The Ultimate NFL Betting Resources Guide

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Finding value bets on the NFL can sometimes feel like you have to battle through a baffling maze of stats, opinions, and team news. There are no shortage of websites, apps, podcasts and youtube videos devoted to the great game and nobody has time to read, listen and watch them all. But help is at hand.

We’ve gone through hundreds of news sites, twitter accounts, podcasts, stats and data resources to save you time and help make you more money. No need to thank us, just click on the links below and add them to your weekly reading and listening lists and remember there is no need to hunt for the best place to bet as you can always find the best odds and liquidity at Matchbook.

Best Twitter Accounts to Follow

Adam Schefter – NFL Insider writer for ESPN
Follow for latest team and injury news

Chris Mortensen – NFL contributor at ESPN
Follow for news, updates and some interesting stats

Dave Tuley – sports betting writer based in Vegas
Follow for updates on odds and money moves

Jason La Canfora – NFL reporter at CBS Sports
Follow for news and retweets

Cian Fahey – NFL writer and analyst
Follow for player and team insights, particularly on QBs

Michael Carlson – Veteran NFL broadcaster and analyst
Follow for entertainment and insight

Bill Barnwell – ESPN NFL contributor
Follow for entertaining game analysis and insight

Dan Wetzel – Yahoo Sports NFL contributor
Follow for a sideways look at the NFL scene

Todd Fuhrman – NFL handicapper and tipster
Follow for NFL betting news and links

Pro Football Focus – Stats and data on the NFL
Follow for entertaining player stats and graphics

ESPN Stats – Information and data from ESPN
Follow for the latest stats from ESPN

Best NFL Blogs

Reddit NFL Blogs
Not a blog as such, more a collection of the best amateur blogs and vlogs on the interwebs

SB Nation Blogs
A great collection of consistently good football blogs, broken down by team (Team by Team Blogs)

Yahoo Shutdown Corner
Light-hearted look at the NFL from a range of contributors in both written and video format

NFL Nation
Diverse and always entertaining collection of opinions, stories, and videos

Best News and Info Sites

NFL Gridiron Gab
A real contrast to the likes of ESPN, this site run by a small team is one of the best news and opinion sources out there

The daddy of them all, stuffed with news, stats, game previews and results
The home of the league is a great resource for results, live scores and videos

SB Nation
Light-hearted but knowledgeable with great video and social content

Best NFL Podcasts

Ringer NFL Show
Not one for the stats geeks, but if you want an informed round-table style discussion on the week’s action there aren’t many better podcasts out there

Bill Simmons Podcast
One of the most popular and funny podcasts around, featuring Bill and rotating cast of characters talking sense and nonsense about the NFL

Bet The Board Podcast
Todd Fuhrman with arguably the best NFL betting podcast around. He breaks down the big games with a detailed analysis of the points spreads and highlights some value bets

CBS Sports Podcasts
Solid week in review round-ups from CBS reporters and analysts

Around the NFL
Funny and irreverent look at the week’s action in the NFL

Nickel Package
NFL updates, analysis and opinion from ESPN’s team of experts.

Best Youtube Channels
Official clips from the home of the NFL

Highlights, previews, analysis and interviews

Fox Sports
Highlights, previews, analysis and interviews

CBS Sports
Highlights, previews, analysis and interviews

Best Stats and Data Sources

Football Outsiders
An innovative site that focuses on player ratings as well as more qualitative analysis. Tips on the spreads available in premium section

Reams of player and team data, and arguably the first port of call for any core stats

Sporting Charts
Clean and intuitive charts by team showing yards per game and other core stats

Team Rankings
Tips and picks in the member’s section, but a host of predictive tables and rankings for free

Where to Watch

Sky Sports
Sky Sports will once again have Live coverage of all Thursday night games, two games on Sunday evening and all Sunday & Monday night games.

A weekly Tuesday night BBC Two review show begins on 13 September and there will be weekly highlights and clips available on the BBC Sport website.

The NFL Show follows Match Of The Day on Saturday nights starting on 17 September.
Mark Chapman will provide a 30-minute digest of all the major stories, alongside charismatic Super Bowl winners Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell.

BBC also have Live Coverage of the Wembley and Twickenham games this season.