Just two teams remain in the hunt to be the winner of Super Bowl LIV in Miami on February 2, 2020.
In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes put on another impressive display to beat the underdog Titans and punch their ticket to Super Bowl 54. In the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers used a dominant defence and running game to snuff out the hopes of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Here in New Jersey local hopes went down with the Philadelphia Eagles, who lost on wild card weekend, but sportsbooks will still buzz with action through to the very last minute of Super Bowl weekend.
Top NJ online sportsbooks to bet on Super Bowl
Current Super Bowl 2021 Odds
Here is a look at the odds to win the Super Bowl at NJ sportsbooks:
Hover over the odds in the table and click the “bet now” option to claim your free bet and register your account.
Where to bet on the 2021 Super Bowl in NJ
Options for betting on the Super Bowl online are plentiful in New Jersey. There are already over a dozen sportsbooks to pick from, all with varying forms of sign-up bonuses. Check the table below to see the bonuses on offer; click the link to access directly.
|Online Sportsbook||Land-based Affiliate||iOS/Android app?||Bonus Offer||Promo Code|
|DraftKings Sportsbook||Resorts AC||Yes/Yes||$25 in free bets||Click here|
|FOX Bet||Resorts AC||Yes/Yes||$500 risk-free bet||Click here|
|FanDuel Sportsbook||Meadowlands||Yes/Yes||$500 match bet||Click here|
|William Hill NJ||Monmouth Park/Ocean Resort/Tropicana AC||Yes/Yes||$50 free bet||PLAYNJ50|
|PointsBet NJ||Meadowlands||Yes/Yes||2 x up to $500 free bets||Click here|
|SugarHouse NJ||Monmouth Park||Yes/Yes||100% up to $250||PLAY250|
|Caesars Sportsbook NJ||Caesars AC||Yes/Yes||$10 free||BETFREE10|
|Resorts Sportsbook||Resorts AC||Yes/Yes||Up to $250 match bet||MAXBONUS|
|888 Sport||Caesars AC||Yes/Yes||$10 free||Click here|
|PlayMGM Sport||Borgata AC||Yes/Yes||$25 free||None available|
|Golden Nugget Sportsbook||Golden Nugget||Yes/Yes||Up to $50 risk-free bet||Click here|
|Hard Rock Sports||Hard Rock AC||Yes/Yes||$100 free bet||None available|
|BetAmerica||Golden Nugget||Yes/Yes||100% up to $500||None available|
|Borgata Sports||Borgata AC||Yes/Yes||Up to $250 risk-free bet||None available|
|Unibet Sportsbook||Hard Rock AC||Yes/Yes||$20 free + up to $250 risk free bet||UNIBET25, UNIBET200|
|Bet365||Hard Rock AC||Yes/Yes||Up to $100 match bet||NA|
Best Super Bowl betting apps NJ
In advance of the Super Bowl the DraftKings Sportsbook app has dozens of bets posted:
- Game lines (Moneyline, Point Spread, Totals)
- Halves & Quarters
- Game Parlays (Team and Over/Under)
- Novelty Props (Coin flip, etc)
- Player Props (Score a TD, Total Passing Yards, etc)
- Game Props (Odd or Even score, Game goes to OT, etc)
- Team Props (Total points, total TDS, etc)
Once the game is underway you can also bet on the point spreads, moneylines and totals (over/unders) as the game progresses plus dozens more prop bets for both players and teams.
Live Super Bowl betting is a huge part of the Super Bowl action with lines on half and quarter winners getting lots of action along with next team to score, touchdown scorers and more. For the Super Bowl itself the live bets and props expand even more with everything from the color of the Gatorade shower to the length of the national anthem on the slate.
A betting app is the best way to get your live bets in.
Famed international sportsbook William Hill has emerged as a major new player in the NJ sports betting market with the power of one of the biggest betting brands in the world behind it. Decades of experience in the UK has made the transition smooth to legal US markets – and especially with a versatile and easy-to-use app.
William Hill will push out several Super Bowl promos, props and parlays along with standard futures pricing on moneylines, spreads and over/unders.
In addition to a slick interface and dozens of sports to bet on, FanDuel has a huge range of football betting options. Here’s a snapshot of the selection of NFL & Super Bowl odds on FanDuel right now:
- Super Bowl 54 moneyline, spread, totals
- Super Bowl 54 Alternate spread
- Super Bowl 54 First TD scorer
- To score 2+TDS
- Super Bowl MVP
- Winning Margin
Super Bowl time, date, location
Date: Sunday, Feb. 2
Kickoff time: 6:30PM ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL (current home field of Miami Dolphins)
Best free Super Bowl 2021 contests
All of the free Super Bowl contests for 2020 are still to be rolled out but one of the highlights from last year, DraftKings Super Bowl Squares contest, is back for sure.
Just like your company office pool, you pick a random square on a grid and if your randomly assigned numbers match the last-digits in the scores at the end of the quarter or half you get paid.
FanDuel’s signature free Super Bowl contest is Big Game Bingo. A bingo card of various prop bets is offered and if you hit a sequence of props in any standard Bingo direction you can win a share of $25,000.
With FOX as the broadcaster this year, we expect FoxBet to unveil some unique Super Bowl promos/props closer to the game as well.
- Claim $25 free and play free Super Bowl Squares on DraftKings here
- Check out Big Game Bingo on FanDuel
Exclusive Super Bowl Promo at BetMGM Sportsbook NJ
Download the BetMGM app and register a new account via the “Play Now” link below. Bet $1 on any moneyline bet (Chiefs or 49ers) before kickoff. If either team scores a touchdown in the game, you’ll get up to $200 in risk-free bets.
Super Bowl 2021 live betting
New Jersey’s mobile apps offer live or in play wagering on every NFL regular season and playoff game. Needless to say, the Super Bowl will be no exception.
Live betting allows NJ bettors the chance to bet on adjusted game and player odds throughout the entire game. Each mobile sportsbook continually adjusts the odds and pricing with the flow of each play of game action.
For example, if the Chiefs and 49ers are tied 21-21 midway through the 3rd quarter, there may be a game prop around a “yes/no” for the game to go into overtime. Additionally, there will be player props offered as well.
If Patrick Mahomes has 160 yards passing at halftime, a prop could be offered on what his final game total passing yards will be i.e. OVER/UNDER 315 yards.
In-game betting is best experienced via the sportsbook’s mobile app. Watching the game action while tracking odds and pricing on an app allows the bettor to react instantly to the live Super Bowl action on the field at Hard Rock Stadium.
Bet on Super Bowl MVP
One other unique aspect of the Super Bowl is that you can place bets on who will be named the Most Valuable Player of the game. This is a “subjective” bet that will be decided by 3rd party voting.
The MVP voting is weighted 80% based on a panel of 16 football writers and broadcasters and 20% from fans voting electronically. Here are the opening Super Bowl 54 MVP lines as of Feb. 1 at DraftKings:
(Note: Always check your sportsbook for the latest odds):
- Patrick Mahomes QB +115
- Jimmy Garoppolo QB +225
- Raheem Mostert RB +900
- George Kittle TE +1600
- Tyreek Hill WR +2000
- Travis Kelce TE +2000
- Damien Williams RB +2500
- Nick Bosa DE +2500
Here are some general guidelines in looking at a Super Bowl MVP bet:
- The player is typically from the winning team; the only player to win from a losing team was Chuck Howley of the Cowboys in 1971
- 12 of the last 20 Super Bowl MVPs have been quarterbacks
- No running backs have won in the last 20 years; the last to win was Denver’s Terrell Davis in 1998
- Consider a defensive player and the wide receiver position as each have won 4 times over this 20-year span
Here is the full breakdown of MVP’s by position over the course of the 53 Super Bowls to date:
What other bets can I make on Super Bowl?
Several common Super Bowl and football wager types can be found at all of New Jersey’s books. The three most common wagers are point spread, moneyline and totals. Let’s take a quick look at each.
Easily the most commonly found type of bet, and no doubt the format most familiar to the public.
Sportsbooks establish a point-spread which is essentially a “handicap” to equalize the on-field performance of both teams.
In a recent Super Bowl, the New England Patriots were a 3.5-point favorite over the Los Angeles Rams. The sports book view is that the Patriots were 3.5 points better than the Rams.
In order to win this Super Bowl point- spread bet on the Patriots at -3.5 would be a winning bet only if the Patriots win the game by 4 or more points. Conversely, a bet on the Rams on the spread of +3.5 would be a winning ticket if the Rams won the game outright or lost the game by 3 points or less.
If the final point spread is a “whole number” i.e. 3 points, there is the chance that the final score could result in a “push,” which is neither a win or a loss, and the bettors stake will be refunded.
Attached to each point-spread is the sports books take-out or ‘juice.’ This will be posted like this “Patriots -3.5(-110)” with the -110 representing the “juice.” This means that you are not betting $100 on a point-spread to win $100. Rather your $100 wagered will result in a net win of approximately $90.91.
It makes sense to pay attention to these percentages and to shop around for the best prices for what you want to bet.
The moneyline wager is another common bet type. There is no beating or covering the spread on the moneyline. It’s all about who wins.
A three-digit number next to both teams denotes the moneyline. Numbers with a minus sign indicates a favored team, while a plus sign shows the underdog.
In last year’s Super Bowl, the Patriots were -115 (bet $115 to win $100); Los Angeles +130 (bet $100 to win $130). A negative number tells bettors how much they would need to wager in order to make $100, and a positive number tells them how much they win on a $100 bet.
The process for setting NFL moneylines (and point spreads) is similar to all other pro and college sporting events. Essentially, the sportsbook will try to set a line that balances the dollars wagered on each side of the proposition so that they are basically equal, and the book has no principal risk.
After the opening line is set, the line will then fluctuate as money comes in on either side of the bet. A line may open as Rams at +150 to win vs the Patriots. If the wagering public feels that the Rams have a great chance to win the game, the sportsbook may reduce this number to try to balance out their position and take less Rams wagers and more Patriots bets.
If simplicity is desired, totals (also called “over/unders”) is the way to go. Before games, sportsbooks will determine how many points, for example, both teams will score in a specific game. Bettors can wager on the under or the over. Easy peasy.
Along with point spreads and moneylines, there is also wagering on the total combined points scored by both teams. Bettors have the option to select “over” or “under” the total.
Using the Patriots and Rams as an example, say the posted total for the game is 47.5. If you bet the over, any final score that adds up to 48 or more will make you a winner, and any score that is 47 or lower will cause you to lose.
A great appeal of making total points bet is that you can win no matter the quality or the outcome of the game. Whether it’s a 31-28 shootout or a 42-10 blowout a bet on the over still cashes.
Also, once the combined game points go over the total, you are a winner no matter what happens in the rest of the game. When you bet the under, you may have to sweat out the final minutes in case an unexpected score occurs that could drive the total points over.
Like point spreads, point totals will be adjusted if one side is seeing more action than the other and an over/under bet can result in a push if the total is set as a whole number. Also, as with point spreads, the totals bet is subject to a house percentage or “juice,” typically in the 5-10% range, posted as -105 or -110.
Super Bowl Prop bets
You ever hear about the odds of the opening coin flip landing heads or tails? Or what color Gatorade will be poured over the coach of the winning championship team? These are proposition or “prop” bets. And they are overwhelmingly popular during the Super Bowl.
Props and parlays are announced in the days leading up to the Super Bowl once the 2 teams are determined after the NFC/AFC Championship games are played on Sunday January 19.
Standard props you can bet on in the Super Bowl usually include:
- Which team will score first?
- Which team will score the first touchdown?
- Will the total points scored end up and odd or even number?
- How many touchdown passes will each quarterback throw?
All NJ sportsbooks will offer dozens of variations of the lines above, plus more Super Bowl game and player props on game day.
Because of the popularity of the game, NJ sportsbooks will pull out all the stops with Super Bowl props. Each NJ sports betting company approaches the number of props available a little bit differently; last year, the range was between 20 and 400+ across the NJ sportsbook landscape.
Additionally, because there is an additional week to prepare for the Super Bowl, the books will develop additional game related props for the game that wouldn’t be typically offered during the regular season or playoff games. You will see 2 types of prop bets, the “unique” game bets and the “fun” prop bets.
As an example, last year’s “unique” Super Bowl game props included:
- Fantasy points over/under for select players.
- Will any quarter be scoreless?
- Will there be a 4th quarter comeback?
- What will be the total touchdowns scored?
- Longest punt vs longest pass completion
- Total number of offensive plays in the game
- Total number of players with a pass attempt
- Over/Under on quarterback passer ratings
The Super Bowl also draws out the “fun” prop bets. These prop bets will only come into play for the Super Bowl and will be embraced differently by each book.
These fun bets start with the beginning of the game “will the coin flip at the start of the game be heads or tails?” and the end of the game with a prop related to “the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach”
Other types of props during the game have included the type of end zone celebration after the game’s first touchdown.
Instead of making one wager, bettors may lay down money on multiple games. And in order to maximize their winnings, bettors combine their games in a parlay. Point spreads, moneylines, and totals could all be involved in a parlay, each of which is called a “leg.” The potential payout for a winning parlay depends on how many legs exist.
To hit on a parlay, each and every leg must be a winner. Have a nine-leg parlay? Better go 9-0, because 8-1 is a loss.
This is the long-term game for bettors. Any time during the year — late in the season, early in the season, before the season, just after the previous season ends — bettors can find futures odds on which teams will win the next league championship or who will claim the league MVP.
These markets are provided in straight odds, typically, and keep bettors’ attention during the season. Even before the Super Bowl is over, futures odds for next year’s champ and season MVP will be available to bet on.
NFL Super Bowl betting strategy
Don’t try to chase a betting trend. The Super Bowl is unique in that it’s played by 2 different teams in a different venue each year. There will be differing impacts of a game played on an artificial surface in a Minnesota Dome vs natural grass in Miami.
Below are the betting results from the last 10 years. No clear trend, with the underdogs 6-4 and the over/under split at 5-5
Last 10 years against spread and totals:
|Super Bowl||ATS Result||Score||Line||O/U|
|LIII||Favorite||Patriots 13, Rams 3||Patriots -2.5||U 56.5|
|LII||Underdog||Eagles 41, Patriots 33||Patriots -4||O 49|
|LI||Favorite||Patriots 34, Falcons 28||Patriots -3||O 58|
|50||Underdog||Broncos 24, Panthers 10||Panthers -5||U 43.5|
|XLIX||Favorite||Patriots 28, Seahawks 24||Patriots -1||O 47.5|
|XLVIII||Underdog||Seahawks 43, Broncos 8||Broncos -2.5||O 47.5|
|XLVII||Underdog||Ravens 34, 49ers 31||49ers -4||O 47|
|XLVI||Underdog||Giants 21, Patriots 17||Patriots -3||U 54|
|XLV||Favorite||Packers 35, Steelers 31||Packers -2.5||O 45|
|XLIV||Underdog||Saints 31, Colts 17||Colts -4.5||U 56.5|
Don’t go crazy with “fun” props. Focus on the game results. Don’t have your entire day’s success be literally decided by the opening coin flip
Consider keeping some bankroll available for the 2nd Half. While J Lo and Shakira are performing during the 35-minute halftime break, take some time to evaluate what you have seen during the 1st 2 quarters of game action. Will the winning team be able to keep its momentum and take home the Lombardi trophy? Will the team trailing be able to make the right adjustments to get back in the game?
The great part of betting on mobile apps in New Jersey is that you can bet during the live action throughout the entire game from 1st to 4th quarter. The extended break at half-time allows for some additional time to assess the odds and spreads for your 2nd half bets.
Track the line moves and decide when you will bet the game. You should wager on the Super Bowl early if you already know who you like to win the game straight up.
You should wager on the Super Bowl late if you want to follow where the money is trending. Last year’s Super Bowl 53 was a prime example as the game opened as a “Pick em” between the Rams and Patriots.
After New England received more than 80% of spread bets and 90% of money wagered, sportsbooks were forced to move the line to Patriots -2.5.
Another recent example was Super Bowl 50 when early money was dumped on the Carolina Panthers, making them a 6 ½ point favorite over the Denver Broncos. By kickoff, money had come in for the Broncos, with Carolina falling to a 3 ½ point favorite. The Broncos won the game outright, 24-10.
“Smart Money” is often “right on the money” as in both cases above; the money was on the right side, driving the change in point spreads and tipping which team would be the winning side both against the spread and straight up.
How to watch the 2021 Super Bowl
TV channel: FOX
Announcing Team: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman play by play; Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink, and Chris Myers (sideline reporters). Mike Pereira (rules expert)
Half-Time Entertainment: Jennifer Lopez, Shakira
Live Stream: via FOX Sports app
There will also be viewing parties at several NJ retail sportsbooks. To maximize your live betting, however, it’s definitely better to place your bets via app than at the live window.
Super Bowl betting FAQ
Is it legal to bet on the Super Bowl in NJ?
Absolutely! Each of New Jersey’s 17 mobile apps and 10 retail sportsbooks will offer betting on the Super Bowl.
Why choose a legal online sportsbook?
These are the main benefits of betting through a legal sportsbook in New Jersey:
- Safety: New Jersey has strict licensing requirements and avenues for complaint for unfair treatment. With big brand names that have reputations worth protecting, your chances of having an issue are very small.
- Mainstream deposit methods: Deposit options include PayPal, Visa or Mastercard credit cards, and cash at your local casino’s cage.
- Responsible gambling: Legal sportsbooks have controls that protect minors and problem gamblers including deposit limits, time-out and self-exclusion.
- Quality of platforms: Regulated sportsbooks are partnerships between local casinos and global technology partners. These partnerships give you the best software features and Apple and Android apps, too.
- Promotions and bonuses: With 18+ legal sportsbooks in New Jersey, the marketplace is extremely competitive. A sports bettor can take advantage of promotions and bonus offers, including introductory free bet bonuses.
What is a Super Bowl pool?
The Super Bowl pool is also known as “Super Bowl Squares”. The pool begins with a 10-by-10 grid, or 100 individual boxes, meaning you will need a decent sized group to fill in the squares. Each square is assigned a cost, typically it’s $1 but can be lower or higher depending on the participants. Before the Super Bowl kicks off, participants purchase individual boxes (its OK for people to purchase more than 1 square) until all 100 of the squares are accounted for. The numbers 0-9 are then randomly assigned to the columns and rows, giving two numbers to each individual cell.
One axis represents the last digit of the NFC team’s score and the other represents the last digit of the AFC team’s score. Whoever has the correct digits of the score wins the pot. Having “Rams 3 and Patriots 3” last year would have cashed in after last years final score of Patriots 13, Rams 3.
There are variations on how to payout the money. Some squares are “winner take all” based on one winner having the correct final score. In other cases, you can divide the pot for 25% to be paid out at the end of each quarter, which provides a chance for more that 1 winner during the game.
Who is performing at Super Bowl 54 halftime?
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira
How much is bet on the Super Bowl every year?
Estimates of $6 billion worldwide in both legal and illegal bets were placed last year on Super Bowl LIII according to the American Gaming Association.
How many people watch the Super Bowl every year?
Roughly 100 million people watch each year, though the 2019 Super Bowl was watched by 98.2 million people, the lowest number in 11 years, according to Nielsen. To put this in perspective, Nielsen also said that 67 percent of U.S. homes with televisions in use tuned into the 2019 Super Bowl.
How much does a Super Bowl Ad cost?
Between $5-$5.5 million per :30 second commercial.
How many ads will run during the Super Bowl?
The equivalent of roughly 70 :30 second commercials.
Can I watch the Super Bowl on my desktop? Laptop? Tablet? Smart phone?
Yes. All options will be available via Fox online and apps.
How many times has Miami hosted a Super Bowl?
11th Super Bowl hosted by the South Florida region and the sixth Super Bowl hosted in Miami Gardens, which hosted Super Bowl XLIV ten years earlier.
Which city has hosted the most Super Bowls?
Miami is 1st with 11, New Orleans is second, with 10.
What team has won the most Super Bowls?
New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have each won 6 times. The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys have each won 5 times.
Where is the 2021 Super Bowl?