How To Bet This Super Bowl Sunday: Where to Bet Chiefs-Bucs Legally, Best Books & More
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- New to sports betting but want to get in on the Super Bowl action?
- Here's what you need to know to bet Chiefs vs. Bucs on Sunday.
Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday.
It might be a bit overwhelming for even the most experienced bettors. There are a lot of betting options — whether it’s how you place a bet, where you place a bet, the kind of bet to make and how to make the most out of available promotions.
If you’re new to this whole thing, everything can seem impossible to follow.
That’s why we’ve created what’s hopefully a one-stop shop for all your needs when it comes to figuring out how exactly to bet on this game. There aren’t any tips or suggestions here — we’ll leave that for the experts — just some ways to direct you to the right path.
Super Bowl Betting FAQ
Where can I bet on the Super Bowl online?
You can bet on the Super Bowl in any state with legal sports betting.
Twenty states currently offer sports betting in some form: Ten are equipped with full mobile betting, four feature only one mobile betting option, two offer “in-person” online betting and the remaining four are limited to in-person betting at physical sportsbooks.
Below is a list of the 11 states with full mobile betting — click any of the following links to find the best sportsbooks in that state.
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
How do I bet on the Super Bowl online?
You can bet on the Super Bowl at any sportsbook in the U.S., but we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 online books. Find those books below, and click here to see which ones are offering the best Super Bowl promos.
What kind of bets can you make on the Super Bowl?
The most popular types of bets you can make on the Super Bowl are on the spread, moneyline and over/under.
- Point spread: Betting the spread means betting on the margin of victory. A minus sign (-) indicates that a team is favored to win by however many points the spread is set at, whereas a plus sign (+) indicates a team is an underdog.
- Moneyline: Betting the moneyline means betting on which team will win the Super Bowl. Minus odds indicate how much a bettor would have to wager to win $100, while plus odds indicate how much a $100 bet would win you. For example, the Chiefs’ moneyline is -157 on DraftKings as of Saturday night, and the Buccaneers’ is +138.
- Over/under: Betting the over/under (or “total”) is betting on how many total points will be scored in a game. The over means you’re betting on both teams to combine for more points than the posted line, whereas the under means you’re betting on both teams to combine for fewer points than the line.
There are more ways to bet on the Super Bowl. In fact, sportsbooks offer hundreds of props, ranging from game results to player performances and beyond.
How do prop bets work?
Prop bets are wagers on specific occurrences within the Super Bowl. There are novelty props, such as what color Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach. There are game props, such as how many points a team will score in the first half. And there are player props, such as how many yards a running back will rush for over the course of the Super Bowl.
For game and player props, there’s typically a line set for whatever the occurrence is — such as 13.5 first-half points for a specific team or 44.5 rushing yards for a specific running back — then juice associated with it. (The juice is the cut a sportsbook charges for taking a bet.)
Be sure to get the best possible number by shopping lines, which you can do with Action Labs.
Want to get in on the player prop action but not sure which one to choose? We’ve got our 30 player prop picks here.
What are the odds of a safety in the Super Bowl?
Odds that there will be a safety in Super Bowl 55 are not yet released, but historically, safeties have been scored in only nine of the past 54 editions of the game (16.7%).