The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year and this year’s game is expected to see a lot of scoring with two of the best quarterbacks in the game facing off. The Super Bowl sees among the most bets of any sporting event in the world, especially since it is the only football game in the final two weeks of the postseason.
Not only can players bet on the final score, margin of victory, and point total but gamblers can put money on Super Bowl prop bets on hundreds of individual events, from the first coin toss of the game to who will win the Super Bowl MVP.
Let’s take a look at what to expect ahead of Super Bowl LIII and how you can win some cash on the day of the big game.
Super Bowl Bets
Millions of people will place Super Bowl bets on the winner of the game, the margin of victory, and whether the final score will be over or under the projected point total. But the score is just a small part of the festivities and Super Bowl prop bets have gotten more popular every year, especially thanks to online sportsbooks that allow you to place wagers without having to find a bookie.
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Some Super Bowl prop bets are related to the game, like which team will score first or which team will record the most first downs. Many other prop bets will focus on things like the broadcasters and the halftime show. You can even place money on whether the national anthem singer will forget any of the words or how many songs halftime band Maroon 5 will perform.
Last year’s game featured more than 500 different prop bets with full betting odds.
Super Bowl Betting Odds
The Super Bowl betting odds will be revealed shortly after the end of the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs on January 20. Various Super Bowl betting sides will likely have slightly different odds but most will be similar. Last year, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots by 8 points despite coming in as a 5.5-point underdog.
In Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by 14 points despite entering the game as a 5.5-point underdog. The last team to cover the spread were the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51 with a six-point win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Before we even reach the big event, the regular season takes place to determine the two sides that will eventually appear in the Super Bowl. Throughout the NFL season, the best way to give yourself a chance of making a profit is to bet sensibly and choose only the best value bets for a particular week.
Always make sure that you obtain as much information as possible before striking a bet, as team news, injuries to players and many other factors play a big role in the outcome of the game, along with a fair degree of luck of course! Betting on the ‘Moneyline’ is the easiest option for regular weekly NFL games, with you only needing to predict which team will win.
Improved odds (and thus higher risk) can be found via the ‘Points Spread’ betting markets. This method of NFL betting gives the underdogs a virtual points start which the favourite must overcome to win the bet. For example, if the underdog is given a +3.5 points start then the favourites must win by at least 4 points to win the bet and ‘cover the spread’.
Alternatively, you can bet on the Over/Under Total Points market which simply bets on the total combined scores by the two teams. Several totals are given as betting options, with the bettor picking whether the total points scored will be above or below that line, with odds reflecting the chances.
Super Bowl Prop Bets
One of the more enjoyable parts of the big event comes via Super Bowl Prop Bets which are offered by many online sportsbooks. These encourage the more casual players to place a fun bet on the Super Bowl to increase their enjoyment.
These novelty Super Bowl bets can cover quite literally anything, with recent examples from Super Bowl 51 being the color of the singers hair at Half-Time to an Over/Under bet on the Nielsen television viewer rating.
Super Bowl FAQ
Super Bowl 2019/Super Bowl 53
While the betting odds for the game will be available after January 20, there are already dozens of prop bets you can place wagers on. Below are some of the in-game prop bets you can make before anyone has even qualified for the game.
Super Bowl bets 2019:
- Will a non-quarterback throw a touchdown? Yes +500, No -900
Last year’s game featured a game-winning pass from tight end Trey Burton to quarterback Nick Foles. A similar pass attempt from Julian Edelman to Tom Brady failed.
- Will either kicker hit the upright or crossbar on a missed kick attempt? Yes +375, No -650
- Will either team not punt during the game? Yes +1000, No -5000
- Will any player be ejected for fighting? Yes +700, No -1600
There are also many prop bets unrelated to the actual game that you can place. Below is a brief Super Bowl prop bets sheet.
Super Bowl Bets 53:
- While commercial will air first, Coca Cola or Pepsi? Coke -170, Pepsi +130
- Which commercial will air first? Bud Light +120, Michelob Ultra +150, Budweiser +250
- How many commercials will run during the Super Bowl? Over/Under 96
- How many songs will Maroon 5 perform at halftime? Over/Under 7.5
- Will Christina Aguilera appear at the halftime show? Yes +200, No -300
- Will the roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium be open for kickoff? Yes -280, No +185
- Will a fan run onto the field during the game? Yes +900, No -3500
- Will Donald Trump attend the game? Yes +459, No -700
- Will the Super Bowl-winning team visit the White House? Yes -140, No +100
- Will any player take a knee during the national anthem? Yes +400, No -700
Super Bowl Betting Sites
Super Bowl Betting Tips
Who will rein victorious? Well, that’s what we are going to speculate.
When betting on the Super Bowl, there is no such thing as too much information, whether it comes via Super Bowl betting tips or from blogs and expert opinion.
In such a massive game for each team, any little discrepancy, injury or issue could make the difference, not only to the result but your bet too! Research is key if you are looking to make an early bet on the potential Super Bowl winners.
Using reliable sources such as the tipsters found on OnlineSportBetting.ca can give players an edge in the “futures” market, when making early Super Bowl Bets, with more favourable odds usually given, before a kick or throw has been made at the start of the season.