NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE - NFL
American Football dominates the sports landscape in the United. Only baseball, basketball and ice hockey come close. Every year, the Super Bowl attracts a massive global television audience. It is the jewel in the NFL crown.
Other key events in the American football calendar include the Draft and the post-season play-offs. These make for volatile betting markets where shrewd players can score some big wins.
NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL
College (NCAA) Football also attracts a huge following. It’s the equivalent of lower league soccer. The action is less calculated, full of youthful energy and inexperience, creating markets with more opportunities for the serious player.
The college season climaxes with a series of play-off games called Bowl games, after the stadiums they are played in. The Rose Bowl is the main event. Even at college level, the team payout is usually several million dollars.
CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Although most Canucks are obsessed with ice hockey, the Canadian Football League attracts a loyal following of fans. Nine teams compete in the CFL and the season ends with a competition to win the Grey Cup.
Many gamblers prefer the ‘off-Broadway’ betting of the NCAA and the CFL. Less researched and more specialised, it’s where the aficionados of American Football can really make their plays. Study the form, if you want to win big.