The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events on the planet. The first ever Super Bowl took place in 1967 and the event has grown into a must watch for NFL supporters, as well as more general sport fans around the world.
The NFL is split into two different conferences, the AFC and the NFC. Every year, the Super Bowl sees one representing team from each conference competes for the ultimate prize in American football – the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Ahead of the 2018 regular season, the most successful teams in Super Bowl history are:
At the time of writing, there are 12 teams who have yet to win the Super Bowl. NFL betting followers will be looking to steer clear of those particular teams when placing a bet on the Super Bowl outright winner.
The New England Patriots have played in the Super Bowl a record 11 times – with nine of those appearances coming in the Tom Brady era. Arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history, Brady is the most decorated player in Super Bowl history with five wins.
However, the unthinkable happened at Super Bowl LII in February 2018. The Patriots were heavy favourites in American football odds but lost to the Philadelphia Eagles. New England have reached the NFL showpiece in nine of the last 18 years and the AFC East champions are a solid pick in Super Bowl betting odds before the start of the season.
Some of the most dramatic moments in NFL history have occurred in the Super Bowl. Back in February 2015, the Seattle Seahawks were 1-yard from back-to-back Super Bowl wins but quarterback Russell Wilson threw an interception with just seconds to play.
Meanwhile, James Harrison’s 100-yard touchdown return at Super Bowl XLIII will live long in the memory for Pittsburgh fans. NFL betting odds had the Steelers as likely candidates to defeat the Arizona Cardinals and his incredible return put Pittsburgh and favourite backers firmly in control.
Just two years ago, Brady led the Patriots to a comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Trailing 28-3, New England were outsiders in NFL live betting but a miraculous turnaround secured a fifth win for the franchise.
New England Patriots – 7/10
Los Angeles Rams – 23/20
Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this year and bettors should keep an eye on the latest NFL betting tips ahead of the annual showpiece. Can Brady and co do it again or will Sean McVay’s side topple the Patriots? Only time will tell.