What’s the Betting Line on Super Bowl 2016?

The Super Bowl is one of the most important sporting events of the year, and perhaps one of the most popular sports betting events too. The annual American football championship game sees the National Football League (NFL) face off against the American Football Conference (AFC) in a showdown for the right to win the Super Bowl. As a result of the growing popularity of betting and gaming, there has been an increased number of bookmakers offering betting lines on the Super Bowl. Here we’ll review the latest betting trends, offering some helpful tips on how to bet the game successfully.

What Will Happen If the Underdog Wins?

Last year, the Indianapolis Colts shocked the world by upsetting the odds and defeating the mighty New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. The underdog story saw Indianapolis triumph over the odds by a score of 28-25, and many bookmakers and odds-makers saw this as a sign of things to come. This year’s game is widely seen as a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl, with the New England Patriots making the return journey to headline a tournament which promises to be bigger and better. If you’re a fan of underdogs, then it’s well worth backing them in this year’s Super Bowl. The betting line is currently favoring New England, with the Patriots opening as big favorites, largely thanks to their success in recent years.

It’s important to keep in mind that the favorite generally wins the majority of the games during the season. Therefore, even though the Patriots are currently the favorite, this doesn’t mean you should automatically bet on them, as an underdog has a great shot of coming back and winning the game. In fact, if you back the underdogs in each of the games this year, you’ll end up making a profit of about $300, provided all your bets are successful. The key to backing the underdog is to pick the right team, and be confident in your choice. If you’re feeling lucky, then take a flier on the Los Angeles Rams, who are currently 1-3 against the spread (meaning they win at a price of 1.3-1.8) in their last 4 games. Alternatively, you could try backing the Kansas City Chiefs, who have a great shot at knocking off the defending champion Patriots, being as New England is a notoriously difficult team to play, and the Chiefs are fresh off a divisional round victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. If you’re looking for an upset pick, then the Houston Texans are the team to go for. They opened as massive underdogs (35-1) against the New England Patriots in this year’s AFC Championship Game, and that was probably a bit too generous, as the Texans actually won that game 27-24 in overtime. If you’re looking to place a wager on the game, then you should try and lay off the Patriots, as they’re a heavy favorite. Nevertheless, this year’s Super Bowl is set to be one of the most exciting championship games in recent memory. A perfect example of an upset that many didn’t see coming was the 2015 edition of the Super Bowl, when the Panthers shocked the world by upsetting the Denver Broncos, who were 13.5 points (2.5 units) underdogs according to oddsmaker.com. In that game, the Panthers defense outscored the Broncos offense by a margin of 7-3, while the special teams scores helped the underdogs pull off the extraordinary upset, 30-25. If that wasn’t enough, the following year’s Super Bowl was also an upset victory, when the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos by a score of 28-24. The betting line in that game showed the Broncos as 4.5 point favorites, while the over/under was set at 47.5. Both teams were 5-0 ATS, and the total was posted at 45 points, meaning the underdogs would win as the game was tied or went into overtime. As you can see, the 2015 and 2016 Super Bowls were both upsets, with the underdogs winning both times. A closer look at those games reveals some interesting trends, too. For example, in both games the defenses were the key to the upset victories. In 2015, the Denver Broncos had the 5th highest scoring offense in the league, but their defense was also tied for 27th in the league, giving them a -26 defense rating. In 2016, the defending champions had the best defense in the league, but their offense wasn’t very good, scoring only 16.7 points per game, good for 21st in the league.

Will Tom Brady Win His Record-Breaking 6th Title?

The New England Patriots are currently in their second year under the leadership of Tom Brady, who broke the all-time record for most professional wins when he won his 6th Super Bowl. He is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, and it’s amazing he has been able to continue playing at a high level for so long, after suffering two torn ACLs in the previous four years. Since then, Brady has been nothing short of brilliant, throwing for over 8,000 yards and 64 touchdowns, while only 14 interceptions. Bookmakers aren’t willing to lay any big numbers on Brady, as the quarterback is a sure-thing pick to win the Super Bowl. It’s well worth backing the Patriots in this year’s game, as they’re heavy favorites, even before the season started. It’s important to know that Brady is a gamer, and loves to play in big games. This will be his 7th Super Bowl appearance, making him the most experienced player on either side of the ball, and he’ll be looking to add another title to his collection.

Other Trends to Keep An Eye On

As mentioned above, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest and most popular sports betting events of the year. One trend that has risen this year is the number of overtimes/shootouts. The first two Super Bowls had ten total minutes of action. However, in the last three years, the games have gone into overdrive, with two games going into two overtimes, and the 2016 Super Bowl being decided by a field goal kicker’s attempt on the final play. This has likely caused problems for fans who try and study the game, as there are just so many minutes of action per quarter that it’s hard to keep track of everything that happens. One way to prevent problems is keeping close track of which team is leading the game, as this will generally determine how long the action will last. If you’re looking to place a wager on the game, then you should try and lay off the favourites as much as possible, as they’re going to blow you away if they win the game, and you’ll never get your money back. This is something that the pros know all too well, as evidenced by the fact that they put their money where their mouth is, and don’t risk a big wager on a team they think is going to lose. In most cases, this will be an intelligent move, as the bookmakers know the odds are in their favor, and a losing wager isn’t something they’ll recover from easily. This is especially true if you’re betting on sports you don’t understand, like poker or blackjack. In those games, it’s advisable to stick with what you know, and don’t risk more than you’re willing to lose.

Which Team Is The Most Likley To Win The Super Bowl In 2016?

After the 2015 and 2016 title runs by the New England Patriots, it was probably just a matter of time before someone from their rival AFC, the American Football Conference, would knock them off their perch. Although the Kansas City Chiefs finished with the best record in the AFC in 2015, they didn’t get the chance to show off their new found talent, as the Patriots knocked them out in the AFC Championship Game. Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers finished with the best record in the AFC, but they didn’t have the talent to back up their incredible regular season record, as the Patriots again knocked them out of the playoffs. This year’s AFC Championship Game pits the Chiefs against the Steelers with a revamped roster, looking to dethrone both New England and Denver as conference champions. The betting line has the Steelers as 4.5 point favorites, with the over/under set at 45 points, meaning the over will win, as usual. The Chiefs are coming off a 26-16 victory over the Denver Broncos in last year’s AFC title game, and this year they’ve added some key pieces to their roster, including dynamic running back Kareem Hunt, who had a breakout season, rushing for 1,387 yards and 13 touchdowns, along with catching 53 passes for 665 yards and four more TDs. The Steelers had a disappointing season, only winning two games by a total of eight points, while the loss came by a 94-yard free kick in the final seconds against the Ravens, which was quickly followed by head coach Mike Tomlin being ejected from the game. In their two conference championship games, the Steelers had an average scoring margin of 13.5 points, while the Chiefs have outscored their opponents 49-28 in the two games before last year’s Super Bowl.