Betting On The Super Bowl In Michigan

You can bet on the Super Bowl in Michigan before the start of the NFL season by placing a futures bet at a local sportsbook. And the action continues every game, all season long.

Last year, the 2020 Super Bowl champions were the Kansas City Chiefs. KC was also the second favorite team to win it all in the 2019 preseason, so their run to the championship wasn’t much of an upset.

This year, the preseason odds for the Detroit Lions to win Super Bowl LV is +6600. If you believe they have what it takes, just a $10 bet would pay out $660.

Current Super Bowl Odds In Michigan

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1. Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes and the KC Chiefs are the obvious top choice to win the 2021 Super Bowl. They recently added veterans Tedric Thompson and Kelechi Osemele to the roster, but they could still make some key trades that will secure their spot as the overall favorite.

2. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have been circling for some solid tight end talent, with their sights set on Jerell Adams, Delanie Walker, and Jordan Reed. They also cut their draft pick star Daylon Mack due the new (COVID-19 related) 80 player versus 89 player roster.

3. San Francisco 49ers

Two crucial receivers on the 49ers were injured last year: Deebo Samuel and Richie James. But they’re back, and they’re joined by defensive tackle DJ Jones as well as other key additions to the roster. It’s a deep bench of talent, which is especially good when a COVID-19 infection could put someone on the bench for weeks or longer.

4. New Orleans Saints

Saints fate rests in the holy hands of Michael Thomas, who broke the NFL record for catches in 2019 with an astonishing 149. He’s claiming he can break it again with at least 150 catches, which certainly won’t hurt New Orleans’ odds of winning it all.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady joined the Tampa Bay roster after a career with the New England Patriots that solidified him as arguably the best quarterback of all time. He has a solid supporting squad too, which may have him in an even better position to win than if he were on the Pats.

Lots of anticipation here and all NFL fans will be tuning in to see how Brady performs as a Bucc.

25. Detroit Lions

Lions fans won’t be surprised to learn that the sportsbooks have Detroit listed in the bottom 25% of Super Bowl 55 hopefuls. The hopelessness for the season only mounted when it was reported on August 1, 2020 that QB Matthew Stafford tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the reserve list.

Where Can I Bet On The Super Bowl In Michigan?

Betting On The Super Bowl Online In Michigan

Michigan legalized sports betting in December 2019 with House Bill 4916. This coincided with the passage of House Bills 4311 and 4308 as well, which legalized online casinos and Daily Fantasy Sports sites, respectively.

However, the rollout of any form of online gambling is still months away. Expectations put legal online sports betting at early 2021, hopefully in time to take advantage of Super Bowl LV odds from the comfort of home.

In the meantime, existing casinos and online sports betting companies will continue striking deals. By the time the market gets situated by 2022, adults over 21 in Michigan will likely have at least ten different sites and apps to choose from.

This will depend on plenty of factors, but the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) put the realistic launch date in January 2021.

Online Sports Betting Sites In Michigan

In the near future, people located within Michigan state lines will have access to the following sportsbooks:

The Detroit casinos have their online partners pretty much locked down. MGM Grand Detroit will launch as BetMGM. Greektown Casino will likely have the Barstool Sportsbook, which is part-owned by Penn National. And MotorCity Casino will have FanDuel, one of the most popular sports betting brands in the US.

Meanwhile, several tribal casinos have their online sports betting partnerships on course as well. FireKeepers will launch online sports betting and casino games in partnership with Scientific Games.

Odawa Casinos in Petoskey and Mackinaw City partnered with FOX Bet. Gun Lake Casino partnered with DraftKings, Turtle Creek and Leelanau with William Hill, Northern Waters with PointsBet, Little River with Bet Rivers, and Four Winds partnered with Kambi for a branded online sportsbook of their own.

This is assuming all goes relatively smoothly and according to plan. But so far, so good.

Sportsbook Locations In Michigan

In March 2020, the first in-person sportsbooks launched in the three Detroit casinos. But they’ll likely launch in most casinos across the state, the rest of which are tribal-owned and span across both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

Assuming sportsbooks stay open starting August 2020, you can visit Detroit casinos to bet on sports in person.

These sports lounges offer both futures bets as well as NFL regular season and playoff games once things get rolling. They all also have tons of TVs, a full bar and food menu, and self-serve kiosks on top of ticket booths.

See our full roundup of Michigan Retail Sportsbooks.

History of Detroit Lions Championships

The Detroit Lions won four NFL championships (1935, 1952, 1953, 1957) before the AFL and NFL merger and the creation of the Super Bowl in 1966. Since then, they’ve never appeared in a Super Bowl.

In fact, the Lions haven’t won so much as a division championship since 1993, which is when their best ever player Barry Sanders was there to help carry the team to some moments of greatness.

To make matters worse, the current face of the franchise is their quarterback Matthew Stafford tested positive for COVID-19 leading into training camp. As one of the best Detroit players of all time in his own right, his shaky start makes the Lions’ Super Bowl odds in 2021 all the more unlikely.

Hey, at least this is the season where fan attendance will almost certainly not be a possibility, and anyone who takes home the championship will have an asterisk. At least that’s what us Detroit Lions fans will tell ourselves over a couple of Boston Coolers.

Off-Season Odds Breakdown for the Detroit Lions

  • To Win Super Bowl LV: +6600
  • To Win NFC Conference: +4000
  • To Be NFC #1 Seed: +6500

In the 2020 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions selected the number three overall pick in Jeff Okudah. The cornerback had a stellar last season at Ohio State, getting 34 tackles, nine passes defended, and three interceptions, handily making the All-American team.

The Lions also picked up some other solid players during the draft. These include round two running back D’Andre Swift from Georgia, round three defensive end Julian Okwara from Notre Dame, and Okudah’s Ohio State teammate Jonah Jackson, an offensive guard.

Signing Okwara from Notre Dame may turn out to be a round three steal in retrospect. He broke his leg during his last season. If that hadn’t happened, he very well may have been a round two pick, and the Lions needed to add a running back or two to the roster. Keep that name in mind (as well as Okudah’s, of course) for player prop bets. The sportsbooks may be undervaluing him too.

Defensive end Austin Bryant is also back after a rookie season injury. He’s yet another exciting addition to the Lions D. Now, if only there was a solid offense to balance it out.

But, very unfortunately, the biggest offseason story that will undoubtedly eclipse Okudah’s addition to the roster is Stafford’s positive COVID-19 test. He may be good to go and in peak performance at the start of the season, but missing training camp can be detrimental, and that’s not considering what happens if he misses some early-season games.

NFL Super Bowl Odds and Betting

Moneyline/Straight Bets

The moneyline bet is also called a straight bet because you’re picking who will win. It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter how many points either team scores or whether it goes into overtime. If your pick wins the game, you win the bet.

Points Spread

In a points spread bet, the scoreline matters. If you pick the favorite team, they have to win by the same amount or more points than the sportsbook lists. For example, if the Lions are the favorite and the spread is -3½, they have to win by at least four points for a payout.

If you pick the underdog, they either need to win by any amount or lose within the spread. Let’s say you bet the underdog Bears at a +6½ spread. They would either need to win the game or lose by six points or fewer for a payout.

Totals

The sportsbook will guess the total number of points, and you either bet that the scoreline will be above or below their guess. Sportsbooks will also do totals on the quarters and half, especially for Super Bowl odds 2021.

Parlay Bets

In a parlay bet, you make multiple picks, and they all need to be correct for you to receive a payout. The point of a parlay is to boost the winning potential on a handful of events taking place around the same time, such as Thursday through Monday night games.

Another form of the Parlay is the Teaser, wherein you can manually adjust the point spread on the various picks. This is a more advanced form of the Parlay, but seasoned bettors may be able to improve their season-long net winnings by doing Teasers rather than Parlay.

What Is An NFL Futures Bet

A futures bet for the NFL (and all sports) is where you bet on an outcome for an event that will happen sometime in the future. For the NFL, the most popular futures bets are who will win the Super Bowl and which teams will win the championships.

However, because the NFL is the most popular sport to bet on in Michigan and across the US, the futures bets are far more varied than most other sports. You can bet on exact matchups, like the Super Bowl being the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Detroit Lions, and a wide variety of other options that range wildly in odds.

What Is A Super Bowl Prop Bet

A Super Bowl prop bet is making picks based on in-game outcomes. These can include guessing who will win Super Bowl MVP, number of sacks, completions, field goals, and so on. You can even guess which of the two halves will have the most points scored.

For the 2020 Super Bowl, you not only had the option to bet on the length of Demi Lovato’s National Anthem, you could bet on the length of the final word “brave.” If that’s not specific enough for you, how about an over/under on “total players with a pass attempt”?

The list goes on, and you may see something even more creative at Super Bowl LV.

How Super Bowl Bettings Odds Are Calculated

Super Bowl betting odds are normally calculated using American Odds. This is the plus (+) and minus (-) odds rather than the decimal or fractional odds.

At most online sportsbooks, you can change how the odds are presented based on your preference. So if you prefer European odds, you can switch it up with the click of a button. Also, you can click the bet line, type in the amount you want to wager, and you’ll see how much you’ll win if the bet is successful.

How Do American Odds Work?

The plus (+) number is how much you’ll win if you bet $100. The minus (-) number is how much you need to bet to win $100. The highest minus number is the favorite, and the highest positive number is underdog.

Let’s use the home team as the favorite in an example:

Detroit Lions -150

Green Bay Packers +250

If you bet $150 on the Lions, you’d win $100. If you bet $100 on the Packers, you’d win $250.

What Affects the Odds?

You can see the odds at a sportsbook change ten times in five minutes based on a variety of factors. These include injuries, changes to the weather, and how much people are betting on the different outcomes.

If you’re betting on a game after the kickoff, you’ll see the odds change based on the ongoing in-game circumstances. For example, you can bet that a team will win after they’re behind by a touchdown.

How To Place Online Super Bowl Bets In Michigan

Anyone located in the state of Michigan who’s over the age of 21 will be able to register and bet at online sportsbooks. That means you don’t need to be a Michigan resident to place real-money wagers on sports as long as you’re within state lines.

Register

The first step is registering through the sportsbook app or website. Which brand you choose is based on personal preference, but some will have better bonuses and odds than others.

For the Super Bowl, joining a few different sites may be a smart move. That way, you can shop around a bit to find the best payout for your picks.

Registration will be relatively simple. You’ll need to provide personal information, including billing address, login info, and other standard details. You’ll also need to allow the app or site to know your location so that it can confirm you’re placing bets in Michigan. However, you can register from anywhere.

Deposit and Bet

Once you’ve created an account, you can deposit using a variety of methods, including credit and debit card, e-wallets like PayPal, and cash payment locations. You also might be able to deposit at the partnering casino’s cashier.

You can then place bets on the Super Bowl with practically no limits. This includes total, moneyline, points spread, and all the props you can imagine.

Cashing Out

When the dust settles, you can withdraw your winnings using bank transfer, e-wallet, or casino cage depending on the sports betting platform.

Michigan Betting Odds For The Super Bowl FAQ

Is it legal to bet on the Super Bowl in Michigan?

Yes. People in Michigan can bet on the Super Bowl from both retail sportsbook locations as well as legal online sports betting sites and apps.

The largest concentration of sports betting venues are in Detroit. But once online sportsbooks enter the Michigan market, you’ll be able to join, bet, and withdraw winnings from anywhere in the state.

How old do I need to be to bet on the Super Bowl in Michigan?

21. The gambling age in Michigan is 21 years old and up. That age requirement applies to both online and in-person sportsbooks in the state. You’ll likely need to provide a valid ID to complete remote registration at a Michigan sports betting site as a result.

Where can I bet on the Super Bowl in Michigan?

Casinos across the state of Michigan have opened sportsbooks on-site. Make sure to check to make sure before you drive to one in the hopes of placing a Super Bowl bet.

You’ll also be able to place bets at legal Michigan online sportsbooks such as BetMGM, FanDuel, William Hill, and DraftKings.

Is it safe to place a Super Bowl bet online?

Yes. The moment legal sports betting sites and apps launch in the State of Michigan. It will be completely safe to place a Super Bowl bet online.

However, betting at an offshore, illegal site is where it can get unsafe. There’s no guarantee the sportsbook is well-regulated and trustworthy.

Will online sportsbooks in Michigan offer in-game, live betting during the Super Bowl?

Yes. Online sportsbooks in Michigan will offer in-game, live betting during Super Bowl LV. In-game betting is when you place bets on the game after it’s already begun. You can also place live bets at in-person sportsbooks.

Can I bet on events happening off the field?

Yes, you can bet on “off the field” events at the Super Bowl. Online and in-person Michigan sportsbooks will offer bets that include heads or tails on the coin toss, the length of the National Anthem and halftime show, and beyond. Different sportsbooks will have different off the field picks. Be sure to shop around for the most unique and profitable options.

Who is the current Super Bowl odds favorite for 2021?

Kansas City Chiefs. The reigning Super Bowl champions are the preseason favorite to win the Super Bowl at all major Detroit sportsbooks. This includes the MGM Grand, Greektown, and MotorCity.

The Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers are also top contenders. Training camp reporting can shift the odds in either team’s favor.

What are the odds that the Detroit Lions win the Super Bowl In 2021?

1.5%. The preseason futures odds on the Detroit Lions winning Super Bowl LV is +6600 at the major Detroit sportsbooks. Those American Odds translate to a probability of 1.5 percent.

If you were to be $100 on the Lions winning the Super Bowl in 2021 and they pulled it off, you’d win $6,600.

When is the 2021 Super Bowl?

February 7, 2021. Super Bowl LV (55) will take place on February 7, 2021. The game will take place in Tampa Bay, FL’s Raymond James Stadium, home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The game will be shown live on CBS at 6:30 PM EST.

About the Author

Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani (shown here at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas) is an experienced online gambling writer who specializes in online casinos and sports betting sites. From the nuances of bonus offers to winning strategies and beyond, his insights have helped countless remote bettors keep more of their money while having fun and staying safe.