NFL football betting, it's a beautiful thing. I'm a successful sports bettor in Vegas. I do not know about you, but I love the sportsbook and I love the NFL. To help make this season the best, I want to give you three great football handicapping tips for the NFL.

NFL Handicapping Tip One

This should go without saying, but watch those lines. Every week there are lines that make no sense at all. Remember, the lines are not a prediction. They're there to split the public's bet in half. And the public is usually wrong.

If a line does not make sense to you and you see the public all over a side, take a close look.

NFL Handicapping Tip Two

Football parlay bets are lotto tickets. Hey, I know. You love the parlay tickets. Who does not? That's why they're there. There's nothing I like more than walking up to the window and cashing in a 8-team ticket for big cash.

But remember this. Bet football parlay tickets in moderation. Do not let them be your main source of sports betting. Throwing down a parlay or two each week of the NFL season is fine. Just make sure you're betting enough sides action to take home cash weekly.

NFL Handicapping Tip Three

Always pay attention to the weather conditions if the game is not in a dome. The weather can play a big part in the outcome.

Remember the Seahawks vs. Packers playoff game in the 2007 NFL season? The Seahawks jumped out the a 14-0 lead and it looked like curtains for the Pack. However, the Packer came back and owned the game. Why? Did Brett Favre suddenly hit his stride? Were the Packers just a slow-starting team?

Nope. It was the weather. You see, the Seahawks had a good defense, but it was a speed-based defense and this type of defense needs one thing-good traction. Go watch the game again. As soon as the field started going, so did the defense. Next thing you know, they could not stop me with the ball.

And that's why understanding the weather and how it will affect the teams involved is such a big factor in football handicapping. It can make all the difference in the world.

Source by Barry Goldstein