The NFL and its centerpiece grand finale, the Super Bowl, is not only one of the world’s most popular sporting events, it has also become one of the most popular betting events in the world, with various forms of Super Bowl Bets available to all types of bettors.
Players can simply bet on the Super Bowl match outcome, which includes ‘Moneyline’, ‘Over/Under’ and ‘Points Spread’ bets, while the early futures betting markets lets players bet on the longer term outcome of the Super Bowl.
These “futures” Super Bowl odds tend to change based on how a team is performing, so an early NFL bet on a team to win can lead to big winnings.
Bettors can predict the winners and even the Super Bowl finalists both pre-season and during the regular NFL season.
Super Bowl Betting Odds
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 Betting Tips
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.