Super Bowl Betting in US
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest betting attractions not only in the United States, but on a global scale.
Figures for the 2017 Super Bowl LII, saw Nevada bookmakers take a huge $145 million dollars in bets for the Falcons v Patriots game alone, while it is estimated that some $5 billion dollars are wagered across various means around the world.
Super Bowl Odds
The Super Bowl is the culmination of five months of NFL action from preseason to the regular season and of course the playoffs, with two teams battling it out to hold aloft the Vince Lombardi Trophy and be crowned National Football League Champions for 2019.
The participants of Super Bowl LIII will not be decided until January 20th 2019, when the AFC and NFC Conference Championship games are played. As such, Super Bowl odds for Moneylink and spreads along with the popular Super Bowl prop bets, will not be available until then.
One Super Bowl betting market that is currently available is the ‘Futures’ market, offering long-term odds for those looking to bet early on the possible winners of the Super Bowl next year. Unsurprisingly it’s the New England Patriots who once again lead the way in the Super Bowl odds and are available at +600 to become NFL Champions at the time of writing, while their nearest challengers according to bookmakers are Philadelphia Eagles at +800 and the Minnesota Vikings at +1000.
Future betting odds are easily affected by results, with prices fluctuating, so timing is key, with an early wager, covering bettors from odds shortening.
Super Bowl Prop Bets
One of the best things about the Super Bowl is the ever-popular ‘Prop bets’ (short for ‘Proposition bet’).
Super Bowl prop bets are a fun way of enjoying the other aspects of the Super Bowl, with betting markets offered on everything from the length of the national anthem to the colour of the half-time entertainers clothing.
There is literally a Super Bowl bet for everyone and it’s a great way of getting involved in the big day, even if you have little knowledge of the NFL in general.
For Super Bowl LII back in February, we had a varied selection of Super Bowl Prop bets, with some of the more outlandish ones including:
- Colour of the liquid that covers the winning coach
- Would singer Pink forget a word in the national anthem
- Tom Brady’s age being mentioned in the broadcast
As you can see there is a Super Bowl prop bet for every occasion!
As we have no idea of who will be in Super Bowl LIII in February 2019, there are no prop bet markets currently available, but keep an eye on your favourite bookmakers during the build up to the big day and these fun Super Bowl prop bets will start to appear.
Super Bowl Betting Tips
As the NFL pre-season draws ever closer, the Futures market is starting to take shape and give a great indicator to who will be in the mix fighting to be Super Bowl LIII champions in February.
As mentioned the New England Patriots are once again the betting favourites at +600. Both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are staying after rumours of both potentially moving on, while a refresh of the side will only improve their chances. Unless Brady picks up an injury or his age finally catches up on him, it could well be another Pats year.
The Philadelphia Eagles (+800) look to have the ability to go far once more, but the pain of a Super Bowl defeat can lead to a hangover into the next season, so they will need to pick themselves up quickly if they wish to go one step further this year, while the Minnesota Vikings look to be the best of the rest at +1000. Our money is on the Pats.