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Looking for free NFL picks & betting tips for the 2021-22 NFL season?

Our experts provide picks, betting tips, predictions, previews and best bets for the biggest football league in the world throughout the season, from the regular season all the way to the Super Bowl itself.

The regular season gets underway on September 9, 2021 when the defending Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, host their home opener. The regular season concludes on January 9, 2022 with the playoffs getting underway one week later on January 15, 2021. The Super Bowl will take place on February 13, 2022 (Full Schedule Here).

ExpertPicks.com will have all of the NFL picks, predictions and tips you need right here.

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What NFL Betting Markets Can I Bet On?

The main NFL betting markets are Moneyline, spread, over / under total points and player props.

Money Line - The money line is betting on which team will win the game. Ties are rare in the NFL, with teams going to overtime if the score is tied at the end of regulation. As a result the moneyline is a two-way market in which you bet on one team to win, and it includes overtime. 

Spread - The spread market is more also known as a handicap. Bookmakers will assign one team a positive (+) or negative (-) spread, line or handicap depending on favoritism for the game, and the bettor bets to cover the line.

Let’s use an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers as an example. If the 49ers start with a +7.5 point spread and you bet on the 49ers, they need to win the game or lose by less than 8 points in order for your bet to win.

On the other side of the coin, the Buccaneers would be assigned a -7.5 point spread meaning they would need to win by 8 or more points in order for your bet on the Buccaneers to be a winner.

Over / Under Total Points - This NFL betting market allows bettors to bet on the total amount of points scored in a game by both teams. The sportsbook will set a line, let’s say 53.5 points and you can bet on the total points scored by both teams going over or under that total. 

Player Props - Also known as player performance, these NFL bets allows you to bet on one player in a number of categories including yards and touchdowns. This is a very popular market which relies on the bookmaker setting the line and the bettor picking over or under.

What Is An NFL Parlay Bet?

A parlay bet is when you place a sports bet using multiple selections (this is known as an accumulator in some countries). Parlay bets can be placed using one selected sport or league or can be placed on one competition. That means you can place an NFL parlay bet during the regular season and the playoffs as long as you can make at least two selections.

Parlay betting is a popular form of betting because it allows you an opportunity to make big wins from small stakes due to the enhanced risk involved. If, for example, you make three selections in your bet, you will need all three to be a winner for you bet to be successful. Some bookmakers will offer you the chance to insure your NFL parlay bet and others will give you the chance to boost your winnings. For details on these NFL betting promotions, read on:

Are There Any NFL Betting Promotions?

Of course there are NFL betting promotions. Football remains one of the most popular sports across North America so it goes without saying that there are a host of NFL betting promotions available from licensed bookmakers throughout the regular season and the postseason.

These vary in type, with some offering customers the opportunity to insure their bets, while other offer customers the chance to add bonuses to their winnings. One leading sportsbook offers customers the chance to claim bonuses of up to 70% on winning NFL parlay bet, while another will refund your losing wager if one selection in your parlay bet lets you down.

Parlay bets are not the only types of bets covered. A leading sportsbook in the US currently offers to pay customers out early if the team they back in the Moneyline market takes a 17-point lead at any point in the matchup. It does not matter if they go on to win or lose.

So whichever bookmaker you place your bets with, check out the bookmaker promotions section in order to find out what NFL betting promotions are available to you. And if you are looking for a new bookmaker to place your NFL bets with, check out our review section here.

NFL Live Streaming

Throughout the 2021/22 season bookmaker bet365 will be live streaming selected games from the NFL direct to your iPhone, iPad or Android device, as well as desktop, meaning you don't have to miss a moment of the action.

Live streaming is only available to eligible customers and to watch an NFL live stream all you need is a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Read on for our step-by-step guide to watching NFL live streams at bet365:

How To Watch NFL Live Streams


  1. Visit the bet365 website
  2. Log into your account or register for one
  3. Navigate to the In-Play link on the homepage
  4. Choose ‘football’
  5. Select an NFL game with a play icon beside it
  6. Make sure you have met the relevant NFL live streaming rules
  7. Once the game gets underway you will have access to live streaming and in-play betting

* To use the Live Streaming service you will need to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Any fixture/event on the website which has the Play or Video icon next to it is scheduled to be shown via Live Streaming. 18+ terms and conditions apply.

NFL FAQs

What is the NFL?

The NFL (National Football League) is a men's professional football league in North America that also hosts games in London and Mexico.

When is the NFL regular season?

The 2021-22 NFL regular season takes place from September 9, 2021 and ends on January 9, 2022.

When are the NFL Playoffs?

The 2021-22 NFL playoffs will be played from January 15, 2022, with the Super Bowl taking place on February 13, 2022.

What is the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is the final of the NFL season, which sees the champions of the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) go head-to-head for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Who has won the most Super Bowls?

The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers share the record with six Super Bowl wins each.

How many teams are in the NFL?

There are 32 teams in the NFL. The 32 teams in the NFL are Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Football Team.