Handicapping Armagh vs. Galway In Gaelic Football

  • Armagh and Galway face off in the National Football League, the Gaelic Football league in Ireland.
  • Armagh is fourth in the league, with Galway just ahead of them at third, and both are fighting for a top-two spot.
  • Galway is favored -1.5 on the spread, but has +125 odds to cover that spread.

GALWAY, Ireland - Last time Armagh faced off against Galway, in the quarterfinals of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 2022, a brawl kicked off.

Armagh and Galway currently occupy the fourth and third slots in the National Football League respectively.

Galway is only a point ahead of Armagh, and they’re tied on points with current-second-placers Roscommon.

Armagh vs. Galway Odds

  • Armagh +1.5 (-150)
  • Galway -1.5 (+125)

The spread on this match is similar to one that a Bovada aficionado might see on a hockey or baseball match – a run or puck line.

With these lines common at some sports betting sites, the underdog is automatically spotted 1.5 points as a handicap, while the favorite gets 1.5 points subtracted from their total.

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Then, betting commences on the updated line. In this case, Galway are favored, with the -1.5 handicap. However, on this line, they are +125 underdogs, meaning the sportsbooks do not think they are likely to cover this spread.

Padraig Joyce, Galway’s head coach, noted that he was happy to have six points, but falling off- pace – as could happen in this match against Armagh – could be tough.

“We'd be pleased enough with six points,” Joyce said. “Anything less than that would put us under a bit of pressure."

Throw-in for this match between Galway and Armagh takes place at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.