When the Super Bowl comes around, everything just has a way of stopping. It’s the biggest sporting event of the calendar year.
From a betting perspective, there’s nothing like it either. The big game attracts the most betting action year after year, with even those who don’t bet regularly getting a little skin in the game for some extra rooting interest.
You will be able to get in on the fun next time around without issue, thanks to the new legal and regulated sports betting environment. Michigan residents can now legally and safely bet on sports, and there are plenty of places to make it happen.
We’re going to show you how you can bet online and what you need to know about Super Bowl futures, odds, and live betting.
Betting on the Super Bowl is that much easier with one of the top sports betting apps. You can stay glued to the game while checking the action on your phone at the same time, and you can also get access to some outstanding promos geared toward the game right from your device. Here are the best spots for you to make that happen here in Michigan.
DraftKings does much more than just serve as the industry leader in daily fantasy sports. The company offers sports betting as well and has been absolutely knocking it out of the park on that front.
FanDuel is another DFS giant that has taken the same tenets that made it a hit on that front and applied them to sports betting. The result is a top-notch platform that has garnered rave reviews from users.
FanDuel has crushed it in every sports betting market thus far, and there’s nothing to suggest the same won’t happen here in Michigan.
Certain names just pop to mind when it comes to gaming, and MGM is a member of that shortlist. The BetMGM Sports platform has quickly become a go-to destination for scores of sports bettors.
BetMGM is working toward becoming a leader in every state entered to date, and the same approach should take shape upon launch in Michigan.
Each year, odds for the winner of the next Super Bowl come out as soon as the current one is in the books. NFL Super Bowl futures are released for each of the league’s 32 teams.
Once the Super Bowl matchup is official, the actual lines for the upcoming game will be released. The main listings at online and mobile sportsbooks will cover the three most popular bet types, but those won’t be the only options for betting on the game.
Here’s what the default listing looks like:
|Kansas City Chiefs||-2.5 (-110)||-120||Over 51.5 (-110)|
|San Francisco 49ers||+2.5 (-110)||+130||Under 51.5 (-110)|
To the right of both teams is a series of numbers, which are the following starting from the left: point spread, moneyline, and totals.
When betting futures, you’re betting on which team you think will win the Super Bowl at any time. It’s a wager that requires a long-term perspective, as those who choose correctly won’t be able to cash out until the game is in the books.
The futures market is a great way to stay on top of how the betting public sees the league for the upcoming season. There will be movement up and down the odds board based on action and how the teams are doing.
After the lines for the Super Bowl are released, the betting public gets its chance to weigh in. That can lead to some movement in the numbers after the initial release. So why does that happen?
Sportsbooks will respond to market demand by adjusting the numbers. If lots of bets come in on one side while the other direction sees little action, the book will adjust to make the opposite bet the more appealing of the two options.
While attracting even amounts of action on both sides likely won’t happen when there’s a big rush in one direction, oddsmakers will still do their best to level it out. This helps to limit the liability on the end of the operator in the event that the initial flood of bets is on the money.
On the odds front, let’s say that the moneyline looks like our initial example
Now let’s say that more action comes in on the 49ers over the Chiefs. The sportsbook may respond by making the range of odds that much tighter.
On spreads and totals, the same thing happens. If Kansas City opens up as a 2.5-point favorite and a lot of folks go with the Chiefs minus the points, the spread could rise to a field goal or higher. If the vast majority of bettors wager on the over or under, then the posted total for the game could shift.
The odds attached to both the spread and total will adjust based on market action even if the released numbers don’t move, so keep that in mind. Also, always remember to shop around to find the best prices.
A Super Bowl futures bet allows you to weigh in on which team you think will win the next edition at virtually any time. Once the current season’s title tilt is in the books, oddsmakers will release the odds on who will win next year.
There will be odds available for each NFL team. Typically, the odds board is listed in descending order with the favorites on top and longshots on the bottom. Here’s what the odds might look like for the five teams at the top.
Now let’s say that after you give the odds board the once over, you walk away feeling like it’ll be the Saints hoisting the Lombardi Trophy next time around. You decide to place a $100 bet while taking the long-range view.
The season plays out, and it turns out you were right on the money. New Orleans wins the Super Bowl, and you have yourself a winning ticket. That $100 initial bet returns you a total of $1,300, the amount of your wager plus a staggering profit of $1,200.
The Super Bowl futures market can be very lucrative. There are bettors who place their wagers soon after odds and released, and others who stay engaged throughout the year to find appealing targets as they come up.
Super Bowl futures odds will move based on betting action, so keep that in mind. Once again, you can always shop around to find the best prices.
While you can just pick the winner of the Super Bowl and call it a day, you’d be missing out by doing so. There are a number of ways to get involved with the biggest sports betting event of the year. Here’s a look at the most popular.
This is a simple bet in which you are just picking the winner of the game. The favorite will have negative odds, while the odds are positive on the underdog side. The closer the two numbers are, then the tighter the game sets up to be.
The spread is basically an estimated margin of victory that needs to be factored into the equation. You can take the favorite minus the points, or go with the underdog plus the points. Whichever way you go, the spread has to be covered.
This is a wager on the total combined points scored in the contest by the two teams. Oddsmakers set the benchmark with an estimated number, and bettors then make their choice based on that.
Prop bets are side wagers on things that might happen during the game or at its completion. For the Super Bowl, sportsbooks will offer hundreds of prop bets for bettors to consider, such as:
These are wagers you can place in real-time as the action plays out on the field. The markets move fast, so a mobile app is a great way to stay on top of things. Offerings will vary based on what’s going on, but here’s a peek at what you might see.
One of the biggest points of speculation in the runup to the Super Bowl is on which player will be named MVP. Yep, you can bet on that, too.
After the matchup is official, odds will be released on the individual players in the running for the award. Typically, the quarterbacks on the respective teams will be the favorites, followed by key skill position players and impact defenders.
The award has gone to a quarterback 30 times in the history of the Super Bowl, and in 12 of the last 20 years. Over the past decade, two linebackers and one wide receiver have been thrown into the mix.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you automatically have to bet on one of the signal callers. You can spread it out a bit and make multiple picks, or just roll with a single selection.
The Super Bowl is exceptionally entertaining as it is, but having a little stake in the outcome can make it even better. Wagering on the MVP is one of the best ways to stay engaged throughout the game.
There’s just nothing quite like betting on the Super Bowl, and being able to bet live in person is now a real thing here in Michigan. Here are some places to consider as you head out to watch the Big Game. Fear not – the latest odds will be prominently displayed in each spot.
Five dozen HDTVs and a full-service bar await patrons who visit the BetMGM Sports Lounge. You’ll also find a range of seating options, six betting windows to place your bets, and 14 self-serve kiosks for those who prefer to do it on their own.
Visitors to MotorCity can check out FanDuel, a sportsbook which features 67 HDTV’s and a sports ticker to keep you up to date on the latest news. When it’s time to place bets, you can choose from six betting windows or 54 self-serve kiosks.
Located right by T. McC’s Sports Bar is the BetAmerica Sportsbook. You can place your bets with one of the Island Cashiers, or take advantage of the self-serve kiosks inside the restaurant. Open round the clock, this is a solid spot for Big Game festivities.
There will be several other great options to consider once the Super Bowl rolls around. Among the places you can consider visiting are the Onyx Sportsbook by William Hill at Turtle Creek Casino in Williamsburg, and Dacey’s Sportsbook at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek.
The Super Bowl comes our way just once a year, and everyone has an opinion on how it will shake out. As the game approaches and you’re trying to make sense of it all, here are some tips you can use to your advantage.
In the early days of the NFL, the Detroit Lions franchise found some success. The team took down the NFL championship in 1935, and followed that up with an impressive run in the 1950s, winning another three crowns.
Unfortunately, there just hasn’t been much in the way of postseason glory to celebrate since that point. Since the team’s last NFL title in 1957, there have been just 12 playoff appearances for the Lions.
In 11 of those years, the club lost its first playoff game. The biggest success for Detroit over that span came in 1991. The squad pounded the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional playoffs to advance to the NFC championship game versus the Washington Redskins.
Washington had Detroit’s number that day, winning by a convincing score of 41-10. While franchise legend Barry Sanders helped push the Lions to the playoffs several more times, the team was one and done in the wild card round every time.
Detroit is in the midst of a postseason drought to boot. The last appearance came following the 2016 campaign. The Lions faced off with the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round, losing by a score of 26-6.
Just like every other year, the next edition of the Super Bowl will attract plenty of attention. Here are the key details you need to know.
During the NFL regular season, there can be upsets each and every week. While two teams may appear to be a mismatch on paper, the reality is that anything can happen once they step on the field.
It’s the same thing with the Super Bowl, as there have been a number of surprising results through the years. Here’s a look back at three of the biggest upsets.
In years past, the answer to this question was an emphatic “no.” The picture has changed dramatically in recent times. Sports betting legislation was passed in the state in 2019, and the first legal shops made their debut the following year. For next year’s Super Bowl, Michigan residents will be able to legally and safely place their bets with a number of top operators.
Two franchises are tied atop the list with six Super Bowl victories each. The New England Patriots have made it to the big game 11 times and gone 6-5, while the Pittsburgh Steelers hold a mark of 6-2 in eight trips to the title tilt. There’s also a tie for second place on the list. The Dallas Cowboys have gone 5-3 in eight appearances, while the San Francisco 49ers have gone 5-2 in seven trips.
Tom Brady is the leader on the all-time list with six Super Bowl rings, all of which he obtained as a member of the New England Patriots.
Charles Haley is second on the list with five rings, two with the San Francisco 49ers and three with the Dallas Cowboys.
There’s a logjam at third place with multiple NFL players having won four Super Bowl rings over the course of their careers.
There are two franchises tied at the top of the list. The Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings have both gone 0-4 in four Super Bowl appearances.
Three clubs have gone 0-2 in a pair of trips:
Another three teams have gone 0-1 in their lone Super Bowl appearance:
There are four franchises that are still waiting for their first trip to the Super Bowl: