We are now less than a week away from Super Bowl 55, with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers set to lock horns at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa this coming Sunday. This is arguably the most heavily betted game in professional sports, with a ton of money already riding on the outcome. There are some who have already cashed in, as some bettors wager on which teams will be in the Super Bowl prior to and during the regular season. That begs the question as to whether it’s a good idea to get your Super Bowl bets in early or last minute. We will look at both sides, but let’s begin with the early bets so you can get ready to make your bets against their Super Bowl odds.
Get your Super Bowl Bet in Early. Is it a Good Idea?
What are the Best Early Bets?
The simple answer here is that the straight up bet is what most early bettors get in on is the straight up bet. As soon as we know which two teams are going to be in the Super Bowl, we all have an opinion on who will win. The odds for the SU bet never really fluctuate that greatly, so this is one that is not potentially going to cost you a lot of money if they do shift.
There are also several prop bets that you can get in on early, such as the coin toss and the length of the national anthem. In short, any wagers whose odds are essentially set in stone are worth betting early as you can then forget about them and spend more time focusing on the wagers that are perhaps a little tougher to nail down.
Why You Might Consider Waiting
While a lot of bettors get in early and place all their bets days and weeks in advance of Super Bowl, there are others who wait until the last minute. This is especially true when it comes to the spread and the point total, as a shift in odds of even a ½ point can mean the difference between betting one way or another. If you are of the opinion that such shifts won’t impact how you think the game will go, then by all means get in on the early wagering.
Injuries are another thing that needs to be considered before betting early. Obviously, injuries to key players need to be paid attention to, but you need to look at them all. If either team has players listed as questionable in the days leading up to the game, and you believe that their inclusion could have an impact on the outcome, it might be better to wait to see what their game status is.
At the end of the day, you can end up second guessing yourself if you wait until the last minute to wager on the Super Bowl, which could well mean that you end up losing bets that you would have won had you just gone with your initial feeling and placed the wager early. There is no real right or wrong here, just what works best for you.