The Super Bowl is more than the NFL’s biggest game of the year. It also marks the biggest day of the year in online sports betting as well.
Last year the American Gaming Association (AGA) conducted a study that showed 22.7 million Americans were prepared to bet approximately $6 billion on Super Bowl LIII.
No other single sporting event attracts this much attention from hardcore gamblers. And nothing gets the average American more interested in laying down a bet than the Super Bowl.
The number of Americans who will bet legally on Super Bowl LIV in 2020 will be significantly higher than last year. Licensed retail sportsbooks have launched in 13 states, and online and mobile sports betting is available in several of them, including Pennsylvania.
Before you bet on the Super Bowl in 2020 take a look at our complete guide to betting on Super Bowl LIV in PA.
You can walk into any one of the many retail sportsbooks in PA and bet on Super Bowl 54. Super Bowl betting is also available via online sportsbooks and sportsbook apps for faster and more efficient betting on the big game – especially for live betting.
Sign up for an online sportsbook through one of our exclusive links above or below and you’ll find the current Super Bowl markets listed directly in the lobby. Standard single-game wagers like point spreads, moneylines and totals will all be available ahead of the game and during.
Before the Super Bowl 2020 matchup is determined, you can bet on futures markets for the teams that are still in the hunt.
Several player and game prop bets that surround Super Bowl LIV should be available. However, don’t expect to find outlandish props like those surrounding the halftime show performance. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) isn’t likely to approve any props that aren’t directly on the game.
In 2019, DraftKings Sportsbook ran a deposit-match bonus promotion ahead of Super Bowl LIII.
It included the site matching any first bet, up to $500, and giving away another $100 worth of free bets for anyone making a first deposit of $5 or more.
DraftKings offered Super Bowl LIII lines, including the standard moneyline, point spread, and totals bets. However, DraftKings Sportsbook also posted a considerable variety of Super Bowl game props, player props, and parlays.
DraftKings will do the same for Super Bowl LIV, with Super Bowl lines that include:
In 2019, DraftKings also ran a free Big Game Squares contest, offering anyone in the country the chance to win a share of a $53,000 prize pool. Expect something similar for Super Bowl LIV.
FanDuel Sportsbook will offer the standard moneyline, point spread, and totals bets for Super Bowl 54 plus a wide variety of game props, player props, and parlays for the Super Bowl.
In 2019, FanDuel also offered players a free Big Game Bingo contest for the Super Bowl with different pop culture and sports props, giving players the chance to win a share of a $25,000 grand prize or 1,000 FanDuel points to use in future contests. FanDuel should offer something similar for the Super Bowl in 2020.
With Fox broadcasting Super Bowl LIV, Fox Bet is practically the official betting partner for the game.
As a result, expect Fox Bet to offer more than the standard moneyline, point spread, and totals bets. Fox Bet should unveil a variety of props, promos, and free contests ahead of the game.
As the Conference championships have now been set, the current futures odds for Super Bowl 54 are limited to just four teams. Here’s how they stack up on DraftKings and FanDuel for PA bettors as of Jan. 12:
Futures odds will change as the week progresses so be sure to check your online sportsbook for the current odds. Click the “Bet Now” button under the odds to get your bet in.
If you’re not quite ready to put a bet down on the Super Bowl 54 winner, there are a few high-value free Super Bowl contests you can try out as well.
Last year DraftKings rolled out a free Big Game Squares contest that offered anyone in the US the chance to win a share of a $53,000 prize pool.
It was a relatively standard free squares contest like the one you might find at your office or local bar.
You pick a square, DraftKings randomly attributes numbers to the squares, and those that matched up with the end of each quarter’s score would win. Expect something similar for Super Bowl 54 with a possible prize pool boost.
FanDuel also ran a free Super Bowl contest called Big Game Bingo. It was a bingo card full of props offering the chance to win a share of $25,000 or 1,000 FanDuel points to use in future FanDuel daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests.
Again, one can expect something similar during Super Bowl LIV. FanDuel’s position at the top of the sports betting food chain might mean a prize pool boost.
With Fox as the broadcaster this year, we can expect Fox Bet to unveil some unique Super Bowl promos and props, too.
DraftKings and FanDuel began offering single-game daily fantasy football for games, including the Super Bowl, in 2018. Super Bowl DFS contests are unique in that they surround just the one game, blurring the lines between fantasy sports and sports betting.
For Super Bowl 54 DraftKings is running a $2.5 million Big Game Millionaire contest for the Super Bowl, which is similar to its popular Millionaire Maker contest.
It also runs various other guaranteed prize pool Super Bowl contests, as does FanDuel. Both sites also run head-to-head, 50/50s, double-ups, and multipliers surrounding the Super Bowl.
The broadcasting rights for the 2020 Super Bowl belong to Fox. So, cable viewers can find the game on local Fox affiliates. Viewers who have cut the cord will find that Fox is also available through various streaming platforms.
Live betting allows you to bet on Super Bowl LIV at odds that adjust throughout the game, depending on the action.
You can do this at a retail sportsbook in PA, but the odds on the bet you want are quite likely to change by the time you get to the betting window.
That’s why it’s best to save the live betting for your favorite PA sports betting app, where there’s no waiting in line; betting with live odds is simply a click away.
DraftKings and FanDuel are at the top of the mountain when it comes to live betting for Super Bowl LIV.
Each will have standard moneylines, point spreads, and totals live betting markets open throughout the Super Bowl. Plus, each will also have a variety of Super Bowl LIV props you can bet on at odds that will continually adjust throughout the game.
You may have heard about some crazy Super Bowl prop bets over the years, like bets on what songs the halftime show artists will play or if the national anthem singer will forget the words.
The PGCB tends to be strict, restricting prop bets to one-the-field action. That will still make for an extensive list of game and player props and parlays you’ll be able to bet on in the days leading up to Super Bowl LIV.
Standard props are likely to include:
Expect dozens more, including a Super Bowl MVP market. While the real outlandish Super Bowl prop bets won’t be legal in PA, you should be able to bet on things like:
You can usually start betting on who will win the Super Bowl MVP award as soon as the two teams book their respective spots in the game. Although you might want to wait for the teams to release injury reports to make sure the players you would like to win MVP are going to play.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman bucked the odds to become just the seventh receiver in history to win it at Super Bowl LIII last season.
In fact, a quarterback has earned the MVP award 29 times in the Super Bowl’s 53-year history. That’s more than half the time, making it a good bet a quarterback will win it every year.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles won it in Super Bowl LII a year before. Plus, a year before that, New England QB Tom Brady won Super Bowl LI MVP, marking the fourth time he’s earned the honors.
The odds are so much in favor of a quarterback winning it; an excellent way to predict the Super Bowl MVP is to pick a side and go with that team’s QB. The favorites to win Super Bowl LIV MVP are the quarterbacks behind the favorites to win the game.
The best options include San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo and Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. Here are the current odds for the Super Bowl 54 MVP favorites at FanDuel as of Jan. 13:
Licensed PA sportsbooks offer a variety of lines on the Super Bowl. Basic Super Bowl betting lines include:
PA sportsbooks will also allow you to combine any two or more of these basic bets into a parlay. Parlays pay better odds than individual bets. However, you must win all bets that are a part of the parlay for it to pay out.
If you’re betting on the Super Bowl for the first time in 2020, try these three tips:
Super Bowl betting has evolved from a handshake wager between friends and fans to a multibillion-dollar business. Things have become so crazy over the years that we’ve seen some outlandishly huge bets.
In Super Bowl LIII alone, someone bet:
The Patriots won 13-3, meaning that point spread bet paid off, but the sportsbooks kept that $2 million Rams moneyline bet.
An AGA study revealed that 1.8 million Americans planned to bet on the game illegally through a bookie. Plus, millions more were expected to bet illegally through offshore online sportsbooks.
Of course, the number of Americans who will bet legally in 2020 will be higher. That’s because licensed retail sportsbooks have launched in 13 states, and online and mobile sports betting is up and running in several of them, including Pennsylvania.
Without online and mobile sports betting, handle at PA sportsbooks for February 2019, including Super Bowl LIII, was a rather disappointing $31,500,742.
In comparison, Nevada sportsbooks took in $145.9 million in bets on the Super Bowl alone. New Jersey sportsbooks took in $34.8 million in wagers.
With online and mobile sports betting in full swing in PA, sports betting operators set a handle record in November 2019, taking in over $316.4 million in bets.
The total amount of money bet via online and mobile reached $266,740,919, representing more than 84.25% of the overall handle in PA.
Pennsylvania hosts two NFL teams, and both can call themselves Super Bowl champions.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are among the most successful franchises in NFL history. In fact, Pittsburgh is tied with the New England Patriots for the most Super Bowl titles at six.
The Steelers have been to eight Super Bowls, tying them for the second-most Super Bowl appearances in NFL history.
The Steelers’ six Super Bowl victories occurred in:
The Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII in 2017, marking the club’s first Super Bowl win.
The Eagles made it to Super Bowl XV in 1981 but lost to the Oakland Raiders. The franchise’s second Super Bowl appearance came at Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, where the Eagles lost to the Patriots.
The Steelers are tied with the Patriots for the most Super Bowl wins at six.
The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos are tied for the most Super Bowl losses in NFL history with five.
The New England Patriots have been to the Super Bowl 11 times, the most of any NFL franchise.
The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans each have zero Super Bowl appearances.
The Denver Broncos were 3.5-point favorites heading into Super Bowl XXII against the Washington Redskins.
However, unheralded Redskins QB Doug Williams outdueled all-world Broncos QB John Elway en route to a 42-10 upset. Washington dropped four touchdowns in consecutive drives and scored 35 points in the second quarter to put it away early.
The New England Patriots were 12.5-point favorites heading into Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants.
As far as spreads are concerned, this is close to the biggest upset in Super Bowl history. New York was a 10-6 regular season team nobody gave a chance to win against the undefeated Patriots. Yet somehow, Giants QB Eli Manning threw a TD pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left, and they did it.
The New York Jets Super Bowl III win over the Baltimore Colts is still widely considered the greatest upset in NFL history, nevermind the Super Bowl. The Colts were 17.5-point favorites, and only Jets QB Joe Namath was predicting a New York win.
The Jets won 16-7, changing NFL football and Namath’s life forever.
Yes, betting on the Super Bowl is perfectly legal in PA.
Pennsylvania legalized both in-person and online single-game wagering in the wake of a 2018 Supreme Court decision putting the question of legalization in the hands of the states.
There are still illegal offshore sportsbooks that try to attract PA gamblers. The best way to pick a legal online sportsbook is to make sure you see the PGCB’s stamp of approval on the site.
Other than that, stick to the sites you see mentioned here on PlayPennsylvania.com. We only provide links to legal and regulated online gambling and sports betting operators.
Sticking with legal and regulated online sportsbooks for your Super Bowl bets simply makes sense. State regulators oversee these operators to ensure your money is protected. If you run into a problem, the PGCB will handle it for you.
Betting on an illegal offshore sportsbook is like gambling with your money twice. There’s nowhere to go if the site gets funny with the money, no consumer protections, and no recourse if they refuse to pay you out.
The 2020 Super Bowl, aka Super Bowl LIV, will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL, on Feb. 2, 2020.
Who is performing during the Super Bowl 54 halftime show?
The Super Bowl LIV halftime show will feature Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
PA online and mobile sportsbooks will post a variety of Super Bowl LIV odds soon after the teams are decided. You should be able to find many of these odds right here on PlayPennsylvania.com.
The Super Bowl LIV points spread is the number of points oddsmakers predict one side will win by. You can bet on whether or not that will happen at PA retail and online and mobile sportsbooks.
The AGA estimates Americans bet as much as $6 billion on Super Bowl every year.
Super Bowl pools, otherwise known as squares contests, are the kind of Super Bowl action you might find at your office or local bar.
Players buy squares, and the pool operator randomly attributes numbers to the squares on a grid.
Ultimately, the prize pool is split between the owners of the squares that match the score at the end of each quarter and half.
According to Nielsen Ratings, Super Bowl LIII in 2019 drew an average televised audience of 98.2 million viewers. Plus, according to CBS network, the game was watched across digital and streaming platforms by a total of 100.7 million viewers.