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How to Bet on Super Bowl 2022 Online
The New Year means one thing to football fans – Super Bowl season! And with Super Bowl LVI heading to the SoFi Stadium in LA, it’s the first time since 1993 that the flagship event in the football calendar returns to the Greater LA area.
We love that people from all over the world tune into the coverage, which will feature musicians Eminem and Dr. Dre in 2022, as well as the famous infomercials that provide the backdrop to the world’s premier sporting occasion.
And to keep you entertained throughout the matchup, you may well be considering placing wagers on Super Bowl LVI (56), which is why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide on how to bet on the Super Bowl to help you.
By the end, you will know how to bet on various Super Bowl markets and ensure Super Bowl 2022 is one to remember for all the right reasons.
How to Bet on Super Bowl Online, Step-by-Step
Super Bowl 2022 will be played on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at 6.30 pm Eastern Time. You can watch the action live on NBC from the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Here’s how to make things interesting on Super Bowl Sunday with some wagers.
Step One: Familiarize Yourself with the Super Bowl Betting Options
This is where you will spend most of your time – learning about all the different Super Bowl bet types. As you prepare your Super Bowl card, you will need to consider the following options:
Money line: The easiest and most popular type of bet; a money line enables you to pick a winner and put your money where your mouth is; it’s as simple as that. You will see a moneyline represented in the following way, and the key thing to note is that the favorite is represented with a (-), while the underdog is always represented with a (+):
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+230)
Buffalo Bills (-300)
In this example, the Bills are clear favorites (represented as -300). So, to win $100, you would have to place a $300 bet on the Bills to win the Super Bowl. Conversely, a $100 bet on the Buccs would land you $230 in profit.
Over/Under Totals Bet: Because the Super Bowl is often unpredictable, it’s a good idea to mix things up a little. Totals betting lets you predict how many points will be scored in the game. The sportsbook will set the points line (45.5, for instance), and you can then bet on whether more or fewer points will be scored. Here’s an example of bets you might make in a game between the Browns and Giants:
Cleveland Browns OV 45.5 (-120)
New York Giants UN 45.5 (+100)
All you have to do here is bet on how many points you think each team will score in the Super Bowl. If you think the Browns and Giants will score more than 45.5, you agree with the sportsbook in this example and will have to bet $120 to return $100. It’s important to note that a totals bet can also be represented as the total points scored in the matchup, as opposed to the points scored by individual teams.
Spread bet: Spread betting is like a handicap bet and gives you better odds. For instance, if a team is +5, the bookie expects them to lose the Super Bowl by at least five points. A spread is typically listed in the following way:
Dallas Cowboys -5.5, (-110) Spread
Cincinnati Bengals +5.5, (-110) Spread
In our example, Dallas are the favorites, and the Bengals are the underdogs. So, a $100 bet on the Cowboys would return $90 profit if they win by six points or more, meaning we would win our bet if the Super Bowl finished 30-20 in favor of Dallas.
Conversely, if you bet on the Bengals, you wouldn’t actually need them to win the game for your bet to be successful. Providing they lose by 5.5 points or less, you’re in the money, so an end result of 27-25 in favor of the Cowboys would see you win your bet. This is what is meant by covering the spread.
Prop bet: If you’re unsure about the outcome of the Super Bowl, a prop bet is a good option for you. You can place team or player props and predict, for instance, a QB’s total passing yards in the game. It’s fun to include prop bets as it keeps things interesting, even if your chosen team is out of the running for the win. Here’s an example:
How many TDs will Baker Mayfield throw?
Over 2.5 (-110)
Under 2.5 (-110)
In our example, you’re betting on how many TD passes you think Mayfield will throw in the Superbowl. If he throws 2 for the Browns, you would need to bet on the under to win the bet. Conversely, if the Browns score 3+ TDs thanks to Mayfield, you would need to cover the over.
Live (in-game) betting: The Super Bowl is arguably the best live sports betting event on the planet. Don’t believe us? Some of the in-play markets you can wager on at the Super Bowl include:
- The first team to score
- End of the first quarter & halftime leaders
- Next team to score
- TD scorers
- Passing props
- Rushing receiving props
And while it might be a lot to take in at first, you will find that the broad range of in-play betting markets available will make it a Super Bowl for you to remember.
How to bet on Super Bowl Parlays: While regular-season parlays often focus on picking multiple teams to win concurrent fixtures, a Super Bowl parlay accumulates events from the game itself. For instance, you might bet on the Browns to win, Chubb to score at any time, and more than 45.5 points to be scored in the match. To win your parlay, you would need all three events to happen. The parlay might be represented as follows:
Cleveland Browns, Chubb anytime scorer, Over 45.5 points (+550)
Step Two: Research Form & Previous Matchups
At the time of writing, the Packers (+450) and the Chiefs (+450) are favorites to win Super Bowl 56 in LA. So, assuming they make it to the big day, it’s important to do your research and learn as much about their form and previous matchups as you can, particularly if you haven’t seen much of them throughout the regular season.
Arming yourself with facts and statistics is an important part of sports betting but is often overlooked as fans tend to bet with their hearts, not their heads. Breaking down previous meetings between the Packers and the Chiefs play-by-play will help inform your Super Bowl wager and will provide you with an insight that might just win you the big bucks in February.
Step Three: Know & Set Your Limits
When you’ve understood the different markets and considered form and previous matchups, you’re ready to dive into sports betting. But here’s our golden piece of advice about betting on the Super Bowl – only bet what you can afford to lose. Sports betting should be fun; it shouldn’t put you under financial pressure. Regardless of what your limits are – be it $10, $100, or even $1000 for the Super Bowl – set them before a ball is kicked and stick to them.
Step Four: Place Your Bets
All that’s left to do now is to create your online sports betting account, upload some cash or crypto (if the sportsbook accepts it), and place your chosen bets.
Who Might Win the Super Bowl in 2022?
The million-dollar question – who’s going to win Super Bowl 2022 in LA? As of now, the sportsbooks’ top five picks are:
Green Bay Packers (+450)
Kansas City Chiefs (+450)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+650)
Los Angeles Rams (+1000)
If the sportsbooks are right, it’s a three-horse race between the Packers, the Chiefs, and the Buccs to make Super Bowl LVI. But there’s a lot of football still to be played, and as the season draws to a close, we can expect to see swings in the betting market.
For instance, the Patriots are in with a decent shot of making the Super Bowl, but their costly recent defeat to the Colts saw them drop from +750 to +1000 in a week.
The lead-up to Christmas was an extremely costly time for the Bucs, too, with Brady losing Chris Godwin for the season as a result of his torn ACL. Their uninspired performance in their 9-0 defeat to the Saints also raised a few eyebrows.
So, while a lot can (and almost certainly will) change from now until the teams take to the field in LA in February, the smartest place to put your money would be in favor of the Packers, the Chiefs, or the Bucs as things currently stand. But if there’s one thing we have learned from this how to bet on Super Bowl guide, things can change fast.
How to Bet on Super Bowl Online Betting Tips
As we bring this Super Bowl betting guide to a close, we want to leave you with some top tips that will ensure you get the most out of your Super Bowl betting experience in 2022:
Bet with your head, not your heart: If the form tells you that the Packers are going to beat your beloved Chiefs and the stats back this up, don’t empty your bank account by trying to prove everyone wrong.
Do your research: The whole point of placing a bet is to try and win money. And the best way to do this is to look at what the form and stats are telling you, so be as well versed as you can before settling on your line.
Use Fantasy Football to help you: Fantasy football apps are filled with a wealth of statistics that will help you build your Super Bowl bets, particularly player props.
Avoid high-value parlays: Everyone dreams of landing a high-value parlay, particularly on Super Bowl Sunday. But the reason that the sportsbooks offer such high odds on parlays is that they very rarely come in. It’s much better to put your money elsewhere.
Whichever teams take the field in LA on February 13, 2022, Super Bowl LVI won’t let us down. And to get the most out of your Super Bowl experience, we hope that you are now confident enough to place a couple of wagers on various outcomes and end the night with a few bucks in your pocket.
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