The 2018 Super Bowl takes place this Sunday, February 4, with a 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff matching up the New England Patriots vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Super Bowl is always one of the biggest days for betting, and hardcore gamblers and casual fans alike pay close attention to the Super Bowl odds. Exact Super Bowl betting odds for classic wagers like the point spread and over-under can vary at different sports books, but they are generally in the neighborhood of the current betting odds for Super Bowl 2018, listed at the betting site Odds Shark.
What is the point spread for Super Bowl 2018?
The point spread for the 2018 Super Bowl is 4.5, and the New England Patriots are the favorite.
In other words, if you take the Patriots in the point spread, they must win by 5 points or more for the bet to pay off. If you take the underdog Eagles in the point spread, they must lose by 4 points or less—or simply win the game—for the bet to pay off.
What is the over-under for Super Bowl 2018?
The over-under for the 2018 Super Bowl is 48.5 points.
In other words, if you bet on the over, the total number of points scored by both the Patriots and the Eagles must be 49 or over for the bet to pay off. If you bet the under, the total number of points scored by both teams must be 48 or less at game's end for the wager to pay off.
What other Super Bowl bets can I make?
There is a huge selection of crazy Super Bowl bets to consider.
For Super Bowl 2018, for example, the set of wacky available bets—known officially as "prop bets" (short for "proposition")—includes wagers on how Justin Timberlake will enter the stadium for his halftime show (zipline is the favorite); how many times Gisele Bundchen, supermodel and wife of Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady, will be shown on TV; and how many times President Donald Trump will tweet on Super Bowl Sunday.