Odds to win Super Bowl edges are hard to come by as there are no real secrets now days but the past few years do show some winning traits with the NFL Super Bowl odds to look out for.
The first thing that a sharp handicapper will want to do is take into account the public and media hype and take a good hard look at the opposite direction. There is a reason that the dog has covered the spread in 7 out of the last 9 Super Bowl games and that the Super Bowl has gone under the total in 5 of the last 6 seasons.
The reason for those trends is because the public is always thinking “favorite” and “offense” which means that the underdog and the under bring consistently better than expected value.
Without question an on the field characteristic that can give any sharp handicapper a Super Bowl betting edge is a good defense.
While the New Orleans Saints defense was much maligned and poorly rated last year as they headed into their Super Bowl matchup with Indianapolis it was also true that it was trending in the right direction and improving towards the end of the season and also that it was better than the Indianapolis Colts defense.
Sharp handicappers picked up on this and took advantage of that with enhanced value on the Super Bowl odds as the Saints upset the Colts in a 31-17 payout as 4.5 point dogs.
Quarterback is another key characteristic of winning a bet on the Super Bowl going all the way back to the very first matchup when Bart Starr led Green Bay to an easy payout with the odds to win Super Bowl over Kansas City.
There is no more important position on the team and the past Super Bowls of recent years have winning signal callers such as Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton and Eli Manning, and of course Tom Brady.
Finally as with any great organization, it all begins with leadership, and coaches such as Bill Belichick have proven to give gamblers an edge in the long run.