Super Bowl 56 Betting Sites & Guide
After an exciting NFL season, only one game remains on the schedule: the Super Bowl matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. In the North American sports landscape, no single event garners as much attention and sports betting interest as the Super Bowl.
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Betting on the Super Bowl isn’t just for diehard, year-round bettors either. The NFL’s annual season finale draws in many a casual observer or new bettor every year.
That is especially true in the present, with legal sports betting expanding across North America. That has opened up the opportunity to engage in Super Bowl betting at safe, regulated sportsbooks. Super Bowl 56 betting is sure to generate a wealth of interest and wagers from new and old bettors alike.
Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, defeated the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. For the first time in Super Bowl history, a team played in and won the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
This year, the Rams will get the opportunity to do the same. Super Bowl 56 will take place on February 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the shared home of the Rams and Los Angeles Chargers.
With so much to sift through with regards to where to bet, the available betting options, and what bets to make, Super Bowl betting can easily feel like an overwhelming experience, whether you are a new to betting or an experienced bettor.
With that in mind, Betting News is here with everything you need to bet with confidence.
How to Bet on the Super Bowl
When it comes to Super Bowl betting options, bettors have a lot to choose from with regards to what to bet and where to bet.
Before determining what to bet, determine where to bet. For many bettors, promotions heavily factor in which sportsbook(s) they choose.
Major sporting events like the Super Bowl, World Series, and NBA Finals are popular times for sportsbooks to offer promos, mostly geared toward drawing in new bettors.
Those promotions can be deposit bonuses, free bets, contests, or special lines or odds boosts.
Super Bowl 56 betting promos are plentiful, given the significance of the event. So, prioritize shopping around and thinking about which promotion interests you most.
Super Bowl Betting Odds
There are many Super Bowl betting options, but the outcome of the game itself always generates the most interest.
Betting on who will win the Super Bowl is not limited to just one part of the year. Throughout the year, you can bet on Super Bowl futures odds for the upcoming Super Bowl.
In addition to betting on who will win the game, spread betting and total betting (how many points will be scored) are the other main Super Bowl betting options.
With the Super Bowl matchup now known, you can bet on the moneyline (who will win the game), who will cover the spread, and whether the total will go over or under.
Super Bowl Matchup
Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the Super Bowl matchup has featured the champions of the NFL’s two conferences, the AFC and the NFC.
The NFL playoffs determine the conference champions. The playoffs consist of three rounds: the wild-card round, the divisional round, and the conference championship round.
The current NFL playoff format began in the 2020 NFL season. In that format, 14 teams, seven in each conference, take part in the playoffs.
We know what this year’s matchup will be at this point, but even before the specific Super Bowl 56 matchup is known, you can bet on the potential matchup.
Some sportsbooks offer odds on the possible specific Super Bowl matchups and the potential outcome of those matchups, including which division the Super Bowl winner will come from.
Super Bowl MVP Betting
In each Super Bowl, a standout performer receives the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award. Based on Super Bowl history, the Super Bowl MVP will be a player on the winning team.
To date, only once has the MVP not come from the winning team. In Super Bowl V, the Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts) defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16-13, but Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley earned Super Bowl MVP honors.
With the big game coming up, Super Bowl MVP odds have been released. The award has been dominated historically by quarterbacks, and this year’s odds reflect that. Rams QB Matthew Stafford is the favorite, with Bengals QB Joe Burrow next in line.
Super Bowl Betting Trends
When deciding which Super Bowl bets to make, it helps to research and understand Super Bowl betting trends.
Of course, every season and every Super Bowl are different. And in such an important, high-pressure game, expect the unexpected.
That certainly proved to be true for Super Bowl 55. The Chiefs, seeking back-to-back Super Bowl wins, were favored. However, they produced one of their worst performances of the Patrick Mahomes era as the Bucs won handily.
That said, many Super Bowl betting trends–and betting trends for the current NFL season–can provide helpful Super Bowl 56 betting insight. It will be interesting to see which betting trends play out when the Rams take on the Bengals on Super Bowl Sunday.
With so much past and present information to take in, you must determine which betting trends are most relevant to your Super Bowl betting choices. Sometimes trends will back up your choices. Sometimes they will steer you in a different direction.
Super Bowl Prop Betting
Betting on the Super Bowl outcome will always be the most popular way to bet on the Super Bowl. But Super Bowl prop betting also generates a great deal of interest every year.
In fact, the outcome of Super Bowl props can be more interesting than the outcome of the game itself, especially for neutral observers.
Sportsbooks offer many Super Bowl prop bets, ranging from serious to silly. Super Bowl player props and Super Bowl scoring props are two serious options offered at many online sportsbooks.
Super Bowl Player Props
NFL player prop betting is popular throughout the NFL season, and that includes the Super Bowl.
What will be the total number of passing yards or pass completions for each quarterback? How many touchdowns or interceptions will be thrown? Who will throw the first interception?
How many rushing yards or rushing attempts will the running backs have? How many catches or receiving yards will pass-catchers have? Which player(s) will score a touchdown? Who will score the first touchdown?
Sportsbooks feature those player props for games throughout the season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl. Also, a special occasion calls for some prop options that may only be available for the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl First Scoring Play Props
Along with betting on Super Bowl touchdown scorers, you can also bet on what–and when–the first scoring play in the Super Bowl will be. Will it be a touchdown? Will it be a field goal? Or will the unlikely happen and the first scoring play be a safety?
Super Bowl Coin Toss
Heads or tails? The coin toss means a lot in any football game, but the Super Bowl coin toss carries even more significance. The team that wins the coin toss can set the tone offensively or defensively out of the gate and lay the foundation for a memorable Super Bowl win.
For that reason, being able to bet on the Super Bowl coin toss is another popular Super Bowl prop option.
Unlike many other Super Bowl betting options, coin toss betting is much more of a toss-up, with matching -105 odds for both heads and tails.
Super Bowl National Anthem
Millions upon millions of people tune in to the Super Bowl for the action on the field. Not everyone does, however. The commercials, halftime show, and the national anthem are all big parts of the non-football draw. Super Bowl national anthem betting falls under the quirkier Super Bowl betting options available.
Award-nominated country singer Mickey Guyton will perform the national anthem at Super Bowl 56. It remains to be seen if regulated books provide national anthem odds, but even if they do not, it will still be an event worth tuning in for.
Super Bowl Gatorade Shower
The Super Bowl Gatorade shower is one of the most anticipated moments of each Super Bowl. Every year, players douse the Super Bowl-winning coach in America’s legendary sports drink during the victory celebrations. Many sportsbooks offer odds on what color the celebratory shower will be.
When the Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs to win Super Bowl 55, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians was showered with blue Gatorade. So, bettors who chose that color scored a win even if their other Super Bowl bets didn’t win.
Which Gatorade color will the winning coach be covered in at Super Bowl 56? We’ll find out on February 13, but Super Bowl Gatorade color odds have orange as the favorite ahead of the big game.
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