Let’s get into the bread and butter of the FanDuel sportsbook—what has made it the top betting operator in the U.S.—its betting markets.
FanDuel betting options include nearly everything under the sun. Looking for Super Bowl betting? FanDuel has it. TVG betting? FanDuel has it. March Madness betting? FanDuel has it.
The list of options are also spread out amongst different betting markets, including:
- And more…
There is practically no limit to sports betting at FanDuel, no matter if you are using the FanDuel mobile web or FanDuel sportsbook app.
So what exactly does FanDuel sports betting entail? We’re so glad you asked!
FanDuel is one of the leading NFL betting sites because of its inclusion of the most robust betting lines of any major sportsbook. Whereas other sportsbooks limit the betting lines that can be combined into parlays, FanDuel lets users put together nearly any (though not literally every) combination of lines to form unique and highly profitable parlays.
Traditional betting lines are, of course, available in spades. Odds are regularly updated by the FanDuel team for the best live betting experience. There are also frequent contests and promotions, some of which we have touched on already.
More than anything, FanDuel has done a great job of positioning itself to be a leader in NFL betting. Whether it be the simplistic menu, aesthetic design, or snappy response time, FanDuel and the NFL go hand-in-hand. Bettors should check out the huge array of NFL odds before they do nothing else on FanDuel.
NCAA Football betting sites are one of the most active in futures betting. At the start of every year, just after championship odds are released, bettors flock to sportsbooks to pick conference winners and national champions—that is because there is little parity in college football, so bettors can get better odds for teams that are likely to make it far in the postseason.
Teams normally play 10-12 regular-season games before two divisional champions progress to the conference championship. After that, four teams (soon to be expanded to 12) are nominated to participate in a four-team single-elimination bracket. Betting odds are available for all of these stages of the season.
Unlike professional sports, collegiate player props are unavailable in some states. That list of states includes: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
NBA betting sites, including FanDuel, offer all of the traditional betting lines (spread, moneylines, over/unders) in addition to an assortment of other lines. Parlays are especially popular, specifically same-game parlay, as are futures bets. Futures can be anything occurring in the long-term, including championship winner, MVP, and points leader.
NBA bettors are treated to 82 regular-season games plus a four-round playoff bracket. The action comes nearly every night, including major holidays such as Christmas. Odds are also updated regularly for in-play betting and can be accessed via the FanDuel mobile web page, web app, or FanDuel mobile app for Android or iOS.
Users are encouraged to check out all of the lines available before picking one specific betting strategy as there are tons of options.
NCAA Basketball betting sites are very similar to college football betting sites, although not quite with the same focus on future bets—at least, at the start of the season. That all changes when March Madness starts.
March Madness is an annual 68-team single-elimination postseason tournament during which teams compete to determine the national champion. It is called March “Madness” because of how frequently upsets occur, leading to some of the most unpredictable betting of the year.
College basketball fans are also restricted from betting on player props if they are in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia. For more information on this, again, check out our state betting pages, and stay up to date with our latest news.
MLB betting sites like FanDuel also take advantage of the league’s long, 162-game regular-season schedule, in addition to the playoffs and spring training. Unlike most other markets, the spread is always set at +1.5 or -1.5, introducing more variability to the odds rather than the spread itself.
Of course, moneylines and points totals are also available. Props, meanwhile, can range from anything to home run hits, total strikeouts, or if there will be a shutout. You can build same-game parlays or parlays consisting of multiple games, depending on your preference.
Baseball betting also includes fun lines not found in other sports, such as NRFI and YRFI, which translate to “no run first inning” and “yes run first inning.” Check out the full list of betting options on the FanDuel sportsbook menu.
NHL betting sites join MLB sites as the only major sports to have predetermined spreads before matchups are even posted. Teams are either 1.5-goal underdogs or favorites, and the odds are flexible. This is because there are fewer goals (points) scored in every game, so large spreads just don’t make sense.
NHL fans are normally a hardcore group of people who live for the hard-hitting thrill of the sport. As a result, betting lines, especially during playoff season, are constantly changing as the bets pour in.
Just like the other sports we have mentioned, bettors can place parlay bets, pick futures winners, or select their favorite player props. It all depends on the type of bettor that the individual is.
We highlighted a few of the major sports available on FanDuel, but we did not cover the entire list. There is also soccer betting, tennis betting, horse betting, MMA betting (including the UFC), NASCAR betting, golf betting (including the PGA), boxing betting, and pretty much every form of entertainment allowed by legal sports betting states.
Check out a full list of FanDuel’s legal sports betting options on their site or mobile app. You will find the sports in a heading or can search for one of particular interest in the search bar.
FanDuel Sportsbook Team Partners
MLB: Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox
NFL: Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Washington Commanders
NBA: Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns
NHL: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks
MLS: DC United
Differences in Betting Markets for Different Fanduel States
Everything that we listed above is a good rule of thumb for what is available in legal FanDuel states. However, there are certain exceptions to the rule.
- New Jersey and Virginia: Betting on in-state college teams is not allowed in either state. Virginia also does not permit live betting during collegiate athletics.
- New York: Bettors cannot wager on in-state college teams but can bet on colleges from other states playing in tournaments in New York if no local team is directly involved.
- Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Indiana: Local bettors can place stakes on the Oscars, while others cannot.
- Illinois: Bettors can only bet on in-state teams if they do so in person and not online, although there are no retail betting parlors able to accept the bets at the time of writing.
- Connecticut: Bettors can place futures bets on local teams but cannot bet on individual matchups.