NFL Betting Odds in Iowa
When sports betting in Iowa began, sportsbook operators rushed to open retail and online books before the start of NFL season.
Iowa has a rich football history and you’ll find an NFL team in just about every direction. The Chiefs hold down the south and the Vikings have the north. The Bears and Packers lay claim to the east.
Our guide below covers all aspects of NFL betting in Iowa, from the preseason to the mad throes of Super Bowl betting. First up, we detail the history and current setup of football in Iowa. Then we look at some of the best NFL players to come out of the Hawkeye State. Then we cover betting on the NFL, including all of the NFL bet types per game and season-long bets.
NFL betting odds at Iowa online sportsbooks
Check our live feed below for real-time NFL futures betting odds, including odds for the Super Bowl winner. We’ll show you MVP odds too and that is a new bet in Iowa. Lawmakers opened up the sportsbook markets voter-based award bets in time for football season. Just give your favorite sportsbook time to update its betting menu.
Super Bowl week is a great week to give NFL betting a try. Companies roll out aggressive offers and sportsbooks have specialty bets to keep even casual fans entertained. Starting with the Super Bowl in February, you can even bet on the coin flip!
Click on any odds to go right to the sportsbook, open an account, claim your new player bonus and lock in your bets. During the season you’ll see real-time point spreads, moneylines and totals odds for every NFL game direct from Iowa online sportsbooks. During the offseason, you can bet on who will be the upcoming season’s Super Bowl champion and more.
Latest NFL betting news in Iowa
Football and the NFL in Iowa
Many states have franchises, so each will have a team to cheer for. Iowa is the wild frontier, however. Four regional teams and more can stake a claim.
A recent study showed that NFL fans in Iowa look north, as the Minnesota Vikings are the most supported franchise in the state. However, it was far from clear-cut, as there is a large swathe of support for the Chicago Bears, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Green Bay Packers.
While there isn’t an NFL franchise in Iowa, it has produced many great football players over the years. Some of the biggest names to come from the Hawkeye State include Kurt Warner, Marshal Yanda, Noah Fant, Tristan Wirfs, T.J. Hockenson and George Kittle.
Most popular NFL Bets in Iowa
Are you looking to make a bet on the NFL? You’ll be glad to know that football offers the most extensive range of betting markets.
The start of the NFL season is the busiest time for sportsbooks, with some of the best promotions appearing during the late summer.
Within every NFL game, you’ll find a variety of bet types available at several sportsbooks. Here’s a detailed look at the three most popular NFL bets:
The point spread is perhaps the most popular bet of all when it comes to NFL betting.
With the point spread, the sportsbook will add points to the underdog total to effectively make the game a 50/50 proposition. Then you can bet whichever side you choose, usually at odds of -110.
Here’s an example:
- Miami Dolphins (+9.5) -110
- New England Patriots -110
In the above example, the Patriots are considered 9.5 points better going into the game. If you back the Patriots on the point spread, you’ll win if they win the game by 10 points or more.
If you back the Dolphins, you’ll win if they win, or if they lose by 9 points or fewer. In each case, you’d need to wager $110 to win $100.
The moneyline is the most straightforward bet in football; you’re simply betting on which team will win the game. The more favored a team is, the lower the odds you’ll receive.
Here is an example of the same game in the moneyline market:
- Miami Dolphins +600
- New England Patriots -700
In this example, you will need to wager $700 on the heavily favored Patriots to win $100. If you fancy the chances of the underdog Dolphins, you will win $600 for merely a $100 stake.
When placing a totals wager, you are placing a bet on the total number of points made by both teams and whether the total will be above or below the stated sum.
Here is an example of the totals market:
- Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots over/under 48.5 -110
In this example, you’ll win if you’d backed the over, and there are 49 or more points in the game and win if you’d backed the under, and there are 48 or fewer points in the game.
In each case, you’d need to wager $110 to win $100.
Other popular NFL wagers
As well as bets on the game’s outcome, you can also enjoy a variety of other betting types.
For example, you could place a point spread, moneyline and totals bet on the score at halftime or the action within each quarter.
The total number of touchdowns is another popular way of getting involved. Another option is the winning margin of a game, e.g., the Denver Broncos to win by between 6-10 points.
Live betting on the NFL in Iowa
Live NFL betting is becoming one of the most popular ways of getting involved in betting action.
Sportsbooks in Iowa will offer updated odds as the action plays out in the stadium. The odds can be fast-moving, although the natural breaks between each play in football make it an ideal sport for live, in-play betting.
During the game, you can enjoy point spreads, totals and moneyline wagers, as well as many more innovative markets.
Early cash out when betting on NFL games
Some sportsbooks will offer early redemption wagers on the NFL, where you can effectively cash out at the current odds.
For example, you might have backed the Green Bay Packers pregame on the moneyline and see them take a huge 21-0 lead at halftime. At this stage, the Packers’ odds would have shrunk dramatically, and you’ll be able to cash out, locking in that profit.
You’ll now be safe in the knowledge that if the Packers have a nightmare in the second half and somehow lose the game, your profit is secure. Conversely, the Packers could have had a bad first half and gone into the break 17-3 down. At this point, if you cash out, you’ll make a loss on the deal, but at least you’ll retrieve something from what looks like a losing position. The worst case is if they come out in the second half and secure a great comeback win.
NFL futures betting
Season-long bets have always been a popular way of betting on football. You might have a hunch that this is the year for a particular team, and you want to get your money on them early to win the Super Bowl.
Most sportsbooks will have futures odds available soon after the end of the previous edition of the Super Bowl. Therefore, you’ll be able to choose your moment.
Where to bet on NFL games online in Iowa
The sports betting industry is developing rapidly in Iowa.
Here are some of the online sportsbooks currently offering NFL bets in Iowa. You can uncover details of each book and their bonus offers below:
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- Caesars Sportsbook
- BetMGM Sportsbook
- BetRivers Sportsbook
- Unibet Sportsbook
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- PointsBet Sportsbook
- Betfred Sportsbook
- Betway Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook Iowa
When heading to the NFL section at DraftKings, you’ll find a full range of betting on all upcoming NFL games. These include, of course, point spread, totals and moneyline.
Team futures include the Super Bowl winner, conference winner, divisional winner and which team will have the first overall pick in the NFL draft (effectively which team will finish with the worst record).
New sign-ups at DraftKings Sportsbook can enjoy a free bet of $50 with a $5 minimum deposit.
Promotions on the NFL include “Offensive Defensive,” where you’ll get your cash back on a moneyline wager if your team scores 24 points and loses, and parlay insurance, where you’ll get your money back if you miss one leg of a five-plus selection parlay. DraftKings is partnering with both Harrah’s and Horseshoe casinos.
Caesars offers a live online sportsbook in Iowa with a comprehensive range of betting on the NFL.
For every game, you’ll find the popular point spread, moneyline and totals wagers displayed immediately. Clicking this will bring up a different range of betting options, including quarter and half betting, as well as a series of prop bets.
For example, you can wager on which team will score the first touchdown of the game or how many TDs the defenses of either side will score. Other betting options are total match turnovers and whether the total number of points will be odd or even for each side.
At Caesars Iowa, you’ll also find a comprehensive array of live betting options, as well as all of the futures markets listed above.
To sign up at Caesars Sportsbook, simple download the app using one of our links or visit one of the following retail Caesars locations:
- Isle Casino Hotel, Bettendorf
- Isle Casino Hotel, Waterloo
- Harrah’s Casino, Council Bluffs
- Horseshoe Casino, Council Bluffs
- Prairie Meadows Casino, Altoona
New members at Caesars can enjoy a risk-free first bet up to $1,250.
BetMGM Sportsbook Iowa
BetMGM is one of the most well-known companies in the industry. The Iowa sportsbook is backed by MGM Resorts International — one of the largest gambling companies in the World.
It became an official betting partner of the NFL at the start of the 2021 season. That means Iowa customers will find a vast number of league-backed markets at BetMGM.
BetMGM entered the Iowa market through an agreement with Diamond Jo Worth Casino. Customers can visit the venue near Northwood, IA, for help with the registration process. Anyone within state lines can register through their browser or the BetMGM Iowa app as well.
When signing up at BetMGM, claim your up to $1,000 risk-free bet today!
Live sportsbooks that accept NFL bets in Iowa
When sports betting launched in Iowa, there was a rush to open sportsbooks before the 2019 NFL season. There are now 17 live sportsbooks in the state, thanks to partnerships with the 19 Iowa casinos:
- Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs
- Casino Queen Marquette
- Catfish Bend Casino
- Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque
- Diamond Jo Casino Northwood
- Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort
- Isle Casino Bettendorf
- Isle Casino Waterloo
- Harrah’s Council Bluffs
- Horseshoe Council Bluffs
- Lakeside Hotel & Casino
- Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel
- Q Casino
- Rhythm City Casino Resort
- Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
- Wild Rose Casino Clinton
- Wild Rose Casino Emmetsburg
- Wild Rose Casino Jefferson
NFL betting growing exponentially in Iowa
While Iowa might not have an NFL franchise, the league is still a huge deal for sports fans.
The introduction of sports betting has given an enormous boost to those who enjoy betting on NFL games. Mobile betting has not only made this more accessible, but it has also introduced some new formats, including live betting.
With a growing number of sportsbooks, the opportunities are expanding, while sportsbooks have become adept at offering an ever-increasing number of markets.
Check out the reviews and compare the bonuses from Caesars, DraftKings and PointsBet before you place that first NFL wager.
How to bet on the 2022 NFL season
The 2022 NFL season begins with its traditional Thursday night opener on Sept. 8. The regular season ends on Jan. 8, 2023. Each NFL team plays 17 games over 18 weeks. The NFL’s eight division champions and six wild card teams move onto the playoffs. Only the top seed in each conference avoids the Wild Card Playoff round:
- The NFL Wild Card Playoffs take place Saturday, Jan. 14 (two games); Sunday, Jan. 15 (three games) and a Monday Night Football Wild Card game on Jan. 16.
- Divisional games are Jan. 21-22.
- The AFC Championship and NFC Championship take place Jan. 29.
- Super Bowl LVII is Sunday, Feb. 12, in Glendale, AZ.