After New Jersey successfully led the monumental battle to overturn the federal ban on sports betting in 2018, just months later, players in the Garden State headed to the sportsbooks to lay action on the NFL. The NFL is the top sport in America and NFL betting has become a tradition for fans. 

The NFL regular season starts on the first Thursday following Labor Day in September and lasts 17 weeks, finishing in late December. Each season, 32 teams battle it out, with each playing 16 games. 

The NFL provides a total of 256 games during their regular season, followed by the playoffs and the Pro Bowl, ultimately leading to the Super Bowl. New Jersey’s vast online and brick-and-mortar options of sportsbooks not only provide players with guaranteed security because of the state’s strict licensing and regulatory requirements, the top New Jersey online sportsbooks offer all the popular types of bets they can place on the NFL. 

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Types of NFL Bets at New Jersey Sportsbooks

The three most popular ways to bet on the NFL in New Jersey sportsbooks is the point spread, moneyline and the over/under. With no point spreads to deal with, the simplest way to wager on the NFL is the moneyline because it’s a straight-up bet.  

Players can also make propositions, teasers, parlays and futures in sportsbooks in the Garden State. Proposition, or prop bets have become very popular for sports bettors. Common NFL prop bets include whether a specific player scores over or under a certain amount of points, if a quarterback passes over or under a certain number of yards and which player will score first. Here’s a great guide explaining NFL prop bets.

Best Sites and Sportsbooks for NFL Betting in New Jersey

While New Jersey does have stellar land-based sportsbooks, its convenient online options are far more popular among players. Three of the most popular online bookmakers in New Jersey are Unibet, BetMGM and PointsBet. 

Unibet offers a large welcome bonus and free bets. With its stellar reputation, this sportsbook is a go-to for New Jersey bettors laying action on the NFL. 

BetMGM remains a popular selection for beginners betting on the NFL because of its simple, user-friendly platform. This sportsbook in the Garden State is conveniently available in a variety of mobile markets, including Android and iPhone devices. 

Because of its vast selection, PointsBet is an excellent sportsbook for players who enjoy laying action on propositions. This New Jersey sportsbook is also popular among NFL sports bettors because of its convenient app available for both iOS and Android. 

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