NFL Margin Football Pools

The Margin Football Pool is a highly entertaining format and like a number of our other non-standard formats is susceptible to big swings in standings. The goal is to pick a team each week that is going to win big as your score for the week is the difference in your picks score vs their opponents score. You can only pick a team once for the season, so it's often good to look at the schedule, plan ahead and save a couple solid teams for later in the season.

The Margin Football Pool is also sometimes referred to as a Plus/Minus Football Pool.

How to Play

  1. Entrants pick one team each week of the NFL regular season with the intention of the selection winning big.
  2. If the team selected wins the entry earns the margin of victory as their score for the week (ie. win by 7, earn 7 points).
  3. If the team selected loses, the entry gets the negative margin of defeat as their score for the week (ie. lose by 3, earn -3 points).
  4. The entry with the most total points at the end of the regular season is the winner.
  5. Teams may only be selected one time for the duration of the pool.

Options

Default Picks - Choose from several options to assign a pick to an entry that doesn't make a selection prior to the deadline.
Create a New Margin Football Pool Join an Existing Margin Football Pool

Site News

  • Jun 11, 2018 - Football Pools are now available for the 2018 NFL season! We now have 6 different offerings including Pick'em, Survivor, Loser, Margin, Pick 5/SuperContest and our new 20-Point Football. You can set up your pool today!
  • Jun 9, 2018 - We've brought back pick reminders for the 2018 season. You have to opt in when you create your entry and you should only receive them while your entry is still alive in elimination style pools. They will be sent on the morning of the first game each week.
  • Nov 22, 2017 - We've added a Slack workspace to communicate with pool managers. You can find a link to our workspace at the bottom of the site. It's the hashtag looking icon under Connect With HostedPools. We will be integrating it with our Trello boards so you can keep tabs on what ideas are out there as well as what we're currently working on.
  • Nov 1, 2017 - We've moved some of the manager specific menu items into the Manager Tools dashboard to tidy up the menu on mobile devices. We're also adding some reports as well as a simple text editor for the pool note and pool emails to the Manager Tools as part of a revamp of that section.