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What is an “If’’ bet in the NFL?

Author: americangambler | Last Updated: May 7, 2019

Several experienced bettors like to put up what they call “If’’ bets. These bets can only be made on two different games that begin at different times. Let’s say on a Sunday, the Green Bay Packers are playing the New York Giants at 1 p.m. (the early game) and the Green Bay Packers are -4. Another game that same day features the New Orleans Saints at the Los Angeles Rams, where the Rams are -3 playing at 4:30 p.m. (the late game). If a bettor likes both the Green Bay Packers to win by more than three points and the Saints + 3 points, he may decide to put in an “If’’ bet. What that means is he will bet the Packers. “If’’ the Packers win, then he will take his winnings and bet them on the Saints. If the Packers lose then he loses the bet and the “If’’ bet is now off.