Early Vs. Late Betting: What’s Best Super Bowl 51 Strategy?

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,January 24, 2017 5:35, EDT in

Many Super Bowl bettors make their wagers on the big game either too early or too late. Let’s take the Super Bowl 51 odds for example. After opening as a favorite between 2.5 and 4 points, the New England Patriots are currently solid 3-point favorites to beat Atlanta at almost every sportsbook there is. Before you bet on the NFL playoffs, click here to cash in on the latest Super Bowl 51 promos.

In Depth Analysis On The Early vs. Late Betting: What’s Best Super Bowl 51 Strategy?

 

 

Now, if you plan on backing the Patriots, then you likely want to get Tom Brady and company early as the odds for New England Patriots winning Super Bowl 51 almost assuredly won’t go any lower than the three points it currently sits at, barring an injury to a key starter.

Conversely, if you’re thinking about betting on Matt Ryan and the high-scoring Falcons to pull off the upset, you may want to wait a while longer to make your wager in the hopes that the Super Bowl 51 betting line will move closer to 4 or even 4.5 points. If you already bet on the Falcons as a 2.5-point underdog, then you could be losing a valuable point or point and a half.

As is the case almost every season, the Super Bowl betting line generally shows some form of movement whether big or small – and it has already done so with the Pats, so expect some more movement before Super Bowl 51 takes place.

 

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If you didn’t know, the vast majority of Super Bowl bets (97 percent) don’t come in until about 48 hours before the big game, so don’t rush your wager, but don’t wait too long either – it could also cost you valuable points. If you already got New England at 2.5 or 3 points, then you should know that by waiting too long you could lose that same 1-1.5 points that you’d gain of you were betting on Atlanta.