The countdown to Super Bowl LVII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs has begun and betting is heating up at Sportsbook on a game expected to make billions of dollars.
We’ll be tracking everything here, the biggest bets, the craziest bets, and the most prolific prop bets.
Consensus Super Bowl LVII line:
In total: 50
The opening point and total varied a bit when it was released by the sportsbook shortly after the Chiefs conceded a last-second field goal to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game. Caesars Sportsbook and SuperBook were among the operators who opened the line at Pick ’em. Other books, including DraftKings and FanDuel, opened up the Eagles as minor favorites, while still other shops, like PointsBet and Circa, installed the Chiefs as 2.5-point favorites.
Within hours, the Eagles emerged as the consensus favorites and the line grew to Philadelphia -2.5. In the following days it went back down to Eagles -1.5.
The over/under total, which opened on a consensus of 49.5, had risen to 50 as the calendar switched to midnight.
Through the numbers
$3.02 billion: The amount wagered at the Super Bowl in Nevada sports betting since the state’s gaming regulator began tracking bets on the NFL championship in 1991. A record $179.8 million was wagered on last year’s Super Bowl with Nevada Sportsbook.
$233.2 million: The net winnings at the Super Bowl for Nevada sports betting since 1991.
2: The number of Super Bowls where sports betting has suffered a net loss in Nevada. The books lost a record $2.6 million when the underdogs New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl XII. Bookies were also rewarded approximately $397,000 in 1995 when the heavily favored San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in 1995 and were covered.
20: The number of complete surprises from betting on underdogs in the Super Bowl.
27-27-2: The record of the betting favorite versus the spread in the Super Bowl.
26-28-1: The number of Super Bowl overs and unders in a push. (There was no archived bet total for Super Bowl I).
15: The number of consecutive playoff games in which the Chiefs were the betting favorite, the longest such streak in the Super Bowl era.
8th: The number of seven-figure bets on last year’s Super Bowl reported by sportsbooks.