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Super Bowl 53 Betting

Super Bowl 53 is set to take place on Sunday, February 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia with the New England Patriots playing the Los Angeles Rams in a rematch of Super Bowl 36. Bettors will be in for a jam-packed day of betting action on everything from the result of the coin toss to props on the Maroon 5 halftime show and, of course, countless betting options on everything that will take place during the game.

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These two teams entered the season at the top of the Super Bowl futures oddsboard with the Patriots as the +750 favorite and the Rams at +1200. That was the highest odds for Los Angeles all season and they were actually the favorite at various points in the first half. They entered the playoffs at +600 and could have been had at +350 ahead of their NFC championship game in New Orleans.

It wasn’t a typical season for the Patriots, who had some early-season struggles with losses on the road vs the Jaguars and Lions. The rough start moved their odds to win the Super Bowl to +800 from Weeks 3 to 5, which was their highest mark of the season. They again found themselves at +800 following their Week 15 loss to the Steelers. They entered the playoffs with odds of +650 and were down to +325 prior to their win vs the Chiefs.

This will be just the fourth time the teams have played since meeting in Super Bowl 36, with the Patriots winning all four games and covering the spread three times. While the Patriots have gone on to win four Super Bowls since shocking the Rams in 2002, the Rams have moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles and have also gone from being a laughingstock to having one of the league’s most skilled rosters with the most fawned-over head coach since, well, Bill Belichick.

Betting on the underdog in the Super Bowl has been very profitable in recent seasons, as they’ve gone 13-4 ATS over the last 17 Super Bowls. Underdogs have also been on a nice run of winning games outright, going 6-1 SU in the last seven Super Bowls.

Be sure to check back often, as OddsShark will have complete betting coverage of the Super Bowl. An avalanche of prop betting odds will begin to roll out soon and we’ll be all over the action!

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Super Bowl Line Odds

Many pundits are shocked by the line movement in just a few days since the end of the AFC and NFC championship games. On Sunday, January 20, the opening line was Rams -1 but savvy bettors hammered the Patriots as a brief underdog.

Before the clock struck midnight, the line had moved two points to have the Patriots as one-point favorites and now the Pats are 2.5 or three-point favorites depending on where you shop.

The total, potentially to be the highest in Super Bowl history, opened at 59 but has since been bet down to 57 or 57.5 depending on where you shop. The highest total in Super Bowl history is 57 points (in 2017 and 2010) with the O/U at 1-1 at that number. 

Super Bowl 53 Moneyline and Spread
TeamMoneyline OddsSpread
New England Patriots-150-3
Los Angeles Rams+130+3

Super Bowl Betting Options

When it comes to betting on the Super Bowl, there are three forms of straight bets which you need to know about leading up to Super Bowl Sunday:

Moneyline

As one of the easiest and most common methods of Super Bowl betting, a moneyline bet is simply deciding which team will win the Super Bowl. The team you select does not have to win by a certain amount – they just have to win. Moneyline bets can be very rewarding with a great payout if you predict an upset and bet on the underdog. 

For example, the opening line is set for Super Bowl 53 and has the Patriots at -115 and the Rams at -105. This means the Patriots are favored, and you'll need to wager $115 to win $100. Meanwhile, the Rams are the slight underdogs, and a $105 wager will result in a $100 payout. 

Point Spread

The point spread is a common bet for intermediate Super Bowl bettors. Essentially, the spread allows for a 50/50 chance of winning your wager. Point spreads generally range from 3 to 10 points and essentially give the underdog team an advantage before the Super Bowl even begins.

For example, the Super Bowl 53 opening line was set with the Patriots (-1) and the Rams (+1). This means that the Patriots are favored, and the Rams are 1-point underdogs and are awarded 1 point before the game even begins. For those betting on New England, the Patriots will have to win by 2 points or more to win their bet, and for those betting on LA, the Rams need to either win the game, or lose by only 1 point (which would result in a PUSH and bettors getting their money back).  

Totals

(Also known as OVER/UNDER) When betting the totals, the oddsmaker will generate a number based on how they think the game will play out. In Super Bowl betting specifically, these projected numbers can range from the 30s to 60s. To bet on the totals, you have to choose if you think the total number of points in the Super Bowl will be OVER or UNDER the oddsmaker’s selected number. 

For example, the oddsmakers are predicting a total of 57.5 in Super Bowl 53 between the Patriots and the Rams. If the scores of both teams result in 56, let’s say, the total would have gone UNDER, and bettors who chose the UNDER will have won. 

Types of NFL Bets Offered

The Super Bowl is one of the most exciting betting events of the year, and there is no lack of betting types and exciting entertainment bets to get involved in. 

Parlays

One of the riskier and most popular types of Super Bowl bets, parlays combine a minimum of two wagers into one, and can contain multiple point spread or totals wagers. What makes this type of bet risky is the fact that the bettor must be correct on each wager or the entire stake will be lost. 

Teasers

Though similar to parlays in the fact that you must have all bets correct to profit, teasers allow you to modify the point spread or totals line to lower your risk level. Teasers start at usually six points and can go as high as 15 points depending on the sports betting site. 

Live Betting

Since most bettors have their smartphone or computer with them while watching a game, live betting has become more and more popular. Live Super Bowl betting is extremely popular, and is basically play-by-play betting, where you can place bets on each drive and even attempt to predict the outcome of each play. 

Props

The Super Bowl is the king of prop bets. Proposition bets are wagers that are not directly related to the outcome of the game. Widely considered to be a ‘fun’ bet, prop bets can be placed on just about anything related to the game. Check out our props section for more info. 

Futures

Futures are bets on how a team might fare over the entire season. The most common Super Bowl future is selecting which team will win the Super Bowl, but at the beginning of the season. Another popular option is the Super Bowl MVP award winner.

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