Sports betting has been legal in Connecticut since 2017. For Connecticut residents looking to bet on Super Bowl LVII, you've come to the right place.
The Super Bowl is among the most annually bet-upon sporting events in the United States, making it a big opportunity for sportsbooks and those looking to make money off of them. Here's a guide to Super Bowl Betting in Connecticut.
Where Can I Bet on the Super Bowl in Connecticut?
The closest NFL team to Connecticut geographically – the New England Patriots – have been notoriously successful in the Super Bowl over the past couple of decades, making Super Bowl betting in Connecticut a profitable endeavor for those backing the local team.
The team made their first appearance in the big game in 1985 before winning in their third appearance in 2001. Altogether, the Patriots have won six Super Bowls (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018) in eleven total appearances.
The pairing of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick ranks among the most successful duos in the history of sports.
Bettors can make an array of different bets on the Super Bowl, but they’ll have access to all the betting lines typically found at NFL games as well.
The most common of these lines are moneylines, spreads, and totals. What makes the Super Bowl unique compared to other games is the massive array of prop bets.
The moneyline is the most straightforward – odds are set based on a team’s perceived likelihood of winning the game outright, and the bet wins if the team the bet is made upon wins the game. (I.e, You just bet on the Patriots to win).
Point spreads are similar – sportsbooks start by identifying the margin of victory for the favored team 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. NE -4.0, in a game where the Patriots are projected to win by four). If the favored team wins by more than the spread value, they cover the spread; if they don’t, the other team covers.
Ex. New England Patriots (-4) beat the New York Jets 27-20 and cover the spread.
Point totals distinguish themselves from moneylines and spreads in that they’re only concerned with the total points the two teams combine to score. Like with spreads, sportsbooks set a point total they believe has the highest chance of occurring. Bettors select the over if they believe the teams will score more than the set line or the under if they believe the teams will score less.
Prop bets are simple but more specific bets than game lines, usually on whether individual players or teams hit specific milestones during the game. Bettors can find odds and bet on
- Over/unders on passing yards, rushing yards, receiving yards
- Odds of a specific player scoring a Touchdown
- Which team will score first/last
The Super Bowl lends itself to several props that aren’t available for any other NFL game. Many have little to do with the game itself. Popular novelty props include:
- The coin toss (heads or tails)
- Which companies will have their ads air first
- The color of the Gatorade poured on the winning coach
With sports betting legal in Connecticut, betting 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 incentives for first-time bettors, including bonus bets and bet credit for losing wagers.
To signup for Super Bowl Betting in Connecticut
- Download a sportsbook app (i.e. FanDuel)
- Click sign up and enter your personal information
- Make your first deposit
- Claim your welcome bonus