Here we are. It’s t-minus rapidly dwindling days until Super Bowl 58, and everyone in your office is suddenly a “sports bettor.” The Super Bowl is the most bet-on sporting event in the U.S. every year, and while a lot of that action is due to sheer viewership numbers, it’s also thanks to the absolute smorgasbord of betting markets available to almost anyone with a smartphone (in certain states, of course).
Beyond the betting basics like spread, total and moneyline, there are tons of player props, novelty bets and live betting options for the Super Bowl. For serious bettors, it’s a chance to dig deep into player analysis, head-to-head comparisons, statistics and mathematical models to find an edge. And for casual fans, there’s no shortage of ways to put your pride on the line while you crush a bowl of cheese dip.
To help you fine-tune your bets or just to give you something smart to say at your Super Bowl party, we’re covering everything you need to know about Super Bowl betting. Our experts are adding more analysis every day leading up to the big event, and we’re consolidating all of it here. Feel free to bookmark this page for continued reference.
Stay tuned, have fun and may the odds be ever in your favor!
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Super Bowl 58 odds: 49ers favored against Chiefs in Las Vegas
The 49ers opened as the favorites with a 2-point spread, but the line is bouncing enough to make this game a potential pick ’em. This article gives you the early top-line stuff you need to know about each team’s path to the Super Bowl and why we’ve seen so much movement on the line.
Early Super Bowl projections: Chiefs meet 49ers in rematch of 2020 game
Early analysis of the Chiefs’ and 49ers’ status heading into the big game, plus a statistical model predicting each team’s likelihood of claiming the Lombardi this year.
MVP odds: Patrick Mahomes is the favorite ahead of Brock Purdy
Surprising no one, it’s Patrick Mahomes sitting at the top of the Super Bowl MVP odds right now. Here, our team breaks down the outside chances for players like Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and Travis Kelce. Quarterbacks tend to win it, but a case can be made for others, particularly on the 49ers’ offense. (But also, is it time to put a little more respect on Purdy’s name after he led the Niners from behind twice with mounting degrees of difficulty?)
5 prop bets you can place right now
The Super Bowl is a bounty of props. Our team picked five of the best prop bets to wager on right now. Get our picks on the first team to reach 20 points, whether we’ll see a punt-return touchdown, which team will challenge a play first, who scores the first touchdown and how many interceptions will be thrown.
What impact might the kickers have?
There’s nothing like the kicking game to make a grown man cry. Michael Salfino gets nerdy with the numbers and explains why kicking impact is so tough to predict, plus what the math says on the perfect time to go for it vs. opting for a field goal.
Expert picks and early predictions for 49ers vs. Chiefs
Our team of experts gives their early picks, and it’s Kansas City taking a hefty lead. We’ve also got 10 analysts weighing in on score predictions and their justifications for their picks. Plus, some key insights to know ahead of the matchup. (Among them: What is happening with the Niners run defense? Nothing good, it seems.)
Chiefs vs. 49ers Super Bowl at Allegiant Stadium: Does an indoor venue change the game?
This year’s Super Bowl takes place at an indoor venue. It’s Mahomes’ first indoor Super Bowl, but he’s 4-0 in this particular stadium. We took a look at indoor vs. outdoor Super Bowl venues from a purely historical angle to ask: What difference does a dome make? (TLDR: Probably not much. But there are some nice fact nuggets in here to wow your friends with your knowledge of the game’s illustrious history.)
(Photo of Allegiant Stadium: Ethan Miller / Getty Images)