How To Bet On NFL Betting Lines & Odds in NC
The NFL will be one of the easiest markets to follow. Follow these steps to get started:
- ✅ Choose a sportsbook.
- ✅ Create a new player account.
- ✅ Deposit funds using one of the sportsbook's approved methods.
- ✅ Navigate to the NFL betting section, where you'll find tabs of upcoming NFL games and betting markets.
- ✅ Choose the type of bet you want to place.
- ✅ Enter the amount you want to wager into your betslip and confirm your bet.
- ✅ Monitor the NFL game and collect any winnings you earn!
How to Read NFL Betting Lines: How NFL Moneylines Work
NFL odds are almost always presented in the American odds or moneyline format. You'll see either a plus sign or a minus sign in front of a number. The number following a plus sign (+) is the amount you can win on a $100 bet. The number following a minus sign (-) is the amount you would need to bet to win $100.
These odds demonstrate an NFL team's perceived chances of winning or losing. Negative odds indicate the favored basketball team; positive odds indicate the underdog. All you have to decide is which team will win.
The American odds format is used to indicate not just moneyline markets, but totals, futures, and prop bets, as well. So, if you understand how NFL moneyline odds work, you'll understand the rest of NFL betting that much better.
NFL Betting Tips for North Carolina Bettors
- 💡 Stay up to date on the latest news, such as injury reports, transactions, game locations, player stats, and matchup history.
- 💡 Click through all the tabs under "NFL" at betting sites. You might find some timely and interesting markets available.
- 💡 Shop for the best odds! The same bet could have different odds across multiple sportsbooks.
Popular Types of North Carolina NFL Betting
Moneyline Betting Decide which team will win the game outright. It's that simple. It's usually one of the first markets you'll see on an individual NFL game.
NFL Parlays Combine two or more individual NFL bets onto one ticket. You can pick from multiple games or just one (called a Same Game Parlay). This is becoming a super common type of NFL bet.
NFL Futures Bet on a future outcome of the NFL season. That includes the Super Bowl winner, conference champion, division winner, MVP, team with the most wins, and more.
Point Spread The point spread is the projected margin of victory for the favored team. In NFL betting, you're deciding whether the favorite will win by more or less than that amount. If you win your bet, you'll cover the spread.
NFL Player Props You can wager on individual outcomes that have nothing to do with the final score of an NFL game. Player prop bets can include Anytime Touchdown Scorer or Race to Points. Any major statistical category you can think of for an NFL player, there's probably a prop bet for that.
NFL Totals Betting Sportsbooks will set the total number of points both teams are projected to score in a game. With a totals bet, you're wagering on whether you think the final scores will be more or less than that number.
NFL Live Betting With all of these markets, you can either place a pregame bet or bet live once the game has already started. This is called live betting, and it's extremely popular, especially in NFL betting. As the odds change with game action, you can make new bets and capitalize.
Best Pro Football Betting Sites in North Carolina
Eight operators have applied for online North Carolina sports betting app licenses. Here's what I think each one does best for National Football League bettors:
- 🏆 Best Overall: DraftKings North Carolina
- ⏱️ Best for Early Payouts on NFL: bet365 North Carolina
- 👋 Best for Beginners: BetMGM North Carolina
- 🎰 Best for Retail: Caesars Sportsbook North Carolina
- 💡 Best Tips: ESPN BET North Carolina
- ⭐️ Best for NFL Specials: FanDuel North Carolina
- 🎁 Best for NFL Rewards: Fanatics North Carolina
- 🎮 Best for NFL Fantasy Gaming: Underdog Sports North Carolina
NFL Betting This Week in NC: Today's NFL Betting Lines
I recommend checking odds boards and North Carolina sports betting promo codes daily to see what value you can find. There are a few betting categories I keep a close eye on throughout the NFL season.
Super Bowl 58
The Super Bowl is the pinnacle of North American sports. Even if you didn't watch any football, you're almost certainly watching the Super Bowl every year. This is the final game of the NFL season between the AFC Champions and the NFC Champions. The winning team gets the Lombardi Trophy.
An American Gaming Association survey reports a record 67.8M adults are expected to bet an estimated $23.1B on Super Bowl LVIII, held in America's betting capital Las Vegas for the first time. That's 26% of all American adults, a 35% increase vs. last year.
Research firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming estimates same-game parlays will take up 20-25% of the online handle and live betting at 10-15%.
ESPN reports you can expect two sports betting Super Bowl commercials this year, as well. Ultimately, a majority of bets were placed on the Kansas City Chiefs, who were able to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in a blockbuster overtime thriller.
Here are the opening odds for Super Bowl 59 (via DraftKings):
|🏈 SF 49ers
|🏈 KC Chiefs
|🏈 BAL Ravens
|🏆 BUF Bills
|🏆 DET Lions
|🏆 CIN Bengals
|✅ Last Verified:
|February 23, 2024
For a head start on next year's game, track the Panthers Super Bowl odds with us.
The Carolina Panthers are North Carolina's hometown NFL team. Established in 1993, the Panthers have made two Super Bowl appearances in franchise history.
The NFL postseason is a four-round tournament divided by conference—the AFC and the NFC.
There are seven seeds up for grabs in each conference, and the winner of each of the eight divisions get an automatic bid. The No. 1 teams get a huge advantage with a first-round bye and home-field advantage guaranteed throughout the playoffs.
Unfortunately for Carolina fans, the Panthers missed the playoffs this season, extending their postseason drought to six years.
The league honors the best players at NFL Honors a few days before the Super Bowl. Here are the main awards given out each year:
- 🏆 MVP
- 🏆 Offensive Player of the Year
- 🏆 Defensive Player of the Year
- 🏆 Offensive Rookie of the Year
- 🏆 Defensive Rookie of the Year
- 🏆 Comeback Player of the Year
- 🏆 Coach of the Year
NFL Betting FAQs
Yes, you can bet on NFL games in North Carolina, but only at three retail sportsbooks located in the state. You'll be able to bet on NFL games online in the state soon, as sportsbooks will launch on March 11.
Yes, it is legal to bet on NFL games online in the U.S. Major sportsbooks across the country offer betting markets on nearly all aspects of NFL games. Since 2019, states have been legalizing online sports betting one by one.
Pick your sportsbook and sign up for an account. Navigate to the NFL section and pick the NFL game or market you want to bet on. Popular bet types include moneyline, total and spread. Click on the odds to add it to your betslip. Edit your wager amount and confirm your bet.
The best NFL betting site will ultimately be up to you, but DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars, bet365, ESPN BET, and Fanatics are among the best available. Luckily for North Carolina bettors, all of these operators are expected to launch in the state.
The San Francisco 49ers are favored to win the Super Bowl in 2024, per DraftKings and FanDuel. The 49ers odds to win the Super Bowl are +145, which translates to a 36.4% implied probability of SF winning, at DraftKings.
Point spreads in the NFL tell you by how much one team is projected to win. Point spreads typically range between 3 and 7.5. Sportsbooks will give odds on how likely it is for that team to win (or lose) by at least that amount.
Yes, you can bet on individual player performances in NFL games. These are referred to as player prop bets. You can bet on an individual player's performance without betting on the overall outcome of an NFL game. You'll find player prop betting odds on yard totals, touchdowns, attempts, sacks, tackles, field goals, and more.
Yes, you can definitely make money betting on the NFL. But it's not guaranteed; no sports betting is guaranteed to only make you money. But with the right strategies and bankroll management, you can certainly find profitable odds and capitalize.
Yes, you can just bet on an NFL team to win. It's called a moneyline bet, and it's one of the most basic, popular types of NFL bet. You can simply pick the team you think will win and stake your bet on that team.
It depends on which network is broadcasting a particular game, but most have a streaming service where you can watch NFL games. They include Peacock, Hulu, Paramount+, and ESPN+. You can also purchase subscriptions NFL Sunday Ticket to watch local and national NFL games or NFL+ to watch national and out-of-market games.
Shannon Lane is a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetCarolina. She's spent the last decade working in sports media, including at NFL Media and as a reporter/fact-checker at Sports Illustrated. She covers everything NFL football to give North Carolina sports betters the best information on the Panthers and other NFL teams.