2022 Super Bowl Betting for Dummies and Novice Bettors
Super Bowl Sunday is a day in sports where most spectators justify placing a wager either big or small to get more involved in the game or the party they are attending. It is also safe to say the casual gambler does not have a strong idea how a spread, moneyline or prop bet works. Yes, there is the easy fun bets like which colour is the Gatorade going to be or will the National Anthem go over or under 90 seconds. The Super Bowl is a great day for football, and a fun experience for a fan or the casual gambler winning money can make them a fan of the NFL for the rest of their life. Some of my greatest experiences with friends and family have been at Super Bowl parties going home with extra money in my hands. Last year $4.3 billion was gambled on Super Bowl Sunday, so it would make sense if you are going to be betting next Sunday that you learn at an elementary level how the world of football betting works. If you are just starting out as NFL bettor, this article will be great for you to understand what to pay attention to in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
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Betting Factor: When deciding to wager on the game, it is important to understand how your money will be paid out. Let’s take a look at the moneyline for Super Bowl LVI. A moneyline bet is the most basic wager in sports betting. In the simplest terms, it is a bet on which team will win a game. There's no point spread and no conditions. ... If you place a bet on the moneyline, that means you think the team you bet on will win the game. If they win, you win, no matter the score. If you were to bet $100 on the Los Angeles Rams to win the game, you would get $47 in return, along with the original amount wagered, and that is because the Rams are favorites. In comparison, a $100 bet on the Bengals would pay out $175, along with the amount of the wager being returned. When deciding who you believe is going to win the game, if you choose the Rams, it might be wise to wager your friend $100 straight up if they will take it rather then going to the moneyline.
Understanding your bet: When looking at the countless options of bets to place for Super Bowl Sunday, it is very important to understand what you are placing your money on. There are the obvious bets of who will win the game, who will win Super Bowl MVP or if the total score will be over 48.5 or under. There are also many prop bets. In gambling, a "proposition bet" is a bet made regarding the occurrence or non-occurrence during a game of an event not directly affecting the game's final outcome. Many gamblers may have a difficult time choosing who might win or what the final score may be but have confidence that specific occurrences will happen throughout the game either as a team stat or individual.
For example, there are prop bets that may say: Will the total rushing yards between both teams be over 205.5 yards or under. This type of bet has no indication on the outcome of the game but more of an indication on what the game script may consist of and how much each team will rely on the run game. Another example of a prop bet would be on a particular player: Will Cooper Kupp have over 8.5 receptions or under. Again, this type of bet has no indication on the outcome of the game but is a great way to place confidence or cheer for certain individuals. Prop bets are based on averages and the matchup of the opponent.
Knowing you have options: When wagering money on sports, the most common way to do it is online. The great thing about gambling online is that you can withdraw from a bet or add more money at any time. As you start to get more of an understanding as to how these two teams match up while watching the game, that may be an option for you to gain more confidence in placing a bet. The lines of every bet will be constantly changing from the time kickoff happens, but it gives many gamblers a chance at better value. For example, if the Rams got off to an early lead, the spread would change from -4.5 to something much larger. And as seen in previous weeks, the Bengals have come from behind quite often, so it may be an opportune time to take the Bengals with extra points in hand.
In the AFC Championship Game, the Kansas City Chiefs were favored by 7 points over the Cincinnati Bengals. After the Chiefs took an early lead of 21-3, they were now favored by 20.5 points in the second quarter. Knowing that big of a lead would be hard to maintain in an AFC Championship battle, and the weapons the Cincinnati Bengals have on offense, it was a point in the game that offered gamblers a lot of value.
Keeping an eye out for specific matchups or who the quarterbacks’ favorite target is that day, could be a great way to profit while watching the game. Most importantly, knowing that option exists and not be pressured to be placing a bet before kickoff is important for novice gamblers to understand.
The most important rule for Super Bowl Sunday is enjoy the game and have a lot of fun. Try a bet you may have not tried before, eats lots of food, and enjoy the company of everyone around you. I hope this article helps make your Super Bowl the best yet.
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