Super Bowl Betting Line Movement: How the Odds Have Shifted

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The Super Bowl betting line has barely moved. That’s why bettors want the clock to move fast and reach Super Bowl 58 on Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.

With the spread tucked tightly at San Francisco -2 or 2.5 across top sportsbook apps, ATS bettors can only assess one final move. If the line gets nudged to San Francisco -3, some Kansas City money will shift off the moneyline to the spread.

If the line stays in this range, Niners bettors like the spread bet, and Chiefs backers prefer plus numbers on the moneyline. Gamblers can make these bets on Super Bowl odds whenever they want.

 

Super Bowl Betting Line Movement: Parlays, Props Fill Waiting Period

So, what HAS moved? There’s plenty of Super Bowl betting promos and pre-built parlays available throughout the week.

For example, FanDuel offers a No-Sweat Same Game Parlay (between $5 and $100). Requirements: Place a 3+ Leg Same Game Parlay on this game, and if the bet loses, bettors gain a refund in bonus bets. Wagers must have final odds of +400 or longer. Note that most bonus opportunities in this range will be closer to $5.

Other sportsbook promos will unfold Sunday as books drive late traffic. Happy shopping until kickoff!

Here is a look at how bettors have played this game and how some grabbed the Super Bowl finalists at attractive prices throughout the season.

Wagering During the Super Bowl Leadup

“The bettors fit into three categories right now,” Johnny Avello, the director of race and sportsbook operations for DraftKings, told Gaming Today.

“Many took the first number right out of the box after the conference championship games because they thought they would not be able to get it again.

“As it turned out, the line hadn’t moved much, but they made sure to get a number they liked.

“The next group are what you’d call the stagnant people. They have nibbled at it over the past few days, which adds to quite a bit of money for us. We are in 26 states. That’s a lot of nibbling.

“The bulk of the money will come in over the last three days.”

Super Bowl betting line movement isn’t what it once was.

Before legalized sports betting, lines could shift substantially because gamblers from the Super Bowl cities would emphasize loyalty above handicapping and bet on their team.

The enlarged nationwide betting pool makes those types of bets easy to absorb in the overall gambling total. Avello said the spread rarely moves now unless a quarterback becomes injured.

“We saw some of that last year with the Eagles initially favored by three against the Chiefs because bettors could not be sure if Patrick Mahomes would play or how effective he would be,” Avello noted. “That line moved to pick ’em and then back to Philly -2.”

Key players all look healthy here.

Bettors on both sides can find something they like before shuttling over into the Prop betting department. Popular selections there include totals by halves, passing, rushing, and receiving yardage. Super Bowl novelty props will come in behind that.

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Dave Bontempo is an award-winning writer and broadcaster, who has covered the sports industry since the 1970s. He won the Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Boxing Broadcasting by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1997, and is in the New Jersey and Atlantic City Boxing Halls of Fame. Bontempo has broadcast major fights all over the world. The advent of legalized sports wagering shifted his focus to this exciting new industry in 2018.

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