Whether you’re American or Australian, the interest in the Super Bowl is the same. One of the biggest sports events in the world will take place this weekend – the Super Bowl.
If you’re a regular Aussie sports bettor you should be familiar with the Super Bowl, if you’re not, don’t sweat it – we got you covered. The Super Bowl is an annual National Football League (NFL) championship. It is the culmination of the NFL season, and this year the New England Patriots will battle the Philadelphia Eagles.
It will be played at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, further north where the temperature is below freezing! In fact, this Sunday’s event will be the coldest on record. The game will be indoors. However, the pre-game parties and festivities won’t be indoors. But the cold is the furthest thing from NFL fans and sports bettors.
As mentioned earlier, the event is among the biggest in the world, but how big? We discuss it briefly below.
Super Bowl Odds and Betting
The event is worth commercial billions, with the name of the event trademarked. Due to the high viewership, commercial ads during the match is, in fact, the most expensive of the year! In addition, all the artists that have ever performed during the halftime show don’t get paid. The reason for this is the exposure that the artist gets cannot be measured due to the high viewership.
This year, Justin Timberlake returns after 14 years since his last performance with Janet Jackson in 2004. The performance went down infamously in history dubbed the ‘nipplegate’ scandal; this year event organisers have asked that he ‘keep it clean’.
Thanks to the scandal, oddsmakers have also included odds for Jackson making an appearance or attendance. In other words, you have more than just the game to bet on!
The Patriots hold the record for the most Super Bowl appearances, which is ten. Due to this advantage, they have a 4% lead over the Eagles. The difference is slight:
New England Patriots 52%
Philadelphia Eagles 48%
While the day of the game is considered an (unofficial)national holiday, your employees don’t agree. So, if you’re thinking of calling in sick, you better have a good excuse. Because there will be close to 14 million people trying to do the same!
The last time Justin Timberlake headlined the halftime show, there were 14.4 million viewers. That number is sure to be doubled this weekend. Recently, Timberlake revealed that despite his feelings towards hunky Tom Brady, he is not a Patriots fans.
So, who are you backing, the Patriots or the Eagles? Remember, you can place your Super Bowl bets online – find a list of online casinos here.