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We all love an underdog story, and in the NFL, the underdog wins more than half the time! That’s right, in the National Football League, the team that is supposed to lose according to the oddsmakers wins more than half the time.

So why is this?
There are a few theories. One is that NFL teams are so evenly matched today that any team can beat any other “on any given Sunday’”.

Many elements come into play as the game nears, rivalry, emotions, preparedness, taking the opposing team lightly and even weather.

It’s the classic story of the little guy triumphing against the odds. Second, with the advent of online sports betting, it’s easier than ever to bet on underdogs. You can do it from the comfort of your own home, and there are a variety of betting sites that offer Favorable odds inticing you to bet the underdogs.

Interest in betting the underdog in sports is growing. More and more people are realizing that the underdog is often the better bet, and that there is value in betting them. The reasons for this are numerous. First, the underdog often has nothing to lose. They are typically expected to lose, so they are playing with house money.

This can lead to relaxed and often more aggressive play, which can create upsets. Second, the public tends to bet the favorite. This means that the linemakers often inflate the lines on the favorite, making them less attractive. This gives the underdog bettor an edge.

Finally, people simply like betting on the underdog. There is something thrilling about rooting for the underdog and seeing them come through. It feels like you are winning against the odds.

If you are thinking about betting on the underdog, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure you understand the odds and how they work. Second, do your research on the teams involved. Third, set a budget and stick to it. And fourth, have fun!

Sherman D. Potvin
Aka the Alpha Dog


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