For every single NFL game of the regular season and playoffs, sportsbooks will post betting lines. The 17-game NFL regular-season schedule means you’ve got more shots to bet on NFL game lines than ever before.
Basic NFL game lines include:
- Point spreads
- Totals (Over/Unders)
Here are the latest NFL betting lines direct from North Carolina online sportsbooks (when the state legalizes sports betting).
This week’s NFL betting lines
Below see the latest NFL lines from North Carolina online sportsbooks. Click on any game line to go to the sportsbook, sign up, and claim your welcome bonus.
Best NC sportsbooks for NFL betting lines
Caesars Sportsbook NC posts unmissable NFL game lines. That’s because the spread is quite often a couple of points better than at other sportsbooks. The Caesars moneyline is also known for offering better odds than most.
Caesars also runs odds boosts on unique NFL parlays and other promos highlighting its NFL spreads, moneylines, totals and alternative lines. You’ll also find the following:
- Same game parlays
- Double result bets
- Live lines for every drive in every game
DraftKings NC Sportsbook posts competitive NFL game lines before games and more live lines during games than any other sportsbook. It offers all the standard point spreads, moneylines, totals and alternatives.
The platform also features:
- Quick single game parlays
- Drive result
- Next play
- Head to head
- Live prop NFL betting
DraftKings Sportsbook also runs NFL promos like Single Game Parlay and First Touchdown Scorer odds boosts.
FanDuel Sportsbook is known for running the largest free NFL betting contest in the US and posting ultra-competitive NFL game lines.
The NFL lines on the FanDuel Sports app go beyond spreads, moneylines, totals and alternatives. They include live parlay and SGP lines, game specials and points markets where you can buy and sell points. Plus, you’ll always find a variety of NFL promos and odds boosts on the platform.
BetMGM NC stakes its reputation on its NFL game lines and makes sure they are always competitive. It runs a variety of NFL insurance promos and regularly boosts the odds on its NFL spreads, moneylines, totals and alternatives.
Other NFL betting lines available on the platform include:
- One Game Parlays
- “Race To” bets
How to bet on NFL game lines in NC
Once legal sports betting lands in North Carolina, you can bet on the NFL with a phone or tablet. Just complete the following steps:
- Download a licensed sports betting app to your phone/tablet and let the app use geolocation tech to make sure you’re inside state lines.
- Sign up for an account with the sportsbook using a minimal amount of personal info, including the last four digits of your Social Security number, to confirm you’re old enough to bet.
- Claim the latest welcome bonus from the sportsbook using the promo or bonus code you find here on this site.
- Deposit funds into your account so you’ve got more than just the bonus to wager.
- Browse the latest NFL game lines and click on any line to create a bet slip and fill it out to place a bet.
Who sets NFL game lines?
Sportsbooks either employ NFL oddsmakers to set lines or copy these lines from sportsbooks that do. These oddsmakers are NFL betting experts. They use computer modeling and statistical info to set NFL game lines.
Home field advantage, weather, injuries, and all kinds of current and historical matchup data are taken into consideration. Plus, since oddsmakers are betting experts, they set NFL game lines to draw an equal amount of betting to each side of every bet. In other words, the betting public’s perception of every NFL game line is also considered.
Differences between NFL Vegas lines and local NFL lines
These days there really isn’t much of a difference between Las Vegas lines and local NFL lines. Once the true gold standard (when Las Vegas was the only place to legally place a bet on NFL games), Vegas NFL game lines are now available everywhere.
A line might be first set in Vegas, but it’ll be copied by sportsbooks all across the country almost immediately. The only time you’ll really see a difference is when one sportsbook moves a line due to big betting on one side or the other.
When is the best day or time to bet on NFL game lines?
NFL teams release injury reports every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday that may impact NFL odds and game lines. Wait for these reports to come out and see if they force sportsbooks to adjust the posted NFL football game lines.
Then, wait and see if heavy betting on one side or the other forces a sportsbook to move its NFL game lines. Always shop around to get the best NFL lines in North Carolina. Try doing so on Saturday nights ahead of Sunday games. That’s the best way to make sure you’ve let all this movement happen first and are adjusting your betting accordingly.
Can you bet NFL game lines live?
You can now bet on the same standard pregame NFL lines in the middle of NFL games. The NFL game odds and lines are adjusted based on time, score and other in-game factors.
These ever-changing live NFL game lines are available on sportsbook apps. Just download and install them on your phone or tablet.
Are NFL game lines the same at every sportsbook?
As we said before, most betting lines for NFL games are set by the experts in Las Vegas and copied by sportsbooks all across the country. If Vegas moves the line because of injuries or other news, these copycat sportsbooks will follow suit.
The only time you’ll really see a difference in an NFL game line at one sportsbook or another is when one moves the line because of big betting on one side of the bet or the other.
Vegas and the other books won’t make that change. Only the sportsbook that saw the disparity in the action will. That’s when you’ll see a difference.
What are the key numbers for NFL game lines?
Because field goals are worth three points and converted touchdowns are worth seven, three and seven are considered key numbers in NFL betting.
In other words, many NFL games are decided by a single converted touchdown or field goal. Therefore, most NFL point spreads are set with these scoring numbers in mind.
Of course, that means you can adjust your betting based on whether these key numbers (or combinations of these key numbers) are crossed by the game betting lines.
A two-point underdog might as well be a one-point dog or less, considering a win by just a field goal will give the favorite the cover. Then again, a 7.5-point favorite might as well be a 9.5-point favorite considering teams are much more likely to win by 10 points than eight.
Look for spreads that either cross key number thresholds or don’t and adjust your betting accordingly. Just remember, a half-point is often added or deducted from a line to make sure there is no push. Make your betting adjustments based on that as well.
What is betting against or with the spread?
Essentially, the phrase “betting against the spread” refers to a bet on the favorite and laying the points. That means the term “betting with the spread” usually refers to a bet on the underdog and taking the points.
What is ‘consensus’ when it comes to NFL betting lines?
Consensus is what the public and experts seem to agree will happen in a game. Blindly following consensus will get you in trouble. In fact, when consensus turns into heavy betting on one side, you can very often bet against it at better odds or an improved line.
NFL same game parlays
Correlated parlays that combined different spreads, moneylines or totals bets used to be a no-no. Nowadays, you can stack NFL game line bets together in same game parlays.
Doing so may not have the odds impact you’d get from other parlays, but you can do it. Link bets in a logical way and you may give yourself a better chance of winning your NFL SGPs.