Super Bowl Betting Guide 2019

Facts, Figures, And Other Resources For Legal Betting On The Big Game

Super Bowl Betting Projections

$325 million

Our line for the total amount that Americans will bet at legal sportsbooks on the Super Bowl in 2019. That number reflects total activity in DE, PA, MS, NJ, NM, NV, RI, and WV. Many of those states only offer retail sports betting, and don’t have a mobile option.

$100 million

Our line for the total amount that Americans will bet at legal sportsbooks in New Jersey. New Jersey is the fastest-growing market for legal sports betting in the U.S., and is rapidly on its way to overtaking Nevada as the biggest market.

1 million

Our line for the total number of Americans who will place a bet on the Super Bowl via a legal sportsbook in one of the seven states where sports betting has been regulated. The total number of Americans who will place a bet via other channels is much higher.

Super Bowl 2019 Time, Date And Where To Watch On TV And Live Stream

Gameday: Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

Game time: Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT

Network: CBS

Network streaming: CBS All Access, CBSSports.com, and CBS Sports app via phone, tablet, and connected TV devices (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast)

Streaming services (varies by market): DirecTV Now, Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV

Where Can You Bet On Sports Legally In The US?

New Jersey Legal Sports Betting

Online sportsbooks:

Retail sportsbook locations:

  • Borgata
  • Resorts
  • Ocean Resort
  • Monmouth Park
  • Meadowlands
  • Harrah’s
  • Hard Rock
  • Golden Nugget
  • Bally’s
  • Tropicana

Pennsylvania Legal Sports Betting

Retail sportsbook locations:

Opening soon:

Online sports betting is not yet available in PA.

Nevada Legal Sports Betting

There are a number of different retail locations within the state that accept all sports wagers. The majority of these allow you to bet online through their mobile apps, too.

Read more about mobile sports betting apps in Nevada here.

Las Vegas Strip:

Aria
Bally’s
Bellagio
Casino Royale
Caesars Palace
Circus Circus
Cosmopolitan
The Cromwell
Encore
Excalibur
Flamingo
Harrah’s
The Linq
Luxor
Mandalay Bay
MGM Grand
The Mirage
New York-New York
The Palazzo
Paris Las Vegas
Park MGM
Planet Hollywood
Stratosphere
SLS Las Vegas
Treasure Island
Tropicana
The Venetian
Wynn Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas:

Binions
California
The D
Downtown Grand
El Cortez
Fremont
Four Queens
Golden Nugget
Plaza

Additional Las Vegas locations:

Aliante
Arizona Charlie’s
Boulder Station
Cannery
Eastside Cannery
Ellis Island
Fiesta Henderson
Fiesta Rancho
Gold Coast
Green Valley Ranch
Hard Rock
Hooters
Jerry’s Nugget
M Resort
The Orleans
Palace Station
Palms
Rampart
Red Rock
Rio
Sam’s Town
Santa Fe Station
Silverton
Silver Sevens
South Point
Suncoast
Sunset Station
Texas Station
Westgate

Laughlin, NV:

Aquarius
Don Laughlin’s Riverside
Edgewater
Golden Nugget
Harrah’s
New Pioneer
Tropicana

Reno/Lake Tahoe:

Atlantis
Baldini’s
Bonanza
Boomtown
Cal Neva
Circus Circus
Eldorado
Grand Sierra
Hard Rock Lake Tahoe
Harrah’s Reno
Harrah’s Tahoe
Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
Lakeside Inn
Montbleu
Peppermill
Rail City
Silver Legacy

Mississippi Legal Sports Betting

Retail sportsbook locations:

  • 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica
  • Ameristar Casino Hotel
  • Beau Rivage Casino
  • Boomtown Casino – Biloxi
  • Fitzgerald’s Casino – Tunica
  • Gold Strike Casino Resort
  • Golden Nugget Biloxi
  • Hard Rock Casino – Biloxi
  • Harlow’s Casino Resort
  • Harrah’s Gulf Coast
  • Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis
  • Hollywood Casino – Tunica
  • Horseshoe Resort and Casino – Tunica
  • IP Casino Resort Spa
  • Island View Casino
  • Magnolia Bluffs Casino
  • Palace Casino
  • Riverwalk Casino
  • Sam’s Town Tunica
  • Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort
  • Silver Slipper Casino
  • Treasure Bay Casino
  • WaterView Casino and Hotel

Online sports betting outside of the casino is not yet available in Mississippi.

West Virginia Legal Sports Betting

Retail sportsbook locations:

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
  • The Greenbrier
  • Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
  • Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack
  • Mardi Gras Casino & Resort

Online sports betting:

  • BetLucky

Delaware Legal Sports Betting

Retail sportsbook locations:

  • Delaware Park
  • Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
  • Harrington Raceway & Casino

Delaware takes certain sports bets through the state lottery as well. Any location where you can buy a lotto ticket is available to you to place NFL bets. Here’s a full list of locations.

Online sports betting is not yet available in Delaware.

New Mexico Legal Sports Betting

Retail sportsbook location:

  • Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel

Online sports betting is not yet available in New Mexico.

Rhode Island Legal Sports Betting

Retail sportsbook locations:

  • Twin River Casino
  • Twin River Tiverton

Online sports betting is not yet available in Rhode Island.

Super Bowl Betting Facts

$159 million

The total amount of Super Bowl bets taken by Nevada sportsbooks on the 2018 Super Bowl.

$1.17 million

The total amount of won by Nevada sportsbooks on the 2018 Super Bowl for a total hold of under 1%.

$4.6 billion

The estimated amount of total illegal bets placed on the Super Bowl in 2018.

261 

The estimated number of retail sportsbooks in the U.S. where you can place a legal Super Bowl bet in 2019.

Inside the numbers of betting on the Super Bowl

The Los Angeles Rams started as a -1 favorite over the New England Patriots in most Nevada sportsbooks when Super Bowl 2019 lines were first posted. That changed quickly as money and bets came pouring in on the Patriots.

The Patriots quickly moved to a -2.5 favorite over the Rams. Sportsbooks are seeing heavy Patriots action. As of January 23, 73 percent of the point spread wagers on the Super Bowl at MGM Resorts casinos was on the Patriots. However, 96 percent of the point spread money on the Super Bowl at MGM Resorts are on the Patriots.

The money is so in favor of the Patriots that MGM Resorts has received nine wagers for $10,000 or more.

More betting facts involving the Patriots, Rams and the Super Bowl:

  • The New England Patriots regular season record of 11-5 straight up. However, they were only 8-6 against the spread.
  • The Los Angeles Rams had an even larger disparity between their on-the-field record and against-the-spread record. The Rams were 13-3 straight up in 2018 regular season. They were a woeful 5-7-2 against the spread. The Rams were 1-5-1 ATS when facing playoff teams during the regular season.
  • Despite the lackluster records against the spread, both the Patriots and Rams were 2-0 against the spread in the playoffs.
  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 5-3 in Super Bowl appearances. The 41-year-old is the favorite to win Super Bowl MVP according to DraftKings Sportsbook at +110.
  • All eight Super Bowls featuring Brady and coach Bill Belichick have been decided by one score. On a related note, they’re 3-5 against the spread in those games.
  • The Rams last reached the Super Bowl in 2002, when they lost as 14-point favorites against Brady and the Patriots.
  • The only other time Brady and the Pats were Super Bowl underdogs was in 2014 against Seattle (a Pick ‘Em game). Last year, they were 4.5-point favorites against the Eagles.

Ways To Bet On The Super Bowl

Spread

Betting against the spread is the most common way to bet an NFL game. Sportsbooks set the line and you can either take the favorite laying the points or the underdog receiving them.

Last year, the New England Patriots opened as -5.5 point favorites over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots would have needed to win by six points to cover the spread and to win that bet. Of course, the city of Philadelphia will remind you that it was not the case.

Moneyline

Another popular way to bet on a football game is to take the moneyline. Similar to betting the spread, you pick one team to win the game. However, this time there are no points involved.

With a spread of -5.5, the Patriots moneyline would be around -255 and the Eagles +215. You would need to wager $255 to win $100 betting on New England, whereas a $100 bet on Philadelphia would net a gain of $215.

Totals

If picking a side isn’t necessarily your thing, you could always opt to bet on one of the game’s totals. The most common total to bet would be the game’s over-under. Instead of worrying about which team is winning, the only concern you have for an over-under bet is the number of points scored in the game.

Last year, the Super Bowl line was 47.5 points. By taking the under, you’re betting that both teams’ scores total will be less than the line. The over means you’re betting the game’s total will exceed the figure. With a final score of 41-33, the over backers won their bet quite easily.

Team Totals

Another type of total focuses on each specific team. Most sportsbooks offer what’s called a “team total.” In this form of the wager, you’re once again betting on if there will be more or fewer points than the set number, but this time, just for one team.

This way, if you’re confident in one side’s offense, you can choose to bet the over on that team’s total as opposed to the game’s total. It allows you to remove a team from the equation.

Both the Eagles and Patriots went over their set team totals a year ago.

Straight Bets

The most common way to make any wager is with a straight bet. As simple as its name, a straight bet is a single bet where a win or loss determines the outcome. The odds are set on the one bet placed.

Prop bets in Nevada and what you can’t bet on legally

Only about half of the wagers on the Super Bowl are on a team to cover the point spread or over/under the total. The other half of Super Bowl wagers will be on prop bets. Nevada sportsbooks will offer close to 1,000 prop bets on the Super Bowl.

While bettors will see plenty of unique legal betting opportunities, there won’t be any outlandish prop bets. Though offshore sportsbooks (operating illegally in the US) offer these, it is recommended that bettors place wagers through legal online or land-based sportsbooks. The Nevada Gaming Control Board requires sportsbooks to only offer wagering opportunities on events that happen on the field and can be confirmed through official sources like NFL.com.

Offshore sportsbooks can offer any kind of Super Bowl prop bets. That’s where bettors will find prop bets on the National Anthem, Halftime performance, and the color of Gatorade that will be poured on the head of the winning coach.

Previous 10 years of Super Bowl results

Now that you have all the information needed to bet the Super Bowl, let’s examine the last 10 games and how the results fared against the spread.

2018 Super Bowl: Eagles 41, Patriots 33

Winners: Eagles +5.5, Over 47.5

2017 Super Bowl: Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28

Winners: Patriots -3, Over 57.5

2016 Super Bowl: Denver Broncos 24, Carolina Panthers 10

Winners: Broncos +4.5, Under 43

2015 Super Bowl: Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24

Winners: Patriots +1, Over 47.5

2014 Super Bowl: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8

Winners: Seahawks +2, Over 47.5

2013 Super Bowl: Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31

Winners: Ravens +4.5, Over 48

2012 Super Bowl: New York Giants 21, Patriots 17

Winners: Giants +2.5, Under 53

2011 Super Bowl: Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25

Winners: Packers -3, Over 45

2010 Super Bowl: Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17

Winners: Saints +5, Under 57

2009 Super Bowl: Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23

Winners: Cardinals +7, Over 46

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