ‘net yards per attempt’. This is when there are no picks in the air or the quarterback is certain to either throw a long pass or run the ball. If the ball is going to be thrown further than 5 yards, one will want to avoid using alternative measurements because they can be heavily influenced by the situation. This is why in these cases, one will want to use regular passing yards.
In conclusion, with all of this information on alt passing yards in betting, one should have a better understanding of what are the different forms of yardage available for use in betting and which one should be preferred in a given situation.