Super Bowl 55 Betting Primer And Sportsbook Insights



FairwayJay reached out to some leading online sportsbooks for Super Bowl 55 Betting insight and expectations. Record betting may be on the horizon between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs.

The Super Bowl will be the biggest single betting event of the year once again. That despite the pandemic that has sidelined so many people and fans from attending sporting events. But sports betting continues to grow and gain traction in the U.S, and online betting is booming and along with mobile sports betting. Super Bowl 55 is going to be a betting bonanza

Superbowl LV betting insightsFor sports fans unable to bet in states without licensed and regulated sports betting, there are leading online sportsbook options and hundreds of sportsbooks available to get down and bet without consequences. 

As bettors brace for the Super Bowl and biggest betting event, I checked in with a number of leading online sportsbook providers for their thoughts and insights on Super Bowl 55

Heritage Sports 
Heritage Sports is a major online sportsbook and leading offshore option for sports betting. Heritage Sports is an undisputed leader and A+ rated sportsbook operation and pioneer in the offshore sportsbook industry. Heritage offers reduced juice, cash back and bonus options and an extensive live betting menu.   

Q: What do you anticipate interest and betting handle for Super Bowl 55? Break last year's handle? 
We’ve seen volume almost 40% higher than over last season, so we expect that this Super Bowl will again exceed that figure.

Q: What was your opening Super Bowl line and total, and what are current numbers? 
Game opened 3 ½ or 3 minus money. We suspect that there will be lots of Brady fans willing to bet on the GOAT, but KC’s dominance the last 2 seasons is undeniable. Some shops like to have a hook (half point), but we’ll see if the money pushes the line one way or the other.

Q:The Chiefs and Buccaneers were most popular futures bets prior to the season. Does the sportsbook have a preferred position on which team wins the Super Bowl?   
Kansas City took most of the futures money early. Tampa Bay was down the list and was catching interest from value bettors and heart-broken Brady fans.

That includes from a professional bettor and partner who bet Tampa Bay to win the NFC and cashed multiple bets for nearly $400,00 at odds of 35/1 to win the NFC. They have the Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl with multiple bets near 60/1 odds and will cash in more than $500,000 if the Bucs beat the Chiefs.  

Q: After the side and total bets, which props and player props will draw the most action? 
Both half times get heavily bet as well as the alternative spreads. With over 1000 prop options, there’s something for everyone.

Q: A brief recap of the Conference Championship betting action and how the sportsbook fared? The NFC Championship did not go the Packers way. Tampa Bay set us up for what would have been a record week, but once again the Bills broke the hearts of Bills Mafia and sports books alike. 

BetOnline
BetOnline Sportsbook Brand Ambassador Dave Mason noted the sportsbook liability on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

  • Updated SuperBowl Action Report ($):

67% KC -3.5
56% TB +155*
62% Over 56
*TB also very big liability for the SB future.

BetOnline is a leading online sportsbook that cater to every player. Mason notes BetOnline has some of the most generous promos and bettors enjoy the earliest opening game odds for the four major league sports. Up to $50,000 bets are taken in the NFL and BetOnline offers a unique re-bet functionality. In addition, BetOnline was one of the leaders in starting live betting nearly a decade ago. Now in-play live betting is a major strength for BetOnline and affiliate sportsbook SportsBetting.ag

Q: What do you anticipate interest and betting handle for Super Bowl 55? Break last year's handle? 
It’s still very early in the wagering week(s), but we’re nearly on pace to break last year’s record-breaking handle. With the uptick in daily handle throughout this pandemic, we strongly believe we’ll set another record. 

Q: Have you kept the Chiefs at the opening number of -3.5?  
Through the early week, yes. But we are now at Kansas City -3 (-114). The total dipped from 57 to 56. 

Q: Were the Chiefs and Buccaneers the most popular futures bets prior to the season? Does the sportsbook have a preferred position on which team wins the Super Bowl?   
Yes. These were two of the most wagered on teams in the preseason futures, but the bets didn’t keep flowing in on Tampa Bay throughout the season like they did K.C. In terms of futures, we’ll definitely be rooting for the Bucs on Super Sunday. 

Q: Which props and player props will draw the most action? 
The coin toss and National Anthem wagers are always popular, mostly due to the instant gratification of winning or losing before the game even starts. We’ll also see a lot of action on these two quarterbacks’ statistical props like passing yards, touchdowns, completions, etc. 

Q: What was the house result of Conference Championship weekend?  
The Packers were our biggest liability during the Conference Championship, but we saw a good amount of action on the Bucs moneyline. The Chiefs winning was a loss as well, but that game was fairly balanced. 

Jazz Sports
Also, Jazz Sports added Super Bowl 55 betting insight, and is pulling for a Chiefs win of less than 3 points. Jazz Sports is another longtime sportsbook operator that has evolved with different concepts, but has always maintained their goal of providing a safe and friendly environment for their customers 

Q: What do you anticipate interest and betting handle for Super Bowl 55? 
Based on the teams (and quarterbacks) in the game there is tremendous interest. Combined with average daily handle hitting record numbers this season, we are figuring this to be the largest handle of all time. 

Q: What are Jazz Sports curent Super Bowl betting lines?
KC -3.5 (+100) and total 56.5. The line has not moved and the total has bounced between 56.5 and 57.5. 

Q: Does the sportsbook have a preferred position on which team wins the Super Bowl when considering futures bets?  
Chiefs were the third most popular team with Super Bowl futures odds ranging from 13/2 to 8/5. Jazz would be cheering for a Kansas City win by 3 or less 

Q: After the side and total bets, which props and player props will draw the most action?
The 1Q is always popular as well as pools such as 1st player to score a TD and SB MVP. On the regular props, 3 consecutive scores gets heavily played each year and all the props involving the QB's are heavily bet. Historically most players are looking for props that can be graded early in the game such as 1st TD, 1st First Down, and 1st completion so they don't have to pay attention as the game goes on.

GT Bets
GT Bets is another reliable sportsbook that caters to recreational bettors. The sportsbook team chipped-in more Super Bowl betting insight with high expectations of an increased handle for Super Bowl 55.

Q: What do you anticipate interest and betting handle for Super Bowl 55, and comparison to last year's Super Bowl handle?
We are anticipating a 10% increase in bet size based on the high-profile nature of the game. We also expect an increase of 20% in handle.

Q: What was GT Bets opening Super Bowl line and total, and what are current numbers?
It opened at 3 and 57, and it is now at 3 and 56. Based on the action, if it goes anywhere, it's likely going to 3.5. 

Q:The Chiefs and Buccaneers were most popular futures bets prior to the season. Does the sportsbook have a preferred position on which team wins the Super Bowl?   
Our exposure on Tampa Bay is way more than Kansas City, so the Chiefs are by far the more preferred outcome as far as futures go. 

Q: After the side and total bets, which props and player props will draw the most action?
We expect 1st touchdown player and MVP to receive the most action. 

Q: Were two Conference Championship games profitable for GT Bets?  
Despite losing on the Chiefs/Bills game, the win on the Bucs/Packers was so significant that we still had our biggest win day for the month. The single game decision for Tampa Bay/Green Bay was the largest that we’ve ever had.

Yes, the sportsbooks did very well on Conference Championship weekend and through the 2021 NFL Playoffs. And betting on the Super Bowl is going to be fun, entertaining and a huge wagering event again. Despite Super Bowl LV futures liability, most leading online sportsbooks are going to hit paydirt in Super Bowl 55. Many bettors are going to cash in too, while enjoying the Big Game and profiting from the experience. 

You can bet on it. 

FairwayJay is a leading national sports handicapper and is recognized as one of the sports industry's most insightful analysts. Read more great insights from Jay here and follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay


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