2017 NFL Super Bowl Odds And Payouts
If we are being perfectly honest, the playoffs this year have been something of a disappointment, as we have been treated to a steady diet of blowouts. The hope now is that all of that will be forgotten when the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots hook up in Super Bowl 51 in Houston in a couple of weeks. The one thing that we can guarantee is that there are going to be plenty of betting options for those of us who like to spread out the wagers on the big game. We will get into all the great prop bets available in another article, but for now, we are going to take some time to break down the more basic betting odds. Keep in mind that the odds mentioned here could very well change in the next couple of weeks, so be sure to check back in on a regular basis for live updates. All the payouts listed below are based on a $100 bet, so before you wager on NFL playoffs, click here to cash in on the updated Super Bowl 51 promos.
A Closer Look At The 2017 NFL Super Bowl Odds And Payouts
Playing the Super Bowl Straight Up
The Patriots have been to this dance a few times, so it’s no real surprise that experience is playing big with the bookies and the betting public. You can get the New England Patriots at -160 right now, which would translate to a $62.50 profit if the favorites get the win. The Falcons are a nice bet at +135, which would mean a profit of $135 if they come out with the mild upset. The straight up play is perhaps the most common bet in big games, mostly because you get a lot of casual bettors looking to make an uncomplicated wager.
Playing the Super Bowl Against the Spread
If you are looking for a little better profit, you need to look at playing against the spread. The Patriots have been installed as a 3-point favorite for the big game, with the odds for covering set at -115. That would mean a nice profit of $86.96 if they are able to cover. There is even more money to be made if you take the Falcons to cover and they come good. If they can win, or lose by less than 3, then you would pocket a nice little profit of $95.24.
Playing the Super Bowl OVER/UNDER
The OVER/UNDER has been set high for Super Bowl 51, with the total opening at 58.5 points. This is not really to shocking given that both teams have the ability to rack up he points on any given Sunday. Both teams have seen each of their playoff games go OVER, and if you think this one will, too, you can get odds of -115, which delivers a profit of $86.96. The odds for the UNDER are a little better at -105, which would translate to a profit of $95.24 for your $100 bet.
As we mentioned at the start of this piece, there is a chance that these odds could shift a little over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to check in regularly for live odds updates.