When betting on the Super Bowl in Ohio, the odds work just like they do for any other game. Betting lines consist of spreads, moneylines, and totals (over/under) among many other offerings. Several sportsbooks even offer live, in-game betting which gives bettors the chance to wager with more favorable odds after a game has started.
The odds for the game are typically posted once the conference championship games are over. But fans can bet on Super Bowl futures year-round. For example, the Cincinnati Bengals are +1800 on DraftKings Sportsbook to win the Super Bowl. FanDuel, meanwhile, is painting a slightly more bearish picture with +2200 odds.
Current Super Bowl LVII Odds In Ohio
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+700||+650||+750|
|Green Bay Packers||+1000||+1100||+1100|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+1000||+950||+900|
|Los Angeles Rams||+1000||+1100||+1100|
Ohio Sportsbook Bonus Offers
- DraftKings: $50 Free Bet Plus 20% Up To $1,000
- BetMGM: $1,000 Risk-Free Bet with code SHARP
- Caesars Sportsbook: $1,001 First Bet Match with code SHARPBET
The Bills fell to the Kansas City Chiefs once again in the postseason, but they’re the favorite at several sportsbooks to make it to the finish line this season. Quarterback Josh Allen is a multi-dimensional weapon capable of leading a prolific offensive onslaught with both his arm and legs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers appeared to be in some trouble when Tom Brady announced his retirement. He since experienced a change of heart and will return for his age-45 season. The weaponry surrounding Brady will look a little different in 2022, but he still has No. 1 receiver Mike Evans alongside the very capable and productive Chris Godwin. Godwin is recovering from a torn ACL suffered at the end of the 2021 season, so he may not hit his stride until the second half of the season.
Green Bay Packers
The departure of ace wide receiver Davante Adams, not to mention the loss of deep threat Marquez Valdes-Scantling, asks some questions of the Packers and their 2022 prospects. Don’t ignore the possibility of head coach Matt LaFleur opting to lean on a dynamic ground attack instead of forcing targets to untested wide receivers.
Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes and Co. have quite a difficult task on their hands, filling the void left behind following their trade of Tyreek Hill. It may take some time for the Chiefs to completely figure out how to deploy their new collection of weapons, and how to mimic some of the things Hill was able to accomplish on the football field. However, with Mahomes under center and Andy Reid roaming the sideline, it will be foolish to rule the Chiefs out.
Los Angeles Rams
The rich continue to get richer. Unwilling to rest after winning Super Bowl LVI, the Rams added wide receiver Allen Robinson and linebacker Bobby Wagner. There are pros and cons to backing a team vying for a repeat. On one hand, they’ve been through the gauntlet and know first-hand the challenges the year-long journey presents. However, they’ll also have a target on their backs all season.
Cleveland Browns (+1700)
Cleveland’s trade acquisition of quarterback Deshaun Watson is — and will continue to be — one of the most significant NFL storylines this season. The Browns boast a quality collection of talent, and with Watson conducting the offense — provided he’s not slapped with a lengthy suspension — they could get in the habit of making deep runs into the postseason.
Cincinnati Bengals (+1800)
The Bengals were the surprise of the season, improving from one of the worst teams in the league to the Super Bowl runner-up. Led by quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, the Bengals have the makings of a high-flying offense. Some teams have struggled to find their footing after reaching the Super Bowl only to suffer defeat.
Where Can I Bet On The Super Bowl In Ohio
Legal sports betting will launch in Ohio on January 1, 2023. Luckily, that is just in time for the NFL playoffs and, of course, Super Bowl 57.
Best Super Bowl Betting Odds In Ohio
Many of the top online sportsbooks in the industry have established relationships with a retail establishment in-state. So, it is probably safe to assume that they will be among the first online sportsbooks (listed with their welcome bonus offers) to launch:
- DraftKings: $50 free bet + 20% up to $1,000
- BetMGM: risk-free bet with a max value of $1,000 – Use Code SHARP
- Caesars Sportsbook: $1,001 first bet match (depending on which state you are in)
- BetRivers: 100 percent first deposit match, max value $250 with code SHARP250
- FanDuel: risk-free bet with a max value of $1,000
- PointsBet: Two risk-free bets with a max value of $2,000 (standard bet—up to $500; pointsbetting bet—up to $1500) – Use Code BIGBONUS
- Unibet: $500 risk-free bet
At this early juncture in the league year, bettors can often find value opportunities on futures odds. Bettors are encouraged to keep multiple sportsbooks in their collection of options. While odds will often be similar across various sportsbooks at any given point, even small pockets of profit potential shouldn’t be sneezed at.
For example, the Cincinnati Bengals are +1800 at DraftKings Sportsbooks, but bettors bullish on another quality season can find more favorable odds at both BetMGM (+2000) and FanDuel (+2200)
Sportsbook Locations In Ohio With The Best Super Bowl Odds
There are a handful of sportsbooks that have already established relationships with retail establishments. So it is probably safe to assume those establishments will be among the first retail sportsbooks in Ohio where fans can bet on Super Bowl futures or the betting line before the Big Game:
- FanDuel: Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center
- Bet365: Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati
- DraftKings: Hollywood Casino Toledo
- Unibet: Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway
- PointsBet: Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course
- BetMGM: MGM Northfield Park
- BetRivers: Miami Valley Gaming
- William Hill: Scioto Downs Racino
- Barstool: Hollywood Casino Columbus
History Of The Cleveland Browns Championships
Since returning to the NFL for the 1999 season, the Cleveland Browns have not had much success to speak of. However, the name and history stayed with Cleveland when Art Modell moved the franchise following the 1995 season.
But the original franchise did enjoy some success. From 1986-89 the Browns made it to the AFC title game three times only to lose to the Denver Broncos in all three.
That was as close as they have gotten to making it to the Super Bowl. But before the Super Bowl Era, the Browns were a championship-caliber team. They won four AAFC Championships from 1946-49 and for NFL Championships (1950, 1954, 1955, 1964).
Those championship teams were led by some of the NFL’s all-time greats, like head coach Paul Brown, one of the greatest running backs to ever play in Jim Brown, and quarterback Otto Graham (a three-time MVP and future Hall of Famer).
History Of The Cincinnati Bengals’ Championships
The Bengals made it to — and lost — their third Super Bowl in franchise history following the 2021 season. If there’s any saving grace, they managed to avoid a third defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. Instead, their Super Bowl LVI loss came at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams.
Quarterback Joe Burrow is one of the top young signal-callers in the game, and his leadership is as valuable as his ability on the field. He has plenty of support, particularly in second-year wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and third-year receiver Tee Higgins. The AFC is absolutely loaded with great quarterbacks and dangerous teams, so the Bengals’ road will be littered with potholes. Even so, they’ll almost certainly factor into the postseason equation this seaosn.
Former Cleveland Browns head coach Paul Brown helped form the franchise and was the Bengals’ first head coach. Three former Bengals have made it into the Hall of Fame, but only one (offensive tackle Anthony Munoz) played the bulk of his career with the Bengals.
Off-Season Odds Breakdown For The Cleveland Browns
The most significant move for the Browns — perhaps in the NFL — was the Browns trading for quarterback Deshaun Watson. The trade provides the Browns with an elite quarterback, something they’ve been chasing since the franchise’s re-inception. Watson will play behind a solid offensive line and be supported by a strong running game and capable pass catchers.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski won NFL Coach of the Year in 2020, and he’s still considered one of the better head coaches in the league. With Stefanski and Watson in place, expectations will be high for the Browns in 2022. Odds below are courtesy of DraftKings. Bettors should get in the habit of searching multiple sportsbooks for the best odds.
- AFC North odds: +175
- AFC Conference odds: +900
- Super Bowl: +1700
The Browns own the shortest odds among their division foes. They’re also priced with the fifth shortest number to win the AFC title game and 10th shortest to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Off-Season Odds Breakdown For The Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals were the surprise of the league in 2021, advancing all the way to the Super Bowl against the odds. They’ll have to adjust to playing with a target on their back, but the Bengals are stocked with a quality roster.
Joe Burrow is the face of the franchise, and by all accounts, he’s built to handle the extra pressure and heightened expectations. The Bengals made several free agent additions to bolster weak spots on the roster, most notably their offensive line.
- AFC North odds: +200
- AFC Conference odds: +1100
- Super Bowl: +1800
In spite of winning the division and advancing to the Super Bowl last season, the Bengals aren’t even favored to win the AFC North. That preseason accolade goes to the Browns. The Bengals own the sixth shortest odds to advance beyond the conference championship and the 11th shortest to win it all in Super Bowl LVII.
NFL Super Bowl Odds and Betting In Ohio
When it comes to betting on the Super Bowl, just about every possible bet is available at some point during the season. Futures odds are often posted following the conclusion of one Super Bowl and remain up until the conference title games.
Once those games are over, sportsbooks post the opening betting line for the game, including the point spread, moneyline, and total. In addition, sportsbooks will also post a wide range of prop bets related to the game (i.e., player production, who scores first, what the first score is, etc.) and things around it (i.e., National Anthem, coin flip, etc.).
Sportsbooks will also allow fans to create their own parlays involving the many different ways you can bet on the game. Many sportsbooks will also offer premade parlays.
What Is An NFL Futures Bet
Futures bets are bets fans can make on an event or outcome that will take place in the future. For example, odds on who will win the next Super Bowl are often posted after the conclusion of the current one. Fans who bet on the Bengals to win Super Bowl LVII after losing Super Bowl LVI made a futures bet.
What Is A Super Bowl Prop Bet
A Super Bowl prop bet is a bet a fan can place on whether something happens during the game that does not necessarily make a direct impact on the game’s final outcome.
These are some of the most popular wagers for the Super Bowl and include things like the length of the National Anthem, the coin flip, the color of Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, etc.
How Super Bowl Betting Odds Are Calculated,
Every sportsbook will have its own formula by which they calculate the opening odds for every team to win the Super Bowl (futures). The opening odds for the next Super Bowl are often posted after the last one gets decided.
Odds can change throughout the offseason, mainly depending on player movement. For example, when the Cleveland Browns acquired Deshaun Watson, their odds got shorter.
Free-agent acquisitions and draft picks can factor in, but the most significant factor will be how the public bets. If money starts to come in on one team, books will adjust that team’s odds as deemed necessary to protect the book’s interest.
Once the season starts, it all comes down to who wins and who loses. Of course, injuries will play a role, but their impact will relate to wins and losses.
Following the conclusion of the AFC and NFC title games, oddsmakers will set the betting line (spread, moneyline, and total) for the game. They will factor in every relevant piece of information they have on the two teams to develop the best line for the game.
In the days leading to the game, oddsmakers will adjust the odds according to how the public is betting. Injuries to key players could also have an impact.
How To Place Online Super Bowl Bets In Ohio
The following are the steps you will need to take to place a bet on the Super Bowl in Ohio:
- Research the sportsbooks available and see who has the best welcome bonus and odds.
- Download the mobile app for that sportsbook.
- Register for a new account. Be sure to enter the promo code for the welcome bonus (if needed) when prompted.
- Make your first deposit.
- To place a futures bet on the Super Bowl, navigate to the page where the odds for all 32 teams to win Super Bowl LVII are listed.
- Click on the team you want to put money on.
- When the betting slip pops up, enter how much you want to bet in the appropriate box and click ‘place bet.’
- If you win, after the bet is paid out, go to your account and request a withdrawal to cash out.
Betting Odds For The Super Bowl FAQs
Yes. It is legal to bet on the Super Bowl in Ohio, but sports betting has yet to launch in the state. The expectation is legal sports betting will be available by January 1, 2023 at the latest.
It is legal to bet on horses at the age of 18 in Ohio. But online sports betting will probably follow suit with the legal gambling age at casinos, 21.
Many of the top online sportsbooks in the industry have already established relationships with casinos in Ohio. So, when online sportsbooks get the okay to launch, fans will probably have access to FanDuel, DraftKings, Unibet, and BetMGM among several others.
There is no such thing as perfect, air-tight security, but when you bet with a legal, regulated online sportsbook, it is much safer than betting with an offshore book.
As popular as live, in-game betting has become in other states, it is probably safe to assume that online sportsbooks in Ohio will offer it when they launch.
When it comes to the Super Bowl, you can bet on a wide range of events that occur off the field, i.e., the result of the coin toss, length of the National Anthem, various prop bets related to the halftime show, etc.
The current favorite to win Super Bowl LVII is the Buffalo Bills. They’re +650 at DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM.
The Cleveland Browns are priced as the most likely to team (from Ohio) to win the Super Bowl. They’re +1700 at DraftKings to win it all. Meanwhile, the Bengals are +1800, also at DraftKings, to win Super Bowl Sunday.
Super Bowl LVII is scheduled to take place on February 12, 2023. It will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.