NFL Free Bets

Although the level of excitement for the NFL in the UK will never rival the fervor for the sport that exists in the US, there is a growing demand for the sport in Blighty and expanding betting markets with more free NFL bets reflect this. Games are shown throughout the season live on Sky Sports making it easy for British fans to keep up to date with all the all the latest news.

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2017 NFL Season

The new NFL season is now underway and it's a faimiliar story with regards to the favourites with last season's Superbowl winners, the New England Patriots, the shortest priced to go all the way again. The famed Bill Belichick and Tom Brady combination should be more than enough to triumph in the AFC East. They have now won the division title eight times in a row and there appears to be little to suggest anything to the contrary this time around.  In the conference overall, Pittsburgh Steelers will once again look to run them close, with their potent attack consisting of the likes of Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and 'Big Ben Roethlisberger'. These two sides lead the betting in the AFC conference and are respective odds-on favourites in each of their regional divisions.

Over in the NFC, it looks to be slightly more open with no side dominating like the Patriots. The Green Bay Packers however are the favourites, priced slightly shorter than the Seattle Seahawks. Inspired by two-time MVP winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Packers have recruited well in bringing in Martellus Bennett as well as securing promising Kevin King in the draft whilst it could also be a big season for Ty Montgomery. In the NFC, the New York Giants complete with one of the franchise's most high profile stars Odell Beckham Jr, will battle it out with the Dallas Cowboys in what should be a very intriguing tussle between the two. The Cowboys will be driven on by promising duo Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot and do find themselves shortest priced in the East division.

Current NFL Franchises

American Football Conference                                                  

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Denver Broncos
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Oakland Raiders
  • San Diego Chargers

National Football Conference

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Philiadelphia Eagles
  • Washingston Redskins
  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahwaks

NFL Facts

  • The Dallas Cowboys are valued by Forbes at around 4 billion dollars, making them the most valuable sports team in the World
  • The NFL has the highest average attendence of any sports league in the World
  • NBC's broadcast of Superbowl XLIX was the most watched event in US television history with 114.4 million viewers
  • Eli and Peyton Manning are the only brothers to have both won the Superbowl's most valuable player (MVP)

Claiming your NFL Free Bet

As mentioned it may not be the sport with the most widespread popularity in the UK but the core fan base are hooked on it and there is plenty of money being bandied about come game day so every major bookmaker on the planet will have odds available giving you more chances to bet for free on the NFL.

Which one you choose is up to you, but when you have made your decision simply click on the link on the right hand side of this page and that will take you to your chosen bookies' home page. Once there you just need to register with them which takes no longer than five minutes and from there on in you will be able to use your free bets.

Find American Football in the sportsbook and then within that section find your desired market, click on the odds next to the market you want to back, it will appear in your betting slip and you are good to go. 

NFL Betting Markets

With so many Divisions the winner of each one will always attract plenty of money over the season and of course the market to see who will qualify for the play-offs allows you the potential safety net of your team failing to win the Division but sneaking through as a wildcard, thus saving you your free NFL bets.

Of course the more optimistic punters will go straight in and back their team to win the Super Bowl long before the play-offs have been decided and if you are willing to take that risk then the rewards can be great as obviously the odds are much longer earlier in the season than when a team has already reached the last 12.

Once your team has reached the pinnacle of the NFL season there will be plenty of Super Bowl free bets and offesr around what is arguably one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

Probably the most popular form of betting on NFL matches is the point spread which is essentially another term for a handicap. Often a favourite can be backed at -6.5 for example meaning that they need to win by seven or more points for you to win if you bet on them.

An underdog could be taken at +6.5 meaning they could still lose by six or less points and you can win if you’ve backed them. It is a market that is readily available in all soccer games but with American Football being a much higher scoring affair it is far more popular than in the English game.

Many more bets familiar to soccer are available in the NFL though such as Half Time/Full Time, first touchdown scorer, team to score first, player to score a hat-trick and they can all be used when betting for free on the NFL. For the lates odds and tips on where to turn your free NFL bet into winnings stick with us here at

Other markets you can use your free NFL bet on include:

  • Total numer of touchdowns
  • Total yards thrown by quarterback
  • Number of defensive blocks
  • And more

The excitement begins long before the season kicks off, in April when the draft occurs and the hottest young talent around the country is snapped up by various teams. Although the star names right at the start of the draft will grab the headlines immediately it is often the crafty picks a couple of rounds in that can make all the difference to a team’s season. Some bookmakers might let you use your NFL free bet on the draft as it does draw a lot of attention.

After what is a lengthy pre-season the regular season begins in September and this is where it gets complicated for those who have not followed the NFL in the past. The 32 teams in the sport are separated into two Conferences, the NFC and the AFC and within those Conferences they are split into four divisions of four based on the points of the compass.

Each team plays 16 games in a season; the other teams in their division (twice), all four teams from another division in their Conference (once), all four teams from a division in the other Conference (once) and finally the two teams they haven’t yet played in their own Conference who finished in the same position as they did the previous season. It is a baffling set of rules at first but it does work and it works well.

The winners of each Division along with two best runners-up from each Conference head into the play-offs where they battle it out throughout January and into February to become the Super Bowl champions, which is the zenith of one of America's biggest and most popular sports.


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