Best Ways to Bet on the Super Bowl


Best Ways to Bet on the Super Bowl

There are tons of ways to bet on the Super Bowl.

Key Points

  • One of the best ways to bet on the Super Bowl is simply one of the traditional – moneyline, spread, or totals – bets.
  • There are all sorts of interesting Super Bowl props to take advantage of.

The Super Bowl is the most-watched spectator sporting event in North America. The excitement surrounding the game is enhanced by the numerous bets available on the game.

With the rise in sports betting in the US thanks to legalization in many of the states, there will be even more action on this year’s game. Here are some of the best ways to bet on the Super Bowl.

Easiest Ways to Bets the Super Bowl

The easiest bets anyone can make on the Super Bowl are moneyline, spread, or totals wagers. These are the traditional and most common bets on any NFL game and the majority of Super Bowl wagers will be in one of these three categories. Get the latest Super Bowl point spread.

Moneyline bets are very easy to understand. Each team is given their odds to win the game. For example, Los Angeles is given -185 odds to win. They are the favorite (the favorite is always indicated by the negative sign). 

Cincinnati is the underdog and is given +175 odds to win. If we bet $100 on the Bengals to pull the upset and they win, we win $175. To win $100 on the Rams, you would have to bet $185.

Moneyline bets are easy because you are simply picking the team that wins the game. A point spread bet is a little different as a team must win or lose by a certain number of points. Let’s use the Rams and Bengals in an example.

LA Rams -4 (-110)

Bengals +4 (-110)

The Rams are favored by four points and the odds (-110) mean you have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $1.10 to win $1.00. If you bet on the Rams, they must win by five or more points. If they win by four, the bet is a “push” and your bet is refunded.

If you bet on the Bengals, they must either lose by three points or less or win outright. Underdogs have been hot lately going 14-6 against the spread in the last 20 Super Bowls.

Betting Super Bowl totals is easy too since you don’t have to pick a winner. You are simply betting on the total number of points scored in the game. If the total is set at 49 and the final score of the game is 30-20, a bet on the Over would be a winner.

Are you considering a parlay for the big game? Check out our recent article about how to bet parlays.

Super Bowl Props Bets

There are a number of good team and player props wagers for the Super Bowl. Popular player props include wagers on passing, rushing, and receiving yards and/or touchdowns. 

For example, take the Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp. His receiving yards prop is listed at 102 yards. Bettors can wager on Kupp going Over or Under that total. Kupp, who had one of the best seasons in history for a receiver, went over 102 yards in 13 of the Rams 20 games this season. 

Bettors can also take advantage of all sorts of interesting props like betting on the length of the national anthem, the first commercial aired during the TV broadcast, and even on which song will be performed first during halftime.

Maybe you’re feeling adventurous and are looking to start betting football teasers next eyar. Take a look at how to betting NFL teasers.