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Super Bowl odds an opportunity for American Football betting fans
The NFL betting season comes to a huge climax with the Super Bowl, the US’s biggest and arguable greatest sporting event. There is a huge amount of razzamatazz and even more interest in the Super Bowl odds.
This article is designed to inform about the history of the NFL and Super Bowl and hopefully to instruct you how to prosper from American Football betting.
The 2011 Super Bowl was the biggest TV program ever in America in terms of numbers of viewers at nearly 112 million people! Incredibly more than one third of the entire country’s occupants saw the spectacle. They were not disappointed as the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots. If that rings some sort of a bell with you, then rewind to a carbon copy in 2008. The biggest hate figure after the game never even set foot on the pitch. It was the wife of Patriots player Tom Brady. He happened to be married to supermodel Gisele, who was quoted as swearing at those who made derogatory chants at her hubby. I mean nobody likes a bad loser, not even some Americans it appears. So there was drama for everyone, not just those shrewd enough to have done some Super Bowl betting on the pre-match favourites.
Going further back in history, on June 18, 2009, New England Patriots were the clear favourites in the American football NFL betting at 10/3 with Dallas Cowboys second at 7-1. Indianapolis Colts were on offer at 15-2, San Diego Chargers were 8-1 with the New York Giants at 16-1. The New Orleans Saints were much further down the betting. It was the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts that made it through the play offs to the Super Bowl.
After a sensational game, the score was 31-17 against the Indianapolis Colts. The New Orleans Saints had not managed a Super Bowl appearance since they signed up to the NFL league in 1967. When the 2009/2010 season began, the New Orleans Saints were on offer at odds of 25-1. Some clever punters who placed their bets early made major profits in the NFL betting.
While the Saints’ previous performance didn’t immediately inspire confidence, odds of 25-1 in a contest consisting of just thirty two teams seem much more generous than those to be had in many other sports. No wonder American football NFL enthusiasts worldwide are adding to their enjoyment of the sport by having a wager on the winner of the Super Bowl.
In the Super Bowl prior to New Orleans Saints’ victory, Roethlisberger and Holmes took the Pittsburgh Steelers on to triumph in equally spectacular fashion over the Arizona Cardinals who were impressively led by Warner and Fitzgerald.
The ‘Steelers’ opened at odds of 18-1. There is clearly money to be made in NFL betting for those with the vision and courage to make their selections early. The best advice to punters is to study the statistics and to make an early wager to make the most of the odds on offer.
Sports that are popular attract television coverage and television coverage in turn provides a massive boost to betting volumes, whether in NFL or on other sports. While precise figures prove elusive, the fact that the eighteen most viewed television programmes in the history of television are all Super Bowls is a big indicator of the scale of the betting. Super Bowl XLIII was watched by over 150 million viewers. That’s more people than took part in the 2008 Presidential Election.
In 2009, the average number of television viewers for all other NFL games was over 16 million, an increase of over two million per game on the previous year, giving the NFL their highest average viewing figures since 1990. You can confidently put money on the assumption that Super Bowl betting volumes mirrored the increased television viewing audience.
Super Bowl XLIII was viewed in over 220 countries with commentary supplied in over 30 languages. That simply does not happen unless there is genuine global interest.
According to the National Retail Federation, there are also over seven million parties on Super Bowl Sunday. It is such a major event that people invite their friends round to enjoy it with them. The crowd around the television is perhaps designed to generate the atmosphere of being at the game in more convenient surroundings.
It is no surprise to hear that 7-ll shops report a growth in antacid sales of twenty percent on the day after the Super Bowl and that it is the least popular weekend for weddings in the entire year. Who would want to get married when they could be watching the Super Bowl?
The scale of television coverage clearly demonstrates that American football has gained increasing interest overseas. The National Football League has been vigorously executing a global public relations programme to promote the sport. Even Business Week magazine has noticed this and is widely quoted as saying that the NFL is one of the best run businesses in America.
Activities have included sending players abroad to act as ambassadors to promote the game. Pre-season games have been held in Japan, Mexico and countries in Europe for a similar reason. No wonder NFL betting is booming.
The Super Bowl is now broadcasted to virtually every country in the world. American football and the NFL have increased audiences in Mexico where many families were able to view the games on American television stations. The level of interest was sufficiently high for the NFL to open an office within Mexico City during 1997 to oversee activities to encourage fans as well as general marketing and special events. A NFL website was also developed in Spanish for the benefit of Mexican fans.
The NFL publicity machine stretches north as well as south. The NFL is watched in numbers in Canada and a website focusing on the progress of Canadian players in the NFL proved popular.
So exactly how popular is the NFL & Super Bowl? It’s short betting odds on being huge. Average game attendance is a useful starting point to assess the appeal of the NFL and compare it with other popular sports that take place in the US.
In the most recent figures available from Plunkett Research, the average game attendance within the sixteen game season during 2008 was over 68000. Many of these people will surely have got involved in a little NFL betting. That is double the Major League Baseball which averaged 32000 over its 162 game season. The National Hockey League had an average of 17476 attendees over its 82 game season while the National Basketball Association had an average of 17497 over its 2008 season with the same number of games.
The NFL has the power to tempt a nation that is sometimes notoriously accused of being the ultimate couch potatoes out of their armchairs and into the fresh air of the NFL stadiums to support their favourite teams en route to the Super Bowl. What better way to add some edge that to have a wager on the sportsbooks’ NFL and Super Bowl betting markets.
American Football doesn’t just provide entertainment and betting volumes, it is also big business in economic terms. The average NFL team value is quoted as a staggering 1billion US dollars, more than double the average Major League Baseball team value of 482million which is, in turn, significantly higher than the average National Basketball Association team value of 379million US dollars.
The annual NFL revenue is estimated at 6billion US dollars. Only the Major League Baseball has higher revenues with 6.2billion quoted. The National Basketball Association League revenue is dwarfed by these giants with an estimated revenue of just 3.2billion US dollars.
Whatever the value of American Football in general to the US economy, shrewd punters who study the NFL odds can make Super Bowl betting work in their favour.