Why Are NFL Stats So Important for Sports Betting?

Sports betting has been a very important factor in people’s day-to-day lives. There are many important factors in what makes people decide to pick certain teams and certain players’ props when it comes to sports betting. You need to have a reason why they are doing it and you also need the information to back it up.

For example, the conference championship games will take place this weekend between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC and also the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC. It is very important for people to use NFL Stats because they want to know what trends are occurring.

What are some of the reasons why people look up trends for betting?

They Want To Know Who the Hot and Cold Hand is

Every game in itself is based on matchups. Some players have difficulty playing one team, while another player might play well against another team. Some players just always play well no matter how bad or how good the opponent is.

For example, the San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell has been running well for them in the first two playoff games. San Francisco is a run-first football team. Say the prop for him is over/under 62.5 rushing yards. Most people would probably bet the over because they run the football a lot.

Another example is Los Angeles Rams wide receiver, Cooper Kupp. He is always Mr. Reliable for Matthew Stafford and had a great regular season. Say Kupp’s prop is over/under 76.5 receiving yards. This would be another over bet.

Inconsistent Players

Tee Higgins of the Cincinnati Bengals can have 100 yards receiving one week, but only 10 the next week. They have other weapons like Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, Joe Mixon, and C.J. Uzomah. It is very possible that wide receivers can go 100 yards one week, then 10 another week, then 60 another week.

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. fits that description perfectly, but his consistency lately has been reaching the end zone, however.

Mecole Hardman Jr. is another inconsistent player on the Kansas City Chiefs. He can one week have 60 yards and one touchdown, along with 30 rushing yards, but can go without a catch the next game. This is why it is extremely important to look up players who have inconsistent trends.

Team Stats

It is always important to look up how many points a game each NFL team gives up. The over/under for Cincinnati vs Kansas City is 54.5 with a (-7.5) spread for Kansas City over Cincinnati. The Chiefs and Bengals should go over 54.5 total points scored because both offenses can score.

However, the bigger question is figuring out if the Chiefs will cover or not. That is why it is important to look up the records for NFL teams against the spread. Cincinnati beat Kansas City earlier in the year 34-31. You can use that as an example, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen again.

The other game for San Francisco and Los Angeles is a (-3.5) point spread. Los Angeles lost both games to San Francisco this season. The 49ers have beaten the Rams six consecutive times. The over/under for that football game is 45.5 total points. I could see why the under is the best bet here because both teams play very good defense.

Team stats is a way to show and an easy way to show which way you should lean. Sometimes, sports betting can be more about common sense if you know that team very well, but sometimes it is also not advised. Always do your research before a decision can be made by using your statistics.

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