Super Bowl betting is not just limited to the point spread sides with the Super Bowl odds. There are many ways to participate in Super Bowl betting and one of the ways that has made the most sense in recent years is the money line.
With the money line all a gambler has to do to beat the Super Bowl odds is pick the correct straight up winner and lay or take odds rather than points. This year the Indianapolis Colts opened as -$210 favorites with the money line Super Bowl odds while the New Orleans Saints were +170 underdogs.
With this year’s opening money line odds if you took the Colts and they won you would make $100 profit for every $210 bet out. With the Saints you would win $170 for every $100 bet.
Last year the money line was definitely the way to go for those betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers as Pittsburgh scored a 27-23 win as 7-point favorites over the Arizona Cardinals. Those playing the regular point spread experienced the frustration of picking the correct winner but losing the bet while those on the money line enjoyed the satisfaction of a payout.