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Football picksFebruary 7, 2013

What Does the Offseason Hold For an NFL Bettor

So the NFL season is gone. The Super Bowl has passed us, and the opportunities to make bets are gone for almost a half year. Until preseason NFL fires up in August, you have to fill your time in some way. You might like to bet basketball, hockey, or even baseball. That is one way to fill the time, but it’s not all that you should be doing if you are an NFL bettor. You also have to keep your eyes open for information that can help you going forward. You have to be aware of the little roster changes and rule changes that might make betting easy or hard next year.

The first thing to keep your eyes on is roster movement. Think about the rookies and how they effected NFL bets this year. Robert Griffin, Andrew Luck, and Russell Wilson stole the show. Alfred Morris was huge. A bunch of other rookies made a huge impact in their own right. If you are not aware of the rookie crop, then you will stand very little chance of betting well in the early going. Don’t surrender opportunities just because you were too lazy to keep up with roster movement. There are some very good sites that will give you the information that you need.

In addition, you need to think about rule changes. Is the NFL going to do something that might drastically effect scoring? Rule changes will typically not benefit one team over another. They very well may change the way that points are scored, though. You need to be aware of these things and react to them before the betting public does. If you wait too long to get on board, you will find yourself having missed a number of great opportunities in the early going. Try to listen to the major sports news channels to figure out what the NFL is changing, if anything.