Super Bowl (American football)

What is Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is an annual event and is the championship game of the NFL (National Football League) and is one the world’s most watched sporting events.

The match is played after a regular season has been played out in which a playoff then ensues to find the two Division Champions, who then contest the Super Bowl for the chance to be crowned that season’s overall winner.

The NFL is split into two leagues, the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC), and at the end of the regular season, and first round of playoffs, the two remaining NFC teams will meet, and the two remaining AFC teams will meet in a sort of semi-final in which the winners progress to the Super Bowl.

However, throughout the regular season, the teams compete in conferences of four groups but can play any team from any conference, with the winner of each of conference (whoever has the best win record) progressing to the playoffs.

How is Super Bowl used in Sports Betting?

The Super Bowl is one of sports betting’s premier events, as it took $4.5bn in 2018.

Despite being an United States-only competition, the global appeal of the Super Bowl is huge and surprising betting markets exist, such as who the star half time performer will be.

Super Bowl winner bets are the most common and head to head form plays a vital role when it comes to betting on the Super Bowl.

Half time leader, points handicap, and leading points scorer are all popular markets when it comes to the Super Bowl, with sportsbooks revelling in the vast sums of money put down for the annual event.

Did you know…

The NFL traditionally uses roman numerals to determine the number of the upcoming Super Bowl.

However, when the 50th edition of the Super Bowl occurred in 2016, they broke from this tradition promoting the event at Super Bowl 50 as opposed to Super Bowl L.

See also

Anytime Touchdown Scorer

Field Goal

First Touchdown Scorer

First Touchdown

Last Touchdown Scorer

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