Six Ways to Bet on Super Bowl 52
With only one game remaining in the NFL season, time is running out to bet on Super Bowl. The good news is that the Super Bowl is the granddaddy of NFL betting, with a plethora of different wagers available. It’s time to explain them all, so you can examine the Super Bowl 52 odds for yourself and hopefully win some money while enjoying the Big Game.
Point Spread: New England -4.5 (-115) Philadelphia +4.5 (-105)
The point spread is a number of points the favoured team must win by in order for their backers to get paid. The point spread is -4.5 for the New England Patriots, so the Patriots must win by 5 points or more for that bet to pay. If you were to bet on the Philadelphia Eagles at +4.5, you’d win the bet if they lose by 4 or fewer points, or win the game outright.
Even though the spread is set at 4.5, you also have the option to buy a half point on the spread, which would then become -4 for the Patriots or +5 for the Eagles. This increases your chances of at least pushing (tying) the bet. If the game were to end 21-17 for New England, you would lose on the -4.5 spread, but would push on a -4 spread. Buying that half point will cost no extra money, but will slightly decrease your potential profits while lowering your risk.
Moneyline: New England -175, Philadelphia +155
The moneyline is simply betting on the team you think will win the game. The Patriots are the favourite at -175, which means that a $175 bet would result in a $100 payout. The Eagles are the underdogs at +155, which means that a $100 bet would result in a $155 payout.
Total: 48.5, Over -105 Under -115
The total is a number set by oddsmakers that predicts the total number of points scored by both teams in the game. You’d bet Over or Under the total set by oddsmakers. If you bet the Over on Super Bowl 52 (48.5), you would win if the game finishes with 49 or more total points. If you bet the Under, the game must not exceed 48 points for you to win your bet.
A parlay is a series of multiple bets connected into one single wager. You may combine the spread or moneyline with the total points to increase your potential win. The risk is higher with parlays because you need to win all the wagers in the parlay to win the bet.
Heading into Super Bowl 52, Bodog Sportsbook has over 1,000 different props to bet on. These bets focus on events beyond the actual winner of the game. You can bet on the result of the coin toss, the length of the national anthem, player stats and the Super Bowl 52 MVP amongst plenty of other options.
If you missed your opportunity to bet before the game, don’t worry because there’s still time. Bodog offers continuously updated live betting throughout the game, which means if the Patriots fall behind 28-3 and you think they’re going to come back to win, you can bet on it.
Now that the bets have been explained, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. Enjoy the game and good luck with your bets.