Billions of dollars will be wagered on the game around the world and it is not only the betting that will set records, it is the ticket prices.
Super Bowl betting is the most popular type of sports betting and the Super Bowl is the most popular event. The average selling price for a single Super Bowl XLII ticket is well over $4,000. Premium seats for the big game have been listed at almost $20,000. The game matches the unbeaten Patriots searching for a perfect season against a New York team. That makes for a very popular game. It also helps that the game will be held in great weather conditions at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona where they have a retractable roof.
Super Bowl betting and ticket prices are at record highs. One ticket site sold 14 sideline tickets to a Florida resident for $90,000. Some Super Bowl packages are listed at well over $100,000 on the online auction sites like eBay. Everyone has an interest in seeing if NFL history can be made.
Super Bowl betting is also expected to set records. With all of the online Super Bowl betting plus the legal betting in Nevada and illegal betting with bookies all over the world, the handle will be in the billions. Nevada alone is expected to rake in about $100 million on Super Bowl betting. That is a drop in the bucket compared to the amount wagered online and with bookies around the world in Super Bowl betting.
Super Bowl betting for many gamblers will be all about taking the Patriots. The public loves betting New England and that means the closing line for Super Bowl betting will probably have the Patriots a two touchdown favorite. The total will also be bet over, which means it will probably rise to at least the mid 50’s. Sportsbooks will probably need New England to win the game outright but not cover the Super Bowl betting pointspread and the game to go under the total. That is almost always the case in Super Bowl betting as gamblers bet the favorite on the pointspread, the underdog on the money line, and the game over the total.