Ohio joined the online sports betting party just in time for 2023, meaning this will be the first year those in the Buckeye State can wager on the Super Bowl from their phones.
Super Bowl LVII figures to be massive, providing some exceptional opportunities for bettors and casual fans looking to get in on the action.
Here's a closer look at Super Bowl betting in Ohio.
Ohio Super Bowl Betting Apps
Super Bowl LVII Odds
History of the Ohio teams in the Super Bowl
The Cincinnati Bengals have been to three Super Bowl games – at the end of the 1981, 1988, and 2021 seasons – and lost each of them. With Joe Burrow at the helm for the foreseeable future, it seems very possible we may see the Bengals back in the big game before too long.
The Cleveland Browns won eight NFL championships prior to the Super Bowl era, including five straight from 1946 to 1950, but have yet to make their first Super Bowl appearance.
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. However, one unique aspect of Super Bowl betting is the array of props. Not only are there more game/player props, you will also find a slew of novelty props related to the circus surrounding the game.
Classic Game Lines
Of the three, moneylines are the most intuitive. Each team is given odds on their likelihood of winning the game – if a team wins, bets on their moneyline win.
Points spreads are conceptually similar. Sportsbooks identify a margin of victory for the favored team they think has the highest likelihood of occurring, then set it as a spread (i.e. CIN -3.0, in a game the Bengals are projected to win by three).
Bettors can then take a side of the spread for equal odds – if the favorite wins by more than the spread, they cover the spread and win the bet. If the opposing team wins or holds the favorite to a victory margin less than the spread, they cover and win.
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 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:
- Joe Burrow over 200 passing yards
- Nick Chubb over 70.5 rushing yards
Game props might include:
- Browns to score first
- Bengals 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?
- What color Gatorade will be poured over the winning coach
How to Bet on the Super Bowl in Ohio?
The process for betting on the Super Bowl in Ohio 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.
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