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Football Next-drive Betting Rules

On selected NFL and NCAA games, you can bet on the first play of each drive, as well as the overall outcome of drives.

Available betting options and the complete breakdown of plays are:

Bet Type Bet Options Possible winning outcomes

FIRST PLAY OF DRIVE

(offered on the first play of each new drive)

Rush for No Gain or Loss
  • A rush by any offensive player which results in a positive gain.
Completed Pass
  • Any completed pass, whether by the Quarterback or any other offensive player.
  • A completed pass resulting in a loss of yardage will count.
Any other outcome
  • Incomplete pass.
  • Rush for no gain or loss.
  • Penalty (by either side).
  • Turnover by fumble or interception.
Bet Type Bet Options Possible winning outcomes
DRIVE RESULTS

(offered following the first play of each new drive)

Offensive score (TD, FG)
  • Any successful touchdown or field goal by the offense.
Punt (past the line scrimmage)
  • A punt that goes past the line of scrimmage.
Any other outcome
  • Turnover by fumble, interception, or downs.
  • Missed field goal.
  • Defensive touchdown.
  • Safety.
  • Blocked punt / FG.
  • Punt which does not pass the line of scrimmage.
  • Clock expires.
Bet Type Bet Options Possible winning outcomes

DRIVE OUTCOME

(offered once the team with possession reaches a certain point on the field)

Offensive TD
  • Any successful touchdown by the offense
Field Goal
  • Any successful field goal by the offense
 Any other outcome
  • Turnover by fumble, interception, or downs
  • Punt
  • Missed field goal
  • Defensive touchdown
  • Safety
  • Blocked punt / FG
  • Clock expires

Note: When the team with the ball reaches a certain field position, the ‘Drive Result’ option will be removed and it will be replaced with the ‘Drive Outcome’ option. Exactly when this happens is NOT the same for every drive, this is determined by management, but is primarily based on increasing probabilities for an offensive score to happen.

Also, keep in mind the following rules:

General Rules

  1. Drive betting is not offered on all games. For NFL, it will be available on prime-time evening games (Sunday night, Monday night, Thursday night, etc.). In some rare cases, lines may be offered on afternoon NFL games as well, based on management’s decision. For NCAA, drive betting will be offered only on Bowl Games.
  2. All propositions will have one winning outcome. In the event that more than one winning outcome applies, the first outcome to occur will be considered the winning outcome and all other options will be considered losing outcomes.
  3. For grading purposes, COM will be the official source of NFL games, and ESPN will be the official source for college.

First Play of Drive

  1. Any accepted penalty, including false start, will be graded as ‘Any other outcome’, except in the event that the penalty is added to a gain on a completed pass or rushing play; in that case, the result will be ‘Rush for a gain’ or ‘Completed pass’.
  2. If a pass is completed but the play results in a loss of yards, it will still be graded as a completed pass.
  3. In the event of a lost fumble after a completed pass or rushing play, the result for betting purposes will be ‘Any other outcome’.

Drive Results/Outcomes

  1. If, after a punt past the line of scrimmage, the receiving team fumbles and loses possession, the result of that drive will be ‘Punt past the line of scrimmage’ and the next play from scrimmage will be the start of a new drive.
  2. If a team turns the ball over and there is an official change of possession, that will be the end of the drive even if that team regains possession of the ball during the same play, and the next play from scrimmage will be the start of a new drive.
  3. Any punt or kickoff return does not count as a drive; at least one play from scrimmage is required for a possession to be considered a drive.