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Build Your Online Sportsbook Betting Plan for Super Bowl LIII
There is betting on the NFL and then there is betting on the NFL’s biggest game of the year. Following a 16-game regular season schedule, two rounds of playoffs and two conference championship games, the two remaining NFL teams will now square off in the biggest single-day betting event of the year. Successfully betting on the Super Bowl at your favorite online sportsbook does take some advanced planning.
In your favor is two full weeks to prepare. The AFC’s New England Patriots have been a staple in Super Bowls for close to two decades. With Sunday’s overtime thriller against Kansas City in the AFC title game, Bill Belichick and Co. will be making their third-straight appearance in the league’s championship game. The newcomer this season from the NFC is the Los Angeles Rams, following their stunning road upset in overtime against New Orleans.
Last year, Philadelphia held off the Patriots to win Super Bowl LII after New England pulled off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to beat Atlanta the season before. Regardless of what happens in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, you can almost guarantee that year’s matchup will be as entertaining as those last two games.
The Super Bowl is bigger than life when it comes to betting on the game. It is so big that it deserves its own specific betting bankroll. As the first step in the planning process, you need to determine how much you are going to bet on this game. It should be above and beyond the current balance sitting in your online betting account. Most online books will probably have a Super Bowl bonus incentive on the board for additional deposits into an online account. These added bonuses may or may not work for you, but it is still important to come up with some additional funds dedicated solely to betting on this game.
Once you have a budget in place, the next step is to determine how you are going to bet on this year’s Super Bowl. The current pointspread at most online books has New England favored by just two points. In some cases, that spread is already down to just one point. This opens the door to a more favorable +120 return on a moneyline bet if you have the Rams pulling off the upset. Either way, you need to determine how you want to bet on the actual game along with how much money you plan to bet.
Unlike any other football game or single-day sporting event, the Super Bowl has become synonymous with proposition bets. Commonly referred to as prop bets, there will be odds posted for just about every single aspect of Super Bowl LIII both on and off the field of play.
During the first of the two weeks leading up to this game, some basic team, player and scoring props will begin to show up on the board at all the main online sportsbooks taking early Super Bowl action. As we get closer and closer to the slated 6:30 p.m. kickoff on Feb. 3, those same prop bet boards will explode with an almost never-ending array of betting options.
Given the sheer amount of prop bet options in play, this is where the best value lies in betting this game. You need to put your handicapping skills to the test to come up with a mental picture of how you see this game playing out. Once you feel confident with this mental picture, it is time to fill in the gaps with the prop bets that best support this vision.
You are probably better off holding back on any Super Bowl bets until you get closer to the actual game. However, if you do come across a betting line or some prop bet odds that you absolutely love, do not hesitate to pull the trigger.