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How to Bet on the Super Bowl in Michigan
Sports betting has been legal in Michigan since December 2019, making the state a pioneer in both the online sports betting and online casino realms. Michigan residents are among those who can legally bet on the Super Bowl, and many will.
Super Bowl LVII figures to be the single most bet-on event of the year, presenting an excellent opportunity for sports bettors in Great Lake State to win big.
Here is a closer look at Super Bowl betting in Michigan.
Super Bowl Odds
History of the Detroit Lions in the Super Bowl
Detroit Lions fans need little reminder about the lack of success their franchise has enjoyed up to this point. Not only have the Lions never won a Super Bowl, but they also have never even appeared in one. They are one of four teams to never appear in a Super Bowl but own the dubious honor of being the oldest franchise among them.
The Lions' futility dates back decades, with their last playoff victory dating all the way back to the 1991 season.
Hopefully, brighter days are ahead in Detroit, and we see them in the big game sometime soon!
Super Bowl Betting Lines
Super Bowl betting in Michigan presents customers with a lot of options to sift through.
The most common NFL bets are:
- Moneylines (which team will win)
- Spreads (which team will cover)
- Totals. (how many points will be scored in the game)
Bettors will also have access to plenty of prop bets on the game, including individual player props and game-specific props.
Super Bowl Game Lines
The moneyline is the simplest bet. Odds are set based on a team’s perceived likelihood of winning the game. You bet on who you think will win, with less favorable payouts for favorites and more favorable for underdogs.
Point spreads identify the most likely margin of victory for the favored team. For example, if the Detroit Lions are expected to beat the Minnesota Vikings by more than a field goal, the spread would look like this:
- Detroit Lions (-3.5)
- Minnesota Vikings (+3.5)
In this example, your bet would payout if the Lions won by four or more points and lose if they lost the game outright or failed to win by more than three points.
Point totals are only concerned with the total points scored between the two sides. 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 won't reach the total.
The line might look something like this:
- Over 47.5
- Under 47.5
Prop bets are side wagers about events you think will occur during a game. They usually don't correlate to the overall outcome. You can make a prop bet for individual players or specific game events.
Player props might include:
- Jared Goff over 200 passing yards
- Amon-Ra St. Brown over 70.5 receiving yards
Game props might include:
- Lions to score first
- Lions to record over 1.5 sacks
Super Bowl Novelty Props
The Super Bowl is unlike any other sporting event due to the sheer volume of props. Many have little to do with the game itself but rather the spectacle that surrounds it. Examples include:
- The Coin toss (heads or tails)
- Will the announcers mention gambling odds during the broadcast?
- Length of the National Anthem
How to Bet on the Super Bowl in Michigan?
The process for betting on the Super Bowl in Michigan is straightforward:
- Download a sports betting app (FanDuel, BetMGM, BetRivers etc.)
- Register for a new account
- Make your first deposit
- Claim your welcome bonus
Many online sportsbooks offer incentives for first-time bettors. These usually come in the form of bonus bets upfront or in bet credits if your first bet doesn't win.
When signing up at a new online sportsbook to bet on the Super Bowl, you will need to verify your identity and location to ensure eligibility.
The Best Super Bowl Bonus for Michigan