The Super Bowl is the biggest sports event in American Football. The best sports betting sites have this event ready weeks, event months before. The Super Bowl LIII is tomorrow, and if you need help getting ready to place your wagers, check out this quick betting guide to the types of bets you can place in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Betting Types
First is the Spread Betting. This wager will be made based on the score difference of the game. So, if you will bet on the favorite, you subtract the spread from the score of the favorite. The favorite (your wager), will win if the difference is greater than the final score of the underdog. Now, if you were to bet on the Underdog, you add the spread to the final score of the underdog. If the sum is greater than the final score of the favorite, then the underdog wager wins.
You also have Totals Betting. The totals are basically the combined point total of the Super Bowl. As the bettor, you pick if the result will be over, or under, the number. Keep in mind that any overtime will be counted towards this. You can usually tell based on the abilities of each team to score, and how each team’s defense is effective towards the other.
Of course, you also have the Moneyline bet on who wins the game. It seems easy enough, but the key here is to look at the odds. Keep in mind that the negative numbers you will see will tell you how much to risk to win $100, while the positive numbers will tell you how much you will win as you risk $100.
Other Special Bets
When there are big games such as the Super Bowl, there is something bettors usually do, which is called “fading” the public. This is basically going against the current of bets placed by recreational bettors who tend to bet on favorite teams, rather than look at the odds.
Lastly, you also have exotics for the Super Bowl. Now, they seem funny to the amateur bettor, but in reality, there is much to profit from this. Prop betting is one. This is also called side bets. The best examples are the Super Bowl Coin Toss, where people bet if the coin will land heads or tails. They also place wagers on the length of the National Anthem singing, if the singer will belt it out for more than a couple of minutes, or less.
Safety bets are also popular, as well as the QB’s throw distance. There are funnier wagers, too, like the color of the halftime performers clothes.