They say desperation is a stinky cologne, and NFL gambling sites have resorted to some desperate measures. Namely, Madden simulation betting. The best online sportsbooks are offering lines on American football games played, or rather simulated on the Madden NFL video game. Basically, gamblers are betting on a computer to beat itself. Games which are broadcast on Twitch. The games are run with the built-in Madden artificial intelligence. While a game of American Football runs for an average of 3 hours and 12 minutes in real-time, simulations trim the fat and leave the football, playing approximately one hour. Commentary and state of the art graphics make each match plays as close as is possible to a real NFL game.
Where To Bet NFL Madden Simulations
- MyBookie – Best Madden Simulations Game Lines
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- BetOnline – Huge Madden Simulation Betting Bonus
- CashBet – New Madden Simulation Sportsbook
- GTBets – Updated Madden Simulation Season
How to Bet on Madden Simulations Games
This is the easy part. In a nutshell, you place a bet just about the same as you would on an actual NFL game. Let’s use this example from MyBookie, one of the finest NFL gambling sites there are.
|Saints||-3½ (-115)||51½ (-115)||-175|
|Seahawks||+3½ (-115)||51½ (-115)||+125|
In this case, the Saints are 3.5-point favorites. That means that they have to beat the Seahawks by at least four points or more to cover the spread. If you bet $115 on the Saints to cover, and they do, you would win $100. Same if you bet on the Seahawks and they upset the Saints. The moneyline is -175 for NOLA and +125 for Seattle. That is to say, bet $175 for a $100 profit on the Saints to win straight-up. And bet $100 to win $125 on Seattle to win outright. Finally, the total is 51.5 points. Ergo, bet $115 for a profit of $100 on whether the combined score goes over or the total. As one can see, this is football betting 101.
Madden Simulation Betting Tips
QB mobility. Madden favors mobile quarterbacks. The NFL proper is a pass-heavy league, but the scrambling ability of a QB in simulations can’t be overlooked. Mitch Trubisky, for example. In real life, Tru is on his way to becoming Nick Foles’s backup. However, in Madden simulations, his ability to scramble improves the offense in a manner not reflected by their overall score. Keep that in mind when you make your picks.
Life’s a glitch and then you die. The game’s artificial intelligence is not as clunky as that of NBA2k. Nonetheless, it has quite a few glitches that could have you tearing your hair out. Some of them include lousy clock management, no spiking to stop the clock on two-minute drills, and the 60-plus yard field goal. Greg Zuerlein appears to be the only player that can kick them. There is no telling how much you could be up if the teams you pick punted instead of botching 65-yard attempts and turning the ball over at midfield. The Philadelphia Eagles seem to be the team that does this more often. Additionally, whenever this occurs there is almost a cause-and-effect relationship in which the other team scores a touchdown.
Momentum can go a long way. Speaking of missed 65-yard field goal attempts, the game is big on momentum. Live betting is a great way to get good lines.
Halftime adjustments. Frequently a team dominates the first half only to cool off in the second. Using a system of betting on first-half unders and second half overs seems to yield a high success rate at NFL gambling sites.
Do not beware of dog. The fact that the Lions almost always lose to the Patriots in real life, doesn’t mean they will in a simulation. In fact, eschewing Matt Patricia’s influence on the outcome makes the Lions a good bet.
Don’t pay for picks. These are simulations, and as such they are unpredictable. That makes paying for picks a futile exercise.