While other operators are unavailable, Caesars and DraftKings offer everything a sports bettor needs to wager on sports in general and the Patriots in particular. Below is a breakdown of everything you need to know about how to bet on the New England Patriots in Maine.
Sportsbooks Available in Maine
Patriots fans in the state can place bets – from totals, sides, or props for a game to team or player futures – at two of the top sports betting apps. Both offer a wide range of sports and leagues to bet on, but there’s no denying that one of their strong suits, and top attractions for bettors, is all the action they allow fans to participate in regarding the NFL and the Patriots.
Bet on Patriots-Giants at Caesars
New England has lost three consecutive games and six of their last seven. They’re in a position where they don’t know who will be starting at quarterback for their game against the New York Giants. Despite these issues, and the Giants coming off a victory, the Patriots are favored at -3 (Best Live Odds at Caesars: ). The total for the game is set at 33.5 points (Best Live Odds at Caesars: ).
Bet on Patriots’ Futures Odds at Caesars
Caesars allows you to bet on a game and the team’s chances at various accomplishments over the rest of the season.
At Caesars, in particular, you can bet on everything from the Patriots to win the Super Bowl to the AFC to their division .
Given their record, though, they have shorter odds (and a more realistic chance) at finishing the season with the league’s worst record . New England’s regular season win total is also available.
How Do Game Lines, Team and Player Props, and Futures Bets Work?
There are several bets you can place on a game. The line refers to the point spread. In the case of Pats-Giants this weekend, oddsmakers see the Patriots as 3-point favorites, meaning that if you bet on the Patriots in this market, they need to win by more than 3 points for your bet to cash. If you’re taking the Giants on the spread, as long as they win or lose by less than 3 points, your bet cashes.
The moneyline allows you to bet without the spread, so it’s just a matter of picking the winner or loser. But the prices are weighted accordingly. So if you’re betting on the favorite, such as the Patriots at -162, you would have to bet $162 to win $100 since it’s a minus-money bet.
When you bet on a moneyline underdog at plus-money – for example, the Giants at +136 – a $100 bet would win $136 if it hits.
Team and player props are also available to fans of the Patriots (and other NFL teams) in Maine. Prop bets involve several points, yards, touchdowns, catches, you name it, with a player or team’s total in a given category listed, similar to a game’s Over/Under. And just like with totals, you can bet on a prop to go Over or Under.
Additionally, betting apps like Caesars offer several “yes or no” props, such as:
- Will either team score a defensive touchdown?
- Will there be overtime?
- Will there be a safety?