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NFL preseason handicapping is a month of very quirky sports betting factors and results that are entirely different than the regular season. NFL preseason gambling objectives are much like the sports betting objectives of the better teams which are to not get banged up and injured for when the games count.

The golden rule for a gambler in the NFL preseason is to do no harm to the bankroll. One of the biggest sports betting mistakes made in the NFL betting exhibition schedule is that far too many gamblers “step out” and lose a great deal of money in during the NFL preseason. Some gamblers even go bust and have no money left for the regular season.

A good rule of thumb in the NFL preseason is to bet no more than half of your normal amount for a regular season or playoff game. If you bet $1000 on a solid regular season selection that means that a solid NFL preseason play would be worth no more than $500 at best, and it had better be one of your strongest plays backed with plenty of information.

The regular season is 17 weeks long while the NFL preseason has 4 full weeks. If a gambler breaks his bankroll down into segments for the regular season of $1,000 per week he would be wise to limit his NFL preseason bankroll to $500 per week. Again this would be based on the 50% rule of NFL preseason wagering.

A gambler should also be more selective in the preseason. Much as is the case in poker where less is more you will find that the less games you bet in exhibition action the better that you will tend to do. While you should always be selective when wagering on football the preseason demands being even more select. If you bet three or four regular season games per weekend you should keep it to one or two per week in the preseason. Again, you’ll still be happy if you win and you’ll be even happier if you lose because you’ll still be around for when it all counts!


Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.

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