Just days remain until the New England Patriots defend their title against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52, and the Bovada online sportsbook is rolling out the red carpet for football fans.
To get the Super Sunday festivities started in style, the site is offering $250 in bonus funds when making your first deposit. If you’re new to Bovada, simply register your account and begin the deposit process to claim your Welcome Bonus. You’ll score a 50 percent match, up to $250, on your initial deposit, providing the perfect supplement for your Super Bowl bankroll.
After securing your free bonus funds, it’s time to pick a side and place your bets on either the Patriots or Eagles to win it all.
New England opened as 6-point favorites a little more than one week back, which is understandable given the pedigree of this Patriots dynasty. But even with five Super Bowl rings to their credit, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady haven’t inspired the betting public just yet.
As of January 31, early betting on Philly has dropped the line to New England (-4.5). That number does come at a cost, however, with the (-115) odds suggesting that a market correction back to (-5) may be in the cards.
As for the Eagles, their (+4.5) point spread offers odds of (-105), so the market seems to have settled for Philadelphia backers.
Moneyline bettors will find the Patriots at (-175), while the Eagles are offering (+155) on the upset. Those numbers opened at (-215) and (+193), respectively, providing further proof that Philly fans are hitting the sportsbook in full force.
The total opened at 47.5 points, but early betting on the Over has nudged the number to 48.5 as of today. But with a (-115) surcharge attached to the Over, expect to see 49 points posted sometime soon.
The Bovada betting board also features hundreds of specialty wagers, ranging from the extra entertainment on hand to prop bets based on player performance.
Serious football fans may be focused on the big game for 60 minutes, but Bovada knows that the Super Bowl is a spectacle unlike any other. To that end, the site spreads several bets that prioritize fun over football, including how the pregame coin toss will land, the color of pop singer Pink’s hair, and the length of her national anthem performance to name just a few.
You can wager on the number of times President Donald Trump will take to Twitter on gameday, with the Over on five tweets set as a (-120) favorite. And with the Eagles second-year standout at quarterback down and out with an injury, Bovada has set the line on announcers mentioning Carson Wentz at 3.5.
Wentz put himself in contention for Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors during the regular season, but it’s backup QB Nick Foles with a (+325) shot to win Super Bowl MVP honors. Of course, with four Super Bowl MVP awards already, Brady is the big-time favorite for this prop bet at (-110).
Brady has won the Lombardi Trophy without claiming MVP status just once, when wide receiver Deion Branch collected 11 catches for 133 yards in Super Bowl XXXIV. On that day, Brady, Branch, and the Patriots defeated none other than the Eagles to take the title, and Bovada offers several bets based around the rematch implications.
The broadcast team will surely show clips from that 24-21 Patriots victory, but with the line set at 2.5 clips, the Over is a dog at (+150).
And if you think New England will wrap up its sixth Super Bowl victory of the Brady/Belichick era, check out the Over of 1.5 (+150) on a prop asking how many times the word “dynasty” will be mentioned during the broadcast.