What is handicap betting on American (NFL) football and how does it work?

Much like in other sports leagues around the world, the National Football League (NFL) has different betting lines on every game. The handicap, or point spread line, is a forecast of the number of points by which a stronger team is expected to defeat a weaker one.

What does U 52 mean on a betting line?

U 52 is an abbreviation for “under 52 points”. This means the total points of the game being bet must be less than 52 points for a bettor to win this wager.

What does money line mean in American football (NFL, NCAA) betting?

As opposed to betting the point spread (a forecast of the number of points by which a stronger team is expected to defeat a weaker one), the money line in NFL betting is a wager made on a team to win the game straight up, with no spread. The money line favorite is the team that oddsmakers think should win the game.

What are the algorithms for NFL betting?

An algorithm for the NFL is defined as a set of steps followed to solve a mathematical problem or complete a computer process. In terms of NFL betting that means using the data of the past to try to predict the future.

What is PK on a NFL betting line?

PK is short for Pick, or Pick ‘em. When you see that on an NFL betting line, it means the game is considered to be even.

What does +7 and -7 mean in a NFL bet?

If you are placing an NFL bet, one of the ways to do so is on the spread. An NFL point spread indicates how much the favorite has to win by and the margin of error for the underdog.