Sportsbooks Favor At Least 1 Playoff Game To See OT

  • There are -150 odds in favor of a postseason game reaching overtime.
  • There are also +115 odds to say there will be no postseason game to reach OT.

LAS VEGAS – When it comes to the NFL postseason, odds are available for just about anything. Now, NFL betting sites have listed a betting option for whether or not a game will go to overtime in the playoffs.

Despite the “yes” being favored, it may not be the bet to make.

Will A Playoff Game Go To Overtime Odds

  • Yes -150
  • No +115

It’s important to know the history of playoff games and overtime before making this bet. The first recorded playoff game to reach OT was the 1965 Western Conference Championship between the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Colts.

Including that game, there have been 29 instances of overtime in the NFL playoffs.

While it has been occurring more often as of late, there was no overtime game last season and history is simply not on the side of it happening this year either.

Two Or More Playoff Games To Reach Overtime Odds

  • Yes +200

Naturally, this is an even worse bet to make, however, it is worth noting that there were two playoff games that went to overtime in each of the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons.

Better To Bet On Individual Games To Reach Overtime?

The standard odds for those betting on the NFL is +900 for an individual game to reach overtime. Some may be +850 and others may be +950, but +900 seems to be the most frequent of the bunch.

There are a total of 13 games in the playoffs this season. The +900 betting line relays an implied probability of 10%. Many would argue that there is a worse than 10% chance a game reaches overtime considering there have been just 29 OT games in NFL playoff history.

Regardless, betting a unit on each game to reach overtime wouldn’t prove useful unless multiple games did so. Bettors should likely bet on the +115 odds for no game to reach overtime and ride history to a nice payout.

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