Placing Super Bowl 55 bets might seem daunting at first. What’s a moneyline? What’s a teaser? How do I figure out what a Super Bowl parlay is? What in the world is a “prop bet,” and do casinos only accept wagers $2.3 million and up?
Thankfully, you don’t need to wager your kids’ college funds to have a blast during the big game. Simply having a few bucks on bets can bring added enjoyment to the Chiefs-Buccaneers showdown on Sunday.
Let’s keep things simple and check out three basic parlay Super Bowl bets, including an easy single wager that’s as basic as can be.
Quick refresher: A parlay is a single wager involving two bets or more combined into one. Because the odds become more difficult as you add more teams to your parlay, the payout can be bigger. However, remember that losing just one of the games on your parlay results in a loss no matter how many other winners are on that ticket.
1.The Coin Toss
It does not get any easier than this bet. Do you think the coin will land on heads or tails?
Pick a side, any side, and see if you’re up even before the opening kickoff.
This $10 straight wager would win you around $9.
2. Winning Team and Total Points Parlay
The point spread as of January 30 is Kansas City favored by 3.5 points. The total combined points odds are 56.5.
Do you like Patrick Mahomes to beat the Bucs by four points or more and during a high-scoring affair exceeding 57 points? Boom! There’s your parlay: Chiefs -3.5 and an over of 56.5.
This $10 parlay would win you around $26.
3. Moneyline Parlay
Betting on the moneyline sounds more intimidating than it is. Actually, it’s probably the easiest bet there is.
You are wagering on who will win the Super Bowl regardless of the point spread.
If you like Tampa to win in an outright upset (they are currently around 1.5-1 odds to do so, or +150) in a low-scoring affair, this could be the parlay for you.
This $10 wager would win you around $36.
So there you have it. A trio of Super Bowl 55 wagers that are about as simple as they come that can add a little spice to your February 7 viewing.
Place Super Bowl Wagers at BetMGM
At BetMGM, we have the latest Super Bowl odds, lines, and tips to ensure the best NFL betting experience. Don’t miss an opportunity to bet on in-game lines, futures, parlays, and more at the best online sportsbook.
Andy Coffaro is a sports journalist and managing editor with published work in USA Today, MSN, HERO Sports, The Mercury News, East Bay Times, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine, and more. He graduated from San José State University with a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Kinesiology. Follow him on Twitter @andycoffaro.