Super Bowl odds include over/under totals, halves, props and the money line as you can have plenty of Super Bowl betting action for the biggest game of the year. Picking a side for the Super Bowl odds is the first step. This is done with what is known as the point spread.
In last year’s Super Bowl the Pittsburgh Steelers were 7-point Super Bowl betting favorites against the Arizona Cardinals. Since Pittsburgh scored a 27-23 win the Super Bowl gambling payout went to those who bet on the Cardinals since they stayed within the 7-point Super Bowl odds.
Pittsburgh would have had to have won by more than 7 points to beat the Super Bowl odds. The over/under total for last year’s Super Bowl odds was 54. Over/under total wagering with the Super Bowl odds is picking whether or not the game will go over or under that Super Bowl betting number.
Since last year’s final score combined for a total of 50 the Super Bowl gambling payout was on the under. The money line Super Bowl odds would have been the way to win with the Steelers last year. Instead of laying points with Pittsburgh a gambler would have laid Super Bowl odds or around -$300 to win $100.
Those taking Arizona would have bet $100 to win $280. With the money line Super Bowl odds a team simply has to win the game as the point spread is irrelevant.
Halves wagering on the Super Bowl odds is the same as betting the entire game with the point spread and or money line with the exception being that you take a team for just one half, either the first or second. Last year Pittsburgh outscored Arizona 17-7 in the first half while the Cardinals outscored the Steelers 16-10 in the second half.
You can also wager on over/under totals in halves betting. Props are a fun way to bet the Super Bowl. You can bet on anything ranging from which team wins the opening coin toss to how many yards a player will gain to which team will score first or last.