Super Bowl Betting
The Super Bowl is the culmination of the NFL season and easily the biggest single day sporting event on the planet, both in terms of the number of viewers who tune in to watch, and the volume of bets placed.
Betting on the Super Bowl appeals to seasoned NFL gamblers as well as casual fans who are willing to bet on anything that happens during the course of the game. The normal NFL betting markets are still there of course, but for the Super Bowl specifically, a number of extra betting lines are usually posted by oddsmakers.
Super Bowl Props And Betting
Super Bowl props (short for proposition) betting markets are virtually unlimited with odds available on everything from the coin toss to an individual player's achievements during the course of the game.
Super Bowl Sunday is now an unofficial holiday of sorts in America with football fans glue to their sets for the big game. In fact, Super Bowl XLV (2010-11 NFL season) between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers attracted a whopping 111 million viewers, the biggest TV audience in American history, which saw the Packers beat the Steelers 31-25.
In fact, that season was a humdinger for many reasons. One, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady played like he was on fire all season long, earning himself the well-deserved MVP. Two, the Seattle Seahawks made history by becoming the first NFL franchise ever to make the playoffs with a losing record. And three, the Seattle Seahawks caused another upset by beating defending Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints, in the Wild Card round, becoming the first sub .500 team in NFL history to win a game in the postseason.
The NFL is all about parity thanks mainly to the league policy of clubs sharing in the revenue, so it is a very difficult sport to handicap in general and picking the Super Bowl teams is exceptionally hard to do. While certain franchises have plenty of Super Bowl championships to brag about (Steelers, Cowboys, and 49ers), another fifteen franchises have won at least one Super Bowl and all but four of the current teams have appeared in a Super Bowl - the Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Browns, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans.
You can bet on the Super Bowl winner before the NFL starts thanks to futures betting markets. However, these odds regularly shift as teams assert their dominance in the most competitive league in American pro sports.
Super Bowl XLVII Odds
With Super Bowl XLVII is scheduled for February 3, 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, rest assured that the Super Bowl odds from our featured sportsbooks on the right-hand side of this page will be updated in real time leading up to the big event. Simply click on the logos to see their latest odds for NFL Super Bowl XLVII.
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