Super Bowl Odds: Eagles Versus Chiefs Spread, Moneyline, Total

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The NFL season is down to just two teams as the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are set to clash on February 12 for the Lombardi Trophy. Super Bowl odds have been posted for the matchup with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs having opened as +2 underdogs. The initial total was 49.5 points. Below we will deliver betting information on the game as well as props for everything under the sun in Glendale, Arizona.

View the updated Super Bowl spread as well as the moneyline and total below.

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Check out live Super Bowl odds for the Chiefs versus Eagles below. Toggle between point spread, moneyline and total.

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TheLines will have video betting previews in the days leading up to the Chiefs versus Eagles showdown.

Eagles – Chiefs odds

The matchup is set for Super Bowl LVI with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs set to face off at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. The game will be broadcast on FOX with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. on Feb 12. Eagles – Chiefs odds currently show Philly as the favorite over Kansas City . The current over under of the game is points.

Andy Reid is facing the franchise he coached from 1999-2012, and took to the Super Bowl in 2005. Reid is 1-2 in Super Bowls, having split his coaching appearances in the Big Game with the Chiefs in 2020 and 2021. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles, 42-30, in Philadelphia in Week 4 last season. Patrick Mahomes passed for 278 yards and 5 TDs, while Jalen Hurts passed for 387 yards and 2 TDs and led the Eagles with 47 rushing yards. Tyreek Hill (11-186-3TD), now in Miami, did the bulk of the damage through the air for KC. 

Philly is coming off a dominant run through the NFC playoffs behind a strong ground game and star-studded defense. Their pass rush knocked Brock Purdy out of the NFC Championship game early and rendered him ineffective the rest of the way along with the rest of the Niners offense. 

Kansas City survived close wins over the Jaguars and Bengals that were made tighter by injuries. Mahomes battled through a high-ankle sprain to deliver 330 passing yards and two TDs against the Bengals, but the Chiefs have a long list of key players that will be on the injury report in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. 

Receivers Kadarius Toney, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Mecole Hardman were all forced out of the AFC title game, along with LB William Gay and CB L’Jarius Sneed. Chiefs rookie RB Isiah Pacheco also seemed to suffer a lower leg injury late in the contest. 

Here are the betting trends of note for the Eagles and Chiefs from recent seasons: 

  • The Eagles are 10-9 Against The Spread this season 
  • The Eagles are 2-0 ATS after a bye this season 
  • The Eagles are 10-5 ATS after a win this season
  • The Eagles are 22-3 straight up when favored since 2021 
  • Eagles games against AFC opponents are 8-2 to the over since 2021 
  • The Chiefs are 10-0 straight up against NFC opponents since 2021 
  • The Chiefs are 4-1 in playoff games since 2021 
  • The Chiefs are 12-16-1 ATS after a win since 2021 
  • Chiefs games are 11-4 to the under after a win this season 

Super Bowl 57 matchup

With Mahomes (ankle) clearly hobbled, and the Chiefs struggling to run the ball with any consistency, pass protection will be one of the most important aspects of this matchup. Kansas City’s offensive line ranked fifth in adjusted sack rate (4.8%) and Mahomes took the third-fewest sacks (26) during the regular season. 

The Eagles ranked first in DVOA pass defense and first in adjusted sack rate (11.2%) this season with 70 total sacks including the playoffs. Their depth on the defensive line is unparalleled with midseason acquisitions Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh adding two more big bodies to throw at Mahomes. In Super Bowl LV, Suh and the Bucs defensive front put Mahomes under constant pressure to tip the scales of that contest. 

Offensively, the Eagles should continue to establish the run. Jalen Hurts (shoulder) is also limited by injury, but he rushed for 39 yards and a TD in the NFC title game, including some hard-nosed runs on QB sneaks. 

The Chiefs allowed 123 rushing YPG at a 5.3 YPC clip over their previous three playoff games before holding the Bengals to 71 rushing yards in the AFC Championship. However, they struggled to contain Joe Burrow in the pocket and Hurts is a far more dynamic runner.

Super Bowl spread

Here we will look at how the Super Bowl spread between the Eagles and Chiefs changes in the two weeks leading up to the Big Game. In the Super Bowl hypothetical lines posted by FanDuel Sportsbook ahead of both Conference Championship Games, the Chiefs were actually favored by -1 point against the Eagles.

Philadelphia’s outstanding showing against the 49ers, however, was the driving force in making them favorites when the Super Bowl line opened on Sunday night, January 29. It was somewhat surprising that the Eagles opened as -2 favorites and it nudged to Philly -2.5 later Sunday night considering that Patrick Mahomes showed against Cincinnati that he can perform at a high level despite his ankle injury. Mahomes will now have two full weeks to try and heal as well, which wasn’t the case heading into the AFC title game against the Bengals.

  • Eagles vs. Chiefs Opening Line: Eagles -2 vs. Chiefs +2
  • Super Bowl Line: Eagles -2.5 vs. Chiefs +2.5 (10:45 p.m. ET January 29)
  • Eagles vs. Chiefs Line: Eagles -2 vs. Chiefs +2 (3:30 p.m. ET January 30)

Here we look at how much Super Bowl odds have changed throughout the NFL season.

Eagles Super Bowl odds:

The Eagles were getting +4000 odds to win the Super Bowl at the start of the offseason, and they shifted to +2200 after GM Howie Roseman made a slew of good offseason moves. When Jalen Hurts and company started rolling through the competition, the Eagles’ odds shortened quickly to +850, then +500, then eventually down to +400 on Dec. 19 when they held a 13-1 record. Hurts suffered a shoulder injury and they struggled without him, but still entered the playoffs at +500. 

Chiefs Super Bowl odds:

The Chiefs opened in late January as the favorites to win it all with +700 odds at DraftKings. They shifted down to +750 in the offseason, then dropped to +1000 when Tyreek Hill was traded to the Dolphins. Patrick Mahomes and company quickly dispelled that notion by rolling to a 5-1 start. Their odds quickly shortened to +650 and moved up to +800 when they lost to the Bills. Then the Chiefs finished on a 10-1 run and clinched the No. 1 seed, slowly moving past the Bills as the favorites with +300 odds to win it all. 

Here is a snapshot of how much each team’s Super Bowl odds changed month-to-month.

TeamSuper Bowl Odds: September 8Super Bowl Odds: October 11Super Bowl Odds: November 14Super Bowl Odds: December 19Super Bowl Odds: January 17Super Bowl Odds: January 23Super Bowl Odds: January 30
Chiefs +1000+650+500+500+300+260+110
Eagles+2200+650+500+400+500+250-130

Can I bet on the Super Bowl in my state?

Check out the table below to see if you are legally able to bet on the Super Bowl in your state.

StateOnline Sports Betting?Retail Sports Betting?Best Online Sportsbooks Available
ArizonaYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
ArkansasYesYesN/A
Colorado YesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
ConnecticutYesYesDraftKings, FanDuel
DelawareNoYesN/A
IllinoisYesYesDraftKings, Caesars, FanDuel
IndianaYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
IowaYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars
KansasYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
LouisianaYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
MarylandYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
MichiganYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
MississippiNoYesN/A
MontanaNo YesN/A
NevadaYesYesN/A
New HampshireYesYesDraftKings
New JerseyYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
New MexicoNoYesN/A
New YorkYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
OhioYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
OregonYesYesN/A
PennsylvaniaYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
Rhode IslandYesYesN/A
South DakotaNoYesN/A
TennesseeYesNoDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
VirginiaYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
Washington, D.C.YesYesBetMGM, Caesars
West VirginiaYesYesDraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel
WisconsinNoYesN/A
WyomingYesNoDraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel

How Super Bowl odds changed this season

Throughout this past year, TheLines kept track of odds to win Super Bowl 57 for all 32 NFL teams. The opening Super Bowl odds listed below are from January 22 of last year.

TeamOpening Super Bowl Odds January 24, 2022Super Bowl Odds February 14Super Bowl odds April 14Super Bowl Odds July 6Super Bowl Odds September 8Super Bowl Odds September 12
Kansas City Chiefs+700+750+1000+1000+1000+800
Buffalo Bills+800+750+650+600+550+500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+1000+2200+700+700+700+700
LA Rams+1100+1000+1000+1100+1200+1500
Green Bay Packers+1200+1600+1000+1000+1000+1300
Dallas Cowboys +1200+1400+1700+1800+2200+2200
San Francisco 49ers+1400+1400+1400+1600+1600+2200
Cincinnati Bengals+1400+1400+1800+2200+2200+2500
Baltimore Ravens+1800+2000+2200+2200+2000+1700
New England Patriots+2000+2500+4000+5000+5000+7000
Tennessee Titans+2000+2200+2800+3500+4000+4000
LA Chargers+2200+2500+1600+1400+1400+1300
Arizona Cardinals+2500+2500+2500+3500+4000+4000
Denver Broncos+2500+2000+1600+1600+1800+1800
Indianapolis Colts+2800+2500+2200+2200+2500+2500
Cleveland Browns+3000+3000+1700+2800+5000+4000
Seattle Seahawks+3500+3500+10000+15000+15000+15000
New Orleans Saints+3500+3500+5000+5000+4000+3500
Miami Dolphins+4000+4000+3000+4000+4000+3000
Philadelphia Eagles+4000+4000+4500+2500+2200+1600
Las Vegas Raiders+5000+5000+3500+4000+4000+5000
Pittsburgh Steelers+5000+5000+6500+9000+9000+7000
Minnesota Vikings+5000+3500+4000+5000+3500+2500
Washington Commanders+5000+5000+6500+7000+7000+6000
Chicago Bears+6500+8000+10000+15000+15000+10000
New York Giants+6500+8000+10000+13000+13000+13000
Atlanta Falcons+6500+5000+15000+20000+20000+20000
Carolina Panthers+8000+5000+10000+13000+13000+15000
Jacksonville Jaguars+8000+10000+13000+13000+13000+13000
Detroit Lions+10000+15000+15000+15000+15000+13000
Houston Texans+10000+15000+20000+25000+25000+20000
New York Jets+10000+15000+15000+13000+13000+20000

Here are Super Bowl odds for every NFL team from early in the regular season.

TeamSuper Bowl Odds September 19Super Bowl Odds September 26Super Bowl Odds October 3Super Bowl Odds October 11Super Bowl Odds October 17Super Bowl Odds October 24
Buffalo Bills+400+400+400+350+275+250
Kansas City Chiefs+650+750+700+650+800+700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+750+1000+1200+1000+900+1500
Green Bay Packers+1400+900+1000+1400+2000+3000
LA Rams+1400+1500+1400+2500+2500+3000
LA Chargers+1500+2000+2200+1800+1800+3000
Philadelphia Eagles+1600+850+800+650+550+500
Baltimore Ravens+1800+1800+1800+1800+2000+1800
Minnesota Vikings+1800+2800+2500+2200+1800+1600
San Francisco 49ers+2000+1800+1600+1400+2500+1500
Miami Dolphins+2500+1800+2200+3500+4000+3000
Denver Broncos+2500+2500+3500+6000+6000+10000
Dallas Cowboys+3500+3500+2500+2200+2200+1800
Cincinnati Bengals+3500+3000+2500+3000+2800+2200
New Orleans Saints+4000+6000+8000+6000+8000+15000
Las Vegas Raiders+4000+6000+5000+6000+6000+4000
Tennessee Titans+5000+8000+6000+6000+6000+5000
New England Patriots+5000+7000+15000+7000+6000+6000
Arizona Cardinals+5000+7000+7000+10000+10000+8000
Indianapolis Colts+5000+3500+6000+5500+6000+8000
Cleveland Browns+6000+5000+6000+6000+8000+10000
New York Giants+7000+7000+10000+8000+6000+4000
Pittsburgh Steelers+8000+15000+15000+30000+20000+50000
Washington Commanders+8000+15000+20000+40000+50000+20000
Jacksonville Jaguars+8000+6000+6000+6000+8000+10000
Detroit Lions+8000+8000+15000+15000+20000+25000
Chicago Bears+10000+20000+50000+50000+100000+100000
Carolina Panthers+15000+10000+20000+50000+50000+25000
New York Jets+15000+25000+30000+15000+9000+8000
Seattle Seahawks+20000+50000+50000+50000+20000+10000
Atlanta Falcons+25000+25000+20000+20000+15000+15000
Houston Texans+25000+50000+100000+50000+100000+100000

And here are odds to win the Super Bowl from the middle weeks of the regular season.

Team Super Bowl Odds October 31Super Bowl Odds November 7Super Bowl Odds November 14Super Bowl Odds November 21Super Bowl Odds November 28Super Bowl Odds December 5
Buffalo Bills+225+250+400+450+450+350
Philadelphia Eagles+500+500+500+550+600+500
Kansas City Chiefs+650+500+500+450+400+500
San Francisco 49ers +1300+1200+1000+700+650+1200
Dallas Cowboys+1500+1200+1000+900+900+700
Baltimore Ravens+1800+1600+1400+1200+1600+2000
Minnesota Vikings+1800+1800+1400+1800+1800+2000
Cincinnati Bengals+2200+2800+2800+2500+1800+1200
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+2500+2200+1800+1800+2000+2500
LA Chargers+3000+3000+3500+4000+3000+8000
Miami Dolphins+3500+2500+1800+1800+1600+2000
LA Rams+4000+5000+15000+20000+50000+80000
Green Bay Packers+5000+15000+8000+15000+30000+20000
Tennessee Titans+5000+4500+3000+3000+3500+4000
New England Patriots+7000+6000+6000+7000+10000+13000
Seattle Seahawks+7000+3500+5000+5000+6000+4000
New York Giants+7000+8000+6000+8000+15000+15000
New Orleans Saints+9000+8000+20000+15000+25000+15000
Arizona Cardinals +10000+15000+15000+20000+80000+70000
Cleveland Browns+10000+13000+10000+20000+13000+13000
Las Vegas Raiders+10000+15000+30000+30000+20000+20000
Atlanta Falcons+10000+15000+15000+15000+20000+25000
Denver Broncos +15000+13000+20000+50000+100000+100000
Jacksonville Jaguars+15000+15000+20000+20000+15000+30000
New York Jets+15000+7000+6000+10000+7000+10000
Indianapolis Colts+20000+40000+20000+30000+30000+100000
Washington Commanders+20000+25000+30000+10000+8000+10000
Chicago Bears+50000+50000+100000+100000+100000OTB
Carolina Panthers+50000+100000+50000+80000+100000+25000
Detroit Lions+50000+50000+50000+25000+25000+20000
Pittsburgh Steelers+100000+100000+50000+50000+80000+25000
Houston Texans+100000+100000+100000+100000+100000OTB

Finally, we have Super Bowl odds from late in the season.

TeamSuper Bowl Odds December 12Super Bowl Odds December 19Super Bowl Odds December 26Super Bowl Odds January 2Super Bowl Odds January 9Super Bowl Odds January 17
Buffalo Bills+350+300+350+350+400+350
Philadelphia Eagles +450+400+500+550+550+500
Kansas City Chiefs+500+500+500+450+350+300
Dallas Cowboys+800+1100+1000+1000+1200+800
San Francisco 49ers+900+650+600+600+550+450
Cincinnati Bengals+1100+850+850+800+850+800
Baltimore Ravens+2200+2800+2500+3000+3500OTB
Miami Dolphins+2500+3500+4000+6000+6000OTB
Minnesota Vikings+2500+2800+2500+3000+3500OTB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+3000+3500+2500+2500+2800OTB
LA Chargers+3500+2200+2200+2500+2000OTB
Tennessee Titans+6000+7000+20000+20000OTBOTB
Seattle Seahawks+7000+10000+20000+15000+7000OTB
Washington Commanders+8000+13000+9000OTBOTBOTB
New York Jets+10000+15000+25000OTBOTBOTB
Detroit Lions+10000+6000+10000+15000OTBOTB
New England Patriots+13000+15000+25000+15000OTBOTB
Jacksonville Jaguars+15000+8000+6000+5000+4000+3500
New York Giants+20000+10000+8000+6000+5500+2500
Carolina Panthers+20000+25000+20000OTBOTBOTB
Green Bay Packers+25000+20000+5000+3500OTBOTB
Cleveland Browns+25000+20000OTBOTBOTBOTB
New Orleans Saints+40000+20000+25000OTBOTBOTB
Las Vegas Raiders+40000+25000+100000OTBOTBOTB
Atlanta Falcons+50000+80000OTBOTBOTBOTB
Pittsburgh Steelers+60000+40000+50000+20000OTBOTB
Arizona Cardinals+70000OTBOTBOTBOTBOTB
LA Rams+80000+100000OTBOTBOTBOTB
Indianapolis Colts+80000+100000OTBOTBOTBOTB

How to bet on the Super Bowl

The most popular way to bet on the Super Bowl this time of year is by the spread, moneyline or total. Most sportsbooks will have these as main options when you click on “NFL” or “Super Bowl 57.” Here is what DraftKings Sportsbook’s site looks like ahead of the Chiefs versus Eagles game.

The best way to bet on the Super Bowl from is through futures bets. Sportsbooks have odds for who will win the Super Bowl throughout the year. In fact, in late January and early February most books have odds to win the current season’s Super Bowl as well as the following year’s Big Game.

Super Bowl odds appear in different ways at different sportsbooks. At most US sports betting outlets they will appear as such:

Super Bowl odds

  • Bills (+550)
  • Buccaneers (+700)
  • Chiefs (+1000)
  • Packers (+1000)
  • Rams (+1200)
  • Chargers (+1400)

You may also see Super Bowl odds appear like this:

Super Bowl 57 odds 

  • Bills (11-2)
  • Buccaneers (7-1)
  • Chiefs (10-1)
  • Packers (10-1)
  • Rams (12-1)
  • Chargers (14-1)

Futures bets

Futures bets are a great way for diehard sports fans to get themselves a little more involved in the upcoming success of their favorite teams and/or players. They can also be a good way for the maligned hometown fan to shift focus a little bit and worry more about the success (or failure) of rival teams.

Fans can put their prediction skills to the test by placing wagers on things such as the Super Bowl LVII champion, division and conference winners, win totals for each team, and individual player awards such as MVP and NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year.

Additionally, many books offer over/under lines on certain yardage or touchdown numbers for specific players or head-to-head options between two stars of a shared position. These are often referred to as “specials.”

Odds on certain futures will often be updated throughout the offseason as players change teams or suffer injuries. Once the season starts, odds can change wildly based on injuries, and fast or slow starts with bettors having to know the difference between pretenders and contenders.

There’s nothing like placing a wager on a longshot early in the offseason and watching the year play out in their, and your, favor. It can be ill-advised to bet on a favorite in the offseason with so much time for things to go against them.

All online sportsbooks come in slightly different layouts, but futures sections are typically in the same general area.

Simply click the “NFL” or “Pro Football” tab on your book of choice. The default screen is generally the Week 1 schedule with all 16 games listed, but in a dropdown menu or separate menu bar, there should be several other options, including futures and specials.

Peruse these sections at your whim, looking for the teams, players, or odds which matter most to you. A wager such as Super Bowl Champions or MVP will have money options listed, whether it be all 32 teams or 30-50 of the league’s biggest stars. Each option will have odds listed next to it.

Betting Super Bowl odds on the Buffalo Bills at +550 means a $100 wager returns $550. A safer bet such as the Bills to win the AFC East comes with diminished -240 odds.

Win totals and player specials typically come in the form of over/unders on a number set by the sportsbook. Each side of the bet will have odds for any result coming in above or below the line.

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Best Super Bowl bets

Super Bowl point spread

Betting the Super Bowl spread will be one of the most popular methods of placing a wager on Super Bowl 57. The point spread is the projected margin of victory set by oddsmakers for the favored team. If a bettor wagers on the favorite to “cover” the point spread, the favorite must not only emerge victorious, but must do so by more than the point spread for the bet to be a winner. If the favorite wins the game but does so by less than the spread – or if it loses the game altogether – the bettor will have lost his/her money wagered.

Super Bowl moneyline

A moneyline wager is a bet on which team will win the game outright, regardless of margin. A moneyline wager is essentially the same type of bet that has been placed among family and friends for decades. When placed with a sportsbook, a moneyline wager pays winning bets based on the odds attached to the wager.

For example, a moneyline wager on the favorite may carry odds of “-110”, meaning a bettor wins $100 for every $110 wagered. Conversely, a moneyline wager on the underdog may carry odds of “+112”, meaning a bettor wins $112 for every $100 bet.

Super Bowl total (over/under)

An over under wager is one that hinges on whether the bettor correctly bet the game’s combined final score would finish over or under the number projected by the sportsbook at the time of the wager. For example, say Super Bowl odds carry a projected total of 49 points. If one wagers the “under” on that figure and the game finishes with a 30-21 final score, the bet is a losing one, since the combined total of that score is 51 points. However, if the game instead finishes 24-21 – a combined score of 45 – then that bet would be a winner.

Super Bowl player prop bets

Player Prop bets are wagers that are based on whether the individual player that’s the subject of the bet falls short of or exceeds certain statistical benchmarks. Sportsbooks typically offer an extensive array of such bets for an event of the magnitude of the Super Bowl. Player prop bets are based on the statistics usually accrued by players at different positions.

A prop bet for a quarterback would be whether the player throws for less or more than 250 yards in the game, for example. For a running back, an example would be whether the player receivers less or more than 20 carries. As for a receiver, an available prop wager could be based on whether the player falls below or exceeds a certain number of receptions during the game.

Even non-skill position players such as kickers or even an entire defensive unit can be the subject of prop bets. A standard prop bet for a kicker could be based on whether the player will successfully hit more or less than a certain number of field goals, or whether they will miss an extra point. For a defense, prop bets could be based on whether that unit will give up a certain amount of points, or whether it will score a touchdown on an interception or fumble return.

Player prop bets are most often graded on full-game statistics, but there are also prop bets that are based on statistics accrued during a specific quarter or specific half of a game.

Exotic Super Bowl prop bets

Prop bets for major events such as a Super Bowl can also center on outcomes that aren’t based on traditional in-game statistics. For example, a prop bet can be placed on whether the game-opening coin toss comes up as heads or tails or which team will win the toss; the color of the Gatorade that is dumped on the winning team’s coach; and what the jersey number of one of the players who scores during the game might be.

There are even prop wagers based on the two flagship non-sports events associated with the game – the National Anthem and the halftime show. Bettors can place wagers on contingencies such as the length of time of the National Anthem, whether the performer will omit a word, whether a certain celebrity will make an unexpected appearance during the halftime festivities or how many songs will be performed by the halftime act.

Betting on Super Bowl MVP

The most prestigious individual Super Bowl-related award is that of Super Bowl MVP. While any player is technically eligible for the distinction, the best odds by and far lie with the quarterback position, which has taken home 31 of the 56 MVP awards in Super Bowl history. Five quarterbacks have won the MVP award on multiple occasions. The Patriots’ Tom Brady leads the way with five. The 49ers’ Joe Montana follows with three. Meanwhile, the Packers’ Bart Starr, the Steelers’ Terry Bradshaw and the Giants’ Eli Manning each garnered two apiece.

Even when a future Hall of Famer like Brady is on the winning side, it’s important to remember there is no such thing as a surefire bet. In the Patriots’ win over the Rams in February of 2019, receiver Julian Edelman earned MVP honors with a 10-reception, 141-yard tally. Rams QB Matthew Stafford was one of the big favorites to win

Alternate Lines for the Super Bowl

Alternate lines are those offered by sportsbooks as secondary options to the official point spread that has been set. These lines feature an extensive array of different point spreads for both the favorite and underdog side of the game. These lines typically begin at points well above the number associated with each team in the official game line and range well into the other side of the bet, i.e. allowing for a heavy favorite to be bet as a heavy underdog and vice versa.

To cite an example from a recent NFL title game, the Chiefs – Bucs matchup, Kansas City entered the game as 3-point favorites at many sportsbooks. Alternate lines offered could have included a wagering opportunity on the Chiefs as seven-point favorites instead. Moreover, that bet would have included a very favorable “price” – the preset ratio at which the bet would pay out – due to the much lower probability of the Chiefs not only winning, but winning by more than a touchdown.

Super Bowl live betting

Live betting offers bettors the opportunity to place wagers on the point spread, moneyline or projected total of a game as odds on each fluctuate depending on the flow of a game. With a live betting option, a bettor doesn’t have to be locked into just the wagers they placed prior to the start of the game or at halftime. Rather, if, for example, the favored team unexpectedly falls behind by a two-touchdown margin in the first half, the bettor can hedge his original wager by investing in a new line with odds that reflect how the game is unfolding.

NFL teams by division

We have a detailed review of NFL teams classified by division, making it easy to find Super Bowl odds and futures by team.

Division    
AFC EastBuffalo BillsMiami DolphinsNew England PatriotsNew York Jets
AFC NorthBaltimore RavensCincinnati BengalsCleveland BrownsPittsburgh Steelers
AFC SouthHouston TexansIndianapolis ColtsJacksonville JaguarsTennessee Titans
AFC WestDenver BroncosKansas City ChiefsLos Angeles ChargersLas Vegas Raiders
NFC EastDallas CowboysNew York GiantsPhiladelphia EaglesWashington Commanders
NFC NorthChicago BearsDetroit LionsMinnesota VikingsGreen Bay Packers
NFC SouthAtlanta FalconsCarolina PanthersNew Orleans SaintsTampa Bay Bucs
NFC WestArizona CardinalsLos Angeles RamsSan Francisco 49ersSeattle Seahawks

Betting tips and strategies

Line shopping and getting the best number

With any purchase, shopping for the best price is advisable. Sports betting is no different. The “prices” associated with sports betting are the odds attached to each wager that determine the payout if the bet is a winner. Other sportsbook-to-sportsbook variables that are important for a better to also be conscious of include possible differences in the point spread and projected total posted for a particular game.

The original lines set by oddsmakers when a game is first posted can often be the “sharpest”, i.e. most difficult to consistently beat over time. Therefore, the biggest edge can often come from waiting things out and seeing what way the betting public’s wagers move a point spread as a game draws closer. Factors such as faulty “groupthink” can sometimes alter a team’s projected advantage to the extent it creates a tangible edge for a sharp bettor.

One caveat about the Super Bowl is that no one NFL game sees its line affected more by “sharp money.” Therefore, line movement for this particular game is often the byproduct of bets placed based on an effective process more than any other during the season.

Fading the public

The strategy of betting against the most popular side of a bet can pay off on occasion. It is not a strategy that’s necessarily advisable to be utilized with great frequency, however. There are certain instances when the general public’s infatuation with a certain team’s reputation (or in some cases, even certain superstar players such as Patrick Mahomes) can lead to a notable amount of money being wagered on that team. The line, in turn, could move to a point where a team is favored by an increasingly unrealistic amount of points.

By “fading the public” in such an instance, a bettor could exploit the situation and place a winning bet on the underdog to slide in under the spread. The same could hold true for a projected total that gets bet up to a certain level due to the offensive reputations of one or both of the teams.

Using advanced metrics

While many bettors likely put only a modest amount of what could accurately be termed “research” before placing a wager, there’s certainly no shortage of metrics available to be evaluated for those who wish to avail themselves. For team-based wagers such as moneylines, point spreads and projected totals, bettors can review the history of each team’s performance in each category.

However, where advanced metrics can be particularly helpful is when making individual- or team-based prop wagers. Statistical trends can certainly help a bettor make an informed decision on whether a certain receiver is likely to exceed a certain amount of catches versus a certain opponent’s defense, for example. The same could apply to countless other such prop wagers, such as a quarterback reaching the 300-yard threshold and a running back eclipsing the 100-yard mark, to cite just two other examples.

A good example from a recent Super Bowl was the matchup between the Chiefs and 49ers, involving San Francisco star tight end George Kittle. Say a sportsbook offered a prop wager on Kittle making over/under five catches. A bettor evaluating this wager might have gone with the Over when considering Kansas City faced the second-most tight end targets (141) in the league last season and tied for the third-most catches (96) allowed to the position. Kittle finished the game with four catches, just slightly under the number – a win for Under bettors.

Middling

“Middling” a game is defined as a bettor placing wagers on both sides of the contest. Football is considered the most popular sport to utilize this strategy. Because it involves placing more than one wager on a game, middling can be a strategy that’s rarely used by novice bettors. However, it ironically helps mitigate the risk involved by significantly upping the chances of one of the two bets being a winner.

Middling is typically made possible when there is notable line movement on a game within a week. Using an example from the Super Bowl LV Chiefs-Bucs matchup, hypothetically, say Kansas City opened up as a three-point favorite. A bettor initially places a wager on this line, but over the course of the two weeks, the line is bet up even further to a seven-point projected advantage for KC. That same bettor then places a bet on the Bucs +7, i.e. San Francisco to lose by six points or less or win outright.

In this example, the bettor is a winner on both bets if either:

  • The Chiefs win by four points or more.
  • The Bucs lose by six points or less or win outright.

Taking advantage of free bets and promotions

Legal, regulated sportsbooks typically offer a variety of enticing promotions, for both first-time and existing customers. Those offers are even more prominent for an event the magnitude of the Super Bowl. Bettors should therefore be on the lookout for such offers as soon as the participants for Super Bowl LIV are decided in this coming weekend’s conference championship games.

Examples of special offers and promotions include:

  • Risk free bets up to a certain amount. This year, DraftKings Sportsbook offering first-time depositors up to $500 worth of risk-free bets on the game by matching a first bet up to $500. New accounts will also get $25 in free bets just for signing up — no deposit necessary!
  • Special odds boosts on certain wagers.
  • A variety of potential special offers involving prop bets, parlays, teasers and other bet types.

How much money is bet on the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is annually the most lucrative single-event sports betting opportunity. It is estimated that nearly $600 million was legally bet on last year’s Super Bowl between the Bengals and Rams.

At many sportsbooks, proposition bets constitute more than half of the wagers and amount placed for the Super Bowl. With the ongoing expansion of legalized, regulated sports wagering across the United States, the total “handle” – the cumulative amount wagered on the game – should continue to edge upward for several years based solely on the increase in legal betting opportunities for sports fans.