In the massively expanding world of sports betting, Super Bowl betting is an industry in and of itself. With an estimated $10 billion bet on the “Big Game” in the United States alone, if Canadian online sportsbooks take in even a small fraction of that, it will set records across the country.
With legal single-game betting now taking over the market from provincially-run parlay betting, expect Super Bowl betting in Canada to reach new heights spectacularly fast. If you’re new to betting on football’s biggest spectacle, here’s a look at your full menu of Super Bowl betting options. These include futures bets on the winner to the hundreds of on-field prop bets offered on game day.
Current Super Bowl odds
You can bet on who will win the Super Bowl all year long through the futures markets available at online sportsbooks across Canada.
Just pick your favourite to win it all and book a bet at the currently posted moneyline odds. These will adjust throughout the year based on each team’s chances of a Super Bowl win. Once the Super Bowl matchup is set, online sportsbooks will post moneyline, spread and totals odds in advance and during the game. You’ll find all those NFL Super Bowl odds right here when they are available.
Check our page here for regular season NFL moneylines, spreads and totals.
Most popular Super Bowl bets
You can bet on the Super Bowl in a variety of different ways, but these three Super Bowl bets remain the easiest and most popular.
- Super Bowl Moneyline: Pick the outright Super Bowl winner, be it the favourite or underdog, and book your bet at the currently posted moneyline odds. Favourites have negative moneyline odds attached that represent how much you need to bet to win $100. Underdogs have positive moneyline odds attached representing how much you can possibly win for every $100 you bet.
- Super Bowl Point Spread: Pick a winner with the spread factored into the final score. Deduct the spread from the favourite or add it to the underdog to determine a betting winner against the spread. Book the bet at currently posted moneyline odds, which are usually negative, allowing the sportsbook to make a profit.
- Totals: Bet on whether the final combined score will be more or less than the line set by oddsmakers. Book the bet at currently posted moneyline odds, which are usually negative, allowing the sportsbook to make a profit.
Super Bowl prop betting is also hugely popular. In fact, there are more props for the Super Bowl than for any other sporting event. Super Bowl props surround everything in and outside the game. Those available at sportsbooks in your state may include:
- Super Bowl MVP: Book bets at positive moneyline odds ahead of the game, even on those players with a solid chance of winning MVP.
- Non-Football Props: Props can focus on things peripheral to the game, including the coin toss outcome, national anthem, halftime show and what colour Gatorade gets poured on the winning coach.
- Yes/No Props: Pick props that ask a “yes” or “no” question, like will there be a defensive score, or will there be a kickoff or punt returned for a TD?
- Over/Under Props: Some props ask whether certain statistical milestones will be achieved, like an over/under on the total first half points or total touchdowns in the game.
- Team/Player Props: Some ask whether players or teams can achieve certain things, like who will score the first TD or how many will one team score.
- Combo Props/Parlays: Others combine two or more props into one, like the outcome of the coin toss and a game winner.
- Crossover Props: Finally, some combine two or more bets, including at least one from the Super Bowl and one from another sporting event.
Super Bowl futures betting
Super Bowl futures markets are open all year long at online sportsbooks. That’s right; you can bet on who you think will win the Super Bowl at any point.
Of course, the odds to win the Super Bowl are continually adjusted alongside different teams’ chances of winning. When teams are eliminated from playoff contention or the playoffs, they are removed from the futures market. Then, the Super Bowl betting odds on the remaining teams tighten up. That means the earlier you can get a bet down on the teams that emerge as true Super Bowl contenders, the better the odds.
For more on the basics of NFL betting, check our dedicated how to bet on the NFL page.
Bet on Super Bowl MVP
Once the Super Bowl matchup is set, a Super Bowl MVP odds market launches. You’ll find positive moneyline odds on just about every player simply because there’s no true favourite to win Super Bowl MVP. However, the starting quarterback for the winning team often secures the honour. If that starting quarterback also happens to be Tom Brady, that goes double.
Add it up, and you can probably book bets on both starting quarterbacks and still make a profit as long as one of them wins it. Otherwise, backing the QB starting for your selected team is a good bet.
Finding a reputable sportsbook online in Canada
Only online sportsbooks that are provincially licensed and regulated can guarantee your money and personal information are safe and secure. Once you’ve identified that you’re dealing with a reputable online sportsbook, betting on the Super Bowl is an easy, three-step process.
- Sign up for an account through the sportsbook’s website or download and install its mobile app. Sign up there. Some personal and account information will be required, including your name, address, proof of age and more. You may also need a bonus or promo code to claim the best new player bonus available.
- Make a deposit money into your account using any of the available deposit methods, including:
- Credit and debit cards
- Online bank transfers
- Electronic wallets like PayPal, Skrill and Neteller
- Prepaid cards
- Cash deposits at affiliated casinos
- Browse through the Super Bowl betting markets, click on the bets you want to place, fill out a bet slip with all your Super Bowl bets and place the bets through the sportsbook’s website or mobile app.
NFL Super Bowl betting strategy
There’s no secret to betting on the Super Bowl. Just do some research on the teams involved and let it guide your picks.
It’s also a good idea to diversify your bets. Set an affordable budget—meaning an amount of money you can afford to lose. Then, allocate portions of it to a variety of different bets, evening out your odds and chances of making at least some return on your investment. No matter the size of your Super Bowl betting budget, we recommend you bet 50 percent of it on a simple game wager, like the moneyline, spread or total. Then, put 20 percent on a Super Bowl MVP bet backing the QB for the team you think will win. Finally, sprinkle the remaining 30 percent on a few props that seem probable.
Just remember, favourites are 27-25-2 against the spread in the history of the Super Bowl. Hence, there’s no point in simply picking the favourite or the underdog. You have to do some research on the teams involved and then follow it. It’s also worth noting that the over is 26-26-1 all-time, so there’s no obvious pick when it comes to totals bets either. Again, do some research into seasonal and playoff scoring averages, and let that tell you if the line is right.
Why do Super Bowl odds change?
Oddsmakers set Super Bowl lines with stunning accuracy in an effort to draw equal betting to each side. That way, the sportsbooks posting these lines can realize the “vig” and make a guaranteed profit without having to sweat the results of the game itself.
Sometimes, these lines change ahead of the kickoff. The lines change because of news about key injuries ahead of the game. If the Super Bowl is in an outdoor stadium, the lines can change because of news about the weather and its possible impact on scoring. Sportsbooks may also change the lines when the betting is uneven. If more money floods in on one side of a line, a sportsbook will adjust that line to draw equal betting to the other side.
Of course, that opens up a betting opportunity for you. “Fading the public” means taking advantage of the otherwise artificial nature of this movement in the line. You do that by betting that oddsmakers were right in the first place, taking advantage of improved odds on the bet or more leeway with the spread.
Which NFL teams have the most Super Bowl wins?
The Pittsburgh Steelers (IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL, XLIII) and New England Patriots (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII) have each won six, which ties them for the most Super Bowl wins of all time. The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have each won five, tying them for second most.
Here’s a look at how all the NFL teams that have appeared in the Super Bowl have fared.
|New England Patriots||6-5||11|
|San Francisco 49ers||5-2||7|
|Green Bay Packers||4-1||5|
|New York Giants||4-1||5|
|Washington Football Team||3-2||5|
|Las Vegas Raiders||3-2||5|
|Kansas City Chiefs||2-2||4|
|Los Angeles Rams||1-3||4|
|New York Jets||1-0||1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2-0||2|
|New Orleans Saints||1-0||1|
|Los Angeles Chargers||0-1||1|
Which teams have never won a Super Bowl?
The following 12 teams have never won a Super Bowl. The final four, listed with an asterisk, have never even played in the Super Bowl.
- Minnesota Vikings
- Buffalo Bills
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Carolina Panthers
- Atlanta Falcons
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Tennessee Titans
- Arizona Cardinals
- Cleveland Browns*
- Detroit Lions*
- Houston Texans*
- Jacksonville Jaguars*
Super Bowl FAQ
What is the longest punt in Super Bowl history?
Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker set the record for the longest punt in Super Bowl history in 2019. It was a 65-yarder in Super Bowl LIII.
Which was the most-watched Super Bowl ever?
Super Bowl XLIX takes this distinction. It was the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks in February 2015, and 114.4 million viewers tuned in to see the Patriots win in the game’s final moments.
Which team played in four consecutive Super Bowls?
Only one team has played in four straight Super Bowls. The Buffalo Bills appeared in a record four consecutive Super Bowls from 1991 through 1994. Unfortunately for Buffalo, they lost all four.
Which player has won the most Super Bowls with one team?
Linebacker Charles Haley won five Super Bowls in the ’80s and ’90s, but he did it with the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. Haley held the record as the player with the most Super Bowl rings in history until Super Bowl LIII in 2019.
That’s when QB Tom Brady won his sixth Super Bowl, all with the New England Patriots to that point.
How many Super Bowls have gone into overtime?
Only one Super Bowl has required extra time. The Atlanta Falcons were up 28-3 on the New England Patriots in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI. Then, Tom Brady brought the Patriots all the way back to tie it up at the end of regulation with a TD and two-point conversion. Brady also threw the game-winning TD in overtime to win it.
Who has won the most Super Bowl MVP awards?
Tom Brady boasts not only the most Super Bowl wins (seven) but also the most Super Bowl MVP awards (five). Other multiple Super Bowl MVP winners include Joe Montana with three, plus Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw and Eli Manning with two. However, only Brady is still playing.
How many non-QBs have been named Super Bowl MVP?
Quarterbacks have won the MVP award in 31 of 54 Super Bowls. That means non-QBs have been named Super Bowl MVP only 23 times, including:
- 1971 V—Chuck Howley, Linebacker
- 1973 VII—Jake Scott, Safety
- 1974 VIII—Larry Csonka, Running Back
- 1975 IX—Franco Harris, Running Back
- 1976 X—Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver
- 1977 XI—Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver
- 1978 XII—Harvey Martin, Defensive End; Randy White, Defensive Tackle
- 1983 XVII—John Riggins, Running Back
- 1984 XVIII—Marcus Allen, Running Back
- 1986 XX—Richard Dent, Defensive End
- 1989 XXIII—Jerry Rice, Wide Receiver
- 1991 XXV—Ottis Anderson, Running Back
- 1994 XXVIII—Emmitt Smith, Running Back
- 1996 XXX—Larry Brown, Cornerback
- 1997 XXXI—Desmond Howard, Kick Returner
- 1998 XXXII—Terrell Davis, Running Back
- 2001 XXXV—Ray Lewis, Linebacker
- 2003 XXXVII—Dexter Jackson, Safety
- 2005 XXXIX—Deion Branch, Wide Receiver
- 2006 XL—Hines Ward, Wide Receiver
- 2014 XLVIII—Malcolm Smith, Linebacker
- 2016 L—Von Miller, Linebacker
- 2019 LIII—Julian Edelman, Wide Receiver