With legal sports betting arriving in Maryland in November 2022, residents will have their first chance to bet on the Super Bowl online in 2023. The Super Bowl is one of the most bet-on events in the United States every year. It’s a huge day for sports betting and those looking to win big.
Here's an in-depth look at Super Bowl LVII betting in Maryland
Latest Super Bowl LVII Odds
History of the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl
The Ravens have won two Super Bowl titles since their formation in 1996 – once in 2000 and again in 2012.
The 2000 Ravens will always be remembered for their all-time great defense.
John Harbaugh coached the team through the 2012 Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers, led by his brother Jim Harbaugh, and the team ultimately won 34-31. Joe Flacco played fantastic all postseason, and Ray Lewis ended his 17-year career – all in Baltimore – with another title.
Super Bowl Betting Lines
Bettors have several different options for how to bet on the Super Bowl, but they’ll find the same options they’re used to seeing at typical NFL games as well. The most common are moneylines, spreads, and totals, but bettors will find props on the game, players, and teams as well, and will be able to build same-game parlays involving combinations of them.
Moneylines are the most intuitive of the main ways to bet on the Super Bowl. Each team is given odds on their likelihood of winning the game – if they win, the bet on their moneyline wins.
Point spreads are similar – sportsbooks identify a margin of victory for the favored team they think is most likely, then set it as a spread (i.e. BAL -3.0 in a game the Ravens are projected to win by 3). Bettors can then wager on either side of the spread for equal odds. If the Ravens win by more than three, they cover the spread; if they win by fewer than 3 or lose entirely, the opposing team covers the spread and wins.
Point totals are a simple concept – sportsbooks project how many combined points the teams in a game will score, then allow bettors to wager on whether the teams will score over or under the total. Which team scores the points isn’t a factor in most total bets – only the overall number of points.
Prop bets are more specific than game lines, usually concerning whether individual players or teams hit certain milestones during the game.
Bettors can find odds and bet on:
- Whether a quarterback will gain over a certain number of passing yards,
- If a team's total offense will gain over a certain number of yards
- Which team will score first or last,
- Which individual player(s) will score a touchdown,
- And several other similar props.
The Super Bowl allows for props on several production elements and other such things not present at every NFL game. Bettors won’t have to look hard to find odds on the length of the national anthem, the color of the Gatorade bath for the winning coach, or other such events around the game.
How Do I Make a Bet in Maryland?
Betting on the Super Bowl from anywhere in Maryland is simple. 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 upfront or as a consolation prize for first bets that don’t hit.
Once you sign up and make a deposit, you will be eligible to claim your Super Bowl bonus.