NFL Betting Odds

Online sports betting will launch in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023. This page will be updated with the latest news, odds and promos once Ohio sportsbooks are live.

Legal online sportsbooks in Ohio will be on standby with plenty of NFL betting odds to pick from every week. Below check the latest NFL odds for this week’s games direct from legal Ohio sportsbooks.

This week’s NFL odds: Moneylines, spreads, totals

The main NFL listings at online sportsbooks will show each game in order by start time, along with the odds for a trio or bets: moneylines, spreads and totals. Click on any odds below to go directly to the online sportsbook and claim your bonus.

Super Bowl odds

The Super Bowl is just once a year, but Super Bowl betting odds are open year round. See the latest odds below.

 

NFL MVP odds

Who will win the NFL MVP award? Check the latest NFL MVP odds for the favorites as posted at Ohio online sportsbooks.

NFL player props

Prefer player props? Check the latest odds on the NFL’s best players below. Click on any odds to claim your bonus and get started.

Best sportsbooks for NFL betting

When examining the best sports betting sites in Ohio, three names to pay attention to are: DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM Sportsbook. All three attract lots of action, so they’re obviously giving customers what they want. However, that doesn’t mean they’re infallible. Here are some pros and cons for each:

SportsbookPositivesNegatives
DraftKings App OhioSlick platform; great for live betting.Playthrough requirements aren’t always clear.
FanDuel App OhioVery user-friendly; same-game parlays.Could use more regular ongoing promos.
BetMGM App OhioOngoing promotions; clean listing of available props.Odds aren’t always competitive with the overall market.

This week’s Cincinnati Bengals odds

While it’s good to know how the market as a whole is shaping up for upcoming NFL games, sometimes you just want to focus on what the sports betting odds look like for your favorite team. Cincinnati fans can quickly do so on our dedicated team page, which covers key topics for betting on the Bengals and more on this week’s Bengals odds.

This week’s Cleveland Browns odds

After years of trying the patience of even the most devoted fans, Cleveland has returned to relevancy. The team is moving into the realm of must-see TV, and you can expect each of its games to draw interest from bettors. Our live Browns odds page can get you up to speed, with all of the ins and outs of betting on the team.

How NFL betting odds work

When you click on the NFL link at an online sportsbook, you’ll see a listing of all of the upcoming games in order by start time. The main listings feature the odds for the big three pregame bets: spreads, moneylines and totals.

 SpreadMoneylineTotal
Cincinnati Bengals+4.5 (-110)+180Over 51.5 (-110)
Cleveland Browns-4.5 (-110)-220Under 51.5 (-110)

As you read the numbers for the two team names, remember the following.

  • Negative spreads and moneylines indicate the favored side.
  • Positive spreads and moneylines are for underdogs.
  • Spreads and totals have two components: the line and the odds for placing the bet.

For our example, the Browns are 4.5-point favorites on the spread and favored on the moneyline in a game with a total line of 51.5 points. Learning how to read moneyline odds should be your first stop as you get set for betting on the NFL.

You’ll immediately gain a sense of the matchup through the eyes of the oddsmakers. From there, you can research the game with that in mind as you draw your own conclusions on what may happen.

The odds also have a direct relation to how much you can expect back on winning bets. For a simple ballpark estimate, negative odds numbers equal how much you have to bet to win $100. Positive odds are equal to how much you’d get back for a $100 winner.

You’d have to bet $220 on the Browns moneyline at odds of -220 to win $100, while a $100 bet on the Bengals moneyline at +180 would return $180. NFL odds can seem confusing at first glance, but a little bit of seasoning will get you up to speed quickly.

How to find the best NFL betting lines

If you spend enough time in NFL betting circles, you’ll hear chatter about which sportsbooks have the best lines. While there are some books that are more efficient than others, the key takeaway is that you have to shop around to find the best numbers.

NFL odds come out early in the week. Then bets start coming in. This continues right up until game time. There will be movement in the  NFL betting lines and odds as a result, either as a response to betting action or due to other developments.

For betting action, sportsbooks do their best to not be lopsided on a game. If that happens, they’ll tweak the numbers in a bid to level out the action. They may continue to do so until they find the sweet spot that brings in relatively even action.

As for other developments, there could be an injury to a key player, a change in the weather forecast or some other piece of news that could potentially impact the contest. Sportsbooks and the betting public will react to developments, and lines can shift because of that.

The lines can also vary at one sportsbook in comparison to another. For example, Caesars Sportsbook Ohio may have the Browns as -130 on the moneyline, but BetRivers Sportsbook Ohio has them at -140. Line shopping is the best way to find these differences.

Since you’ll get a better potential return at -130, it makes the most sense to place your bet at the book with the more favorable lines. To that end, having accounts with multiple sportsbooks can be helpful, as it lets you jump on the best numbers.

If you’re looking to bet on the NFL, you should always take the time to shop around and compare the lines. You may only find some small ticks of difference, but those seemingly small amounts can add up to a lot over the course of a season.