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How to bet on Super Bowl LVIII: 49ers vs. Chiefs in 2024

For years, the Super Bowl has reigned as the pinnacle of American sports, and the advent of legal sports betting across more than half the US has only made it more exciting. Follow the steps and guidance below to learn how to bet on Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, and maximize your winnings.
profileMac Douglass
Updated Feb 7, 2024
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Mac Douglass
Updated Feb 7, 2024
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Super Bowl LVIII: Predictions and Best Bets

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How to bet on Super Bowl LVIII in 2024

  1. Understand where you can bet on Super Bowl LVIII
  2. Choose a mobile sportsbook or find a retail betting location in your state
  3. Find the best Super Bowl LVIII betting promotions from sportsbooks
  4. Understanding the basics of Super Bowl betting
  5. Analyzing team & player performance and statistics
  6. Dimers’ Super Bowl Betting Guide, tips and strategy, provided by experts
  7. Avoiding common betting mistakes
  8. Staying up-to-date on the latest news and developments
  9. Place a bet: Select the type of bet you want to place, such as a point spread, moneyline, over/under, prop bets, or parlay

Where to bet on Super Bowl LVIII: 49ers vs. Chiefs

With the information on this page, anyone hoping to bet on Super Bowl LVIII can determine what options will be available in their states, which is important, given that while many states offer legal mobile and in-person sports betting options, others limit sports bettors to either in-person (a.k.a. "retail") or mobile sports betting. What’s more, some states don’t allow sports betting at all. The upside is, if you happen to live in a state without legal sports betting, you can still have some fun with Dimers’ Daily Fantasy Sports partners, which are guaranteed to be in high demand at this year’s Super Bowl party.

Choose a mobile sportsbook or find a retail betting location in your state

Mobile (a.k.a. “online”) sports betting is now available in over half the states nationwide, as well as Washington DC. You can cross-reference each mobile sportsbook below with the states listed beside it, as well the legal restrictions, to determine your Super Bowl LVIII betting options.

Restrictions apply
  • 21+
  • Present in the state
  • Have a social security number
Mobile Sportsbook States Online
logo DraftKings Sportsbook
AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA (select parishes), MA, MD, ME, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA, VT, WY, WV
logo FanDuel Sportsbook
AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, KA, LA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, MD, WV, WY, KY
logo BetMGM Sportsbook
AZ, CO, IA, IN, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, NJ, PA, TN, WV, WY, VA
logo BetRivers Sportsbook
AZ, CT, IA, IN, IL, MI, PA, NJ, NY
logo bet365 Sportsbook
CO, IA, NJ, OH, VA, KY, LA

Retail sports betting

For those looking to bet on Super Bowl LVIII in person, it’s helpful to know that there are only two states that offer mobile sports betting but not retail sports betting; these are Tennessee and Wyoming. There are, however, quite a few states that exclusively offer in-person sports betting, either because mobile sports betting is illegal, or simply because no mobile sports betting platforms operate in the state.

States with retail but NO mobile sports betting:
  • Delaware
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina (coming in March)
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Find the best Super Bowl betting promotions from sportsbooks

Sportsbooks tend to roll out new offers as the Super Bowl draws nearer, so it’s a good idea to continuously check back with this page to ensure you have secured all the top deals for sign-up. Currently, the best Super Bowl LVIII betting promotions include:

Understanding the basics of Super Bowl betting:

There are all sorts of options for betting on NFL football, and, by extension, the Super Bowl. Fortunately, almost all wagers ultimately fall into one of the betting categories outlined below. Read up to ensure you understand the basics of Super Bowl betting, before you put your money on the line.

Moneyline

If you simply want to bet on which team will win the Super Bowl, moneyline betting is for you; however, it’s important to note that there is a bit of nuance involved with moneyline wagering. Because oddsmakers won’t consider San Francisco and Kansas City equally likely to win Super Bowl LVIII, betting on the favorite (in other words, the team expected to win) pays out less than betting on the underdog (the team expected to lose). The favorite will have odds with a “-” written before them, whereas the underdog’s odds will be preceded by a “+”. As Super Bowl LVIII draws nearer, the odds on each team are likely to change. As such, it’s critical to take note of the potential payout based on current odds whenever you place a wager.

Against the Spread (ATS)

For those who don’t just have a sense of which team will, but how much they will win by, betting against the spread is a great option. With spread betting, you bet on a team at odds of -110 (meaning a $110 wager wins $100) with a point handicap. For example, if the spread for Super Bowl LVIII is San Francisco (-2.5),” that means a wager on the 49ers will only succeed if San Francisco wins the Super Bowl by three points or more. Similarly, the Chiefs would be listed at Kansas City (+2.5)” in that scenario, which means a wager on the Chiefs could pay out even if they lose the game, so long as they lose by two points or less. As with a moneyline, spreads are likely to change as the Super Bowl approaches, heightening the importance of laying your money promptly when you see a spread you like.

Over/Under (Totals)

Another popular form of betting on all sports, and football in particular, is over/under, or “totals” betting. With over/unders, sportsbooks set a points total for the entire game, and you bet on whether you think the combined score of both teams will exceed or fall short of that mark. Taking Super Bowl LVIII as example, if a bettor took the under on 47.5, and the final score was Kansas City 24, San Francisco 21, that wager would succeed, because the 45 total points scored would be under 47.5. If, however, San Francisco won 28-24, the same wager would fail, because the 52 total points scored would exceed 47.5. For those who don’t have a clear sense of which team will win, but still want to lay a wager, over/unders can be a great option.

Parlay

Parlays are single wagers comprised of multiple underlying wagers, called “legs”, and a parlay pays out only if all the underlying wagers succeed. Because they involve multiple wagers, parlays usually have high payouts, but equally high rates of failure. Even for experienced bettors, it’s important to note that parlay betting on the Super Bowl is fundamentally different than standard parlay betting. The reason is, typical parlays are made up of legs that pertain to different events, meaning the parlay’s odds are calculated by the relatively simple process of multiplying the odds of each underlying wager. The legs of a Super Bowl parlay, by contrast, are often “correlated,” meaning the likelihood of one leg succeeding is directly related to the likelihood of another, which generally reduces payouts. For example, if a Super Bowl LVIII parlay includes one leg that bets on Patrick Mahomes to win Super Bowl MVP, and another for Patrick Mahomes to exceed 270.5 passing yards, there’s a good chance that either both of those wagers will succeed, or neither, hence their correlation.

Player Props and Team Props

Props, which can be related to teams, players, or (particularly in the case of the Super Bowl) neither, are bets that are not related to the outcome of the game. For example, a bettor could take a player prop for Travis Kelce to record at least one receiving touchdown, or a team prop for the Chiefs to force fewer than 1.5 turnovers. Regardless of which team wins the game, those prop bets could succeed or fail. Super Bowl prop betting is notorious for the ever-growing list of options available to bettors, which often have nothing to do with the actual game. Don’t be surprised to come across Super Bowl LVIII prop bets pertaining to which guest performers will appear during Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, or even the colors of the broadcasters' ties.

Analyzing team + player performance and statistics

Dimers’ Super Bowl LVIII predictions are a terrific resource for those looking to wager on the outcome of Super Bowl LVIII itself, given that they are driven by highly sophisticated machine learning, which takes account far more data points that can be included on this page. With that said, the stats below are also a great place to start for any bettor looking to conduct their own research, particularly in the interest of laying player and team Super Bowl LVIII props.

Kansas City Chiefs Key Team and Player Stats: 2023 NFL REGULAR SEASON

Points Scored Per Game: 22.1
Points Allowed Per Game: 16.8
Average Margin of Victory: +5.3

Patrick Mahomes Pass Yards Per Game: 261.4
Travis Kelce Receiving Yards Per Game: 65.6
Isiah Pacheco Rushing Yards Per Game: 66.7

Kansas City Chiefs Key Team and Player Stats: 2023 NFL POSTSEASON (PLAYOFFS)

Points Scored Per Game: 23.3
Points Allowed Per Game: 13.7
Average Margin of Victory: +9.6

Games Played: 3
Opponents: Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens
Playoff Opponents’ Combined Regular Season Record: 35-16

Patrick Mahomes Pass Yards Per Game: 239.3
Travis Kelce Receiving Yards Per Game: 87.3
Isiah Pacheco Rushing Yards Per Game: 84.6

San Francisco 49ers Key Team and Player Stats: 2023 NFL REGULAR SEASON

Points Scored Per Game: 28.9
Points Allowed Per Game: 18.4
Average Margin of Victory: +10.4

Brock Purdy Pass Yards Per Game: 267.5
Brandon Aiyuk Receiving Yards Per Game: 83.9
Christian McCaffrey Rushing Yards Per Game: 91.2

San Francisco 49ers Key Team and Player Stats: 2023 NFL POSTSEASON (PLAYOFFS)

Points Scored Per Game: 29.0 Points Allowed Per Game: 26.0 Average Margin of Victory: +3.0

Games Played: 2 Opponents: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions Playoff Opponents’ Combined Regular Season Record: 21-13

Brock Purdy Pass Yards Per Game: 259.5
Brandon Aiyuk Receiving Yards Per Game: 50.0
Christian McCaffrey Rushing Yards Per Game: 94.0

Dimers’ Super Bowl LVIII Betting Guide, Tips and Strategy, Provided by Experts

Super Bowl LVIII betting guide: the basics

Given the enormous quantity of betting options for Super Bowl LVIII, combined with the enormous quantity of data points that can be researched for laying any wager on any event, bettors should approach Super Bowl LVIII with the understanding that it is virtually impossible to analyze every relevant statistic and variable. The upside is, some stats are more valuable than others. In the interest of efficiency, bettors can and should orient their statistical analysis through the lens of the specific wagers they plan to lay, whether those be on teams, players, or both. Further, keep in mind that Super Bowl LVIII will be played at a neutral site, meaning the typically time-consuming process of separating stats into “home” and “away” categories is far less relevant.

Super Bowl MVP betting strategy

Betting on the Super Bowl MVP is always one of the most popular Super Bowl prop bets, and though this award is technically available to all 92 active players, bettors can drastically increase their odds by employing a handful of basic strategies, most centered based on laying your money on the quarterback of the winning team.

Not only have QBs historically dominated the Super Bowl MVP award, with 32 of the 57 Super MVPs awarded since Super Bowl I going to a quarterback, but Super Bowl LVIII is perfectly poised to continue this trend. Both Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers and Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs are finalists for 2023 NFL MVP, each having posted dominant regular season campaigns. What’s more, Patrick Mahomes already has two Super Bowl MVPs in his trophy case, winning last year against the Eagles, and also in 2020, when the Chiefs took down their opponents this year - the 49ers - in Super Bowl LIV.

With the above in mind, it’s worth noting that defensive players have won nine Super Bowl MVPs, most recently in 2015, when Von Miller of the Denver Broncos won it in Super Bowl 50. Further, in recent years wide receivers have been massively more likely to win Super Bowl MVP than running backs, a reversal of previous trends. The last running back to win Super Bowl MVP was Terrell Davis in 1998. Since then, five wide receivers have taken the award, including Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI, just two years ago. For the best Super Bowl MVP value, take a look at Dimers’ NFL bet hub.

Bet the underdog on the moneyline (not against the spread)

For the last 12 years, arguably the most consistent value for Super Bowl bettors has been taking the underdog on the moneyline. While this is not exactly a revelatory concept to those who are aware that underdogs have won eight of the last 12 Super Bowls, it’s still worth mentioning, given that many bettors are inclined to interpret the recent string of underdog success as a reason to wager on underdogs against the spread, a bet that has produced massively less value over the same period. The reason for this discrepancy is that in the four Super Bowls that the favorite has won in the last 12 years, the favorite has covered the spread every single time. This means that, since 2012, underdogs have covered the moneyline just as often as they have covered the spread. Put simply, moneyline wagers on underdogs pay better than spread wager; therefore, if each bet has the same likelihood of success, Super Bowl bettors should take the moneyline every time.

Super Bowl props betting strategy

Player and team props are the most widespread betting options available during Super Bowl week, and often the most fun. Just like a typical NFL game, many props will be based on statistical performance, and bettors should approach these with methodical research on recent statistical trends. What sets the Super Bowl apart, however, is the wide array of prop bets that don’t pertain to what takes place on the field at all, such as which musical performer will make a surprise appearance during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, or what color gatorade will be poured on the winning coach. Bettors can do their homework by reading our Introduction to Betting on Super Bowl 2024: Novelty Props article if they want to cash in on this sort of Super Bowl prop, though often they’re simply used as a fun activity for Super Bowl parties.

Super Bowl LVIII betting tips and common betting mistakes

  1. Do your research: Look at team and player statistics, recent performance, and other relevant factors.
  2. Consider the odds: Compare odds across multiple bookmakers to find the best value bets, and make use of Dimers’ Best Bets page for the same purpose.
  3. Keep up with news and updates: Stay informed on key injuries, news updates, and other factors that could impact the game.
  4. Bet responsibly: Set a budget and stick to it. Avoid making impulsive or emotional bets.
  5. Diversify your bets: Don't put all your eggs in one basket; consider making multiple bets on different outcomes, or laying prop bets as a hedge.
  6. Don't rely exclusively on past performance: The Super Bowl is a one-time event, and past performance is not always an indicator of future success, though it can be a helpful tool for making informed wagers.
  7. Follow expert tips: Carefully review the advice of experienced bettors and sports analysts when laying your wagers.
  8. Don't bet based on emotions or personal bias.

By keeping these tips in mind and betting responsibly, you can increase your chances of success during Super Bowl betting season.

Staying up-to-date on the latest news and developments

Staying up-to-date with the latest news and developments for the Super Bowl is important for all Super Bowl bettors, regardless of your level of experience. There are countless ways to stay informed, such as consulting reliable sports news outlets and sports betting websites like Dimers.com, subscribing to sports newsletters, and following key players and teams on social media. You can also keep an eye on sports betting websites for updates on Super Bowl odds and predictions, as well as news on key injuries and other factors that could impact the outcome of the game. Additionally, tuning into sports talk shows and following the hashtags #SuperBowl or #SuperBowlLVIII on social media are great tools to provide real-time updates and insights.

Betting on Super Bowl LVIII

Before you start betting on the Super Bowl, it's important to be prepared, not just in terms of the wagers you plan to lay, but the sportsbook with which you will lay them. To assist with this process, Dimers.com constantly updates our information on best Super Bowl bets and best sportsbook promotions, as well as providing links to the sportsbooks in question, which saves you the time of doing the leg work on your own. Once you have selected your wagers, simply follow the links we provide to be ensured of the best possible promotional value, as top sportsbooks such as DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, bet365, PointsBet, BetRivers, and UniBet will all be providing terrific sign-up deals ahead of Super Bowl LVIII, and you’re not going to want to miss out on these outstanding deals.

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