A Guide To Betting On The Super Bowl
Eagles Triumph are the Winners of the Superbowl LII
The Eagles capped off a hugely memorable season with an unexpected victory over the experienced Patriots. BettingTop10 recommended backing the Eagles on the points spread and they prevailed, outlasting their opponents during a thrilling and absorbing contest. Despite accumulating 613 yards and the efforts of veteran Tom Brady, the Patriots weren’t able to mount a comeback and it was a rare Superbowl defeat for Bill Belichick and his side.
Nick Foles, who picked up Superbowl MVP has had a hugely memorable month since coming into the Eagles’ side and his contributions proved decisive. For the Patriots, Rob Gronkowski was one of the most popular pre-match wagers in the touchdown market and the 28-year-old managed two during the course of the match but it wasn’t enough to save his side.
Superbowl LIII Results
A number of top Canadian bookmakers have already priced up Superbowl LIII with the Patriots fancied to bounce back from their disappointment in Minnesota. They are currently priced at +450 with William Hill for success in 2019 with the Green Bay Packers and this year’s success story; the Philadelphia Eagles joint second favourites at +900. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who were narrowly squeezed out by the Patriots during the Conference Championship can be supported at +2500
Bodog Sports have the Patriots at a slightly bigger price of +600 with many NFL pundits not convinced that Tom Brady will be able to have the same influence on his side next season. The draft will play a big part in shaping the market and if Nick Foles is traded, he could once again have a huge influence on next season and Superbowl LIII.
Super Bowl 2018 Predictions
The Patriots take on the Eagles at the US Bank Stadium in Minnesota and it looks set to be an intriguing tactical battle between two excellent sides. This will bring the curtain down on a dramatic and eventful CFL season which has thrown up its fair share of talking points.
The experienced Patriots have unsurprisingly been priced up as the favourites on the Moneyline for this showpiece event and at the time of writing can be backed at 1.56 with Sports Interaction. It’s easy to see why they are starting at these odds especially given their considerable experience in this event. They are in the hunt for a sixth Super Bowl title whilst Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick and they are both savvy operators who know what it takes to be triumphant at this stage of the season.
Since the participants were decided, the majority of the money in Canada has been for the Eagles, who have defied their early-season doubters and made themselves extremely difficult to beat. One low point of the campaign was the injury to Carson Wentz, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament and has been replaced by able deputy Nick Foles. His replacement is a steady presence but he lacks the dynamism of Wentz and that could be one of the key factors here.
Playing the underdog role, the Eagles will be looking to spoil the party and they’ve certainly been supported in the betting markets. It’s a difficult task for them to stop this experienced side but they could be organised enough to prevent a whitewash.
Sports Interaction have the Eagles at 1.91 for +4.5 on the points spread and we think this looks an excellent wager. If the Patriots are to secure their third Super Bowl in four seasons, they won’t have it easy and they will need to be patient throughout this contest. Whilst the Eagles are known for being organised, they also have power and can hurt the Patriots if they get complacent or sloppy.
I’m not reading too much into the fact that the Patriots have had two weeks to prepare for this match but it is a little concerning that Rob Gronkowski is struggling with concussion. The release of the injury list has concerned many Patriots backers and their price has become slightly larger as a result. He was knocked out during his side’s 24-20 victory over Jaguars and has been unable to practice ahead of the Super Bowl LII. Dwayne Allen or Jacob Hollister are the likely replacement should he fail to recover in time for this.
This Super Bowl is likely to divide opinion and there are many bettors predicting a lively, high scoring battle but we can see it going the other way. Patriots are experienced but they won’t find it easy to get past the Eagles. Their dominant defence can slow down their opponents and stop them racking up the points. In their play-off game against the Jaguars, they could be considered relatively lucky with their opponents being hit by pass interference and that played into the Patriots hands. Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby will be key to keeping this defence well-drilled and they will be happy to soak up pressure.
The points have been set at Under/Over 48.5 and we suggest backing a low-scoring game. Whilst the majority of recent finals have gone the opposite way, the Patriots were involved in a 21-17 defeat to New York Giants in Indiana back in 2008 so they have been involved in a tight, cagey Super Bowl previously. In each of their last four matches, both team’s defences have managed to restrict the opposition to scoring 20 points or fewer and at 1.91 for Under 48.5 points, this looks an excellent wager.
Tom Brady is likely to be instrumental once again and the majority of the focus will be on the veteran. His throwing hasn’t been affected by a recent gash to the hand. His experience is hugely beneficial to the Patriots but they are playing a side who have exceeded all expectations this season and will be confident of restricting the wily Patriots throughout the match. Expect a nervy and frustrating evening for Patriots’ fans who will be hoping their side (and in particular Brady) can find a way to unlock the opposition.
Super Bowl 2018 Odds
The Patriots are an experienced side who are hoping to claim their sixth Super Bowl when they take on the Eagles. Unsurprisingly, the Patriots have been priced up as the 1.50 favourites with William Hill for this showpiece event. The Eagles have attracted plenty of support however and they can be backed at 2.70 to pull off a shock result in Minnesota.
The Eagles have kept it tight throughout the season and they are likely to frustrate their experienced opponents. Under/Over 48.5 on the points spread is where the line has been set by the online bookmakers and this is an intriguing prospect for bettors. It’s 1.91 with Sports Interaction for either selection.
The points spread began at 6.5 but due to popularity has been reduced to +/- 4.5. Punters can back the Eagles with a +4.5 head start at 1.91 whilst it’s the same price for the Patriots to win with ease and cover the -4.5 spread with 5Dimes.
There are a number of prop bets available on both sides including New England Patriots to have a total of two touchdowns at 4.25 with Sports Interaction whilst Bodog Sports offer 2.80 for the highest scoring quarter to be the second.
Super Bowl 2018 Markets
The Super Bowl 2018 is set to be yet another terrific showdown and it has now been almost two weeks since the line-up was decided. This has given online bookmakers plenty of time to price up their various markets ahead of this match.
The match spread is always the most popular market and this is available with every Canadian bookmaker. It is set at +4.5 / -4.5 for Super Bowl LII and that leaves little margin for error. The betting sites are anticipating a close contest and in order for this bet to land, your chosen team must cover this handicap. -4.5 on the Patriots means they must win by five points or more whilst +4.5 on the Eagles is predicting that they will keep it close and must keep within four points of their opponents.
There are number of alternative spreads available with the likes of Sports Interaction and Pinnacle although backing +5.5 / -5.5 will result in shorter odds.
The Over/Under Total Points market is always popular and it doesn’t require predicting which team will come out on top. For the 2018 event, it’s set at 48.5 and many are expecting a low-scoring game. Four of the last five have resulted in high-scoring games with more than 49 points accumulated.
Finally, the money line is simply predicting which team will come out on top. This isn’t as popular because odds can often be short and the Patriots are 1.50 just to win this match and secure their sixth Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 2018 Props bets and Alternative Bets
Whilst many bettors will focus on the match markets, there are a number of prop bets and specialist markets which offer a more light-hearted look at the Super Bowl 2018.
Most of the fun markets revolve around the half time entertainment. One such example is the ‘Will Justin Timberlake be wearing a hat at the start of his show?’ market. Some bookmakers also offer bettors and fans the chance to predict what colour he will be wearing during his performance.
Another fun market is ‘How long will it take Pink to sing the National Anthem?’ with the options set at ‘Over 2 minutes’ or ‘Under 2 minutes’. Overs is the clear favourite at around 1.70. There are additional options such as ‘Will Pink forget or miss out a word from the National Anthem?’.
One of the more bizarre offerings is ‘Will “Nipplegate” be mentioned during the broadcast and it’s a short price that the commentators and pundits will reference the now-infamous event.
Back to the football, it is possible to wager on which coach (Bill Belichick or Doug Pederson) will be shown first one screen once the broadcast gets underway and Tom Brady is odds-on favourite to be the first player shown singing the National Anthem ahead of the game.
There are a number of fun bets to keep fans entertained throughout the broadcast and they are a great way of potentially making some money without predicting the outcome of the contest.
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Super Bowl Bets in Canada
Every bookmaker will have many Super Bowl betting markets available. Sports Interaction is of the best sites for online sports bettors and they have many Super Bowl betting lines available plus the option of live betting once the match gets underway. Sports Interaction currently have a point spread market available on the side from each division and they offer all new customers in Canada a free $200 bet when they sign up for an account. This could be used to bet on the Super Bowl 2018.
Bodog Sports have a market priced up for Super Bowl 52 which is available in the ‘football’ section of their website and offers odds on each side winning the Super Bowl Lii. Once you’ve signed up for a new account with any of the top bookmakers in Canada, it couldn’t be easier to place your first wager. There will be a dedicated Super Bowl betting section which will have Moneyline, Pointspread and other betting options. If you’re struggling to find any Super Bowl bets, click on Futures and the likes of Bet365 and Bodog Sports have their Super Bowl 2018 markets in that particular section of the site.
Super Bowl Betting Tips
It’s always a good idea to explore the alternative Super Bowl betting options before placing a wager on the event. Take a look at the various Props bets available for Super Bowl 52 as these can include anything from the coin toss to first turnover of the game as these can often provide more value and bigger returns than straightforward moneyline picks.
Super Bowl Schedule
The regular NFL season usually begins in September and concludes shortly before February, by this stage markets will begin to take shape and Super Bowl bets will start to be struck. The teams compete in a gruelling 17 week schedule as they battle it out for position at the top of their respective conferences. Props, point spread and other daily markets will be available on each game. All of the final 16 games will be held on the same day to ensure there Is no unfair advantage to either side.
Interesting Facts About the Super Bowl
Tom Brady set a new record in the Super Bowl xlix when he completed with 37 completed passes and in the process became just the third quarterback to be victorious in four Super Bowls. Super Bowl 2017 was also a record-breaking contest as New England Patriots completed the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history as they battled back from 28-3 down to eventually become Super Bowl Champions, winning 34-28.