If you are familiar with NFL bets you’ve probably thought about betting on the Super Bowl. With this “How to bet” guide we’ll make sure you move from thoughts to action. Super Bowl is not just a game it's a championship game that decides the best football team. So it’s no wonder that this event attracts millions of sports fans and bettors. So let’s check the betting markets players are usually being offered when betting on the Super Bowl.
Types of Super Bowl bets
Super Bowl offers a wide range of betting markets like moneyline, point spread, totals, prop bets and futures. We’ll break them down to you so you can easily pick one that fits best your experience and possibilities.
Let’s start with the easiest one - the moneyline. Moneyline is all about who will win the game. So what the bookie does in this case it sets the line representing the favorite and the underdog. Let’s say team A has a favored line of -145 and team B has the underdog line of +125. This means that if you decide to back team A you need to wager $145 to win $100. Meanwhile, betting on team B $100 might payout $125. Betting in underdog seems more attractive and profitable, doesn’t it?
Point spread bet or against the spread bet (ATS) means that the bookie sets the spread with a favorite (-) and an underdog (+). To win you need to cover the spread. For example: Team A scored 34 and team B scored 30 at a spread of (-3) and (+3) respectively. Although, team A won (34>30), team A managed to cover the spread by winning by 4 points. When betting on a point spread you might want to shop for the best line because there can be many offered by a bookie, but not all of them are worth it.
Totals or under/over bet mean that you bet on the final score of the game. This bet doesn’t imply betting on a winner. For example: The bookie sets the odds at 57.5. Your job is to predict whether the score will be over or under 57.5. So let’s say team A and team B scored together 59 points. This means that an over bet won (57.5<59). And that’s totals bet.
Other bets (futures, prop bets)
Next two types of bets are known for being more fun and entertaining. The bookies here compete in originality and the most creative lines receive more attention from bettors.
One of the most amazing futures bets is the bet on the next Super Bowl. Yes, you can literally bet on a future event while watching the current one. The odds in this case are decent, but you need to remember that you won’t have access to those money bet until the event is over and that’s next February. This is a cool option for patient bettors, but there are only few of them.
Super Bowl prop bets can be super crazy. Some of them go even beyond the game itself like for example: prop bets on national anthem, half-time show, commercials. Although, it’s kind of funny, people do really bet on them and do make money. The rest of them usually include bets on the Super Bowl game. For example: bet on the total number of passing yards, pass attempts, rushing yards and so on. Prop bets are most bettor’s favourite type of bet because they are more entertaining.
Where to bet on Super Bowl?
Well, if you’ve ever made bets on NFL at a certain bookie you can probably stick with it during the Super Bowl. Again, make sure betting at this bookie doesn’t cause you extra headache. Generally, bookies offer their best “service” during an event of such extent. Your primary task should be checking the odds and lines. Mid-game bets are very popular, better opt in for a bookie with live-streaming and live betting for a better betting experience. If you play from your smartphone choose a user friendly bookie by reading some reviews. Definitely take advantage of the Super Bowl bonuses if your bookie offers them.
Super Bowl is truly the one of the most anticipated events in sports universe. Before making your first bet make sure you are familiar with this sport. NFL regular season and playoff should be enough for you to gain some experience and learn on your mistakes. Betting on Super Bowl is a great fit for those that already enjoy watching the game and want to make some extra money. Just never forget to have a separate bankroll and a head over your shoulders.