People love to bet on the NFL. In fact, NFL point spreads, moneylines, and totals (over/under) are among the most popular sports bets in the country. That’s probably why the top online sportsbooks in the United States make these game lines available for every NFL regular season and playoff game, including the Super Bowl.
The expanded 17-game regular season means even more opportunities to bet on these popular NFL game lines than ever before. Here’s a look at this week’s NFL game lines, the very same point spreads, moneylines, and totals. Plus, we’ve included everything you need to know to get a bet down on any NFL game line you like.
Live NFL odds at KY online sportsbooks
Below is a real-time feed with all the latest NFL game lines and betting odds. Once legal and licensed sports betting comes to Kentucky, you’ll be able to click on any one of these game lines to visit the sportsbook that posted it. Once there, you can sign up for an account, claim whatever welcome bonus is available, and place a bet on that particular NFL game and others.
Sportsbooks with the best NFL lines
Caesars KY Sportsbook posts must-see NFL betting odds and game lines. Its point spreads are often 0.5 to 1.5 points better than the competition’s, and its NFL moneyline odds regularly pay better.
Caesars also offers weekly NFL odds boosts and other promos. NFL betting markets on the Caesars platform include:
- NFL spreads, moneylines, totals, and alternatives
- Same game NFL parlays
- Double result betting
- Live NFL betting lines
DraftKings Kentucky Sportsbook’s NFL betting lines are consistently competitive before games, and there are more live NFL lines available here than at any other sportsbook during games. DraftKings also runs NFL promos that include odds boosts.
All the standard point spreads, moneylines, and totals are here, plus:
- Alternative lines
- Drive result and next play betting
- Head-to-head props
- Live NFL prop betting
- First touchdown scorer props
FanDuel Sportsbook KY is known for posting competitive NFL game lines every week and running the best free NFL betting contests in the country all season long. You’ll also find a variety of NFL promos and odds boosts on the FanDuel platform throughout the NFL season.
FanDuel goes above and beyond typical point spreads, moneylines and totals with:
- Alternative game lines
- NFL points markets (buy and sell points on the spread)
- Parlays and SGPs
- Game specials
BetMGM is as competitive as any sportsbook in the country when it comes to weekly NFL game odds and betting lines. It also has NFL insurance promos that take the sting out of tough losses and weekly odds boosts during the NFL season.
The NFL lines available every week at BetMGM Sportsbook in Kentucky include:
- NFL spreads, moneylines, totals, and alternatives
- One game parlays
- Race-to betting
How to bet on this week’s NFL game lines in Kentucky
Now that online sports betting in Kentucky has launched, you are able to bet on this week’s NFL game lines with most mobile devices, like your Android or Apple phone or tablet. Here’s how:
- Click one of the links to a licensed Kentucky online sportsbook on this page.
- Click the device-specific download link for your mobile device on the licensed sportsbook’s website.
- Install the app and allow it to use geolocation services.
- Sign up for an account on the app by entering some personal info, like your name and the last four digits of your SSN.
- Claim the welcome bonus offer from the online sportsbook by entering the sports betting promo code or bonus code you find on this page.
- Deposit money into your newly created account using options like online banking or PayPal.
- Browse this week’s NFL football game lines, click on any bet, and fill out your bet slip.
Who sets NFL game lines and odds?
For the most part, sportsbooks copy NFL odds and lines from each other, but somewhere down the line, there’s an oddsmakers or oddsmaker service that first sets this week’s NFL game lines. These are experts in NFL betting who use computer modeling and algorithms.
These models take into account factors like home-field advantage, weather, injuries, recent stats, matchup data, and more. They also consider where a line or odds need to be to draw an equal amount of betting to both sides. That way sportsbooks can earn the small profit built into the odds without worrying about which side wins or loses. Ultimately, this means the likely public perception of NFL game lines is also a factor in how these lines are set.
NFL Vegas odds vs. local NFL odds
When we say that somewhere down the line there’s an oddsmakers or oddsmaker service that first sets this week’s NFL game lines, we’re most likely talking about someone in Las Vegas. Vegas is home to the original legal US sportsbooks, and these sportsbooks set the standard the rest of the country follows.
That means there isn’t much of a difference between the Vegas line and this week’s NFL game lines found at your state’s online sportsbooks. In other words, Vegas NFL game lines are now available everywhere. In fact, most NFL football odds and game lines are set in Vegas and copied by sportsbooks all across the US.
From time to time, you’ll see a difference, but that’s usually because that sportsbook has been forced to move that line because of big betting on one side. Once again, sportsbooks are always trying to draw an equal amount of betting to both sides of a bet. They’ll change a line with imbalanced betting to try to get things back to even. That way, they can earn the small profit built into the odds without sweating the outcome.
When is the best day to bet on NFL lines?
Injury reports for this week’s NFL action are released by teams every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Significant injuries can have an impact on NFL game lines. If you’re planning to bet on a game, it’s a good idea to wait for these reports and any impact they may have on this week’s NFL game lines. You might even want to wait a little longer to see if heavy betting forces a sportsbook to move the line again.
Ultimately, you’ll need to shop around to see if there’s any movement anywhere. Do that on Saturday night for Sunday games, and you’ll be placing your NFL bets with the most up-to-date betting line information available. You can find a slight edge waiting for the public and sportsbooks to react to injury news and line movement.
Can you bet on NFL lines during games?
The same NFL game lines you see pregame are available in the middle of NFL games at odds that change based on things like time, score, and game momentum. These constantly adjusted live NFL game lines are available on mobile sportsbook apps you can download and install on most phones and tablets. Plus, there are even more markets, with live props that allow you to live bet on every drive and every play as they happen.
What are the key numbers/tipping points for NFL game lines?
Key numbers normally represent a typical margin of victory in a game. You can place better point spread bets if you pay attention to the role these key numbers play in the lines. Key numbers in point spread betting follow the NFL’s scoring system, which means three, seven, and 10 are key NFL point spread numbers.
That’s because field goals are worth three, kick-converted touchdowns are worth seven, and the combination of the two is worth 10. Most NFL games are decided by these margins. Understanding that and betting on spreads that deviate by offering more or less than a key number can be profitable.
Key numbers can also be used to bet on NFL totals. Here, the key numbers represent the typical combined scores (with the aforementioned key numbers acting as the pieces). The most common totals in NFL games are 41, 43, 37, 44, 51, 33 and 47.
What does it mean to bet ‘against’ or ‘with’ the spread?
The term “betting against the spread” is used in reference to any point spread bet on the favorite where you lay the points. The term “betting with the spread” is used in reference to any point spread bet on the underdog where you take the points.
What is ‘consensus’ in NFL betting?
Consensus means agreement, or at the very least, the majority of people agreeing on something. In terms of NFL betting, consensus occurs when the majority of bettors (or those putting up the majority of the money) agree on what will happen in a game.
Blindly following consensus will get you into trouble. However, when consensus leads to big betting on one side of a bet, sportsbooks will move that line and you can get a better price or a better line on the other side.
If you follow that practice, you’re doing what’s called “betting against the public.” In truth, it’s really betting on oddsmakers’ accuracy in setting the original line and saying that any move in a line caused by consensus betting doesn’t change what oddsmakers really think will happen.
NFL single-game parlays
Back in the day, Vegas sportsbooks wouldn’t allow correlated parlays, which combined spreads and totals from the same contest. But these days, you can stack all these NFL game line bets together in single-game parlays (SGPs).
You probably won’t get the big odds a typical multi-leg parlay involving different games might offer, but you might stand a better chance of winning. If you place SGPs in a way that makes logical sense and avoid betting against yourself, you may find a bit of an NFL betting edge.