Mobile sports betting in New York is expected to launch before Super Bowl LVI. So, rather than travel to one of the Empire State’s casinos or Atlantic City to put money down on the big game, people can do so from anywhere in New York (with a sufficient internet connection).
Last season saw the Chiefs favored to win the Super Bowl throughout the offseason and the regular season—only to lose to the Buccaneers. Neither the New York Jets nor the Giants started the season with good odds (+20,000 and +10,000).
The Giants saw their odds take a slight dip late in the season (+8,000, Week 14), but they were never considered contenders.
Neither the Jets nor the Giants are looking like contenders for Super Bowl LVI, either. But when mobile sports betting launches, Jets, and Giants fans are free to bet on whomever to win the 2022 Super Bowl from the relative comfort of their mobile devices.
Current Super Bowl Odds In New York
|Super Bowl LVI Odds||BetMGM||BetRivers||DraftKings|
|Bonus Offer||$1,000 risk-free bet||$250 first deposit match||$50 free bet & $1,000 deposit match|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+600||+600||+650|
|Los Angeles Rams||+650||+650||+650|
|Green Bay Packers||+800||+1,000||+900|
When you have one of the most productive offenses in the league and one of the stingiest defenses like the Buffalo Bills, you are going to win quite a few games. They came into the season as one of the top contenders, so it is not surprising that they have the best odds midway through the season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After winning Super Bowl LV, the Buccaneers entered the season as one of the top contenders for Super Bowl LVI. While they haven’t exactly picked up where they left off in 2020, they are certainly playing like a team that could make it back to the Super Bowl this year.
Los Angeles Rams
Fans hoped acquiring Matthew Stafford would make their beloved Rams a Super Bowl LVI contender. At the midway point of the season, the Rams appear to be one of the best teams in the NFC. If the recent acquisition of Von Miller pays off, the Rams are only going to get better from here.
Green Bay Packers
Whether you love him or hate him, the Pack became an instant contender when Aaron Rodgers returned to the Green Bay Packers before the season. After losing their season opener, the Pack have rattled off seven wins in a row and could very well be the team to beat in the NFC this season.
The big concern heading into the 2021 NFL season for the Cowboys was the health of Dak Prescott and their defense. Eight weeks into the season, the Cowboys are 6-1, Prescott is an MVP candidate, and the defense looks nothing like last season’s dismal unit.
New York Jets (+500,000 via BetMGM Sportsbook)
There was some excitement surrounding the Jets coming into the season because of new head coach Robert Saleh and their No. 2 draft pick—BYU quarterback Zach Wilson. But expectations were still low for the Jets. At 2-6, there does not appear to be even a slim possibility they exceed those expectations.
New York Giants (+100,000 via FanDuel Sportsbook)
Getting a healthy Saquon Barkley back and acquiring Kenny Golladay in free agency was supposed to give the Giants offense a boost. But neither has seen the field much this season due to injuries. Their odds were long to start the season, and they are even longer midway through; no surprise since their record is 2-6.
Where Can I Bet On The Super Bowl In New York
Sports betting is legal in the Empire State, but the state has yet to launch online/mobile sports betting. So, until it does, people will have to go to one of eight retail sports betting locations to place a bet on Super Bowl LVI:
- Del Lago Casino Resort (DraftKings)
- Point Place Casino (Caesars)
- Yellow Brick Road Casino (Caesars)
- Turning Stone Resort & Casino (Caesars)
- Rivers Casino Schenectady (Rivers Sportsbook)
- Tioga Downs (FanDuel)
- Resort World Catskills (Sportsbook 360)
- Akwesasne Mohawk Casino (PlaySports by IGT)
As far as online betting goes, until it launches in New York, people will have to travel to one of the nearby states where it is legal (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut) to place a bet online. An announcement is expected soon on which sportsbooks will be awarded licenses. The goal is to launch online/mobile betting in time for Super Bowl LVI.
It would not be surprising if the sportsbooks awarded a license started advertising their bonus offers soon after.
History of New York Jets Championships
The Jets won their first (and only) AFL (which would later become the AFC) title in 1968 when it beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III—which quarterback Joe Namath had guaranteed despite the Jets being heavy underdogs. They won their division that year and the next but did not win it again until 1998. They have since won the division just one other time (2002).
Over the team’s lengthy history, it has had several legendary coaches and players. Four coaches have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Weeb Ewbank, Bulldog Turner, Sammy Baugh, and Bill Parcells.
Fourteen players that have played for the Jets at some point in their careers have been inducted, but the only ones that played the bulk of their career with the Jets were Don Maynard, Curtis Martin, Winston Hill, Joe Namath, and Kevin Mawae.
History Of New York Giants Championships
The Giants are one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925. Since then, the team has seen a lot of success, including four pre-Super Bowl Era NFL championships. During the Super Bowl Era, they have won the AFC four times and went on to win the Super Bowl each time. They have won their division 18 times, with the last coming back in 2011.
It should not come as a surprise that a team with 96 years of history is well-represented in the Hall of Fame, like owners Tim Mara (and founder) and Wellington Mara, as well as long-time head coach Bill Parcells.
Twenty-eight players have been inducted; among some of the more well-known names are Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, Michael Strahan, Y.A. Tittle, and Lawrence Taylor.
Off-Season Odds Breakdown For New York Jets
After finishing the 2020 season with a 2-14 record, the rebuild was on for the New York Jets during the offseason. Head coach Adam Gase got fired and replaced by Robert Saleh. With a roster in dire need of a talent infusion, they were busy signing guys like Keelan Cole, Tevin Coleman, Vinny Curry, Sheldon Rankins, and Corey Davis in the offseason.
But their most notable acquisition was their first-round selection and the No. 2 pick of the draft, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson. However, despite the changes, the outlook for the Jets was bleak heading into the season (+15000 preseason odds).
Many had hope for a better season in 2021, but it has not been a stellar year for the Jets. Two months into the season, they are 2-6 and have not looked good on either side of the ball. Their best game was probably their 34-31 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, and that came with Mike White at quarterback since Wilson was injured.
As nice as it would be to bet on them with their odds at BetMGM sitting at +500,000, it would take a miracle for the Jets to make it to the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl.
Off-Season Odds Breakdown For New York Giants
After improving to 6-10 under first-year head coach Joe Judge in 2020, the Giants approached the offseason with a little hope for the future. They signed several free agents, including Kenny Golladay, Adoree’ Jackson, John Ross, Devontae Booker, Ifeadi Odenigbo, and Kyle Rudolph (to name a few).
They got quarterback Daniel Jones another target in the first round of the draft in Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney. By surrounding Jones with more talent, they hoped to see him take the next step and prove he could be a franchise quarterback.
Of course, the key to helping Jones would be the return of a healthy Saquon Barkley. However, while their outlook heading into the season was not as dismal as the Jets, expectations were still low. Their preseason odds to win Super Bowl LVI were +8000.
At the midway point of the 2021 NFL season, the Giants are 2-6. So, it would take a minor miracle for them to qualify for the playoffs and then another to make it to Super Bowl LVI (+100,000 via FanDuel). It certainly has not helped that Kadarius Toney, Kenny Golladay, and Saquon Barkley have battled injuries all season.
However, it is worth noting that three of their six losses were by six points or less.
NFL Super Bowl Odds And Betting
There are a few different types of wagers that bettors can place on the Super Bowl. As soon as the odds get posted for the next Super Bowl (usually soon after the conclusion of one), fans can place futures bets on the Big Game. They cannot bet on the spread, moneyline, or total until the opening betting line is posted following the conclusion of both conference title games.
The point spread is what oddsmakers believe the margin of victory will be for the game. The number is listed with a – for the favorite; that number will be subtracted from the favorite’s score. The underdog’s spread will be listed with a + because you add it to the underdog’s score.
You apply the spread accordingly to the team you bet on. If the score is higher than the other team, you win.
When you want to bet on the winner straight up, you want to bet the moneyline. To make betting on underdogs appealing, the odds result in bigger payouts. However, if you bet on a favorite, you win less. For example, if the odds on a favorite are -250, you will need to bet $250 to win $100. But if you bet on an underdog with +250 odds, a bet of $100 will win you $250.
Rather than bet on one team to win a game, you can bet on whether the combined final score or total will be greater than or less than a given number.
Rather than place individual bets on different things, fans can combine those individual bets into one called a parlay. Each bet is considered a leg; the more legs you have, the more you stand to win. However, if you miss out on one leg of your parlay, you lose the bet.
What Is An NFL Futures Bet
Futures bets are wagers bettors can make on the outcome of a future event—like the Super Bowl. Odds for one will often be posted shortly after the conclusion of the latest edition of the game. Those odds are subject to change throughout the offseason as rosters change and as teams win or lose during the season.
Sportsbooks will often take futures bets during a given time frame. For example, futures odds for the Super Bowl will be posted and available to bet on throughout the year– but not in the two weeks prior to the game.
What Is A Super Bowl Prop Bet
Super Bowl prop bets, or proposition bets, are wagers bettors can make involving aspects of the game other than the outcome or on things unrelated to the game itself. Common prop bets include who will win MVP, how many yards quarterback ‘A’ will throw for in the first half, or who will score first.
When it comes to the Super Bowl, sportsbooks will carry more than just game-related prop bets. They carry many more on things like the result of the coin flip, the length of the National Anthem, which beer commercial will come first, etc.
For example, for Super Bowl, the following exotic prop bet was available for Super Bowl LV:
- Any Player to Throw a Football Into the Cannon Porthole During a Celebration (+5,000)
How Super Bowl Bettings Odds Are Calculated
Betting odds for the Super Bowl get calculated much like they are for any other game. Oddsmakers consider every relevant piece of information, advanced mathematics, various algorithms, and their own experience to calculate the game’s opening betting line and futures odds.
Throughout the offseason, futures odds are subject to change depending on player movement (i.e., free agency, retirement, the draft, etc.), how the public bets, and anything else deemed relevant to teams. Once the season starts, they will be subject to change as teams win or lose.
As for the opening line (which gets set after the conference title games conclude), it will be subject to change leading up to the game as oddsmakers deem necessary. Line movement will occur for the same reasons futures odds move— how the public bets, player health, and any other piece of information relevant to the game.
Let’s take a look at the closing line for Super Bowl LV:
|Point Spread||Moneyline||Total (over/under)|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-3.0 (-110)||-157||56.0 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+3.0 (-118)||+138||56.0 (-110)|
For bets on the Chiefs to win against the spread, Kansas City had to win by more than three to payout. To win $100 on such a bet, bettors had to wager $110. However, bets on the Chiefs to win via the moneyline required a $157 bet to win $100. However, bets on the Buccaneers to win via the moneyline, bets of $100 won $138.
Since the final score of the game was 31-9, bets on the under won. At -110, it took a wager of $110 to win $100.
How To Place Online Super Bowl Bets In New York
Until online/mobile sports betting launches in New York, bettors will have to travel to one of the nearby states where online betting is legal to place a bet online. Whether you travel to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut, you can download the FanDuel app and place a bet within state lines. But the plan is to launch online/mobile betting in New York before the Super Bowl.
The betting process will be essentially the same in each state:
- Download the iOS or Android version of the FanDuel app from the appropriate app store.
- Register for an account; be sure to claim the welcome bonus.
- Make your first deposit.
- Navigate through the app until you find the market you wish to bet on.
- Click on that market and enter the amount you want to wager in the appropriate space on the betting slip.
- When you are ready to make your bet official, click on ‘place bet’ button at the bottom of your screen.
How To Make A Deposit
- Log in to your account.
- Tap on ‘Account’ located in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
- Tap on ‘Add Funds.’
- Choose a banking method and an amount.
- To officially make your deposit click on the ‘Deposit’ button.
How To Make A Withdrawal
- Log in to your account.
- Tap on ‘Account’ located in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
- Tap on ‘Withdraw Funds.’
- Choose a banking method and an amount.
- To officially request your withdrawal, click on the ‘Withdrawal’ button.
Betting Odds For The Super Bowl FAQ
You will need to be at least 21 to bet online in New York. But if you go to a retail location, the age is 21 at one of the commercial casinos but 18 at the tribal casinos.
Yes, it is safe to bet on the Super Bowl online as long as you stick to one of the online sportsbooks licensed and approved by the state’s regulating authority.
As popular as live, in-game betting is in other states, it is probably safe to assume online sportsbooks in New York will have it once they launch.
Yes, you can bet on things that occur off the field during the Super Bowl. For example, sportsbooks will often have a vast selection of prop bets like the coin toss, the National Anthem, the halftime show, commercials, etc.
Odds on the Jets to win the Super Bowl can be found as high as +500,000 (BetMGM). FanDuel has the odds for the Giants to win listed as +100,000.
Super Bowl LVI will occur on February 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.