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Where To Bet the NFL 2nd Half Online

Graeme

We’ve all been there. You made a big bet on an NFL game and now it’s half time and you’re pretty sure you have no chance of winning. It’s time to make a save to get some of your money back.

Enter NFL 2nd Half betting. The bets that have saved many a bad day for many players throughout the world.

This article is going to be all about those kind of bets. What NFL 2nd Half bets are, where to bet them and a lot more including how we bet them.

Where To Bet NFL 2nd Half:

America: One of the best sites for betting on the NFL is Bovada. They offer a ton of great betting options on each game with moneylines, point spreads, over/unders, and much more.

Canada: Sports Interaction is one of the best sites for betting the NFL in Canada and they have you covered for 2nd Half betting as well. Lines are typically up right as the first quarter ends, leaving you plenty of time to place your bets.

Everywhere Else: Tons of great options for betting the NFL at 888 including second half bets. They are also one of the few sites that offer the “First Scoring Play” bet where you can bet on which team will score first and the matter of scoring. Odds on that one range from home team touchdown (+225) to away team safety (+5500).

What is an NFL Second Half Bet?

A second half bat is the same as any bet, but only for the second half. The first half score doesn’t matter. It is only for points scored in the second half of the game.

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You can bet the following in NFL Second Half Bets:

Moneyline: Who will win the second half? A line is set so the favorite might be -200 so you’d need to bet $200 to win $100. The opposite would be true for an underdog.

Point Spread: A number of points given to the underdog for the second half score. For instance, the Patriots might be a -4.5 favorite against the Dolphins. That means the Dolphins would be +4.5 and they need to “only” lose by four to win that bet.

Over/Unders: A total for the number of second half points. A 23.5 total would mean you bet whether you think the teams will combine for 24 or more points (over) or go under (23 points or less).

Common NFL 2nd Half Questions:

How do second half underdogs do in games?

According to Sports Insights, from 2003-2016 second half underdogs were 1348-1467. So this tells me that the lines are pretty right on when it comes to second half lines and you need to search for value.

How long is the NFL halftime break?

Halftime in the NFL is typically around 12 minutes for a regular season game. However, playoff games and games like the Thanksgiving day games will often have longer halftimes to allow for musical performances and things of that nature.

What was the biggest 2nd half comeback in NFL history?

There have been many great comebacks in NFL history, but the biggest 2nd half comeback was done by the San Francisco 49ers against the New Orleans Saints in 1980.

The score was 35-7 at the half, but the second half saw Joe Montana and the 49ers score 28 points and the defense hold the Saints to a big zero to tie this one up. The game went to overtime and the 49ers kicked a field goal to win this one.

How To Bet NFL 2nd Halves:

The NFL is always prominent on betting sites. Just head to the “football” section of your site and search for the games that are near ending the first half. The lines will be up quickly after that.

NFL Second Half Betting Strategy:

The thing with betting the second half is time. It’s only half of a game remaining so the more points you can get, the less time the other team has to beat that.

Teams with big leads will tend to play very protective and not look to score. This can often make the underdog a great bet. Teams will play more of a hurry-up offense and pass the ball more, leading to huge yard gains in little time. While the teams with the big leads will often play prevent defense which, in my experience as a fan, never seems to prevent much. This makes teams with a 7+ point spread a really great value as the odds of them winning may be low, but the odds of them doing whatever it takes to try to win are high.

Variants To A NFL 2nd Half Bets:

  • NFL 1st Half
  • NFL 1st Quarter
  • NFL 2nd Quarter
  • NFL 3rd Quarter
  • NFL 4th Quarter