American Football (Or Football) is now a huge global sport. The leading match is the Super Bowl and this is known as “The Greatest Show On Earth”.
As you would expect with such a massive sporting event there are a huge amount of betting options available to the punter. If the 2020 Super Bowl is set to be the first time you delve into the world of online betting be sure to check out the free bet section of our page to see the wide array of welcome bonuses available to new customers.
The 2020 Super Bowl takes place on Sunday 3rd February. It will kick off at 6:30pm Eastern Time in the States so if you are watching it from somewhere else in the world you can work it out with regards to your time zone. In the States it is televised on NBC or your local NBC affiliates whilst Sky Sports are also televising the event in a number of nations including the United Kingdom.
If you would rather watch the event live, this year it is being held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia. Just be aware, tickets will be extremely pricey and hard to come by!
Gambling is legal in most countries whilst if you are living in the States you can gamble in Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississipi, New Mexico, West Virginia , Delaware and Rhode Island. Just ensure that you are gambling with a bookmaker that is legislated and regulated in the country within which you are gambling.
New England Patriots are the odds-on favourites to win the Super Bowl and win their sixth Super Bowl. All of those wins have been this Millenium. They will be desperate to finally equal the six competitions won by the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are currently priced at 5/7 and are facing the Los Angeles Rams. They can be backed at 6/5 to win just the second Super Bowl in their history (won in 1999). They have never won the Super Bowl whilst playing as Los Angeles and their last success was whilst playing out of St Louis.
As you would expect with the “Greatest Show On Earth” you can bet on huge amount of markets with options to please every punter. This includes money lines (match betting), handicap betting (spreads), player points totals, team props and half-time props.
You will find ample opportunity throughout that match due to the large amount of intervals in proceedings. This is due to the massive amount of advertising throughout the event which is a testament to the astounding viewing figures.
We are going to explain some of the markets below.
Prop bets involve predicting a specific action to occur or not occur. This can even include predicting on something to happen during the half-time show. Examples include first team to score a touchdown, over/under yards for a specific player, which team will win the coin toss and what colour Gatorade will be poured on the winning team.
The Half-time show is an iconic part of the Super Bowl and is essentially a pop concert. Many notable performers including Justin Timberlake and Whitney Houston have headlined this show and the bookies allow you to place bets on it. This can include bets on wardrobe malfunctions, what songs will be performed, what colour the headline act will wear and which performers may appear.
Whilst it is too late to do this for the 2020 Super Bowl, it is worth picking your fancy at the start of the season. This is because you receive far larger odds. The New England Patriots have been favourites for this since that start of the season and could be booked at +500 when the season began. They are now -139.
The Super Bowl is the culmination of a long hard season for all involved. It is contested between the winner of the two conferences in the NFL. These are the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The conferences are split up into four geographical divisions with division winners heading into the Play-Offs. They are joined by two wild card who are the two teams with the best records aside from the division winners. The first two seeds head straight into the Divisional play-offs whilst the other four play-off against each other. (3rd seed v 6th seed and 4th seed v 5th seed). The No.1 seed will then host the worst remaining seed in one of the semi-finals before the AFC or NFC Conference Championships are contested. The winners of thesethen contest the Super Bowl.