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Super Bowl Betting in Canada: Best Bet Types & Sportsbooks

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Super Bowl Betting in Canada: Best Bet Types & Sportsbooks

It’s never too early to look into betting on Super Bowl! In today’s guide, you’ll learn all about the legality of betting on Super Bowl in Canada and what types of bets and betting markets you can find.

You can jump straight to fan favourites — available Super Bowl prop bets, or check out How to bet on the Super Bowl.

Some of the best available sportsbooks for Super Bowl betting in Canada include bet365, Bet99, and Betano (Ontario only).

Each of these sportsbooks has an easy-to-use mobile app, as well as a wide variety of available markets and payment methods to ensure wagering on the Super Bowl is a convenient, enjoyable experience.

There’s also unique Super Bowl betting markets such as special prop bets during the day of the championship game, further expanding on the number of potential selections.

Super Bowl Odds Comparison

For the time being, the odds at top sportsbooks for the main markets are similar, though not all sportsbooks offer the same amount of betting markets.

The exception is Bet99, which we’ve found is the quickest to update its odds, so they sometimes differ from other top sportsbooks.

Odds are correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

Moneyline

Odds
Best Odds
Odds
Best Odds
Team
San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs

Spread -2/+2

While the odds for -2/+2 are identical on these two sportsbooks, it’s important to mention that the reason I omitted Bet99 is because, for the time being, it offers several different spreads (-/+2.5 to -/+5.5), but it doesn’t offer this one.

Odds
Best Odds
Odds
Best Odds
Team
San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs

Totals (Over/Under 47.5)

In the case of Totals, Bet99 is once again the only one with differing odds (highest for Over, lowest for Under). It’s also currently the only one offering six more betting markets for this category:

  • O/U 45.5
  • O/U 46.5
  • O/U 48.5
  • O/U 49.5
  • O/U 50.5
  • O/U 51.5
Odds
Best Odds
Odds
Best Odds
Team

Types of Super Bowl Bets

There are all kinds of different types of Super Bowl bets, with prop bets being the most popular.

In fact, prop betting was born at Super Bowl XX back in 1986 when oddsmakers first took bets on whether DT/RB William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry would score a touchdown.

This type of bet is a great way for casual football fans to get in on the wagering action during what is essentially sports betting’s version of Christmas Day – the Super Bowl.

Read on below as I break down the most popular types of Super Bowl bets.

Prop

Prop bets have evolved quite a bit over the years and can be quite practical; but placing random, silly Super Bowl prop bets still remains one of the day’s most popular activities.

For example, most prop bets relate to the performance of individual player, whereas Super Bowl prop bets can involve any game-related event – from betting the over/under on the length of the national anthem to guessing which song the halftime artist will open with.

no predicting silly bets!

Most silly Super Bowl prop bets are essentially a coin-flip, making it fun for casual and experienced fans alike as not much thought is involved.

After all, predicting something as random as the colour of an anthem singer’s shoes can’t be prepped for. Believe me, I’ve tried.

Some of the most ridiculous Super Bowl props in history include whether or not barbeque sauce will be dumped on head coach Andy Reid – the KC Chiefs bench boss.

There have also been funny props for things like potential halftime show nip slips, who the game MVP will thank first, and what colour Gatorade will be dumped on the winning coach’s head.

Essentially, you never know what kind of whimsical Super Bowl prop bet may appear. Finding out which ones are available each year is half the fun!

Now that Super Bowl is upon us, plenty of Canadian sportsbooks are offering dozens (some, like bet365, even hundreds of prop bets).

Apart from the regular team and player props available elsewhere, Bet99 is also offering the interesting, quirky ones all Super Bowl fans are looking forward to.

Aside from the usual coin toss and Gatorade color, they also cover Taylor Swift-related prop bets that many betting houses are apprehensive of featuring.

Bet99 super bowl prop bets

Over at Betano, you can place bets on various player props, team props, and a selection of other props that cover markets like missed extra point, missed field goal, or player disqualification.

Betano super bowl prop bets

Money line

A money line bet is on the outright winner. For example, picking the Buffalo Bills to beat the San Francisco 49ers. During non-Super Bowl NFL betting, this is the most popular bet type.

Spread

A spread bet is similar to a money line bet, with the key difference being that a team must win (or lose) by a certain number of points.

For example, if the Bills are -3 favourites over the 49ers, they must win by 3 or more points for the wager to cash.

Totals (Over/Under)

A totals (over/under) bet concerns the final score.

For example, if the Bills and 49ers have a 48.5 projected points total and you were to bet the over, you would need both teams to combine for 49 points or more to win.

Futures

A futures bet is any wager on a future event, usually relating to a championship or an individual trophy.

For example, placing a bet on 49ers star running back Christian McCaffrey to win MVP.

Parlay

A parlay bet is a combination of multiple single bets.

Each bet in a parlay is called a ‘leg’ and each leg of a parlay must hit for a wager to cash. For example, if you have a four-leg parlay and only three legs hit, the entire bet loses.

Live

Live betting can be any of the aforementioned bet types. The difference is that these wagers can be placed during the game as opposed to pre-game.

The odds constantly fluctuate for each market, depending on what is happening during the game.

For example, if the Bills were favourites heading in but were down 21-3 at half time, live money line bets would favour the 49ers instead.

How to Bet on Super Bowl

Placing an online bet on the Super Bowl has never been easier. Just follow our easy sign-up steps and you’ll be betting in no time:

Step 1: Select an online sportsbook and register for an account with them. Any of the aforementioned operators are a good choice.

Bet99 sign up screen

Step 2: Confirm your account via email and verify your identity.

Step 3: Make your first real cash deposit.

Step 4: Pick a market and an amount to bet, then click ‘Submit’.

Step 5: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the game as your bet outcomes begin to unfold!

When betting on the Super Bowl, or on any sport in general, there are a few different tips and strategies that you should be aware of.

Here are the Super Bowl betting strategies and tips that I follow while placing my wagers.

Always Check the News

There are few things I find more frustrating than placing a bet before checking the news.

In an instant, a player can be ruled out of a game for any number of reasons including injury and suspension.

For example, football is a team game but if it’s the starting quarterback who is ruled out, the whole complexion of the game changes.

Check the news, check it again right before betting, and save yourself the bad feelings that come with wagering before doing research. I’m always happy I did.

Shop Around to Find Odds Value

If you looked closely at the odds table a couple of sections ago, you would notice that the odds between sportsbooks are similar – but not exactly the same.

Having an account with a few different sportsbooks is a good way to make sure you’re always getting the best odds.

As previously mentioned, a successful $50 bet at +1000 odds returns $550 whereas that same amount at +800 odds only pays out $450.

always shop for odds!

In that instance, the difference between line shopping and not line shopping was a whopping $100.

Watch the Game for Live Betting Purposes

You don’t have to be a football expert to be able to watch the game and get the gist of the nuances at play.

For example, if the Bills are down by 10 points at halftime as a result of being unlucky, a live money line bet on them as an Underdog could net a worthwhile profit.

If you’re paying attention to who’s playing well and how the momentum is potentially shifting, you can sometimes pick up on things to come.

Set a Limit and Stay Within It

In sports betting, even the best in the business experience hot and cold streaks.

The important thing is to remember not to double down, whether winning or losing.

Doing so after winning a big payout is an easy way to lose it just as quickly, and doing so out of frustration during a losing day isn’t the way to go either.

Set a limit for the day based on what you can afford and do not surpass it – through success or failure.

Betting on the Super Bowl technically takes place year-round. Futures bets, meaning betting markets associated with the outcome of a future event like ‘Super Bowl Winner’, can even be made throughout the offseason.

good to know!

I’ve found that placing a futures bet on a Super Bowl winner early in the offseason can be somewhat strategic, as this is when oddsmakers are at their least accurate.

Despite this, most Super Bowl betting tends to take place on, and shortly before, the big day itself.

After all, there are only so many Super Bowl betting markets that can be established without knowing which teams will be participating.

Sources:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willyakowicz/2023/02/10/how-prop-bets-can-make-or-break-super-bowl-sunday/?sh=27fdd3bd26dc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Perry_(American_football)

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Luke Garrison is a professional writer from the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada. He has been writing about sports, sports betting, and casino-related content since 2011. When he’s not writing, you can usually find him at a concert or on the beach.

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