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NFL Super Bowl Betting Guide 2022

Matthew Glazier for Bookies.com

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NFL Super Bowl Betting Guide 2022

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Super Bowl LVI will take place on Sunday with the Los Angeles Rams clashing with the Cincinnati Bengals. The NFC and AFC champions will go head-to-head at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, with the leading NFL betting sites expecting a close encounter between the two teams.

The LA Rams produced a spirited performance to overcome the San Francisco 49ers and reach the final and they now have the chance to win a second Super Bowl in their history.

Meanwhile, the Bengals were the big betting outsiders to get the better of Kansas City Chiefs, although they took the AFC Conference game into overtime before triumphing against the odds.

In this article, we look at the Super Bowl LVI betting landscape, including the best betting markets that can be enjoyed when it comes to this hugely popular sporting event. Billions of people all over the world will tune in to watch the Rams and Bengals battle it out, with many of them placing a pre-event or in-play wager.

Make sure you are fully informed when it comes to the Super Bowl betting so that you know the right betting markets to choose and the best American Football bets to place on the action. Hopefully you are able to back a winner, with the Rams currently trading as slight favourites.

Super Bowl Free Bets

This is a sporting event where customers can expect the leading sportsbooks to roll out the red carpet. Online sports betting sites know that there will be lots of hype and interest around the Super Bowl and we recommend that you visit our betting offers page here on Bookies.com. Here you will find a full list of what’s available – make sure you read the terms and conditions before wagering. To sign up for the betting offers, simply use our bonus selector tool.

There are likely to be a host of betting welcome offers on the table. It’s always great to pick up a free bet and this is usually available when you open a betting account and then make a first deposit. You are then required to place a first qualifying bet and bookies might then match this stake with a free bet to the same value. You can do that through any of the lists of trusted sports betting sites you find on Bookies.com.

Some sportsbooks might provide you with a no deposit bonus when you register an online betting account. However, this is likely to be low stakes compared to the deposit bonus where you can often get rewarded by 100% or even 200% when it comes to your initial deposit amount.

There are sometimes occasions where you are given betting promo codes or a bonus code which can be used to trigger a free bet. Make sure you enter this on the application page or alternatively it might be that you apply this information when making a deposit.

Beyond the actual welcome bonuses, the leading Super Bowl betting sites will also have a wide range of promotions available for existing customers. When you sign up to a chosen betting site through Bookies.com, you are likely to find a nice range of Super Bowl LVI price boosts that can be enjoyed and they might relate to markets such as first touchdown or winning margin.

You can also place bets with bookies that have NFL betting parlay bonuses available and some will even have an early payout offer when it comes to the Super Bowl.

This is usually triggered when a particular side goes into a certain points lead and you will get paid out even if they end up losing the match in question.

Popular Super Bowl Betting Markets

First thing’s first, let’s look at the money line market which is essentially backing the Super Bowl LVI winner. This two-way betting market has LA Rams trading around the 1.50 (1/2) mark to win and that implies that the Los Angeles side have a much stronger than 50% chance of winning this game, whether that’s in normal time or over time.

Conversely, the Bengals are the betting underdogs and that is reflected in the spread market where the majority of sportsbooks have Cincinnati available at +4.5 on the main line. This means you can back them on this market and still profit if they lost by a four-point margin or less, while the Rams are -4.5 for those that think they can cover the line.

There is the option to place a Super Bowl bet builder and that allows customers to place a Super Bowl same-game multi by selecting different bets from the huge range of markets. For example, you could combine the points spread and totals market together and come up with a bigger price than simply betting on one individual selection.

When it comes to the points total, the majority of Super Bowl betting sites have the line around the 48.5 mark. Therefore, you might have a view on whether the total number of points will exceed or fall short of this total. Naturally, the props markets are available and that includes the alternative point spread 2-way, while there are also some Super Bowl special bets.

Perhaps you might want to bet on the player to record the most receiving yards, with Cooper Kupp, who led the NFL in receptions, passing yards and TD catches, trading as the strong betting favourite on this market. Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Odell Beckham are regarded as his main rivals. Meanwhile, you can also bet the player to record the most rushing yards and that could be a two-horse race between Cam Akers and Joe Mixon.

There are some crazier Super Bowl betting markets such as the pre-game coin toss and whether the opening kickoff will be returned for a touchdown. You can even bet on the distance of the first successful field goal, while you can also bet on most penalty yards, most punts and most time of possession. Bettors looking for something a bet more fun might have a bet on the length of the national anthem.

Best Super Bowl Bets

Naturally, plenty of bettors will want to bet on the Super Bowl and we have some betting tips for the big game taking place at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. Check out our US sports betting tips for the expert views on the big game, with our tipsters hopefully pointing you in the right direction.

The LA Rams will be a popular betting tip to actually win Super Bowl LVI by virtue of the fact that the game is being played at their home stadium and they also have a strong defense based on the evidence of the season.

Sean McVay’s side also have a superior 12-5 record and they managed to overcome their hoodoo against the 49ers to reach the NFL's grand stage having lost twice against the same opponents earlier in the campaign.

However, the Bengals might be a tempting bet for those American Football fans who witnessed that amazing 18-point comeback against the well-fancied Kansas City Chiefs when the odds looked stacked against them. If you’re anticipating a close encounter, then the Bengals could be the winning pick when it comes to the points spread.

During the play-offs, the LA Rams were involved in a 34-11 win over Arizona, a 30-27 win over defending champions Tampa Bay and then a 20-17 victory against San Francisco. Two of these triumphs were under the 48.5 points mark which implies that 'under' could be the betting strategy. The Bengals’ game against Kansas City would have been right on the line at 24-24 before overtime, although a 19-16 win over Tennessee exposed their attacking limitations.

Whichever Super Bowl bet you like, make sure the betting site can be accessed on the go. Many of the trusted betting sites have the best apps available so their customers can track their bets on the go.

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Global Betting On The Super Bowl

This is one of the biggest global betting events of the year and there will be players across the world who will be looking to place online sports bets on the Super Bowl. Customers on UK betting sites will have plenty of options thanks to the sheer volume of operators that are available in this territory and we always recommend to opt for a sportsbook who are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.

It's a similar story on Irish betting sites and customers should have no problem accessing a reputable sportsbook with a first-class Super Bowl betting service

Things are slightly different on US betting sites where online betting has recently exploded into life and it largely depends on the state in which the customers reside. A growing number of US states will now allow online Super Bowl betting and there is usually a choice of sportsbooks.

If you are on a Canadian betting site and looking to bet online on the Super Bowl, you should be able to find a sportsbook that is operating in your territory.

New Zealand betting site customers and Australia betting site users also have access to sports betting sites, although the latter are unlikely to claim a free bet on the Super Bowl if they register with a new bookmaker.

As far as German betting sites are concerned. There are a limited number of Super Bowl bookies who have a license for this country and the same applies to Italy. However, Sweden is a lot more liberal with sports betting laws although you should make sure that you’re betting with a Sweden betting site who has a license. There are card payment restrictions in Norway and a lot of emphasis on responsible gambling.

When To Bet On The Super Bowl

The official start time of the Super Bowl LVI is 18:30 US Eastern Time on Sunday. Therefore, if you’re looking to place a pre-match bet, you have until the above time to select your wagers.

After this, there is the chance to place in-play bets on the game between Rams and Bengals, with live betting markets available throughout the four quarters and possibly overtime.

Following on from the Super Bowl, there will be 'futures' betting when it comes to the following season. It’s likely that the two teams involved on Sunday will be among the favourites for the next Super Bowl, with moneyline markets available for the next campaign as soon as the fixtures have been released.

When is Super Bowl LVI?

The Super Bowl takes place at 23:30 UK time on Sunday. The game will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, with a huge global audience anticipated.

Where can I watch the Super Bowl?

There are lots of worldwide TV channels who have bought the rights to show Super Bowl LVI from start to finish. The coverage is extensive, with hours of build-up taking us into the match, while there is the not insignificant matter of the half-time entertainment which will feature Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. The US national anthem will be sung by Mickey Guyton before the game gets under way.

When it comes to the US Super Bowl TV coverage, NBC will be showing this to the entire country, while Telemundo have the Spanish rights in the USA. The NFL also have a deal with Verizon which means that the game is available on the NFL mobile app and the Yahoo! Sports mobile app. The game will also be available on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and Peacock Premium.

The Super Bowl is also a big deal in and the rights providers in this country are CTV and TSN when it comes to the English-speaking coverage. For French speakers, RDS is the go-to channel. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom audience are well-served by virtue of the fact that they can watch Super Bowl LVI on free-to-air BBC and the same applies to the Republic of Ireland. Some bookies in the UK and Ireland have streamed NFL action throughout the season and may have the Super Bowl available too.

Sky Sports Main Event will also show the 2022 Super Bowl and they’ve had the coverage of the entire season when it comes to the UK and Ireland. In Australia, the audience will be able to tune into the Seven Network to watch full coverage of the action, while customers on New Zealand betting sites will also be able to access the same channel.

Over in Germany, the Super Bowl TV rights have been acquired by three free-to-air channels in the form of ProSieben, ran and joyn. Those German NFL fans who have a paid subscription to DAZN are able to watch this on the subscription video streaming service. The latter also applies to Super Bowl viewers in Italy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you bet on the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is a truly global betting event. It is available anywhere in the world where online sports betting is allowed. Check out our list of the best NFL betting sites where you are, sign up and place your bets.

Where can I watch the Super Bowl?

NBC are the host broadcasters of the Super Bowl in 2022. NFL fans around the world will be able to enjoy the action on a local TV station. Sky Sports will provide coverage for many countries and some sports betting sites will even offer live streaming.

What time does the Super Bowl start?

The Super Bowl is scheduled to start at 18:30 US Eastern time this year. For UK and Ireland NFL fans, this is 23:30, while for those who will be watching in Australia and New Zealand, kick off will be on Monday morning.

What are the best Super Bowl bets?

Super Bowl bettors can place bets on the usual range of betting markets, like point spread, total points and player props. They can also bet on special marketslike the length of the national anthem or the result of the coin toss. Our NFL betting experts have put together their best Super Bowl right here on Bookies.com.

Can I get Super Bowl free bets?

Many of the best NFL betting sites are offering excellent welcome bonuses around the time of the Super Bowl. These may come in the form of a free bet, deposit bonus or perhaps even a no deposit bonus. Use our bonus selector tool to find a welcome bonus that suits you.

Who won the Super Bowl in 2021?

Super Bowl LV took place on February 7th 2021. Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. It was the biggest winning margin in a Super Bowl since 2014, when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 48-3.

Who has won the most Super Bowls?

The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers share the record for most Super Bowl wins, with six each. The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers are next with five. While there are 12 teams who have never won a Super Bowl, only 4 have never appeared in one – the Browns, Jaguars, Lions and Texans.

Who is performing at the Super Bowl Half Time Show?

Super Bowl LVI will feature not one, but five half time show performers. Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will take to the stage during half time. The Super Bowl half time show often features surprise appearances too, so we'll need to be on the look out for those.

About the Author

Matthew Glazier for Bookies.com
Matthew Glazier
Matthew Glazier, the former Head of Marketing at bet365, is a veteran in the online betting industry and contributes to Bookies.com.