How To Bet On The Super Bowl, Plus Lines, Sportsbooks and More

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The match-up for Super Bowl LIII is set. It’ll be the Los Angeles Rams taking on the New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, Feb. 3.

If you’re in any one of the seven states that now offer legal sports betting, there will be a variety of simple ways you’ll be able to bet on Super Bowl LIII at various retail sportsbooks. These states are:

Super Bowl 53 betting lines

Within minutes of the Rams beating the New Orleans Saints and the Patriots squeaking past the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday‘s two overtime thrillers, oddsmakers at legal sportsbooks across the country began releasing various opening Super Bowl LIII betting lines. The consensus among them seems to be the 53rd edition of the NFL’s championship game will be a pretty close one.

The Patriots opened as -1.5 point-spread favorites on SugarHouse Sportsbook in NJ Sunday night.

It doesn’t get much easier than betting with a point spread. All you need to do is pick the winner with that line factored in. If you bet on the Patriots -1.5, New England needs to win by two points or more for the bet to pay. Bet on the Rams at +1.5 and you win when the Rams do, or if the Patriots win by just a single point.

If there is an easier way to bet on Super Bowl LIII it is probably the moneyline. With moneyline bets, you simply need to pick the outright winner of the game. There is no point spread line to factor in.

Sportsbooks will post moneyline odds as a positive (+) or negative (-) number. A negative number means that team is a favorite and it represents the amount you’ll have to bet to win $100 plus your bet back. A positive number means that team is an underdog and a $100 bet on that team will earn you that amount.

The current Super Bowl LIII moneyline bet odds at Draftkings Sportsbook:

  • New England -137
  • Los Angeles +118
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Over/under, parlay and in-play Super Bowl betting

Finally, there is an even easier way to bet on Super Bowl LIII. It’s called the over/under. Sportsbooks predict the total number of points both teams will combine to score in the game and you simply pick whether it’ll be over or under that amount.

The over/under opened up at 58.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook. Like most sportsbooks, FanDuel Sportsbook books over/under bets at -110 for either side. That means you’ll have to bet $110 to win $100 plus your bet back whether you pick the Rams and Patriots to score 59 points or more, or 58 or less.

You can always combine two or more of these basic bets as part of a parlay if you want to get paid better odds. However, it’s important to remember that you need to win all bets that are part of your parlay for it to pay off.

Most legal sportsbooks in the US will also offer versions these basic bets on each half. Plus, you’ll find over/under lines on each individual team.

Head to your nearest retail sportsbook to watch the game, or keep your mobile device handy if you’re in NJ, and you’ll find in-play betting options with odds that change as the action does as well. It’s the same as basic betting for the most part, but it’s on the fly.

As always, the Super Bowl will also provide a great opportunity to go beyond the NFL betting basics. In fact, most legal US sportsbooks will offer a huge variety of proposition bets for the big game.

Super Bowl LIII props

That means you’ll be able to bet on individual player performances and various in-game factors through props.

DraftKings Sportsbook will most certainly have lines on things like how many yards Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw for, and how many yards Rams running back Todd Gurley will rack up on the ground. These are always extra bets that add a little more fun to the game experience.

Online and mobile Super Bowl betting

Anyone inside Nevada and New Jersey between now and the end of the game can also wager on a variety of Super Bowl LIII betting lines available at various online and mobile sports betting apps.

Whether it comes to online and mobile or retail sports betting, you don’t have to be a resident of any of these states to take part, you just have to be there when you place the bet.

In New Jersey, there are now nine online and mobile NJ sports betting apps that will have lines on Super Bowl LIII.

Martin Derbyshire


Martin Derbyshire has more than ten years of experience reporting on the poker, online gambling, and land-based casino industries for a variety of publications including Bluff Magazine, PokerNews, and PokerListings. He has traveled extensively, attending tournaments and interviewing major players in the gambling world.

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