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Mistakes to avoid when betting on NFL in 2023

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The NFL season is upon us, and it’s time to start betting on games. If you’re like some of us, you don’t have time to watch every game of the week. That’s where sportsbooks come in handy. They allow us to bet on games without having to watch them first. However, there are many mistakes that even experienced bettors can make on NFL betting that can cost them money or ruin their entire year-long wagering experience. Here are some of the mistakes that you should avoid:

Wait too long to bet on a game

While this may seem counterintuitive, it’s actually a really common mistake that a lot of people make. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the line will move in your favor. That’s because there are only so many games each week and most gamblers tend to place their bets fairly early on in the week. The NFL odds get better as more money is placed on one side of a matchup or another during each day of betting (including Saturday). 

The more time that goes by between when someone places their bet and when they actually hit “submit,” between that time their team will lose or a player gets injured before kickoff—and therefore make them less attractive as an option at such high rates!

Avoid betting on unders

The odds are set by the sportsbooks to make sure they have an edge over you. When a team is favored, that means there is more money on them than against them. The reason for this is simple: people like to bet on underdogs! If a team has been winning consistently and then loses one game, it throws off their record and makes them look less impressive. On the other hand, if you’re an underdog every week, it will be harder for your record to be skewed by one bad game as opposed to if you were always expected to win (even if they had lost).

Never bet on your favorite team

This is a mistake that many people make when betting on a professional football game. It’s natural to want to support your favorite team, but that may lead to some bad decisions when it comes time to place your bets.

In general, you’re going to be more emotionally invested in the game if you are betting on your favorite team; as a result, this makes it more likely for you to get nervous and make unwise wagers during gameplay.

Never trust the sharps’ advice blindly

“Sharps”, or betting pros, are often very good at what they do. However, there are a few reasons why you shouldn’t blindly trust their advice. For starters, sharps aren’t always right about the outcome of their bets; in fact, sometimes they’re wrong for reasons that have nothing to do with how expertly they’ve handicapped a game. Whatever the reason for this might be doesn’t really matter—the point is: don’t take everything you hear from your bookie as gospel truth!


If you want to be successful in betting on the NFL, then make sure that you avoid these common mistakes. This can go a long way in helping you have a positive experience and see results from your investments.