Payne's Perspective: Super Bowl Wagers

Payne's Perspective: Super Bowl Wagers

This article is part of our Payne's Perspective series.

Welcome back for another year of Super Bowl Wagers. A lot has happened in the world of gambling in the last year, with many states legalizing sports betting, including mobile wagering. 

Take care to look at all the props between the two big sites (DraftKings and FanDuel). Prop numbers might differ, but the juice likely will make up for it — e.g., Tyreek Hill over/under yards receiving is 94.5 (-110) vs. 92.5 (-125). Make sure to pay attention because both sides will be offering "Odds Boosts" in the way of parlays and other lopsided wagers that are worth taking advantage of.

Game

Chiefs to Win (-159, DK)

Both sites have this line as of Friday morning, but FD has the odds at -164. There's a little voice in my head reminding me that the offensive line for Kansas City is banged up, but I can't bet against Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. If I take the points, the odds are -113, so the difference in the vig doesn't matter much to me. I usually never take the favorite in the Super Bowl — this an exception I believe in. Also, while this totally doesn't mean anything, I feel like a lot of champions in sports were the chalky favorites, as the Chiefs are.

Over 55.5 Points (-115, FD)

I think it's worth the slightly added juice to go from 56 (DK) to 55.5. Taking the over is always fun as the average fan definitely roots for a high-scoring game

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Kevin Payne
Kevin has worked for RotoWire over a decade and has covered basketball, baseball and football. A glutton for punishment, he roots for his hometown Bills, Sabres and the New York Yankees. You can follow him on Twitter @KCPayne26.
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