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How to Bet on the Super Bowl in Louisiana
With legal sports betting launching in Louisiana back in January 2022, Bayou State residents will get their second crack at legal Super Bowl betting in 2023.
Super Bowl LVII figures to be the single most bet-on event of the year, presenting an excellent opportunity for sports bettors..
Here is a closer look at Super Bowl betting in Louisiana.
Super Bowl Betting Sites in Louisiana
Super Bowl LVII Betting Odds
History of the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl
The Saints have appeared in one Super Bowl since their inaugural 1967.
They defeated the Colts at the end of the 2009 season. Drew Brees won the Super Bowl MVP award after throwing a pair of touchdowns to lead the team to a 31-17 victory after going down 10-0 at the end of the first quarter. After trading the lead with Peyton Manning and the Colts multiple times, Tracy Porter iced the game with a 74-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Super Bowl Betting in Louisiana
Bettors can make several unique bets on the Super Bowl in Louisiana.
The most common NFL bets are moneylines, spreads, and totals. Bettors will also have access to plenty of prop bets on the game, including players, teams, and same-game parlays involving combinations of all of the above.
The moneyline is the easiest to grasp. Odds are set based on a team’s perceived likelihood of winning the game. The bet wins if the team the bet is made upon wins.
Point spreads are similar – sportsbooks start by identifying the most likely margin of victory for the favored team. This margin becomes a point spread.
- New Orleans Saints (-5.5): The Broncos are expected to win by at least five points
- Atlanta Falcons (+5.5): The Falcons are expected to lose by more than five points
Bettors are then able to 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.
Point totals are only concerned with the total points scored during a game between the two sides. Like with spreads, sportsbooks set a point total they believe has the highest chance of occurring; (i.e over/under 44 points). Bettors can bet the over if they believe the teams will score more than the set total or the under if they believe the teams will score less.
Prop bets are side wagers that generally are not impacted by the overall result of the game. They are usually on whether individual players or teams hit specific milestones during the game.
Bettors can find odds and bet on:
- Passing, rushing, and receiving yardage
- Anytime touchdown
- Number of sacks a team will record
- Race to 10 points
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. Some popular novelty props include:
- The coin toss (heads or tails)
- Will the announcers mention gambling odds
How Do I Make a Super Bowl Bet in Louisiana?
With online sports betting legal, betting on the Super Bowl in Louisiana can be done from anywhere within the state. Bettors can simply log into their mobile app of choice. Here is the process
- Download a sportsbook app
- Register for a new account
- Make a deposit
- Qualify for a new user bonus
Many online sportsbooks offer incentives for first-time bettors, including bonus bets upfront or as a consolation prize for first bets that don’t hit (bet credit).