Offseason Football Betting From Legal Online Sportsbooks

Betting on football is a year-round event, with the NFL, NCAAF, UFL, and the CFL all offering future odds. Legal online football betting sites also have sim odds for players who want to bet on classic totals, money lines and spread odds. 

Sportsbook account holders can also take advantage of offseason props like NFL draft odds, Scouting Combine odds, and prop builders offered at some select sites. While there are many options, betting during the offseason is generally reserved for serious bettors looking to earn extra cash before the season starts. Offseason futures and props also offer good value to bettors as the future odds are generally favorable compared to regular season game lines and futures.

Below, we will discuss how you can get in on the offseason action from trusted online sports betting sites. 

Super Bowl Futures

One of the most popular off-season football bets is Super Bowl futures. Super Bowl futures are available year-round, and odds are updated regularly. When betting on future odds, the earlier you can lock in a bet, the better, as the odds change often. 

Below are the Super Bowl futures for the 2025 Super Bowl. As you can see, a $100 bet on the Chiefs to three-peat would net a $450 payout if you lock in the bet now. 

  • Kansas City Chiefs +450
  • San Francisco 49ers +600
  • Baltimore Ravens +1000
  • Buffalo Bills +1100
  • Detroit Lions +1200
  • Cincinnati Bengals +1400
  • Dallas Cowboys +1400
  • Green Bay Packers +1400

(More odds available at Bovada)

College Football Futures

College football betting consists of future odds, game lines, and props. Like NFL futures, NCAAF futures are available all year and offer great value to bettors who lock in their bets early. While often referred to as the feeder system to the NFL, college football odds are numerous and readily available.

Last season, the Michigan Wolverines won the National Championship 31-13 over the Washington Huskies. Since it was Michigan’s first championship since 1997, future odds for the Wolverines were very lucrative to players who placed early bets. 

Below are the current NCAAF futures from Bovada’s online sportsbook. 

  • Georgia +300
  • Ohio State +475
  • Texas +700
  • Oregon +800
  • Alabama +1100
  • Mississippi +1500
  • LSU +1600
  • Michigan +1600
  • Florida State +2200

NFL Sims

NFL simulations are a relatively new addition that select online sportsbooks have started offering. While the game simulations are usually broadcast via a public streaming service such as Twitch, odds are provided before and during the game in real-time. 

Depending on the rosters and game edition, betting on simulations can be tricky. Bovada offers simulations on both the 2020 and 2024 Madden titles. There are no futures with simulations; however, there are game lines that offer spread, win, and total odds. Below are the simulation odds offered at Bovada for March 2024. 

Baltimore Ravens vs. Green Bay Packers

  • Spread: +2.5 (-110), -2.5 (-120)
  • Win: EVEN, -130
  • Total: O63.0 (-115), U63.0 (-115)

*Rosters updated as of the end of 2019-2020 Season* CPU Sim – Pre-Match Settings: 15-minute quarters, Rookie, 20-second accelerated clock – Can be viewed onsite by clicking the more bets link [>] on the Live Game in the NFL 2020 Sims page or at