Free tips American Football: NFL Betting Predictions, Tips & Preview for New 2019/20 Season
Kansas City Chiefs looking a good bet for Super Bowl LIV glory
The new NFL season begins on Friday 6th September (here in the UK), with the Chicago Bears Vs Green Bay Packers and is scheduled to finish on Sunday 2nd February 2020 with Super Bowl LIV at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Read on for our NFL Betting Predictions for 2019/20…
Video: Last Year’s Super Bowl
The New England Patriots are the defending champions, having beaten the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta last season.
Who will win the Super Bowl 2020? Leading contenders…
The leading contenders to win Super Bowl LIV according to the leading NFL bookmakers are the New England Patriots (with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick still leading the way), Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints.
Other teams considered that are to be in with a shout are the Los Angeles Chargers, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers.
Super Bowl Betting Odds 2019/20
These are the best available NFL odds from the major bookies to win Super Bowl LIV at the time of writing:
- New England Patriots – 7/1 (Betfair)
- Kansas City Chiefs – 8/1 (bet365*)
- New Orleans Saints – 9/1 (BetVictor)
- Los Angeles Rams – 11/1 (Betfair)
- Los Angeles Chargers – 14/1 (BetFred)
- Philadelphia Eagles – 14/1 (BoyleSports)
- Cleveland Browns – 14/1 (Betway)
- Chicago Bears – 19/1 (Betfair)
- Pittsburgh Steelers – 20/1 (Coral)
- Green Bay Packers – 22/1 (888Sport)
- Dallas Cowboys – 25/1 (Betfair)
- Minnesota Vikings – 28/1(bet365*)
- Seattle Seahawks – 30/1 (Paddy Power)
- Houston Texans – 30/1 (Betfair)
How to Bet on American Football matches
In addition to outright betting to win the Super Bowl and other long-term markets, betting on individual games in the NFL is also hugely popular.
NFL Betting – MoneyLine
Let’s start with a Moneyline bet…
American Football Moneyline bets are simply head-to-head bets where you are betting on the final result (including over time). It’s really that simple, in that who wins the game is all that matters.
The problem is that this is just a two-way market so, in the event of having a strong favourite, the NFL odds just to win can be unattractive if you want to back the favoured team.
NFL Betting – Points Spread
That’s why the ‘Point Spread’ is the traditional way to bet on NFL games.
Point Spreads are an estimated final margin for a game, with the favourites given a minus (-) handicap and the underdogs a plus (+) handicap.
So for example, if the top NFL bookmakers have determined that the final margin will be the favourites by 6.5 points and you believe that they will cover that margin (i.e. win by 7 points or more) you bet on the favourites -6.5 points. Should you believe the underdog will either win the game or lose by fewer than 6.5 points (6 points or less), you would bet on them +6.5 points.
NFL Betting – Total Points
Another popular American football bet is the ‘Total Points’ markets (aka Over/Under).
An Over/Under bet will be familiar to those who bet on various other sports, with the bookmaker setting a total number of points that they think will be scored in a NFL game between the two teams, with the customer betting either “over” or “under” that total.
For example, if the total is set at 48.5 total points scored in the game and you bet on Over 48.5 points, you need the two teams to score a total of at least 49 points for your bet to win. Were you to bet on Under 48.5 points, you would need the two teams to score a total of less than 48 points for your bet to win.
NFL Live Streaming – Where to watch the NFL
There are various options when it comes to watching the NFL in the UK…
Sky Sports will be showing live coverage of the NFL season across various channels including Sky Sports Main Event and online via the SkyGo app.
If you don’t have Sky, then you can go to NOW TV and get a Sky Sports Sports day, week or month pass without needing a contract. With NOW TV you can have NFL Live Streaming through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.
There is also the NFL Gamepass, with (almost) every game broadcast live on the online service which can be viewed on a range of devices. Those games not shown are those on Sky Sports, though the NFL Redzone.
The BBC will also show live coverage of both London games to be played at Wembley (the Week 5 encounter between the Oakland Raiders, the Chicago Bears and the Week 6 game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers and full coverage of Super Bowl LIV in February).
The ever popular NFL Show and NFL This Week, hosted by Mark Chapman, will also be aired weekly, with a selection of highlights and expert discussion.
NFL Betting Predictions 2019/20
The Kansas City Chiefs (8/1 with bet365*) under coach Andy Reid could be the team to get behind as the Super Bowl tips for 2020 in Florida, with Quarter Back Patrick Mahomes (8/1 with Coral) looking a good bet to land the MVP as he leads the Chiefs to glory.
In other bets, the New England Patriots (2/9 at BetFred) are the obvious choice as AFC East champions, we’ll take the Cleveland Browns (6/4 with Betfair) to edge out the Pittsbugh Steelers in the AFC North, the Houston Texans (8/5 at Betfair) in the AFC South and the Chiefs (4/6 with Betfair) to stroll the AFC West.
The Philadelphia Eagles (1/1 with bet365*) should win the NFC East without too many problems, while the Minnesota Vikings (9/4 with BoyleSports) could shade the very competitive NFC North. In the NFC South, the New Orleans Saints (8/13 at Paddy Power) look a class above, with the Los Angeles Rams (4/7 at BetVictor) very much the team to beat in the NFC West.
The Kansas City Chiefs are clearly the tip to win the AFC at 15/4 (4.75) with 888Sport and we’ll back the New Orelans Saints to be their Super Bowl LIV opponents by winning the NFC at 9/2 (5.50) with Betway Sports.
* NFL betting odds quoted correct at the time of writing. Remember all prices subject to market fluctuations