Introduction to the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is an annual event that determines the National Football League’s champion for each given season. Before the term “Super Bowl” was created, the American Football League and the National Football League would battle it out for supremacy in a game previously known as the AFL-NFL World Championship. The term “Super Bowl” was coined as part of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. After the merger was complete, each league was separated into different conferences. The winners of the AFC (formally known as the AFL) and the NFC (formally the NFL) meet up on Super Bowl Sunday to determine the NFL Champion for each season.

A brief look back at Super Bowl LIII 2019

In 2019, the New England Patriots ground their way to history, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, to post a record-equalling 6th NFL title. The two teams had previously played in Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002 — when the Rams were still based in St Louis — with a young rookie quarterback named Tom Brady leading the Patriots to an upset victory.

Almost a generation later, in a defensive game that never reached any great heights, the Patriots dominated play and could well have won by many more. However, in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl of all time, New England did enough, and got the job done to give now-veteran quarterback, Tom Brady his 6th championship, the most of any player in NFL history. Coach Bill Belichick also made history, winning his 8th Super Bowl ring — two as a defensive coach for the New York Giants and six as the Patriots’ Head Coach.

AFC & NFC Championship Games – On the way to Super Bowl LIII 2019

Superbowl LIII was a mismatch in so many ways. At 32 and 24 respectively, Rams’ coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff were up against wily veterans in Belichick and Brady. The Rams duo spent the past two seasons heralding the coming of a new age of football — where offense was seeking a blow to the old adage that teams ultimately must win championships with defence. Eventually, the old adage prevailed.

The Patriots set up their ‘past vs the future’ clash with an AFC Championship title victory with a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the only other team that outplayed the Rams in the 2018-19 season. For their part, the Rams took out a controversial 26-23 overtime win over arguably the best team in the NFL in 2018-19, the New Orleans Saints, assisted by a dubious call by the officials in the closing minutes of regulation time.

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Looking forward to Super Bowl LIV 2020

Super Bowl LIV will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Currently home to the Miami Dolphins, the venue has previously hosted five Super Bowls. Fresh off their victory in Super Bowl LIII, the New England Patriots open as $9.00 favourites to repeat next year in Super Bowl LIV, along with the Kanas City Chiefs also at $9.00 according to odds released by Betstar. Just behind those two is the beaten Superbowl LIII team, the Los Angeles Rams ($10.00) and the team it beat in the NFC title game, the New Orleans Saints are next at $11.00. The Miami Dolphins are the absolute outsiders at $151 to win the Super Bowl on home turf.

Betting on Super Bowl – How to get Started

  1. Choose an Operator – When betting on the Super Bowl, you want to make sure you are putting your money in the hands of a reliable and trustworthy operator. Selecting any of the aforementioned operators above will guarantee your safety, while also providing an efficient and simplistic platform. To place a bet through any operator you will need an account. Don’t have an account yet? No worries, simply create one by clicking on the table above, and start earning money.
  2. Choose the Market
    1. Outright Markets – Outright Markets are when you place a bet on the winner of an entire league or competition instead of a single matchup. These bets can be placed before the season starts and remain open through the completion of the Super Bowl.
    2. Prop Bets
      1. Prop Bets or Proposition Bets are a bet placed on an individual player or event. Prop Bets can be placed on anything from how many touchdowns a specific player will score, to whether the coin flip will result in heads or tails/ Example: Who will have more touchdowns in Super Bowl 2019, Tom Brady or Todd Gurley?
      2. Other Markets – Other betting markets such as over/under, point spread, and outright winners and more, will be available the closer we get to the kickoff of the big game.
    3. Do Your Research
      Don’t go into a bet blind. Before putting your money down on something, make sure to do your research. The sports world is ever changing, lines and predictions are constantly on the move. Make sure to continuously check the odds, markets, and bookmakers. Have a good understanding of what you are betting on. For instance, visiting sites with Super Bowl predictions and Super Bowl tips will help further your knowledge on a specific Super Bowl betting lines or prop bets to heighten your chances at a more probable and lucrative payout.

Popular Betting Markets

  1. Outright Winner – The winner of an entire competition rather than a single event. In this case you would place your bet for who you predict to win Super Bowl 2019.
  2. Point Spread – The point spread is a figure set by oddsmakers to provide an advantage/disadvantage based on a margin of victory/defeat for a given team. The team designated as the “favorite” (likely to win), will be given a negative point spread. This means they would have to win the game by the given points to earn you a payout. The “underdog” is given a positive point spread. Meaning the team can lose a game, but as long as it is within the given positive point spread, they would still be considered winners against the spread.
    1. Example: Los Angeles Rams (-3.5) vs. New England Patriots (+3.5). The Rams enter the game as 3.5-point favorites, meaning they would have to win the game by 4 points or more to win the bet. New England, on the other hand, enters the game as a 3.5-point underdog. The Patriots could either win the game or lose the game, but by no more than 3 points to win the bet.
    2. Example: Rams defeat Patriots 20-17. The Rams win the game, but the Patriots win the bet due to not losing by more than 3 points. In terms “covering the spread.”
  3. Total (Over/Under) – The total is a marker set by oddsmakers to determine the combination of points scored by both teams. You can place your bet on whether you believe the total will be over or under the set total. Example:Rams vs. Patriots (Over/Under 40 points). Rams win 20-17, giving a total of just 37 points scored between the two teams. Since 37 is less than 40, the game went UNDER.

Super Bowl Prop Bets

  • Examples of Previous Super Bowl Prop Bets
    • How long will it take to sing the National Anthem?
    • What color will Pink’s hair be when she starts singing the National Anthem?
    • Will either quarterback throw over 400 yards passing?
    • Will anyone besides Tom Brady and Nick Foles take a snap during the game?
    • Will Tom Brady’s jersey be stolen again?
    • Will the first offensive play be a run or a pass?

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Interesting Super Bowl Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have hoisted the Lombardi trophy more than any other NFL team. The Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers have each won five Super Bowls, while Pittsburgh has won six.
  • New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms was paid $75,000 to shout, “I’m going to Disney World” on the field following the Giants Super Bowl XXI victory over the Denver Broncos.
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is tied with Hall of Fame pass rusher Charles Haley for most Super Bowl wins. While each player owns five Super Bowl rings, Brady has captured all his playing for just one team. Haley won championships as both a member of the 49ers and the Cowboys.
  • The New England Patriots have appeared in the big game more than any other NFL team. The Pats have made it to Super Bowl Sunday an astonishing ten times.
  • The most expensive ticket to attend Super Bowl I cost a measly $12.00 back in 1967. Based off of inflation, that would cost you an affordable $89 today. The first Super Bowl tickets didn’t even sell out!
  • A 30-second commercial spot during the Super Bowl would have cost you around $40,000 during the inaugural Super Bowl. Fast forward today, that same 30-second commercial slot will run $5.5+ million dollars.
  • The Buffalo Bills played in a record setting four consecutive Super Bowl from 1990-1993. Buffalo came away empty handed, losing every single game.
  • No NFL team has ever had the privilege of playing a Super Bowl with home field advantage. Never has an organization made it to the Super Bowl the same year that the big game was taking place in their home Stadium.
  • A power outage in New Orleans’ Superdome halted play for approximately 34 minutes in Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Super Bowl LI is the only Super Bowl to ever go into overtime. The New England Patriots ended up benefiting the most from the additional period. The Pats defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.

About the Super Bowl

The winner of the Super Bowl is awarded the Lombardi trophy. The trophy is named in honor of Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, who led the Green Bay Packers to victories in the first two inaugural Super Bowl games ever played. The Super Bowl takes place at the culmination of the NFL football season for the calendar year prior. Super Bowl Sunday has blossomed into something of an unofficial national holiday, becoming hands down, one of the biggest events in pro sports

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Super Bowl LIII

Super Bowl 53, the 49th modern-era NFL Championship game, will occur on February 4, 2019, to determine the league champion for the 2018 NFL season. Super Bowl LIII will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, the home of the Atlanta Falcons. This will be the third Super Bowl that Atlanta has hosted, but the first in their new stadium. Their previous two Super Bowls, played in 1994 and 2000, took place in the now demolished Georgia Dome.

The Super Bowl halftime show, the biggest concert of the year, should once again be an entertaining one. It’s been confirmed that Grammy Award-winning pop/rock band Maroon 5 will headline Super Bowl 2019. The “She Will Be Loved” group won’t be the only musical juggernauts taking the stage come February 4th. Hip-Hop superstar Travis Scott has been pegged to performer alongside Maroon 5 for the big game.

While your halftime will be filled predominantly with modern day pop and hip-hop, don’t be surprised if you get hit with a nostalgic moment that brings you back to your childhood. An online petition to perform the song “Sweet Victory” was created in November 2018 in honor of the late SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg. The song, which was performed at the fictitious “Bubble Bowl” from the episode “Band Geek”, has garnered over a million signatures. Mercedes-Benz Stadium has since tweeted a gif of the scene from the “Band Geeks” episode, potentially teasing a future performance of the song.