Ontario Online Sports Betting Guide To Super Bowl 57, Part 2

Written By Matthew Lomon on February 7, 2023 - Last Updated on February 8, 2023
The first Super Bowl of an open Ontario online sportsbook market is sure to be a boon for the province's sports betting enthusiasts.

The Super Bowl is less than one week away and Ontario online sportsbooks are stepping up their offerings in anticipation of a fruitful wagering weekend.

Last week, PlayCanada brought you an early guide to Super Bowl betting in Ontario. This week, we have even more wagering options as we approach kickoff.

Find out what some of the province’s 29 live sportsbook operators have in store as the countdown to Super Bowl 57 continues to tick.

For BetMGM, Precision Equals Profit

Player specials: BetMGM is challenging bettors to think beyond traditional over/under’s and really test their knowledge (or luck) by predicting the exact outcome of familiar player props.

For instance, those struggling with which direction to go on A.J. Brown’s total receptions prop (5.5), meet in the middle and choose the Eagles’ star wideout to record exactly five receptions at +400. Or, if you had a premonition that Patrick Mahomes will deliver a monster performance on Sunday, back the first-team All-Pro to throw four touchdown passes at +700.

Perhaps you’re more of a between-the-tackles-type bettor and the run game better suits your style. Predict the exact number of rushing attempts for running back’s Miles Sanders and Isiah Pacheco to establish some early momentum in the ground game.

Call an audible: Don’t like the look at the line of scrimmage? Pivot to the ‘Other’ tab within BetMGM’s Super Bowl lineup to dial up a new call to get past the defense.

Choose from a plethora of Travis Kelce-related wagers in the “PFF-Mismatch” group, including combined number of receiving yards and touchdown props ranging from 75-plus yards and a score (+155) to 75-plus receiving yards and two-plus touchdowns (+550).

Think either of these high-octane offenses will stall out in the red zone? Bet on the shortest field goal of the game to be under 27.5 yards. If that sounds preposterous, take the shortest field goal to be over 27.5 yards.

Timing is everything on BetRivers

Special offers: If we’ve learned anything this season, it’s that the Chiefs and Eagles can rack up the points in a hurry. BetRivers is taking wagers on the time of the first scoring play and whether it occurs with 9:00 or more minutes left in quarter one  (+105) or 8:59 or less left in quarter one (-132).

*Note: If the first scoring play happens after quarter one, 8:59 or less left in quarter one will be settled as the winner.

Super Bowls and late-game heroics go hand-in-hand. With that in mind, bettors can also select whether the last scoring play occurs with 2:15 or less left in quarter four (-121) or 2:16 or more in quarter four (-104).

*Note: If the last scoring play occurs in overtime, 2:15 or less left in quarter four will be settled as the winner

In the big game, coaches’ challenges are more crucial than ever. Will Andy Reid and Nick Sirianni be conservative with their challenges, saving them for only the direst of moments? Or let the red flags fly in an effort to swing momentum back into their team’s favour? The line is set at 1.5 total challenges, including overtime.

Caesars stays true to its origins

Head-to-head player specials: Caesars Sportsbook is tapping into its Roman roots, pitting two players against each other in a battle to secure bragging rights and funds for lucky backers. Headlining duels include player with the first reception – Dallas Goedert (+110) vs. Devonta Smith (-130), player to score a touchdown first – Jerick McKinnon (+160) vs. Miles Sanders (-190), and player to record a sack first – Josh Sweat (-115) vs. Frank Clark (-115).

If one-on-one competition is too intense, bet on the number of plays in the first touchdown drive of the game. As it sits, seven or eight plays (+260) is the favourite, three or four plays lies in the middle (+650), and 20 or more plays is the clear longshot at +4000.

Every game (obviously) begins in a tie, but there is plenty of opportunity within the remainder of the game for another deadlock. Will there be another tie after 0-0? Head on over to Caesars to make your pick (Yes -115; No -110).

DraftKings expects excitement

Super Bowl specials: The grand stage is no stranger to theatrics, so keep your eyes peeled for some off the board moves on Sunday evening in Arizona. DraftKings has you prepared for the madness with a number of unconventional player and game props at the ready.

From Haason Reddick to Chris Jones, both rosters feature premier defenders at all three levels. At +1000, you can bet on any defensive player to record one-plus solo sack and one-plus interception.

There’s no shortage of firepower on the offensive side of the ball either. If you think any player will channel their inner Walter Payton and record a pass completion, reception, and rush attempt, the odds are set at +900.

Game leaders: For higher odds than just picking a player’s over/under, DraftKings made it possible to bet on which player will lead the game in specific stat. Available options include most rushing yards (Miles Sanders favoured at +150), longest rush (Miles Sanders favoured at +225), and most yards from scrimmage (Travis Kelce at +275).

Fitzdares Super Bowl Party imports luxurious wagering experience to Ontario

UK-based bookmaker, Fitzdares, is celebrating its arrival to the Ontario market with a Super Bowl party held at Harbour 60 restaurant in Toronto. The luxury betting service will gather its first 100 customers to showcase and promote its ‘premium’ betting offering.

This is Fitzdares first foray into the international market. Previously, the operator had only offered its elevated wagering services from its members’ clubs in West London’s Belgravia, the Cotswolds and Ascot Racecourse.

Proline meshes tradition with creativity

Musical performance specials: Looking for action before and between quarters? The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s Proline has you covered.

Take part in one of Super Bowl betting’s longest standing traditions and bet on the length of the national anthem being over (-152) or under (+110) 2:05. This year’s anthem will be performed by winner of 15 Country Music Association awards and 10 Academy of Country Music awards, Chris Stapleton.

For those whose interest in the Super Bowl lies strictly with the halftime show, this is what you come for. Nine-time Grammy Award winner and fashion icon, Rihanna is taking centre stage at State Farm Stadium for the highly anticipated Super Bowl LVII halftime show. Whether you’re a fan of the game or not, Proline is giving you the option to bet on the total number of songs performed during Rihanna’s halftime set. The over/under currently sits at 9.5.

 Cross sport specials: On top of customary Super Bowl specials like MVP and coin toss result, OLG’s offerings also step outside the box. Cross sport specials infuse the spirit of the Super Bowl into other leagues, even if only for one night. The NFL/NHL collaboration asks you to decide which total will be higher? Devonta Smith’s total receiving yards (-125) or the combined shots on goal in the Edmonton Oilers vs. Montreal Canadiens game (-115)?

Fans of the NFL and UFC can fuse their passions with the NFL/UFC special. This wager, too, asks which will be higher? The total completed rounds in UFC 284’s bout, Makhachev vs. Volkanovski (-152) or the total combined successful field goals in KC vs. PHI (+110)?

Other cross sport specials include NFL/EPL and NFL/PGA.

PointsBet plays the field

Downs conversion props: With PointsBet’s downs conversion props, players will build incrementally towards a win as the game takes shape. Bettors who choose the over (Eagles: 22.5; Chiefs 21.5) on team total first downs will hope for a string of intermediate gains. While bettors who take the over on total third down conversions for the game (11.5), will hope for long, sustained drives buoyed by a series of short gains on first and second down.

Fans looking to take a more riverboat approach to downs conversion props can bet on either team to move the sticks on fourth down.

Special teams props: Punters are people too, especially in the world of wagering. Super Bowl 57 features two of the very best punters in the game:

  • Kansas City’s Tommy Townsend (2022-23 first-team All-Pro)
  • Philadelphia’s Brett Kern (three-time Pro Bowler and 16-year veteran).

Which special teams stalwart will go over their total for longest punt? Townsend is set at 56.5 and Kern, 52.5.

Kick returners Isiah Pacheco and Boston Scott will try to do their best Nyheim Hines impression and return the game’s opening kickoff for a touchdown. Odds are currently set at +10000 on PointsBet.

theScore Bet offers up menu of food for thought and turnovers

Expert picks: theScore Bet features a roster of high-profile NFL experts. Jordan Schultz and Justin Boone each crafted three-leg parlay’s for the big game. At +1100, Schultz foresees:

  • touchdowns from both Jerick McKinnon and A.J. Brown
  • and Jalen Hurts to exceed 246.5 yards passing.

Boone leaned heavier into the receiving game. At +800, he predicted:

  • A.J. Brown to gain 66-plus receiving yards.
  • Jerick McKinnon to record 21-plus receiving yards.
  • Dallas Goedert to find the end zone.

Penalties and turnovers props: Some athletes thrive under the bright lights, others falter. If you believe a player will succumb to the Super Bowl’s overwhelming aura, bet on a roughing the passer penalty to be committed by either team at +140. Nerves lead to poor technique and muddled judgement. Depending on how you think players on either team may be affected, the over/under for total accepted penalties in the match is set at 9.5

Whether it’s game one or game 17, turnovers are equally as costly. In the Super Bowl, they’re back-breakers. So, theScore Bet is taking wagers on what will undoubtedly be a major turning point in the game, the first turnover. Will it be an interception (-165) or fumble (+135)? Make your pick.

Be at the top of your game heading into Sunday. Look to these trusted operators — and many more — for all things Super Bowl.

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Matthew Lomon has been a contributor at Catena Media’s network of regional sites since July 2022. He first broke into covering the legal North American gambling industry with PlayCanada. Since then, Matthew's reporting has extended to PlayMichigan, PlayPennsylvania, and PlayIllinois. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Matthew is an avid (bordering on fanatic) sports fan.

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