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NFL Line Movement updated successfully as of Wed 8/21, 9:45 AM
NFL Line Movement updated successfully as of Wed 8/21, 9:45 AM

NFL Line Movement Explained

NFL line movement is one of the most important aspects of NFL betting. Line movement occurs when money comes in on one side or another and the betting line or spread is impacted. NFL line movement is tracked from where the line started - otherwise known as the “open” - to where the line either currently sits or where it finishes; known as the “close”. Experienced bettors will track the NFL betting line to find the most opportune time to place a bet. When the betting line moves so do the overall NFL odds which corresponds to how much a bet will pay off. If you are able to track the line movement and time your bet correctly you can maximize your winnings. With BetQL you are able to see the entire line movement from open to close. If you aren’t comfortable betting a full game and you are looking to find 1st half NFL line movement or 2nd half NFL line movement you can click over to our pages that focus on each.

NFL Line Movement Example:

The Baltimore Ravens are playing the Indianapolis Colts in Baltimore and the line is set at +/- 3 with the Ravens as the favorite. Since the Ravens are the favorite their odds are (-110) and the underdog Colts are (+120). Throughout the week leading up to the game there has been speculation on Andrew Luck’s recent injury and no one is sure if he will be playing. Due the Luck’s uncertainty there has been more than the average betting line movement. After news comes out that Luck practiced on Thursday the betting line changes and the line moves to (+110) as the Colts become less of an underdog. Then minutes before game time the news breaks that Luck is out and will not be playing which causes major betting line movement. With a backup quarterback now playing for the Colts they become huge underdogs and the line moves to (+180). With Andrew Luck out the Ravens have become even bigger favorites and their line moves up to (-200) meaning you would need to bet $200 on the Ravens to win $100.

NFL Betting Line Movement

Tracking NFL line movement can be very difficult to do on your own, but thankfully BetQL makes it very simple to track up to the minute line movements for any football bet type. If you are betting the moneyline, against the spread, or an over under BetQL will have full line movement data from open to close. Tracking line movement can be difficult but with BetQL you know you can find all the relevant data in one place. BetQL also allows you to create & save custom dashboards that focus specifically on finding value in NFL line movement, so you can always make the most informed bet. Sign up for BetQL today and start cashing more tickets!