Super Bowl 54 is in the books as the Kansas City Chiefs rallied past the San Francisco 49ers as 1 ½-point favorites for a 31-20 win. The Chiefs were down 20-10 and closed the game with 21 unanswered points. Total bettors playing the 'under' (53) had to sweat in the end but the low side cashed.
Favorites have now won and covered two straight and three of the last four Super Bowl championships while the 'over/under' results have gone 2-2 according to our historical betting results.
The 55th NFL finale will take place from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida in Feb. 7, 2021 and oddsmakers have already posted early future odds. Despite losing in 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs are listed as the top betting choice in the latest NFL futures betting market.
Not surpring, the San Francisco 49ers (9/2) and Kansas City Chiefs (9/4) are both early favorites to repeat as conference champions.
How to read NFL Global Odds
All of the above numbers are listed next to the teams, and before each matchup is a Rotation number. The NFL Global Odds are listed in order of rotation and those numbers are generated and produced by the sportsbooks. Above each matchup and rotation is the Time of the game, which is subject to change. All game times are Eastern Standard Time on the NFL Global Odds.
The favorite is always listed with a minus (-) sign before the point-spread while the underdog is labeled with a plus (+) label.
Ex. Favorite -10, Underdog +10
On the VegasInsider.com Global NFL Odds page, there is another number associated with the favorite and its normally listed as -10. This number is simply defined as “vig” or what many in the sports betting industry call vigorish. Another common term is called “juice” and it’s technically the price the bettor has to pay on a straight wager.
Ex. Bet $110 to win $100 (10% juice)
Ex. Bet $100 to win $90.91 (10% juice)
The Global bookmakers tend to offer adjusted numbers associated with each NFL point-spread and this can often be called as 'reduced juice' odds. Examples seen on the Global Odds pages could include -08, -12, -15 and -20.
Ex. Bet $108 to win $100 (8% juice)
Ex. Bet $120 to win $100 (20% juice)
Another number that’s posted on the NFL Global Odds is the total or ‘over/under’ for the specific matchup. If the favorite is designated as the home team, then the total will be listed above and vice versa if the visitors are favorites.
All of the above numbers are listed next to the teams, and before each matchup is a Rotation number. The NFL Global Odds are listed in order of rotation and those numbers are generated and produced by the sportsbooks. Above each matchup and rotation is the Time of the game, which is subject to change. All game times are Eastern Standard Time.