Betting on the Super Bowl gets bigger every year and Paddy’s here to bring new and existing customers a range of killer offers ahead of the big game this February.
If you’re new to NFL betting and planning on placing a bet on the Super Bowl for the first time then we’ve got you covered. In this guide we’ll take you through the basics, from Super Bowl tips to the most popular bets.
Our aim is to arm you with as much knowledge as possible before the game kicks off on 11 February in Las Vegas. And what better place to start than some Super Bowl betting tips.
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Super Bowl Tips
We’re not going to tell you who will score the first touchdown or which team will be leading at HT in the Super Bowl here. For those picks, head to our NFL tips page. The below tips are for new bettors who need some guidance on what to do before placing a Super Bowl bet:
Do your research – Never bet without first doing research on the game. Look at everything from form guides to the injury status of key players. The more research you do around the Super Bowl, the higher your chances of landing that perfect wager.
Look at past results – NFL teams change every season but rarely are the changes wholesale. Therefore a team that has beaten their Super Bowl opponents in each of their last four meetings probably has the edge here. Be sure you know the recent head-to-head record and how games panned out.
Study the form – The two most common types of Super Bowl winners are teams who dominate the whole season, and teams who peak in the playoffs. Look at the form, how both teams have played since Thanksgiving, and where the weaknesses are. If a team perpetually concedes the first points then they’re a good bet to do so again in the big game.
Use Paddy’s Power Price – Paddy has Power Prices on loads of outcomes during the Super Bowl, so you can squeeze a bigger profit potential from your stake. Make use of these odds boosts while you can!
Look for promos – We run Super Bowl betting promotions every season, including boosted odds. Be sure to check out the Paddy Power Promos page in the lead-up to the big game.
Super Bowl most popular bets
Experts in NFL betting love to dive into the complex world of points totals, handicaps, and spreads. Paddy offers a great range of detailed Super Bowl bets for these players, but for most of us it’s likely we’ll stick to the common markets. Here, then, are some of the most simple and popular bets to make on the Super Bowl:
Game winner – A simple wager on who will win the big game. Remember to select whether you think the game will be won in regulation time, or overtime.
Handicaps – Bet on a team to win while carry a points handicap. For example, you could back a team to win with -2.5 points. They need to win by three points or more for you to win your wager!
Total points – Bet on the game as a whole to feature more or fewer than a set points line. If the line is 44.5, for example, you can bet above or below that line.
Anytime touchdown scorers – This is a great bet when backing receivers, especially if their QB teammate has a deadly arm. The anytime market means you don’t have to rely on them scoring first.
A touchdown each in both halves – Three of the last four Super Bowls have seen both teams scoring at least one touchdown in each half. It’s always a decent wager to make.
How to bet live on the Super Bowl
Paddy Power is offering more than 100 live betting options during this year’s Super Bowl and anyone with an active account can get in on the action. Our live odds continually update to reflect the action on the field, making it a fast-paced live betting experience than all bettors can get involved in.
To bet live on the Super Bowl, first make sure your account is active and charged. You can join Paddy Power today and trigger a killer welcome deal to boost your account.
Head over to our Superbowl betting page at kick off and you’ll see the live markets ready to go. To bet on any outcome, simply hit the odds and enter your stake in the bet slip, before hitting Place Bet. Remember that the odds can change in an instant and you can choose to accept the odds changes. If you don’t want to accept shifting odds then that’s not a problem, your wager won’t be recorded.
Live betting also means you can follow the Super Bowl score, latest stats, and get fresh #WhatOddsPaddy bets during the action! Download the Paddy Power app for an even better live betting experience for the Super Bowl!
Super Bowl special bets
The Super Bowl is the biggest game in American Football betting and we like to have a bit of fun with the odds. That’s why we offer extensive Super Bowl special bets alongside all the core markets. These bets are tailored to the big game so you might not see them during the rest of the season.
Here are some Super Bowl special odds to keep an eye on:
MVP – Bet on who will be the MVP of the Super Bowl. The MVP is almost always the winning quarterback, although wide receivers can also pick up the award if they score more than one touchdown.
Coin toss – Who doesn’t love betting on the coin toss? If you really can’t make up your mind on who will win the Super Bowl then the coin toss could be the wager for you.
Super Bowl halftime show – Bet on what might happen in the Super Bowl halftime show. Check Paddy’s NFL betting page for the latest markets.
Remember to check out the latest Super Bowl betting odds in the lead-up to the big game. If you don’t spot the market you want then get a price with #WhatOddsPaddy.