Sports betting has been live in Michigan since January 2021 which means bettors can put their money down on the Detroit Lions to win the Super Bowl— or maybe someone with a better chance of making the game. With online and retail betting available, betting on the Super Bowl will undoubtedly be popular, and with several active sports betting apps in-state, bettors will have options.
Betting on the Detroit Lions to win Super Bowl LVI was an option this season but never an advisable one. However, they did end the season on a high with a win over the Green Bay Packers (Aaron Rodgers did not play in the second half), their first win over the Pack at home since the 2017 season. They will have the No. 2 pick in the draft in April. However, to be competitive in 2022– well, they have a lot of work to do.
As the postseason gets underway, the top contenders should come as no surprise. Green Bay comes in with the best odds (+350) followed by the Kansas City Chiefs (+425), Buffalo Bills (+700), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+750). The Tennessee Titans are looking like a solid contender with Derek henry coming back (+750).
Fans should also keep an eye on the Rams, Cowboys, and Bengals. Of course, as the playoffs roll on, the list of contenders will get smaller with each passing week. So, bet carefully. A lot can happen in the weeks ahead.
Current Super Bowl Odds In Michigan
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1. Green Bay Packers
When Aaron Rodgers plays like an MVP candidate (which he always does), the Packers are contenders– and they are. However, if someone can run the ball on them as the Browns did a couple of weeks ago (219 yards). With Aaron Rodgers behind center, one thing is certain– they will never be out of the game until it is over.
2. Kansas City Chiefs
It looked like the Chiefs were going to be down and out this season, but there is nothing quite like an eight-game winning streak to restore confidence. With the offense clicking once again and the defense picking up the pace in the second half of the season, the Chiefs will be tough to beat come playoff time.
3. Buffalo Bills
With one of the best defenses in the league and one of the more productive offenses, the Bills look like the team to beat on paper. As long as they can run the ball (with someone other than Josh Allen) and can stay out of their own way, they might be the last team standing in the end.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Injuries have taken a toll down the stretch, but the Buccaneers looked primed and ready to make another postseason run. They finished the regular season on a high with a 41-17 win over the Panthers. However, they will face a tough opponent in the opening round this weekend– the Philadelphia Eagles.
N/A – Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions began the season with hope and promise but ended it with a 3-13-1 record and the rights to the No. 2 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. What they do with that pick will be a popular topic of conversation in the days and weeks ahead, but one thing is certain. To turn the franchise around, they are going to need more than whoever they select with the second pick in the draft.
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.
As of January 22, 2021, online sports betting is officially legal and launched, with 1o sportsbook apps launching on day one. This is just in time for bettors to place their bets on Super Bowl LV.
Existing casinos and online sports betting companies continue to strike deals. By the time the market gets situated by 2022, adults over 21 in Michigan will likely have at least a dozen different sites and apps to choose from.
Online Sports Betting Sites In Michigan
Michigan sportsbook apps include:
- Golden Nugget
- Twin Spires
- Four Winds Sportsbook
- FireKeepers Sportsbook
Other sportsbooks apps are live and more will continue to launch throughout 2021.
See our full Guide To Michigan Sports Betting Apps.
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 franchise decided to hit reboot this season by trading away Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff. Goff was a capable quarterback with the Rams as long as he had the support of a good running game—which he will not have with the Lions. That stark reality makes it hard to see Detroit contending now or in the near future
In-Season Odds Breakdown For The Detroit Lions
A hard season finally came to an end for the Detroit Lions but on a high note with a win over the Green Bay Packers in front of a home crowd. Okay– so the Packers didn’t exactly put their best foot forward. With nothing to gain from winning, Green Bay did not put forth a lot of effort. But a win is a win– and the Lions ended the season with one against their hated division rival.
While the Packers and 13 other teams prep for the playoffs, it is time for Detroit to start prepping for next year. Head coach Dan Campbell will be back for a second season, but the Lions will have a new offensive coordinator. Anthony Lynn has been let go.
The team will need to add talent in several areas during the offseason to have a shot at becoming competitive next season. Detroit is currently projected to be almost $40 million over the cap for 2022. So, they will have to make some cuts just to get below the cap, let alone create room to sign free agents.
The big question will be what to do at quarterback. Do they go for someone new in the first or second round or do they select players that could help him? However the team decides to answer that question will likely determine how high or low expectations are for the Lions in 2022.
It was beginning to look like it might not happen, but the Lions finally did it a few weeks– they won a game! Since then, they have won their second and had a shot at winning their third last week despite losing Jared Goff to COVID. However, they will get him back this week and will face a Seattle team that is not accustomed to missing out on the playoffs.
The Seattle game could end up being another close one again, but could also be a great one to take against the spread. With how the team is playing compared to the Seahawks, they might even win the game. That leaves the regular-season finale against the Green Bay Packers.
If the Packers start Jordan Love in that game, the Lions may have a chance at another win and ending the season on a high note for head coach Dan Campbell.
NFL Super Bowl Odds And Betting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, and the Baltimore Ravens are also top contenders.
Currently, zero. The preseason futures odds had the Detroit Lions winning Super Bowl LV at +6600 on average. Those American Odds translated to a probability of 1.5 percent, but the Lions have since dropped the ball.
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.