Super Bowl LIII Betting Offers & Free Bets

betfred-nfl-ddThe Super Bowl is the NFL season final and comes at the end of the regular season following the play offs. NFL may be a US sporting event but interest around the world is staggering with reportedly up to one billion people watching the event through legal and illegal channels. In the US alone a third of the population (over 120 million people) tune in to watch what has become the greatest all out sporting entertainment spectacle on the planet.

Following the new heights set since Super Bowl 50, Super Bowl 53 (or LIII in Roman numerals) promises to go even further. Unfortunately online betting is still not quite legal in the US an so they mostly can’t bet on it, over here however we have no such worries. If you fancy staying up late to watch the Super Bowl live and you are looking for some great odds, offers and freebies to take advantage of then you’ve come to the right page.

Below you will find the latest offers both ante post and on Super Bowl day itself, read further down for info on how to bet on the superbowl, event schedule, history and more.

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How to Bet on the Super Bowl

American Football PlayersAmerican football betting terms can be a little alien to those punters who don’t bet on the sport regularly, below we describe some of the common bet types:

  • Money Line – This is basically the match betting market, predict the team to win the game outright.
  • Spread – A form of handicap betting, bet on a team with a +/- points advantage.
  • Over / Under Points – The same principle as over/under goals.
  • 2-Way and 3-Way betting – Two way betting allows you to bet on a either team to win with a draw not possible, three way bets include options for a tie.
  • Proposition Bet – These are special betting markets and include things like winning margin, double result, total points, race to points total, overtime, etc.
  • Score Bets – First, last, anytime touchdown scorers, first or last team to score, scorecast, method of next score, time of touchdown, etc.
  • Team Bets – Total points/goals/touchdowns, win to nil, half & period betting, penalty, punts, timeouts, challenges, etc.
  • Special Bets – Such as longest or shortest touch down or field goal, will a safety be scored, number field goals, defensive touchdowns, conversion success, etc.

2019 Super Bowl Schedule & TV Coverage

American Football PlayerSuper Bowl 53 will be hosted for the first time at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, the third time the event has been held in Atlanta, on Sunday 3rd February 2019.

In the US the game will this year be broadcast by CBS with the game start time expected to kick off 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, this means the game will go live in the UK at 11:30pm GMT.  In the UK the Super Bowl will be shown live free to air on the BBC.

Lady Gaga headlined the Half Time Show for Super Bowl LI, Justin Timberlake headlined the 2018 half-time show.  It will need to be good this year to top the previous Half Time shows and in particular the spectacular Super Bowl 50 show headlined by Coldplay and featuring Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

Last year’s superbowl was watched by an official US audience of 167 million people, this year they are hoping to break that record yet again.  The show will again be sponsored by Pepsi.

Format

American Football HelmetThe SuperBowl is the NFL Championship game, it was renamed the Super Bowl in the mid-1960’s when the NFL and AFL agreed to merge.

The six highest teams in the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC) enter the playoffs at the end of their 16 game regular season that runs from Labor Day until Christmas.  This consists of the 4 highest teams in each division on points along with two wild card teams who enter with the highest win-loss record.

The highest two teams skip the first play off round with second and third placed teams taking on the wild cards.  The divisional winners then enter at the second round stage, refereed to as the Divisional Playoff games, with home advantage given to the league winner and runner-up.

The Third and final round is called the Conference Championship Game, the winner of each championship game then progresses to the Super Bowl.

Often seen as much as a corporate event as a Championship final the Super Bowl, teams often arrive in the host city over a week in advance as the media hype increases.  Tickets officially cost upwards of $500 and unofficially can fetch $5000 or more. A TV advert during the game costs upwards of $8M for 30 seconds.

Super Bowl Sunday in the US has a holiday feel to it similar to Thanksgiving.  The game itself is no different to any other NFL game, including sudden death rules if the game is tied after normal time.  If any points are scored in overtime the game immediately ends.

This happened for the first time in 2017 when the New England Patriots recorded the most dramatic comeback of all time coming from 28-3 down to equalise 28-28 with Atlanta Falcons in the final quarter.  Tom Brady secured his, and NE Patriots, fifth Super Bowl title, and his 4th MVP award, by taking the game into overtime, for the first time ever, where the Patriots wasted little time to bundle over and win 34-28.

Super Bowl Stadiums

2019 Venue – The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Opened in August 2017 the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, new home of the Atlanta Falcons, will host it’s first Super Bowl in 2018, the third to be hosted in Atlanta after Super Bowl 28 and 34 were played at the previous home of the Falcons, the Georgia Dome.

The stadium is used during the regular season by both the Falcons in the NFL and Atlanta United FC in the MLS. The venue has a seating capacity that is expendable to nearly 33,000 people  for the Super Bowl (71,000 normally).  The Mercedes-Benz Stadium cost just over $1.6 Billion and holds the worlds biggest halo board along with one of the only retractable roofs in American Football.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is due to play host to the 2020 men’s basketball Final Tour.  The venue is also used for high profile concerts, seeing both Taylor Swift and Ed Sheran playing there in 2018.

Mercedes-Benz have a naming rights deal that lasts for 27 years to re-brand the stadium from its original concept name of ‘New Atlanta Stadium’.  The amount paid for this sponsorship is undisclosed.  The stadium was originally projected to cost $1bn but coming in over budget it is estimated public spending is set to reach $600m.

Being so new the stadium does not yet have the character afforded through sporting history although I am sure following Super Bowl 53 the venue will achieve lasting memory.  The state of the art facilities will certainly lend themselves well to both the game and the half time show.

The 2020 Super Bowl is due to be played at the Hard Rock stadium in Florida.  Home to the Miami Dolphins the venue will host its sixth Super Bowl game.

Future Stadiums

Stadium City State Previously Hosted Next
Mercedes Benz Stadium Atlanta Georgia Never 2019
Hard Rock Stadium Miami Florida 5 times (1989, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2010) 2020
Raymond James Stadium Tampa Florida Twice (2000 & 2008) 2021
Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park Inglewood California Never 2022

Previous Stadiums

Stadium City State Super Bowls Last Hosted
Superdome New Orleans Louisiana 7 2013
Hard Rock Stadium Miami Florida 5 2010
Orange Bowl Miami Florida 5 1979*
Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 5 1993
Qualcomm Stadium San Diego California 3 2003
LA Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles California 2 1973
Tampa Stadium Tampa Florida 2 1991*
Georgia Dome Atlanta Georgia 2 2000
Raymond James Stadium Tampa Florida 2 2009
University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale Arizona 2 2015
NRG Stadium Houston Texas 2 2017

* Stadium no longer exists

The table above shows stadiums that have hosted the Super Bowl on two or more occasions.

Super Bowl Stats and Trivia

Last 10 Super Bowl Winners

Year Winning Team Runner Up Score Location
2018 Philadelphia Eagles New England Patriots 41-33 US Bank Stadium, Minnesota
2017 New England Patriots Atlanta Falcons 34-28 (in overtime) NRG Stadium, Texas
2016 Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers 24-10 Levi’s Stadium. California
2015 New England Patriots Seattle Seahawks 28-24 Phoenix Stadium, Arizona
2014 Seattle Seahawks Denver Broncos 43-8 MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
2013 Baltimore Ravens San Francisco 49ers 34-31 Superdome, New Orleans
2012 New York Giants New England Patriots 21-17 Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
2011 Green Bay Packers Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 Cowboys Stadium, Texas
2010 New Orleans Saints Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sun Life Stadium, Florida
2009 Pittsburgh Steelers Arizona Cardinals 27-23 Raymond James Stadium, Florida
2008 New York Giants New England Patriots 17-14 Phoenix Stadium, Arizona

Previous Winners

Team Wins Runners Up Last Won NFL/NFC (N) or AFL/AFC (A)
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 2 2008 A
New England Patriots 5 4 2017 A
Dallas Cowboys 5 3 1995 N
San Francisco 49’ers 5 1 1994 N
Green Bay Packers 4 1 2010 N
New York Giants 4 1 2011 N
Denver Broncos 3 5 2015 A
Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders 3 2 1983 A
Washington Redskins 3 2 1991 N
Miami Dolphins 2 3 1973 A
Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts 2 2 2006 A
Baltimore Ravens 2 0 2012 A

The table above shows teams that have won the Super Bowl on two or more occasions.

Team Stats

Team Statistics
Most Appearances 10 – New England Patriots
Most Consecutive Apps 4 – Buffalo Bills 1990-93
Most Wins 6 – Pittsburgh Steelers – (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005, 2008)
Most Runner’s Up 5 – Denver Broncos & New England Patriots
Highest Win Rate 100% – Baltimore Ravens (2000, 2012)
Super Bowls Without a Win 4 – Minnesota Vikings & Buffalo Bills
Super Bowl I Winner Green Bay Packers – 1966/7
Super Bowl X Winner Pittsburgh Steelers – 1975/6
Super Bowl XXV Winner New York Giants – 1990/1
Super Bowl L Winner Denver Broncos – 2015/6
Highest Scoring Game 26-49 (49ers v Chargers) 1995
Lowest Scoring Game 14-7 (Dolphins v Redskins) 1973

Player Stats

Player Statistics
Most Appearances 7 – Tom Brady
Most Consecutive Apps 5 – Gale Gilbert (1991-95)
Most Wins 5 – Charles Haley (49ers x2, Cowboys x3)
Most Consecutive Wins 3 – Ken Norton Jr. (1993-96)
Most Points Scored 48 – Jerry Rice
Most Touchdowns Scored 8 – Jerry Rice
Most MVP’s 4 – Tom Brady
Oldest Player Matt Stover (42y 11d, Indianapolis Colts, 2010)
Youngest Player Bryan Bulaga (21y 322d, Green Bay Packers, 2011)

History of the Super Bowl

American FootballAmerican football was established in the late 1800’s slowly developing, as a college game, from the old world elitist game of Rugby into it’s own unique game style.  The modern game and many of the rules were developed by Walter Camp a former Yale player in the 1880’s.

Camp secured changes to the rules that reduced player numbers from 15 to 11, removed the scrum in favour of the snap, introduced the gridiron format (originally set at 5 yards, now 10 yards) and established the forward passing rule.

Up to the end of WWI the sports was largely a college sport.  At this time the sport was seen as very brutal and following threats from president Roosevelt to ban the sport it underwent an overhaul resulting in the establishment of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  The NCAA oversaw better safety, protective clothing and more stringent penalties for foul play.

The National Football League (NFL) was formed in 1920, it quickly set itself apart from the college leagues with a bigger focus on passing.

It wasn’t until after the second world war that American football took off in the hearts and minds of the nation helped largely by the new invention of television.  At this time two rival leagues existed, the NFL and the American Football League (AFL), each with their own championship games.

In 1966 the leagues agreed to merge with the winner of each division playing in one championship game, renamed the Super Bowl.  The first superbowl was played in the 1966/7 season and was won by NFL team Green Bay Packers who beat AFL team the Kansas City Chiefs by 35 points to 10 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  The game was watched live by 62,000 people and over 50 million tuned on TV.