Before you place your bets on Super Bowl 57, you should look into every potential factor that could influence the final score. Like it or not, one of those factors will be the refereeing crew. This season it’ll be Carl Cheffers taking the lead in his third Super Bowl as part of a crew that features five of eight officials with Super Bowl experience. Below we break down this year’s Super Bowl officials and the crucial Super Bowl referee betting stats you need to know.
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Super Bowl 57 Refereeing Crew
The NFL has announced the officiating lineup for Super Bowl 57, with the crew led by Carl Cheffers, appearing in his third Super Bowl.
Referee: Carl Cheffers
Umpire: Roy Ellison
Down Judge: Jerod Phillips
Line Judge: Jeff Bergman
Field Judge: John Jenkins
Side Judge: Eugene Hall
Back Judge: Dino Paganelli
Replay Official: Mark Butterworth
Note: Jenkins, Phillips and Butterworth will be working their first Super Bowl.
Who is carl Cheffers And What To Expect:
Cheffers started his officiating career as a side judge in 2000 before being promoted to referee eight years later. He will be stepping into his third Super Bowl gig. His first was Super Bowl 51, when the New England Patriots took down the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. That matchup remains the only playoff game refereed by Cheffers to hit the OVER (the total was set at 57.5 before kickoff).
Cheffers had his second assignment in Super Bowl 55 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers obliterated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 as 3-point underdogs. That game went UNDER the total of 56 points, part of a trend of low-scoring playoff affairs officiated by Cheffers – the UNDER has hit in nine of his last 10 postseason games.
By getting the call again this year, Cheffers becomes the first referee in over three decades to officiate in two Super Bowls within three seasons.
According to online resources, Cheffers and his crew notably doled out the most penalties in the league this season with 214 in 17 games, with 117 of them being targeted at the away team. That works out to an average of about 14.3 penalties per game, accounting for 109.9 yards per game. Here are his betting results for his 10 most recent playoff appearances:
Super Bowl Referee Betting Stats
Cheffers Known For Hitting the UNDER
|Betting Result||Win||Loss||Push||Win Percent|
Last 10 Super Bowls Betting Results & Referee
|Name||Super Bowl||Spread/Total Betting Results|
|Ron Torbert||LVI||Favorite, UNDER|
|Carl Cheffers||LV||Underdog, UNDER|
|Bill Vinovich||LIV||Favorite, UNDER|
|John Parry||LIII||Favorite, UNDER|
|Gene Steratore||LII||Underdog, OVER|
|Carl Cheffers||LI||Favorite, OVER|
|Clete Blakeman||L||Underdog, UNDER|
|Bill Vinovich||XLIX||Underdog, OVER|
|Terry McAulay||XLVIII||Underdog, OVER|
|Jerome Boger||XLVII||Underdog, OVER|
For a more detailed look into the betting results of Super Bowls, check out our Super Bowl Betting Odds History page!
Which Officials Have been in the most super bowls?
|Name||Number of Appearances||Which Super Bowls Were They In?|
|Bob Beeks||5||XIV, XVI, XVIII, XXI, XXIII|
|Ron Botchan||5||XX, XXVII, XXIX, XXXI, XXXIV|
|Jack Fette||5||V, VIII, X, XIII, XXII|
|Al Jury||5||XX, XXII, XXIV, XXVIII, XXXIV|
|Tom Kelleher||5||IV, VII, XI, XV, XIX|
|Al Conway||4||IX, XIV, XVI, XXII|
|Art Demmas||4||XIII, XVII, XXV, XXVII|
|Fritz Graf||4||V, VIII, XV, XVIII|
|Stan Javie||4||II, VIII, X, XIV|
|Jerry Markbreit||4||XVII, XXI, XXVI, XXIX|
|Tony Veteri||4||II, VII, XII, XV|
|Jerry Bergman||4||XIII, XVI, XVIII, XXIII|
|Carl Paganelli||4||XXXIX, XLI, XLVI, XLVIII|
In Super Bowl history, just five officials have been selected to appear in five separate Super Bowls and eight have been hired to work in four Super Bowls. Jerry Markbreit is the only name on the list to appear in four Super Bowls as the referee. Paganelli will work his fifth Super Bowl this year in Arizona.
How Do I Use These Super Bowl Referee Betting Stats?
The easiest way to utilize these Super Bowl 57 referee betting stats is to bet on the favorite for Super Bowl 57, once the teams are locked in. The easiest way to do that is a moneyline bet, where you simply pick which team you think will win. If you’re convinced the Kansas City Chiefs, if they can make it, will win Super Bowl 57, a moneyline bet on the Chiefs would be simply picking them to win the big game.
Here is an example of what moneyline Super Bowl odds could look like:
Using the example above, we see the Chiefs are the favorites and Jalen Hurts’ Eagles are the underdogs. The favorite is shown by the minus sign (-) and dogs will always be shown with the plus sign (+).
If you were to wager $100 on the Chiefs at -115 odds and they won, you’d get a payout of $186.96 – your original $100 is returned along with your winnings of $86.96.
To see how much you’d win based on any odds and the amount wagered, check out our Odds Calculator.
Super Bowl Referee Betting Stats FAQ
Who is the referee for Super Bowl 57?
The referee for Super Bowl 57 is Carl Cheffers, who will be appearing in his third Super Bowl in six seasons.
Who is the officiating crew for Super Bowl 57?
Carl Cheffers has been named the referee for Super Bowl 57. The rest of the crew features Jerod Phillips as the down judge, Jeff Bergman as the line judge, Roy Ellison as the umpire, John Jenkins as the field judge, Dino Paganelli as back judge, Eugene Hall as the side judge and Mark Butterworth as the replay official.
What are some Super Bowl referee betting stats?
An interesting Super Bowl betting stat is the UNDER has hit in four consecutive Super Bowls. The favorites are 4-2 ATS in the same time period.