NFL Sports Betting

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The National Football League is undoubtedly the biggest draw to US sports betting. All 256 regular-season games are packed with excitement, with each game having significant implications on who makes the playoffs. The NFL holds a special place in the hearts of fans, who are ever-confident they can predict the outcome of each game.

Betting on the NFL is electric, with bets available on almost everything. To ensure a quality user experience, it’s important to find a sportsbook that meets your preferences, whether its fantastic odds, a variety of bets, or live betting.

Best NFL Odds

Finding the best odds across sportsbooks for one game is relatively easy with the help of Google, but what about the whole season? If you understand who offers the best odds all season, you can bet with one or two sportsbooks consistently instead of shopping around each week.  

For this guide, odds spanning the entire 2018-19 NFL season were collected. Odds data measures well over 100 games across nine offshore sportsbooks and eight US regulated sportsbooks. Moneyline, spread, and total bets were analyzed and weighted to comprise a 2019 NFL odds ranking.

Who offers the best odds on NFL games? – Of the 17 sportsbooks tested, 5Dimes, GT Bets, BetOnline, FanDuel, and SugarHouse offered the best odds across the entire 2018-19 season.

Sportsbook Type Sportsbook Moneyline Spread Total
Offshore 5Dimes 1st 1st 1st
Offshore GT Bets 4th 2nd 3rd
Offshore BetOnline 2nd 7th 5th
Legal (New Jersey) FanDuel 3rd 4th 12th
Legal (New Jersey) SugarHouse 5th 3rd 2nd

Best NFL Bets

Below are the five sportsbooks that offer the best overall NFL betting experience for bet variety, live betting, and statistics/research offered.

DraftKings – DraftKings offers the widest variety of NFL bets, including pick’em pools contests, game props, player props, additional spreads/lines, and early cash outs. Pools contests allow bettors to pick against the spread or moneyline winners for a slate of games and split the prize pool with anyone who picks the highest number of correct games. Game and player props include touchdowns thrown, over/under receiving and rushing yards, and the number of turnovers, amongst others.

Mobile Bets Offered

Statistics - DraftKings offers the best  NFL statistics of any sportsbook.

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Statistics for an NFL game.

Live Betting – DraftKings live betting menu is average, offering a few bets for each game as well as a live game clock. DraftKings doesn’t offer a live match tracker.

5Dimes – 5Dimes is one of five offshore sportsbooks to offer a third-party player props betting menu.  This menu allows users to bet on the statistical performance of a single player, pair two players head to head for a selected statistic or select three players to finish in exact order for a selected statistic. An example of this would be betting that Aaron Rodgers will have more passing yards than Matthew Stafford during week one of the NFL season. 5Dimes was selected amongst the five sportsbooks because it offers the best odds on moneyline, spread, and total bets.

Player Props

Statistics – 5Dimes offers bettors game logs with statistics, official standings, hot and not picks, and much more. Their coverage is the best post-game wise, while DraftKings offers the best pre-game coverage.

5Dimes Statistics
All of the statistic categories 5Dimes offers for the NFL.

Live betting – The 5Dimes live betting menu is average, offering a few bets for each game as well as a live game clock. 5Dimes doesn’t provide a live match tracker.

FanDuel- FanDuel offers a wide range of game props and bets. NFL games offer over 100 bets in addition to moneyline, spread, and total bets! Some of these bets include Any Time Touchdown Scorer, Last Touchdown Scorer, Both Teams to Score 10 Points, 1st Quarter Field Goal [Yes/No], 2nd Quarter Money Line, Shortest Successful Field Goal, and many more. FanDuel also offers early cash outs.

NFL Bets Offered

Statistics - In addition to this, FanDuel offers a few basic pre-game statistics.

Live betting – FanDuel offers a good live betting experience, providing a live match tracker as well as a few additional bets.

SugarHouse/888Sport – Both are included since they offer the same bets, statistics, and live betting (both work with the same software providers). SugarHouse and 888sport both offer game props, player props, alternative spreads/lines, special teams props, and much more. Examples of bets include first to 10 points, total successful field goals, over/under for passing/rushing/receiving yards, and more.

Statistics – Both sportsbooks offer useful pre-game statistics previewing matchups.

Statistics NFL

Live betting – Both sportsbooks offer an impressive live betting menu, offering users scores, statistics, and a range of bets. The live match tracker is a cool feature that tracks games in real-time. For NFL games, the match tracker also lists the last play, the total plays, and yards on the drive, and the down and distance.

Match Preview Graphic


For the annual best online sportsbooks review published in 2020, a total of 2,300 data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. Additionally, odds data was collected for each sportsbook on over 1,400 bets to give each sportsbook a comparative odds ranking.

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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.

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