The first weekend in February is normally reserved for the NFL’s Super Bowl on Sunday as the biggest single-day betting event of the year. Kicking off on Sunday, February 13, 2022 on NBC is Super Bowl LVI
Location: Stadium: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California, United States and Americasbookie has you covered with any number of different ways to bet on the game.
The half-time show should be a great one: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar
Early Super Bowl LVI Line
Early Super Bowl Moneyline
Early Super Bowl Total
Over 51.5 Points -110
Under 51.5 Points -110
While things do not get any bigger than a Super Bowl when it comes to betting on sports, there is plenty of other action on the board over the next few weeks leading up to the big game. Friday night in the NBA offers a doubleheader of betting action on ESPN. The NHL is in full flight and those of us who enjoy college hoops can pick and choose with multiple games on the menu each and every night.
Types of Bets
Every football bet can be classified in one of three categories: moneyline, against the spread, and over/under.
1. Moneyline Betting
“Betting on the moneyline is the easiest Super Bowl bet you can make. Quite simply, you bet on which team will win the game “straight up.” You don’t have to worry about margin of victory. If the team you bet on wins, you win your bet!
“You might be saying to yourself: “That’s very simple. Why doesn’t everyone bet on the moneyline?”
“Because the payout is lower if you bet on the favorite, and you don’t get the advantage of the spread if you bet on the underdog. Sportsbooks aren’t going to reward you the same way for picking a massive favorite to win. They will, however, reward you handsomely if you correctly pick an underdog.”
2. Against the Spread
“Against the spread betting (commonly abbreviated as ATS) is probably the most common type of football betting. In Super Bowl 54, the Chiefs were one point favorites over the 49ers. On paper, this is written out as “Chiefs (-1)” or “49ers (+1)”. The one point spread means that, if you bet on the Chiefs (-1), you only win your bet if the Chiefs win by two points or more. If the Chiefs win 24-23, for example, you’re outta luck.
The flip side is that if you bet on the 49ers (+1), you’ll still win your bet even if the game is a tie.
If the Chiefs win by exactly one point, it’s called a “push,” and both sides get their money back.’
Simple enough, right?
3. Over/Under Betting
“Over/under betting (O/U) differs considerably from spread and moneyline betting in that it doesn’t involve picking the winner. The most common over/under bet is the game total, which involves predicting the total number of points that will be scored in the game.
As of January 20, the total for Super Bowl 55 was 51.5. Bettors can opt that the game will feature more than 51.5 points (taking the over) or fewer than 53.5 points (taking the under).
If you bet the over and the final score is 30-25, you win your bet since the teams combined for 55 points. (That’s more than 51.5.) If the final result is 30-21, you lose everything, since the total score of 51 is less than the total set beforehand by the sportsbooks”
Super Bowl Props
These can be a variation of different things you will never see when betting a regular football game,for example.
- Will there be a score in the first 5 minutes?
- Will there be a safety during the game?
- Will there be a defensive or special teams touchdown?
- Will either team have three unanswered scores?
- First offensive play call
- First scoring play
- Highest scoring quarter
- Number of penalties
- Longest made field goal
- Will there be a defensive touchdown?
- Will a field goal or extra-point attempt hit the uprights or crossbar?