As Kentucky prepares to become the latest state to open up legal sports betting this week, the business is as booming as it’s ever been in North America. The industry saw an explosion in 2022, with a 75% increase in revenue over the previous year. From all estimates, 2023 is on pace to continue that trend.
According to reports, nearly $250 billion dollars has been wagered in the United States since 2018, and sportsbooks have recorded more than $20 billion in profit during that time frame. Of those books, there have been a few that have racked up more handle and profit than others as they carve out a large segment of the player base.
One of those is BetMGM, a prominent sports betting platform that has famous spokespeople such as Jamie Foxx and Kevin Garnett. Their CEO Bill Hornbuckle has recently discussed having an emphasis on improving the product for their clients, by offering more “high-margin” wagers and better same-game parlay options.
But when it comes to BetMGM’s extensive selection of NFL specials, no improvement is necessary. Few can compete with the extensive selection of options on offer, and we’re here to help go through them with you as you prepare for the upcoming NFL season!
The rise of special betting markets
For the longest time, sports betting was known for three basic wagering markets: the spread, the moneyline, and the total. These are the staples, whether you’re betting on the NFL, Major League Baseball, soccer, or any other sport. These types of bets go to the very heart of what we enjoy about sports, deciding who wins and who loses or who will “cover the spread” in a game.
But over the years, special betting markets have increased in popularity. Whether it’s placing a wager on who will score the first touchdown between the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs, who will hit a home run for the Atlanta Braves, or whether or not Lionel Messi will score for Inter Miami, special betting markets allow us to apply our knowledge of a sporting event at a more micro level.
When it comes to betting on the NFL, you have a plethora of special markets to choose from. Whether you’re looking for player props, touchdown scorers, or combo plays, you’ll find something that scratches that itch.
Exploring BetMGM's NFL specials
BetMGM's partnership with the NFL makes it a perfect site to use for betting on NFL specials, as it carries live streams of the games both on its website as well as its mobile application.
BetMGM often offers bonus bets, rewarding customers for trusting them with their betting needs. It offers wagers with low margins, especially compared to some of the other big books, allowing players to bring home more profit when they win.
It features a wide array of NFL special betting markets and there’s sure to be something that tickles your fancy no matter what you’re looking for. BetMGM offers touchdown scorer markets, including anytime touchdown, multiple touchdowns, first touchdown for a respective team, and first or last touchdowns for the entire game.
If you’re looking less for touchdowns and more for overall performance, BetMGM has you covered. In Week 1’s game between the Lions and Chiefs, users can bet on nearly every offensive performance milestone possible. This ranges from the number of yards Patrick Mahomes will throw for to the number of catches made by Travis Kelce and even to whether David Montgomery’s longest run will eclipse 12.5 yards.
But it’s not just offensive players who get the love. BetMGM offers defensive betting specials as well, allowing wagers on how many tackles Alex Anzanole will record — both total as well as solo efforts. Kickers aren’t forgotten either, with specials available on whether Harrison Butker will go Over or Under 7.5 total points scored.
BetMGM also offers scorecast specials. While not available for every game, scorecast specials allow you to combine an outcome with a touchdown scorer, adding an extra level of profit for those who can properly forecast how a game will play out.
Finally, specials at BetMGM aren’t just limited to single-game outcomes. They offer wagering markets on which teams will make the playoffs — including parlays of three teams — in addition to season statistics for individual players. You can also bet on win totals, whether a game will end in a tie for a specific team, if a team will go winless, or if a team like Kansas City will go unbeaten in division play.
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Always practice responsible betting
As with any sports gambling, it’s important to keep an eye on your bankroll. Playing special props on BetMGM can be very fun and rewarding — but it can also be addictive. I always recommend making a list and planning out your wagering rather than going through and betting as you see plays you like. This will allow you to ensure you don’t overextend, and prevent redundant wagers.
That said, the amount of special betting markets at BetMGM might make that list a bit lengthy. There truly is something for everyone, from very detailed and calculated wager types to fun parlays that might require a bit of luck but offer a handsome reward.
I encourage you to explore everything BetMGM has to offer and enjoy the wide array of NFL specials available. It’s a very fun way to bet on the league, both from weekly and season-long perspectives, allowing you to have a rooting interest beyond simply cheering for your favorite team.