NFL Betting Quiz

By Loot, NFL Football Handicapper,

NFL Football Betting Quiz: Do You Understand NFL Football Betting?

In all fairness, learning how to bet on NFL football isn’t all that hard. The math that is used is nothing that a decent middle school student wouldn’t know. And anything you don’t know could be explained to you in probably under a minute. But let’s see how much you know right now.

Below are questions of varying difficulty. Answering them all correctly would place you in an “expert” category. It doesn’t mean you’re good at betting on football, necessarily, it just means you know what’s going on when placing football wagers. Let’s get started!

1. If you won a $200 two-team parlay betting against-the-spread, how much would you win?

A. $260

B. $400

C. $520

D. $600

2. What is the definition of a prop bet?

A. A bet on how good a team will do in a season.

B. A bet that focuses on player or team performance within a single game.

C. A bet on the total combined score of a game.

D. A bet on how a team will do in a quarter or half of a game.

3. What is the most-common margin of victory is NFL football?

A. Six points

B. Ten points

C. Seven points

D. Three points

4. In order to show a profit when betting against the spread if always betting the same amount, you need to win a minimum of what percentage of your bets?

A. 50%

B. 53%

C. 55%

D. 57.5%

5. What would NOT cause a line to move in an NFL game?

A. A lot of money being bet on only one team.

B. A lot of money being evenly bet on both teams.

C. A key injury late in the week.

D. A sudden and drastic change of weather as game time approaches.

6. If you wanted to make $2000 on a 4-team parlay against-the-spread, how much would you need to wager?

A. $100

B. $150

C. $200

D. $300

7. A progressive NFL parlay allows you to what? (Find progressive parlays online at BetAnySports)

A. Add future picks to your parlay.

B. Play double-or-nothing on one more game.

C. Rank your teams in level of confidence.

D. Miss part of the parlay and still be able to cash in.

8. If betting on an NFL team at -400 on the money line, how much would you need to bet in order to win $350?

A. $1350

B. $1450

C. $1400

D. $1580

9. You want to put Dallas (+5.5), Jacksonville (+9), and Denver (-11.5) on a 3-team/6-point teaser. What would the adjusted point-spreads be?

A. Dallas (+11.5), Jacksonville (+15), and Denver (-5.5)

B. Dallas (-1.5), Jacksonville (+5), and Denver (-17.5)

C. Dallas (+1.5), Jacksonville (+15), and Denver (-5.5)

D. Dallas (+11.5), Jacksonville (-2), and Denver (-5.5)

10. If you made a $100 round-robin NFL parlay with 5 teams, split into two-team parlays, how much would the bet cost?

A. $600

B. $800

C. $1000

D. $2500


1. C
2. B
3. D
4. B
5. B
6. C
7. D
8. D
9. A
10. C


10/10: Expert status
8-9: You know your stuff
6-7: You’ve spent some time in a sportsbook
4-5: You know a few things, but could use some boning-up.
3 or Less: You could use some work, but knowledge is right around the corner.

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