Super Bowl 2020 Betting Guide
The Super Bowl has an audience of somewhere in the region of 100 million Americans who tune in to watch the game every year.
The popularity of the Super Bowl can be put down to the fact that unlike in the NBA, MLB and NHL, the NFL is based on a straight knock-out system once it reaches the play-offs so, rather than a best-of-seven series, the Super Bowl is straight winner-takes-all one-off game.
What, When & Where is Super Bowl 2020?
Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl, is the deciding game for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, with 32 teams setting out to win the NFL’s grand prize. The game is scheduled to be played on 02 February 2020 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Super Bowl 2020 Odds
Below are the current Super Bowl betting for Super Bowl LIV, featuring the best available odds from the leading online bookmakers:
Super Bowl 2020 Prop Bets
A “proposition bet” (or prop bet as it is more commonly known) is a novelty or side bet that refers to whether or not something occurs during a game, while not necessarily directly affecting the final outcome of the game in question.
Examples of Super Bowl prop bets include:
- Will the coin toss be heads or tails?
- Which team will win the coin toss?
- What colour Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach?
- Which QB will have the most passing yards?
- How long will it take for the invited singer to complete the National Anthem?
- Will the singer omit a word when singing the National Anthem?
- How many commercials will air during the Super Bowl?
Super Bowl Betting Markets
As with any NFL game, there’s a vast selection of different betting markets available on the Super Bowl.
Obviously simply betting on the Super Bowl winner odds is hugely popular, but there are numerous other great Super Bowl betting odds available on other markets on the game.
Here are a few of the many examples:
- Point Spread (Handicap betting)
- Total Points Over/Under
- First Touchdown Scorer
- Half Time
- First Scoring Play
- MVP (Most Valuable Player)
- Total Touchdowns
- 1st Quarter Winner
Super Bowl Betting Predictions & Tips
The Super Bowl favourites at the time of writing are the New England Patriots, which is understandable given that they are the defending champions and have appeared in the last three Super Bowls and four of the last five.
If looking for Super Bowl 2020 predictions, the Baltimore Ravens also have plenty of appeal. The Ravens have already had four double-digit margins of victory this season and have twice won by more than five touchdowns. They’ve also recently had huge wins over the Seattle Seahawks and the Patriots, two of the other leading contenders for Super Bowl 2020.
Another Super Bowl 2020 betting tip is in the MVP market. Once the finalists are decided, it’s worth noting that in the 53 previous Super Bowls that the MVP has been awarded on no fewer than 29 occasions to the winning quarterback.
Super Bowl History
It’s a landmark year for the NFL this season as not only is the league celebrating its centenary, but also it will be the 50th Super Bowl of the modern-era NFL.
It’s become a real spectacle down the years, with extravagant half-time shows, iconic National Anthem recitals, and of course plenty of dramatic results.
Last year saw the New England Patriots triumph once again, earning their record-equalling sixth title against the LA Rams in what was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are level with the Patriots on six Vince Lombardi trophies, while the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers both have five apiece.
The last few years have been dominated by AFC Champions, with five of the last seven winners coming from the Conference.
Previous Super Bowl Winners
|Year||Winning Team||Losing Team||Score||Pre-Match Spread||Winning Spread Result|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||Indianapolis Colts||31-17||Ind -5.0||Underdog|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||Pittsburgh Steelers||31-25||GB -3.0||Favourite|
|2012||New York Giants||New England Patriots||21-17||NE -2.5||Underdog|
|2013||Baltimore Ravens||San Francisco 49ers||34-31||SF -4.5||Underdog|
|2014||Seattle Seahawks||Denver Broncos||43-8||Den -2.0||Underdog|
|2015||New England Patriots||Seattle Seahawks||28-24||Sea -1.0||Underdog|
|2016||Denver Broncos||Carolina Panthers||24-10||Sea -1.0||Underdog|
|2017||New England Patriots||Atlanta Falcons||34-28||NE -3.0||Favourite|
|2018||Philadelphia Eagles||New England Patriots||41-33||NE -4.5||Underdog|
|2019||New England Patriots||Los Angeles Rams||13-3||NE -2.5||Favourite|
Super Bowl FAQ’s
Super Bowl Betting Offers & Free Bets
Once the two teams are known for Super Bowl LIV, there will be a wide range of Super Bowl betting offers and Super Bowl free bets specific to the game itself available.
As it is, it’s still perfectly possible to use a New Customer Welcome Bonus with most reputable bookmakers such as Paddy Power and BetFred to have a free bet on the Super Bowl.
There are always plenty of Super Bowl betting offers and free bets throughout the NFL season on all games.
Super Bowl Live Streaming
The Super Bowl will be shown live for free on BBC1 and will also be streamed live for free on BBC iPlayer. The game can also watch the game live on Sky Sports or online via the SkyGo app.