NFL betting is getting big in the UK, and the betting markets have increased with them. The Super Bowl 52 is no exception, with a massive number of NFL betting options available already. It’s no surprise New England Patriots are the bookmakers‘ favourites after their 25-point comeback in 2017, the largest in Super Bowl history. Major betting sites have already tipped the Patriots to win with outright betting odds, and we’re sharing the top betting tips to get the most out of your money.
Super Bowl 52 is just days away and the New England Patriots are huge favourites to take the title, with a best price of 1/2 (1.50) across many online bookmakers, highlighting how strong the Tom Brady led side are.
The Philadelphia Eagles are bidding for their very first Super Bowl win and despite matching the Pats record throughout the season and to an extent bettering them in some places, the Eagles are a best price of 2/1 underdogs with the Betfair Sportsbook.
‘Prop Bets’ (Proposition bets) are fun bets that are synonymous with Super Bowl betting these days, offering a variety of odds on everything from the length of the national anthem to a wardrobe malfunction!
Super Bowl prop betting is one of the more unique betting types in the NFL. Super Bowl prop betting refers to a wager that is not decided by the final score. You gamble on a proposition, usually the first touchdown scorer and other team and player performances. Individual player bets are the most common as the NFL has a load of different positions and categories, so there are plenty of betting opportunities for bettors.
For example, how many touchdowns will Brady score; over 2.5 or under 2.5. This is a prop bet as it doesn’t affect the final score of the match. Team player performances are also a staple for prop bets. An example of a team prop bet is how many sacks will the Patriots have in the game? Again, this would be in an over and under format, but wouldn’t directly affect the outcome of the game. However, the prop bets are not specifically for these types of bets.
The Super Bowl is, essentially, a massive show that draws millions of viewers. Some bookies take advantage of this and offer prop bets that you wouldn’t expect. You may come across bets such as how long the national anthem will take, and the colour Gatorade dumped on the winning coach at the end of the match. These are hugely popular for regular NFL bettors and are seriously entertaining.
Here are a couple of prop bets that are well worth entertaining on Sunday…
Justin Timberlake is providing the halftime entertainment at Super Bowl 52, with betting on which song he will perform first available…
If you’re not sure who to back for the Super Bowl 52, we’ve got a whole load of expert betting tips to get more bang for your buck. The draft is done, and Minnesota is hosting the deciding match on February 4th.
There are plenty of alternatives in the more serious Super Bowl 52 betting markets, offering bigger prices and we think these Super Bowl betting tips are well worth a further look…
The New England Patriots -6.5 points spread at 11/10 (2.10) with Betfair offers some good betting value on the match outcome on the ‘Points Spread’ markets.
An interesting stat based Super Bowl bet is next up – under Bill Belichick, the Patriots have never scored a touchdown in the first quarter in a Super Bowl, so with that in mind, how about the Eagles to score the first touchdown at 13/10 (2.30) with Betfred ?
Both sides are expected to give an attacking masterclass and with both teams better going forward, there could well be plenty of points on the cards, so an ‘Over 48 points’ bet at Evens (2.00) with Paddy Power looks a strong betting option here too.
The Super Bowl is the grand finale of the NFL season and is the biggest event in America. If you can’t make it out to the States, the BBC is showcasing live coverage of the massive event for free. Plenty of betting sites will also be offering in-play betting, live streams and highlights for punters.
Three teams stand out from the list, and it’s no shock that New England Patriots are number one. They are the clear leaders in the eyes of the betting sites, and are set to defend their title and hit six Super Bowl wins. However, they’ve got the Vikings and record win holders, Steelers, to take care of first.
The 52nd Super Bowl will decide the 2017 NFL league champion, and is held on February 4th at the U.S Bank Stadium in Minnesota – the home of the Vikings.
The Super Bowl is the culmination of the season for the National Football League (NFL) which is the highest level of professional American football in the United States.
The final is played between the winners of the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFC teams have won the Super Bowl a total of 26 times compared to the AFC’s 23 wins.
The winners of the first inaugural NFL Super Bowl I were the Green Bay Packers who beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 back in January 1967, and the competition has grown by gigantic proportions throughout its history, with television audiences exploding as well as online Super Bowl streaming providing coverage worldwide.
The Super Bowl is now second only to soccer’s UEFA Champions League final in terms of the most watched annual sporting event in the world. Interestingly, it is also the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption behind Thanksgiving.
Super Bowl betting is huge and there are numerous Super Bowl free bets available prior to the event with various bookmakers, so it’s worth shopping around so you can get all Super Bowl odds you want.