NFL Odds Comparison

The National Football League is a juggernaut. It’s 32 teams generate a combined revenue of 13 billion dollars per year. That’s staggering. Each team plays 16 regular-season games and if they do well, they earn a chance to compete for the holy grail of American sports- the Super Bowl. Trigger Warning- American football is unrelenting in its quest to be as complicated as possible. The rules are byzantine and hair-splitting and yet, as of this writing, league officials are still hard-pressed to define what constitutes the simple act of catching a ball. In this section, we’ll tell you a bit about the history and development of the NFL, because sharing information is kind of our thing. If you’re not here for a history lesson and would prefer to jump straight to the odds comparison information, we certainly won’t hold it against you. For those of you interested in a little context, these next lines are for you.The NFL got its start in 1920s America, when, presumably the Great Depression had made spherical balls prohibitively expensive. American football made its debut as the rather clunky “American Professional Football Association” but was later renamed the “National Football League.” The NFL blundered along in this fashion until 1960 when Lamar Hunt and a cadre of businessmen founded the “American Football League” to get their piece of the pie. In 1969 the first dust-up between the two leagues took place in a little tilt we now call the Super Bowl. The Green Bay Packers, under the leadership of blustery head coach Vince Lombardi, prevailed on that frigid day. To this day, the Super Bowl trophy is officially the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The two leagues officially merged in 1970 and since then teams have been added (with a couple contractions as well) resulting in the current 32 team slate. In a league with a fetish for complication and up to 16 games on a weekend, it’s easy to lose track of what’s going on. Stick with us as we give you the analysis you need and access to the odds presented by over 70 bookmakers. With our insights, you can make ‘any given Sunday’ a winning proposition.

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Topics covered in this article:
  1. NFL odds comparison - how does it work?
  2. NFL odds comparison on Bettingformat
  3. AFC Teams
  4. NFC Teams
  5. Odds comparison throughout the NFL season and playoffs
  6. The best time to compare the odds
  7. NFL teams to keep an eye on
  8. Long-term bets
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How does the odds comparison feature work for NFL games?

We provide you a continually-updated overview of the betting lines on offer from over 70 bookies. At any given moment, the most favorable payout-to-price option is presented clearly at the top of the list. You’ll find these comparisons both here and in the game matchup analyses written by our in-house experts.

Which NFL games receives the Bettingformat odds comparison?

From the season-opener in September until the Super Bowl in February, we display the current betting lines from 70+ bookmakers. We are not beholden to anyone, so we automatically position the results according to the best price-to-payout ratio. The odds offered by bookies change frequently, but you can rest assured that when it’s time for you to place your bet, the most lucrative option will be in front of your nose. Combine this with our expert analysis of key matchups and you’re sure to find the right bet for the right price.

  • Playoffs format:
    8 division winners are in and receive a home game. They are seeded 1 through 4 depending on their records. Seeds 1 and 2 from each conference receive a first-round bye (Wildcard weekend).
  • Two teams per conference with the best record who did not win their division are in the playoffs as Wildcards as the 5 and 6 seeds.
  • Games are always played at the better-seeded team’s home stadium. The Super Bowl changes host-city from year to year. A home Super Bowl is possible, but it hasn’t happened yet.

The teams of American Football Conference

  • AFC East
    Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets
  • AFC North
    Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • AFC South
    Houston Texans, Indinapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans
  • AFC West
    Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders

The teams of the National Football Conference

  • NFC East
    Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
  • NFC North
    Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
  • NFC South
    Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NFC West
    Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

When is the odds comparison feature particularly interesting for NFL games?

In our opinion, the odds comparison feature is interesting right out of the gate, but we do have a vested interest in this stuff. The NFL preseason is little more than an exhibition and a coach’s mission to stave off injuries to marquee players. As such, we do not offer an odds comparison option on these games. We see a spike in hits when the regular season ends and we move into the playoffs. At this point, the enlightened bettor would do well to carefully consider the odds comparison feature. Bookies may very well have strongly differing opinions about the outcomes of the matchups. This is the perfect opportunity for you to swoop in and secure the bet that will maximize your winnings. As the season progresses, we encourage you to check back with us regularly to stay up to speed on injury reports and other news that could affect the betting line. Earlier, we decided to give you a little break from postseason seeding, but now’s the time.

When is the best time to refer to the odds comparison feature?

Most of the games in the NFL take place on Sundays with a featured game on Monday night. As the season progresses, Thursday nights also emerge to play host to an NFL game. We suggest you get a jump on the competition by checking the betting lines on Thursday, but certainly no later than Sunday morning during the season. At 19:00 Central European Time the organized chaos that is the NFL launches you headlong into showy touchdowns, maddening turnovers and thunderous.

Who are the teams to watch through the lens of the odds comparison feature?

The answer here of course, is your team. If you’re approaching the NFL with a gambler’s eye, you’ll want to check back with regularly. As we alluded to a few moments ago, the action tends to get very interesting going into the playoffs. Our odds comparison gives you an excellent overview of the betting lines for the favorites and underdogs alike over the course of the entire NFL season. As the field winnows itself during the playoffs, the stakes offered by bookies can be very similar. It just makes good sense that you peruse the 70+ bookmaker and find the one with the best price-to-payout.

What about long-term bets in the NFL?

Currently, Bettingformat does not offer odds comparisons for long-term bets. Please don’t misunderstand us, we think they’re great and can earn you a whole boatload of money, but there are just too many permutations of long-term bets for us compare to our satisfaction. If you’re interested in staking such a wager, we suggest you visit a few reputable bookmakers and find the bet that interests you. In the era of unbridled enthusiasm known as the offseason, all 32 teams are convinced that THIS IS THEIR YEAR. Bookmakers offer generous terms on these speculative bets at this time of year. The long-term odds will be adjusted in mid-March as free agents sign astronomical contracts with new squads and then again in April to reflect a team’s new composition after the annual draft of college players. Finally, you can expect to see sharp adjustments made as the season itself unfolds as the resolution of winning teams continues to crystalize.

  • Editor’s Tip: Two evenly matched teams in an NFL game can result in a divided bookmakers’ opinion. Use the odds comparison feature to find the sweet spot and work the margins in your favor.


Our odds comparison feature is designed to bring the information to you. Gone are the days of keeping dozens of tabs open as you frantically click back and forth looking the best return of your wager. With over 70 bookmakers competing for your attention, you’ll never have to look far to find the best price-to-payout ratio. Couple that with our expert analyses of selected NFL matchups and you’re sitting pretty. As always, GOOD LUCK!

Editor´s Tip:
Two evenly matched teams in an NFL game can result in a divided bookmakers’ opinion. Use the odds comparison feature to find the sweet spot and work the margins in your favor.

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