If you want to know who is going to cover the first half in this week's NFL matchups, look no further than BetQL. For the entirety of the NFL season, there is no better place to come to for weekly 1st half picks. If you are a big-time 1st half spread bettor, or someone who is just getting started, BetQL has you covered no matter your experience level. Every week during the season we will unlock a couple games for free to let you experience what we have to offer first hand. You will learn how to work our tool and everything we have to offer for each game, including all the data and analytics that we use to make our pick. For each game you will be able to see our projected 1st half score, which side our NFL model is projecting, all the public betting info and percentages, and which side the sharps are on for each of these games.
Betting an a first half line is almost the exact same concept as betting an NFL spread , so if you aren't familiar with that concept you can head over there to get the full overview. Betting against the spread is by far the most popular way to bet on football, but if you are an advanced bettor you may want to only bet on the first half of the game against the spread. The spread is how much a team can either win or lose by depending if they are the favorite or the underdog. With NFL first half lines the favorite will be listed with a negative number (-6) and their odds will be negative as well (-110). The underdog will be listed with positive numbers (+6) (+120). Betting an NFL first half against the spread can be advantageous to bettors if they know a team starts out hot, or if they know a team doesn’t really wake up until the second half. Although betting 1st half spreads sounds easy it’s something that should be reserved for more experienced NFL bettors. If you are an experienced bettor you can check out our NFL 2nd half spreads or our NFL expert picks for more action.
NFL First Half Example: Green Bay Packers -3.5 (Packers Must Be Winning By More Than 3.5 Points At Half) vs. Chicago Bears +3.5 (Bears Can’t be Losing By More Than 3.5 Points At Half)
The Green Bay Packers are playing the Chicago Bears in Chicago at Soldier Field, and the NFL 1H point spread is set at 3.5 with the Packers favored. The Bears (+3.5) can lose the 1st half by up to 3 points and still cover. The Packers (-3.5) must be winning the game by at least 4 points to cover the 1H spread. So, let’s say the Bears with their new starter Justin Fields are leading Aaron Rodgers and the Packers 24 to 21 at half. In this scenario, the Bears (+3.5) actually are leading 27.5 to 17.5 against the Packers (-3.5). That’s because if you are going by the 1H point spread, you add 3.5 to the halftime score for the Bears, and take away 3.5 points for the Packers. Whoever came out on top after that calculation, was the winner of the bet. In this case, all Bears backers win and everyone who bet the Packers takes the loss.
Betting NFL 1st half spreads can be difficult because the lines are always moving, it can be tough to find value, and it’s hard to get all the necessary data in one place. With BetQL you won't have any of these issues because we provide users with the most updated 1st half lines and spreads. If there is a change to the 1st half spread at your sportsbook you can ensure that it is updated at BetQL. Finding value in 1st half ATS is not a problem for BetQL users because we always highlight the games that have the most value for each and every bet type. BetQL also allows you to create & save your own custom dashboards which means you can create a dashboard that specifically focuses on finding NFL 1st half winners. Sign up for BetQL and start cashing more tickets today.