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How to bet on the NFL Super Bowl
The NFL’s Super Bowl is synonymous with sports betting. It’s the most bet-on annual sporting event and attracts over $10 billion in bets from around the world each year. If you’re not betting on the Super Bowl, you’re missing out.
With so much buildup to the NFL’s championship game, Super Bowl betting online can be a competitive market to try to grapple with. The playoffs are the NFL's postseason, with the best 14 teams making it through and still with a chance of Super Bowl glory.
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One of the main reasons the Super Bowl is the most bet-on sporting event in the world is due to its vast prop-bet market. A prop bet (short for proposition bet) is a type of wager that is placed on a player or an event in the game. Prop bets originated from Super Bowl betting as customers wanted more markets to play than the standard spreads or totals . The best Super Bowl sportsbooks offer hundreds of prop markets with some of the most popular ones being the game’s first touchdown scorer, players’ total yards, longest field goal scored, and team totals, just to name a few. Super Bowl betting sites also offer tons of non-game prop bets. These include, but are not limited to, the length of the national anthem, the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, heads or tails on the opening coin toss, and even if there will be a wardrobe malfunction during the half-time show.
The NFL crowns a regular-season MVP each year and that player is announced at the NFL Honors ceremony in the days before the Super Bowl. Much like everything else in the NFL: betting on the regular season MVP is an easy thing to do with many online NFL sportsbooks offering the market throughout the entire season. Quarterbacks have dominated the award, having won 13 of the last 14 years.
If we had placed a $10 bet on Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson in the 2019-20 season, we would be $8000 richer as 2019’s MVP was +8000 to win the award before the season started. Aaron Rodgers’ MVP win in 2021-22 was his second in two years and was more predictable but would have still yielded a good profit at +1000 before the season got underway. Who will the smart money be on for 2022-23? Is Kyler Murray comfortable in Arizona? Can the Chargers surround Justin Herbert with the talent to shine? Can Lamar Jackson return to full fitness?
The Super Bowl MVP can also be wagered on before the season starts but is more widely available once the Super Bowl matchup has been decided. Betting on the Super Bowl MVP is one of the most common NFL prop bets for the season’s biggest game.
Picking the Super Bowl champion is one of the most popular future bets available. Nearly all NFL betting sites offer this market before and throughout the season, and even before future NFL schedules are announced with odds constantly shifting as games are played.
Betting early gives the best odds and with each team starting with the same record at the beginning of the year, taking non-favorites can be appetizing. The Cincinnati Bengals went into the 2021 season at +6600, while that number jumped to +18000 at one point in the regular season. The eventual champions, the LA Rams started the preseason at +1200 and drifted up to +1500 in the regular season.
Despite the confetti just having dropped at the end of Superbowl LVI: the odds are already available on who will the Superbowl next season, with the Kansas City Chiefs (+650) and Buffalo Bills (+700) the two highest odds available.
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Odds updated: May 28, 12:59 AM UTC
Super Bowl LVI winners
Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams beat the underdog, Cincinnati Bengals in a close run contest to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy, for the second time.
Rams Quarterback, Matt Stafford played an imperfect game, throwing two interceptions along with three touchdowns, but it was the Rams defense, led by Aaron Donald, Von Miller and Jalen Ramsey that would be the deciding factor. Perennial All-Pro DL, Donald creating havoc on 4th and 1 to force a turnover on downs with 39 seconds left to seal the victory, 23-20. Most online NFL sportsbooks had the Rams at -4 heading into Super Bowl Sunday, meaning they won outright but didn’t cover the spread.
Super Bowl LVI MVP
Capping off a season for the history books: LA Rams’ Wide Receiver, Cooper Kupp won the Super Bowl LVI MVP trophy on the back of an eight reception, 92 yard, two touchdown performance. This proved a fitting end to a season in which he won the NFL receiving triple crown for leading in receptions, reception yards, and receiving touchdowns. Kupp also tied the record for most scrimmage yards by a Wide Receiver in a single season and the most receptions in a single postseason.
The Super Bowl MVP was won by the winning team’s Quarterback over 55% of the time leading up to Super Bowl LVI, making the two Quarterbacks, Matt Stafford of the Rams (+145) and Joe Burrow of the Bengals (+225), the two heaviest favorites. Cooper Kupp was the heaviest favorite who was not a Quarterback and, given the season he had: Kupp looked a solid bet to win the MVP trophy.
Just because we didn’t get our Super Bowl betting picks in before the game started, doesn’t mean we can’t place in-game bets during the match.
The majority of Super Bowl sportsbooks offer live betting that allows bettors to place wagers during the game. The Super Bowl betting lines and odds are constantly moving during in-play which allows users to bet different odds than the ones available before the game.
In the 2017 Super Bowl, featuring the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Tom Brady and the Patriots trailed 28-3 mid-way through the third quarter. At that time, some of the best Super Bowl sportsbooks had live odds of +1100 for the Patriots to come back and win the game (with those odds, a $100 bet would win $1100). The Patriots ended up winning 34-28 and rewarded some Super Bowl in-game bettors handsomely.
This will be the eighth Super Bowl to be hosted in the Los Angeles area, and the first since Super Bowl XXVVII in 1993. On that occasion it was the Rose Bowl that played the part of host, while this year sees the incredible SoFi Stadium take the reins.
Having opened in September 2020 and home to city's Chargers and Rams teams, the $5 billion stadium features "the Oculus" – its ovular, double-sided video board, suspended from the roof over the field and the only one of its kind across modern day stadia.
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Betting on the Super Bowl is easy. Sign up with a sportsbook, find the Super Bowl markets, and place your favorite Super Bowl betting picks. Customers can choose from various Super Bowl betting odds and markets.
In 2020, Americans bet over $6.8 billion on the Super Bowl, which was a 15% increase from the previous year. With the global increase in recreational sports betting, each following year’s Super Bowl will probably draw an even higher amount of bets and money wagered.
A Super Bowl betting line is the game’s spread , or handicap as its known in UK. The favored team will have to win by a certain number of points and the underdog will have to not lose by that many. In 2021, the Kansas City Chiefs were -3 on the spread meaning their opponents, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, were +3.
Yes, many online sportsbooks offer free in-game bets and sign-up bonuses, with the Super Bowl being one of the best times to take companies up on these promotions. Some books will match 50-100% of our initial deposit, but in some cases that money has to be bet a certain number of times (called a rollover) before we can withdraw it.
We can absolutely place bets on our mobiles and it’s now the preferred way to place our wagers. Using our mobile for online betting helps us monitor the odds on the go and conveniently get the Super Bowl betting odds we are looking for.
Getting a free bet offer depends on the sportsbook. Not all companies offer free bet offers but some will offer customers a free bet on primetime games including the Super Bowl. If we place a bet on the Super Bowl, sometimes our Super Bowl betting sites will give us a free bet equal to our initial wager.
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