The AFC has been led by Kansas City all year long. They went 14-2 and locked up the one seed, meaning the AFC can go through Kansas City. Clinching the bye week was also a plus as we have six Wild Card games now, and the two-seed in each division now must play. This wasn't the case in years prior, where the two-seed had a bye. The Chiefs are +220 to win the Super Bowl at DraftKings Sportsbook. Kansas City is one of the top teams in the entire league and has been for a few years now. The offense is electric, and Mahomes has established himself as the best quarterback in the game. Defensively they have a strong secondary but do struggle against the run. In the AFC, we viewed as the Chiefs and then a wide margin between them and the rest, but the Bills notched their 13th win and offensively showed they could compete with anybody. At +700, they are certainly the most intriguing bet before we see a bit of a drop-off.
Both Indianapolis and Tennessee made it out of the AFC South and have had their success on the ground this season. Both Derrick Henry and Jonathan Taylor are coming off stellar seasons and are major reasons for the postseason teams. Tennessee has a bit more firepower with Corey Davis and AJ Brown, but the defense is a major concern. They ranked 29th this season and struggled, especially against the pass. The Colts, on the other side, have a little less firepower in the passing game but a defense that ranked 8th this season. Both will have challenging opening games, but getting past this weekend will put them firmly in the mix.
The Steelers and Browns both limped into the playoffs, not necessarily by their records but their play down the stretch. Cleveland is long shots as you'd expect, and the defense doesn't quite seem good enough to make a deep run where they can ride the running backs offensively. Pittsburgh looked great to start the season, but all of a sudden, the offense went quiet, and the defense looked more vulnerable after some key injury losses. Both the Steelers and Browns played Week 17, but the Steelers were resting their starters. Cleveland hasn't had a convincing stretch, barely beating that Steelers team and then losing to the Jets. Pittsburgh's have slipped with their recent play as the Ravens are now the third-highest odds for the Super Bowl.
Green Bay is +450 and the favorites out of the NFC, but New Orleans is right behind them at +700. Aaron Rodgers might be your MVP winner this year after a fantastic season. The Packers offense has been in good form most of the year, but the run defense remains their most significant flaw. We saw that bite them last year against the 49ers. Looking at the NFC, it feels very wide open, and there are some excellent defenses in the mix. Green Bay is closer to average defensively, but Davante Adams, Aaron Jones, and Rodgers' trio are enough to help mask that. We have seen that this season. The Saints have had their ups and downs with injuries this season but will get Michael Thomas back for the playoff push. They will face Chicago in the opener and a good defense but an offense that has struggled for most of the year. With a defense that put it together in the second half and Alvin Kamara putting up monster numbers, the Saints are in the mix as always.
Tampa Bay might be the most intriguing bet at +1000. They face Washington in the opening round, which is the weakest team in the entire playoff. The defense has improved in Tampa this season, and that makes them more dangerous. They can stop the run and will face some good backfields if they continue to advance. The secondary is a bit questionable but has improved since last season. Tampa's offense has been solid this year but did struggle against teams with an above-average pass rush. They certainly can put up numbers with the best of them, but they were demolished in both meetings this season if they face the Saints again.
Seattle is +1300 right now, coming off of a 12-win season. They will face a division rival as the Rams are +3000, which fell due to the Jared Goff news. The Rams defense could certainly put them over the hump for a Super Bowl run, but the offense has been far too inconsistent and would need a four-game stretch of fair offensive play. That just hasn't happened this season. The NFC West teams haven't caught our eye down the stretch, especially the Seahawks, who have morphed back into being a run-heavy offense. Their defense has improved in the second half, but this is still a secondary that can be picked on. If they move on, they will be tested even more so than this weekend against the Rams. Washington is the last team at +8000 as we watched a sad division likely place their team into an early playoff exit.
Once the big day is settled and we have our matchup of two teams, you are going to see odds for the point spread, moneyline, and total. These are considered the standard for sports betting, and is what you are going to find first among sports betting pages. Now the point spread is going to be a number that looks like, -7 or +7. The team that is sitting with -7 means that they are a touchdown favorite and would need to win by seven or more points for the bet to be considered a win. Now, if they win by three, then the bet is considered a loss. For the team that is +7, a winning bet would be them either winning or losing by less than seven points. If they lose by three, that means they covered the spread, and it is considered a win. The moneyline is going to be a straight-up win or lose, where you are getting odds on the underdog team and the favorite. The total can be broken down to either a team total or overall game total, which you would be betting on the over or under.
You are also going to see player props once the teams have been finalized. You can find odds and bets on things like over/under 98.5 receiving yards for a specific player. For receivers, you can see total receptions and touchdowns, which have the option of an over/under bet. Running backs will have yardage, attempts, and touchdown props as well. Quarterbacks will have attempts, passing yards, touchdowns, completions, and interceptions thrown props tied to their name. Game props are going to be more general game events, and not player focused. You can bet on the first touchdown scorer, total touchdowns, longest touchdown, and other various game events. These are great ways for beginning betters to understand sports betting, and be able to simplify the research that goes into one player or event in comparison to a whole game. Now in most circumstances, you can’t parlay props within sportsbooks, unlike the other types of best. A parlay means you can stack bets on top of each other to increase your payout if both hit. Now, if you take the over on a game and the Chiefs winning by seven, the over has to hit in addition to the Chiefs winning by seven. If the Chiefs win by four and the over hits, then your parlay is a bust. Each bet is called a leg of a parlay bet.
Super Bowl odds before the teams have been finalized is going to be considered a futures bet, meaning you are betting into the future on an event to take place. The most common is simply the Super Bowl winner. You will see odds for each team listed to win the Super Bowl in order of the most likely to do so based on the odds of the sportsbook. You can bet on the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl in April, where you are more likely to get better odds. Every week during the season, odds are going to change based on what is happening in the NFL season. They will be adjusted for teams playing well or teams playing poorly, and injuries can also drive odds in the wrong direction.
You are going to be able to get better value for your futures bet when you bet further out. The odds are going to look a lot different in the offseason compared to Week 12 when the Chiefs have lost two games and are currently the one seed. The odds will go more into their favor, and that means the bet won’t be as valuable because the sportsbooks have adjusted. Betting on future bets early is key to getting a healthy return on investment.
Legal US Sportsbooks
Sports betting in the United States has been a slow burn to where it is now. We are beginning to see states expand more into making sports betting legal. We have also started to see mobile sports betting apps available, alongside internet sites. FanDuel and DraftKings have been the big names in the fantasy sports world over the last five years, and they have developed sportsbooks of their own. You also have sportsbooks like William Hill, FoxBet, and Sugarhouse.
DraftKings - DraftKings has become a popular sportsbook app, as it has expanded on offering daily fantasy sports contests. You can now bet on sports, and their current promo offer is a signup bonus up to $1,000. DraftKings matches your first bet, alongside a deposit bonus of up to $500. Each bet you will see the bonus into your account.
FanDuel - FanDuel came in slightly after their competitor draftkings, as they opened up their sportsbook shortly after draftkings. fanduel also has an offer for new users, as they offer a $500 risk-free bet. They will credit your first bet slip up to $500. If you win, you will see a credit in your promotion bonus. If you lose, you are credited back the bet amount.
PointsBet - PointsBet is an Australian company who has broken into the sports betting industry with some unique ways to bet on sports. The new user promo is going to be up to a $500 refund if your first bet does not win. There is also a parlay promotion where you will get a refund if you lose one leg of your parlay.
William Hill - William Hill is a larger sportsbook that established themselves in England, going back to the early 1930s. They have begun to operate in the United States, and offer a $10 no deposit bonus and a $150 deposit match. Just by creating an account, William Hill will give you $10 free.
FoxBet - FoxBet began two years ago, as the online sportsbook scene continues to blossom with new sites. They also offer a mobile product. For new users, they will match up to 50% of a $500 deposit and will be given back through bonus amounts when bet requirements are met.
888 Sport - 888 Sport is a European based sportsbook that has been around for quite a while now. They have begun to be involved in the United States, and offer up a $500 risk-free bet. They will match up to $500 on your first deposit. If the bet loses, you will get back the money within 72 hours.
BetRivers - BetRivers is an American sportsbook that is now taking bets from a few states that have recently legalized sports betting. Their new user promo code is a 100% deposit match up to $250. You will get in bonus funds, and like other sportsbooks, it will leak into your account based on bets placed.
Sugarhouse - Sugarhouse is one of the major sportsbooks in New Jersey, and has branched out to Pennsylvania as well. They offer up to a $250 free deposit bonus match, where you can then make bets with this money deposited into your account.
If you are looking for some information on this year’s Super Bowl and the Super Bowl in general, you have come to the right place. The Super Bowl has a new location each year, and the network broadcasting doesn’t always stay the same. We are heading into Super Bowl 55, which means there has been 54 total Super Bowls played, with the Kansas City Chiefs winning the last one. Below are some Super Bowl questions that are commonly asked, and if you are new to the game of football this can help catch you up to be more knowledgable. You can also find some information on upcoming Super Bowl 55, like what channel it is on, as well as the date and time. While the teams playing are still not certain, we have everything else listed for you.
The Super Bowl is an annual championship game of the National Football League. It is played between the winner of the AFC and the NFC, who play their conference championship games two weeks prior. The winner is crowned champion of the NFL.
Super Bowl 55 will be played in Tampa Florida at Raymond James Stadium. It is the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it will be the third time that it is held at Raymond James Stadium. They hosted in 2009 and 2001.
What Date Is Super Bowl in 2021?
Super Bowl 55 is going to be on Sunday, February 7th, 2021. The Super Bowl has now fallen into February for each season since 2003. In most seasons prior it had been on the final weekend of January with the change in scheduling.
What Time And Channel Is The Super Bowl On?
CBS will be televising Super Bowl 55 this season, as it is rotating between different networks. It will be scheduled for a kickoff of 6:30 PM Eastern Time. For the rest of the country it will have a starting time of 4:30 or 3:30 PM.
The winner of the NFC Conference Championship game and the AFC Conference Championship game will play in the Super Bowl. There will be a week off after the conference championship games to give teams a chance to rest and the Pro Bowl to be played.
Can I Bet On The Super Bowl Legally?
Yes, if you are in these states: NY, NJ, PA, NH, PA, RI, WV, OR, IN,IA, NV, AR, DE, MS, NM. You can find various sportsbooks online to bet on Super Bowl 55. Some sites also offer mobile betting.
What Team Has Won The Most Super Bowls?
The New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers both are tied with six Super Bowl wins. The Patriots have gone to the Super Bowl a league high 11 times. Pittsburgh has gone eight times, which is tied with Dallas and Denver for the second most.
What Teams Have Never Won The Super Bowl?
Chargers, Panthers, Falcons, Bengals, Vikings, and Bills are the teams. Buffalo and Minnesota have gone to four Super Bowls too, as they have the most appearances without a win.
What Is The Best Team To Win A Super Bowl?
The 1984 San Francisco 49ers went 15-1 in the regular season averaging 29.7 points per game and allowing just 14.2 points per game. They had five Hall of Famers on their team and beat the Dolphins 38-16 in the Super Bowl.
How Many Super Bowls Have There Been?
There have been 54 total Super Bowls played in the history of the NFL. The first one was in 1967, and the last one played was in 2020. Super Bowl 55 will be the next one played in January of 2021.
What Year Was The First Super Bowl?
Super Bowl I was on January 15th, 1967. It was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was the AFL vs NFL, as the Chiefs represented the AFL. Bart Starr was named MVP and the Packers won 35-30.
Who Is Favored To Win Super Bowl 55?
The Kansas City Chiefs are coming in as favorites to win Super Bowl 55. Sportsbooks have them as four to one favorites, as the Green Bay Packers are at seven to one. A projected Super Bowl 55 meeting between Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers is projected.