Betting NFL Quarter Lines
NFL quarter betting lines are essentially derived from the game spreads with little if any adjustments for individual team performances based on quarters. This gives bettors the chance to research and develop betting strategies for NFL quarters and potentially gain an edge while the vast majority of players are concerning themselves with the full game markets. The underdogs in theory should stand a better chance of winning a quarter than prevailing over the full game.
Typical NFL 1st Quarter Lines
So what would an example quarter line look like in relation to the game line? Well lets take a recent matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens. The NFL Point Spread for the game was JAC +10 & BAL -10, the moneyline odds saw JAC at +442 (5.42) & BAL at -525 (1.19) and the over under total was o/u 38.5. The corresponding NFL 1st Quarter betting lines for this game were JAC +0.5 & BAL -0.5 on the point spread, JAC +192 (2.92) & BAL -214 (1.46) on the moneyline and the over under total was set at o/u 7. There were other sportsbooks whose 1st quarter spreads for this game went up to +/- 1.5 with adjusted odds.
The example odds were derived from Pinnaclesports.com who have the most competitive odds in the industry so while the margins on the moneyline prices may be a little tighter than other sportsbooks, these type of lines give an idea of typical NFL first quarter lines.
Other NFL Bet Types Worth Considering
NFL quarter line betting is certainly worth exploring for anyone willing to look outside the square for an edge. Other bet types that are also worth investigating include NFL Player Props which come game day can include literally hundreds of various prop bets to choose from, as well as NFL Team Props and the more long term NFL Futures Betting.