Within minutes of the New England Patriots squeaking past the Kansas City Chiefs in the second of Sunday’s two overtime NFC and AFC championship game thrillers, DraftKings Sportsbook was offering a variety of easy ways anyone in NJ could place a bet on Super Bowl LIII.

Since the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the New Orleans Saints in Sunday’s first overtime game, the matchup for Super Bowl LIII is the Rams versus the Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 3.

Yes, it’s two weeks before kickoff, but the Super Bowl betting action on DraftKings Sportsbook has already begun.

Patriots -1.5 point spread favorites

They’ve been to five of the past six Super Bowls and three in a row.

So, it’s no surprise to see the Patriots as -1.5 point-spread favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook. The line opened as Pats +1 but quickly moved with heavy action on the perennial Super Bowl contenders.

Making a point spread bet is easy. All you have to do is pick the winner with that line factored in.

That means if you bet on the Patriots at -1.5, New England needs to win by two or more points for you to get paid. If you bet on the Rams at +1.5, you win when the Rams do, or the Patriots win in a one-point game.

Of course, you can always do away with the math involved in point spread betting by making a moneyline bet on the Super Bowl.

When it comes to moneyline bets, all you have to do is pick a winner.

DraftKings Sportsbook makes Pats moneyline favorites

Super Bowl LIII moneylines on DraftKings Sportsbook opened up at:

  • New England -127
  • Los Angeles +104

As you can see, DraftKings Sportsbook posts moneyline odds as either a positive (+) or negative (-) number.

The negative number, like the New England -127 odds you see here, means that team is a favorite. It also represents the amount you’ll have to bet to win $100 plus your bet back.

In other words, right now you’ll have to bet $127 on New England to win $100 plus your bet back.

A positive number, like Los Angeles +104, means that team is an underdog and a $100 bet on them will earn you that amount. In this case, bet $100 on the Rams to win Super Bowl LIII, and you’ll win $104 plus your $100 back if they get it done.

Basic Super Bowl betting also involves the over/under. Here, you bet on whether the total number of points both teams will combine to score is over or under a number set by DraftKings’ NJ sports betting app.

The over/under opened up at 58 points on DraftKings Sportsbook. Like most sports betting operations, DraftKings Sportsbook offers -110 for either side of an over/under bet.

That means you must bet $110 to win $100 plus your bet back whether you are on the over or the under.

Beyond the Super Bowl betting basics

Got the Super Bowl betting basics down pat (no pun intended)?

Then don’t be afraid to combine two or more of these bets as part of a parlay on DraftKings Sportsbook. Parlays pay better odds than individual bets. However, you must win all bets that are a part of the parlay for it to pay anything at all.

Keep your mobile device handy and logged into the DraftKings Sportsbook app during Super Bowl LIII. Because, if you’re in NJ, you’ll also find in-play betting options with odds that change as the action does.

Plus, the Super Bowl promises to provide an opportunity to go well beyond the betting basics on DraftKings Sportsbook as well.

It did so for the AFC and NFC Championship game. So, expect DraftKings to offer a wide variety of proposition bets for Super Bowl LIII.

That means you’ll be able to bet on individual player performances. Things like how many yards or how many touchdowns legendary Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw for. Plus, there will likely be various game-related props.

Other crazy prop bets at NJ sportsbooks?

You may have heard stories about some rather outlandish props on a variety of crazy things related to the Super Bowl. Illegal offshore sportsbooks have offered some pretty wild props in the past.

However, you won’t find a line on whether friend-of-the-band Christina Aguilera will join Maroon 5 on stage during the halftime show, or how many Pips will help Gladys Night sing the national anthem on DraftKings Sportsbook.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement would never approve such bets.

Sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook

You can get in on the Super Bowl LIII betting action safely and legally by downloading the app and registering for an account with DraftKings Sportsbook.

Just click on this DraftKings Sportsbook link on your iOS or Android device to get started.

Sign up, agree to the terms of use, and you’re on your way.

When you sign up, you’ll get $100 free with a $5 deposit in the form of 10 free $10 bets and a free bet matched up to $500 when you make your first deposit.

Now that’s pretty super if you ask us.

Martin Derbyshire

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In his over 10 years covering the US online poker, legal NJ online gambling, and land-based casino industries, Martin Derbyshire has worn the hats of award-winning journalist and video and film producer. He has logged countless miles reporting on the world of high stakes gambling.