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NFL 2022: Insights, Factual Report & Stats
Published 2:32 pm Tuesday, October 11, 2022
The NFL (National Football League) has a rich history and tradition. Some fans have followed this sport for decades, with millions added to the fanbase every year where more and more fans place bets on the NFL after looking at the hottest NFL week 7 odds online. However, many new fans have a few questions about this game. For those, we’ve composed a guide with a few clarifications for the game.
Game of Strategy
Football is a game of strategy and physicality. The game’s goal is to score points using your offense and defense line wisely. The offense is responsible for moving the ball down the field and into the opponent’s end zone while the defense tries to stop them from bringing it back – it’s as simple as that.
Players on each team have specific roles, including running backs who can run with the ball or catch it out of bounds, wide receivers who try to get open for passes, defensive linemen who try to tackle runners or receivers after they’ve caught a pass, linebackers who try to stop offensive linemen from blocking their paths, etc.
Odds and Predictions
Let’s now explore how you can read betting odds and predictions.When reading NFL odds and predictions, you will first notice the date and time of the game. The date and the time of the game will be featured on the left. To the right, you will find two numbers with the name of each team next to each of the numbers. We call that number – the rotation number.
Rotation numbers are the same in each sportsbook. A plus sign next to the team’s name indicates the underdog, and the minus sign indicates the favorite. The number you see next to the either the plus or the minus is how much you can win when you bet 100$ on that team.
One thing to remember is the NFL is a game played between two teams of 11 players. Each team has a ball carrier and a quarterback who directs the offense. Knowing who your opponent will be is important because it’ll affect how you should play your team.
The objective is to score more points than the other team by running the ball or passing it (or both) down the field, scoring touchdowns and field goals. You get six points when you make a touchdown, three points when you make a field goal, and two points for a safety goal, which comes from a foul.
Unique Player Positions
In the NFL, there are player positions that don’t exist in any other sport. The quarterback isn’t considered a position but rather a role that any player on the field can play. The wide receivers are called “wideouts” or “outside receivers.”
There are also three different linebackers: the middle linebacker, who lines up between the center and guard—the outside linebacker, who lines up on the offside of the offensive tackle—and the weak-side linebacker, who lines up on the strong side of the offensive tackle.