The NFL returns to packed crowds, and sports betting has gone mainstream. Get your PayPerHead sportsbook ready for a huge season with this 2021 NFL Betting Preview.
The stars have aligned for agents offering free betting software. Not just because COVID-19 is finally moving to the background, but also because sports betting is approaching mainstream levels.
Just like beer and fantasy sports, sports betting has become an essential piece of NFL entertainment. The NFL was always coy when talking about spreads and oddsmaking, but in 2021 the National Football League accepted that bets on football are part of their game.
The NFL’s acceptance can create an avalanche of riches for experienced price per head agents or those learning how to become a bookie. So to get you ready for one of the biggest betting seasons ever, here’s an NFL Betting 2021 Preview for the aspiring bookie software agent.
Bucs Still Behind Chiefs as Super Bowl 56 Favorites
In 2020, Tom Brady proved his reign as a dominant force in the NFL was far from over. But even Brady is still terrific, NFL oddsmakers chose to make the Kansas City Chiefs the favorites to win Super Bowl 56.
It could be because NFL bookmakers feel Brady will lose another step this season. However, Brady should get more than enough help from a young and improving defense, one that held the Chiefs to just nine points in the 2020 Super Bowl.
If they haven’t already, PPH sportsbook agents will see money fly to the Bucs to win the Super Bowl. It’s close to impossible to doubt Brady, especially, after seeing him playing catch with the Lombardi Trophy.
As for the Chiefs, quarterback Patrick Mahomes should be healthier in 2021. In addition, KC addressed their most significant issue by adding pro bowl right tackle Orlando Brown, who will play on the left side with the Chiefs, pro bowl guard Kyle Long, and two-time Super Bowl champion Joe Thuney, also a guard, to their offensive line.
There’s a good chance that after everyone becomes aware of how Kansas City has improved, significant money makes the Chiefs an even bigger favorite to win the Super Bowl.
Titans Offseason Makes them a Sharp Underdog Play
The most significant offseason noise came from one of the NFL’s smallest markets. Rumors and NFL odds persisted that the Tennessee Titans had a chance at sure-shot hall-of-fame wideout Julio Jones, but nobody believed it.
Jones did “Titan Up,” adding himself to an already impressive offensive attack.
The Titans were top three in total yards last year and already have an emerging star receiver in AJ Brown. Derrick Henry is the best running back in the league. Yet, despite all the optimism, the Titans’ Super Bowl odds hover in the +2800s behind teams like Denver, Seattle, and New England.
Sharp bettors who get a glimpse of these odds may jump at a playoff contender the past two years who just added one of NFL history’s most dominant receivers.
Don’t Forget Season Props before Kickoff
While pay per head service agents are focusing on Week 1, they mustn’t miss an opportunity to generate handle on regular-season props that come off the board once the season starts.
The 2021 schedule is out. Interest in team total wins, whether a squad makes the playoffs or wins the division, and other props, like which teams win the AFC and NFC, has risen.
The Chiefs’ regular-season total should attract massive interest on both sides. Patrick Mahomes stated he wants to go 17-0 this year.
Those who believe Mahomes and KC can go 17-0 will bet over. Those who believe the Chiefs’ eleventh most difficult schedule causes losses will bet under.
Players will also call bookie agents looking for props regarding total yards, touchdowns scored, and interceptions. Master PPH sports software agents will check player reports to discover the best props to promote to their players.
2021 NFL Betting Preview: Week 1 Matchups to Grab Your Attention
Below are the Week 1 matchups online bookie agents should keep in mind.
Thursday, September 9 at 8:20 p.m. ET: Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Thursday Night kickoff could be a Super Bowl-sized celebration. The league expects a full stadium. As of mid-July, the Brady led Bucs are around a touchdown favorite. Tampa’s excellent defense will have to deal with a fired up Cowboys’ offense led by NFL MVP candidate Dak Prescott.
Sunday, September 12 at 1 p.m. ET: New York Jets at Carolina Panthers
The Jets traded former first round pick quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers, handing Carolina coach Matt Rhule a big time gift. The Panthers didn’t have to make moves to draft a quarterback in the first round. Instead, they drafted South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn.
Darnold has a chance to show NYJ made a mistake. He joins a solid Panthers roster. The Jets can show they made the right move by unloading Darnold and drafting BYU quarterback Zach Wilson.
Sunday, September 12 at 1 p.m. ET: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
The Steelers went 12-4 last year, but Pittsburgh and quarterback Ben Roethlisgerger shouldn’t have as much success in 2021. The Steelers have the most difficult schedule in the NFL.
While many players have already written Pittsburgh off, some are starting to jump on the Buffalo Bills bandwagon. Quarterback Josh Allen is a serious contender to win MVP hardware and the Bills play the twenty-third easiest schedule in the league.
Steelers – Bills in Week 1 is a good measuring stick for both teams. Roethlisberger must prove he still has NFL starter skills and the Bills must prove they can beat a 2020 playoff team in their first game of the season.
Sunday, September 12 at 4:25 p.m. ET: Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs
This late-afternoon matchup has it all. Patrick Mahomes playing behind KC’s rebuilt offensive line, Odell Beckham Jr.’s return from an injury, and Cleveland’s ridiculous rushing attack are the main stories.
Cleveland will be seeking vengeance after last season’s playoff loss. Kansas City wants to show they deserve the Super Bowl favorite label.
If you run a Reddit sportsbook, this game provides plenty of postable angles. The Browns should step onto the field around 6-point dogs.
If Cleveland is as good as advertised they will give KC a game. Take that into consideration when deciding on how you’re going to manage action on Chiefs versus Browns.
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