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How to Bet on the Super Bowl in Arizona
Sports betting has been legal in Arizona since 2021, meaning Arizona citizens can bet on Super Bowl LVII – and many will.
The Super Bowl is among the most annual bet-upon sporting events in the United States, making it a big opportunity for sports betting enthusiasts.
As the hosts of Super Bowl LVII local fans have plenty to be excited about. Here's a closer look at Super Bowl betting in Arizona.
Where can I bet on the Super Bowl in Arizona?
Latest Super Bowl LVII Odds
History of the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl
The Grand Canyon State is home to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West.
In their history as a franchise, dating back to the inaugural NFL season in 1920, the Cardinals have two NFL championships. The more recent of them came in 1947 – when the franchise still played in Chicago, well before the Super Bowl era.
The Cardinals’ lone Super Bowl appearance came in 2008 when Larry Fitzgerald racked up 127 and a pair of touchdowns on seven catches from Kurt Warner, and the team led 23-20 late in the fourth quarter before giving up a go-ahead touchdown to Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes with 35 seconds to play.
Super Bowl Betting Lines
Bettors can make a wide variety of bets on the Super Bowl, but they’ll also have access to all the betting lines typically found at NFL games. The most common game lines are moneylines, spreads, and totals. However, Super Bowl betting in Arizona is sure to heavily feature prop bets on the game. This includes player props, team props, and same-game parlays involving combinations of them.
Moneylines, point spreads, and points totals are game lines available for every NFL game. The the Super Bowl is no exception. The moneyline is the simplest line conceptually. Odds are set based on a team’s perceived likelihood of winning the game outright. The bet wins if the team the wins the game. Unlike the point spread, the odds are unlikely to be even, given the discrepancy in talent between the two teams
- Arizona +150
- San Francisco -200
Point spreads are similar – sportsbooks take the team favored to win the game and identify the margin of victory they believe has the highest chance of occurring. This margin becomes a point spread, notated as an abbreviation for the favored team followed by the predicted margin (i.e. ARI -7., in a game where the Cardinals are projected to win by seven). Bettors can then pick a side of the spread to bet on, with the same odds for either outcome. If the favored team wins by more than the spread value, they ‘cover’ the spread; if they don’t, the underdog covers.
- Arizona -7
- Seattle +7
Point totals differ from moneylines and spreads in that they only concern themselves with the total points scored during a game, not which team scores them. Like with spreads, sportsbooks set a point total they believe has the highest chance of occurring. Bettors can bet the over if they believe the teams will score more or the under if they believe the teams will score less.
- 49.5 (O/U)
Prop bets are simple but more specific bets than game lines, usually on whether teams or individual players hit specific milestones during the game.
Bettors in Arizona can find odds and bet on:
- Whether a quarterback will throw for over a set number of yards
- If a team will gain over a certain number of total yards on offense
- Which team will score first or last
- Which individual player(s) will account for touchdowns,
- And several other similar props.
Additionally, the Super Bowl lends itself to several other props that aren’t available for any other NFL game. Many of these have little, if anything, to do with the game itself – including such props as the length of the national anthem and the color of the Gatorade bath for the winning coach.
How Do I Make a Bet in Arizona?
With sports betting legal in Arizona, making a bet on the Super Bowl is easy to do from anywhere within the state. Bettors can find a retail sportsbook or log into one from a mobile app – many online sportsbooks offer generous incentives for first-time bettors, including money in bonus bets or a consolation prize in the form of bet credit for first bets that don’t hit.
The process for signing up is as follows:
- Download a sportsbook app (BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel, etc)
- Register for a new account
- Make your first deposit
- Claim your bonus
First-time bettors for the Super Bowl will want to be aware that they’ll be required to share proof of identity and location with their sportsbook – books need to verify that bettors are in a legal betting area and can legally use their service – and that withdrawals may take several days to process while deposits usually go through very quickly.