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NFL Super Bowl Odds

NFL Super Bowl Odds

Come the second Sunday of February, and almost every NFL fan has something riding on the Super Bowl. After a gruelling 17-game season, the championship game gives people an opportunity to put their money where their mouths are—and then revel in the victory if their chosen team comes through as champions.

Before we move on to discuss how to make the most of Bodog’s Super Bowl and NFL odds, let’s look back on the history of this mega event.  

History of Super Bowl Betting

The NFL has been around for over 100 years, with the league initially for forming back in 1920. However, the Super Bowl wasn’t actually launched until 1960 – some 40 years later!

Following some years of haggling between the NFL and AFL (American Football League), the pair agreed to merge by 1970 and the first Super Bowl was played out in 1967. The Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers with the latter emerging victorious by a score of 35-10 in front of 61,000 fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It is amazing to think now that this game was not a sell out, but it remains the only Super Bowl in history not to be played in front of a capacity crowd. Can you imagine a single seat going spare in today’s game?

Which Team Has Won The Most Super Bowls?

The odds to win the Super Bowl can often centre on who has been the most successful teams in recent times, but exactly who are the side with the most championships?

Up until very recently, there was a clear winner in terms of which team had won the most Super Bowls. However, a revival of epic proportions has evened things out, so let’s see who tops the pile.

Both the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers have won four Super Bowl titles, with the Packers of course lifting the first ever trophy back in 1967. Both sides have also lost one Super Bowl final, with the Giants falling short in 2000 and the Packers facing heartache three years earlier.

Tied on five Super Bowl triumphs are the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. Both franchises have enjoyed periods of success, with the Cowboys appearing in four Super Bowls in the 1970s, winning two and losing two. The 1980s belonged to the 49ers, with San Francisco winning an unprecedented four Super Bowls in eight years between 1981 and 1989. San Fran did indeed win another Bowl in 1994 but the final decade of the 20th century belonged to the Cowboys with three Super Bowl appearances all ending in victories in 1992, 1993 and 1995.

Out in the lead on six Super Bowl successes are the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. While the Dallas Cowboys enjoyed steady success in the 1970s, the Steelers were the dominant force with four titles in 1974, 1971 1978 and 1979.

Pittsburgh have added to those four victories since the turn of the millennium, with additional titles won in 2005 and 2008, but the 21st century has belonged to one side.

Amazingly, the New England Patriots failed to win a Super Bowl before 2001, losing two finals in 1985 and 1996. However, that first triumph was followed by quick victories in 2003 and 2004, followed by a ten-year dry spell despite two further final appearances. Further victories in 2014, 2016 and 2018 – led by the legendary Tom Brady – makes the Patriots the joint most successful team in NFL history, appearing in 11 finals – more than any other side.

Best Super Bowl Players Of All Time

There is a difference between being an NFL great, and being a Super Bowl great. The NFL is full of fantastic athletes and impressive performances, but the true GOATs turn it on when it matters most, on the biggest stage.

The likes of, Jerry Rice, John Elway, Terry Bradshaw and Emmitt Smith are all such players to have turned it on during Super Bowl season, but there are three names that stand out.

Joe Montana

‘Joe Cool’ was the man for the big occasion, bringing out his best when in front of the watching world. In fact, he never lost a Super Bowl (four wins), and even managed three Super Bowl MVPs. Talk about saving your best for the big stage.

Troy Aikman

Earlier we discussed how the 1990s belonged to the Cowboys, and they have the unflinching accuracy of Tory Aikman to thank for that period of success. Another quarterback to win all of his appearances, Aikman completed a Bowl record 70% of his passes in his first Super Bowl appearance, setting up a platform for his team for years to come.

Tom Brady

Yep, you guessed it. The Patriots have Tom Brady to thank for their resurgence in the 2000s, and is the third QB in history to win the championship with one team. Since then, he has gone on to win a further two with the Pats, as well as masterminding an incredible 31-9 victory for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021.

Seven Super Bowl wins, three Super Bowl MVPs, the record held for Super Bowl passing yards and touchdown passes, there is only one GOAT, and it’s Tom Brady.

How To Bet On The Super Bowl  

Super Bowl bets are easy to understand at Bodog Sportsbook. We’ve been in the business of online sports betting since 1994 and have perfected it with industry-leading odds and a vast array of betting options. Some of our Super Bowl props, such as betting on the pre-game coin flip, have become Super Bowl traditions, as people look for entertaining ways to expand their bet slips.

Even if you’ve never seen a bet slip before, rest assured that you can get up and running in no time here in our sportsbook. We’ll walk you through the process of creating a Bodog account, depositing money and sorting through the Super Bowl odds in this beginner-friendly guide.   

Sign Up for an Account at Bodog Sportsbook 

Every day, new sports bettors sign up at Bodog Sportsbook, hungry to get in the action. The process is easy and free; the Join button populates our registration form, which asks for some basic information to confirm your identity. You’ll need to certify that you are the minimum legal age for gambling and then hit “Register” to finish the process. Once your Bodog account is live, you can access all of our products, including sportsbook, casino (standard and Live Dealer), poker rooms and racebook. 

Make a Deposit in Your Bodog Account 

Funding your account is the next step in the sign up process, and we make it easy by offering a variety of deposit options. You may be tempted to use the standard methods that include Interac e-Transfer, credit card and Direct Bank Transfer, but be aware that depositing with a cryptocurrency gets you the best promotions possible and the biggest limits. We take Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Litecoin, Ethereum and USD Tether, and are always looking for more “alt” coins.

Add Bonus Cash to Your Deposit

Interested in bonus cash? Check out our current list of promotions when making a deposit. These match bonuses can churn out lots of extra cash, as long as you meet the rollover requirements. The first one to claim is the Sports Welcome Bonus, which matches your first deposit 100% for a maximum of $400 in bonus cash. It will be in the “Choose Your Bonus” drop-down when you make your first deposit.  

Browse the Sportsbook for Super Bowl Bets 

While there are tons of NFL bets available in our sportsbook year-round, Super Bowl bets are a special type found exclusively on the futures market. This form of betting has you choose the team that you think will be the upcoming Super Bowl champion. Each team has odds for winning the next Super Bowl, and as teams are eliminated throughout the regular season, they’re removed from the odds board, while the remaining teams will see their odds fluctuate based on how they’re performing. 

In addition to Super Bowl contenders, the futures market also has odds for the AFC and NFC champions, plus outright winners for each division. Whether you like to bet exclusively on the Big Game, or on every step up to the Big Game, it’s all possible on the Bodog futures market.

Our advice? Keep tabs on our Football section for all the latest news, views and Super Bowl betting tips.

Fill in the Super Bowl Bet Slip

The contract for the bet is on the bet slip; this virtual paper will ensure that the odds you saw when placing your bet are the odds that you’re paid by if your bet wins. You can see the slip at the bottom-right corner of the screen when using the desktop site. When you pick a team on the Super Bowl odds board, it auto-populates on the slip, recording the current odds. Then simply key in how much you want to risk, and the payout will appear in the “Win” field. You can add as many bets as you want to the slip.

With your bets locked in, you can kick back and watch your chosen team(s) perform through the season, knowing that if they go all the way and hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy in February, you’ve got an extra reason to smile.

Kickoff your season and claim your $200 welcome bonus!

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