Super Bowl: This is your moment

February 09, 2023
Whether you're watching for the football or the halftime show, there's plenty of ways to get in the action.
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Super Bowl: This is your moment

Tomorrow, the biggest NFL game of the season will take place during a Rihanna concert.

  • And whether you’re watching for the football or the music, FanDuel offers plenty of ways to get in the action, from betting on the winner of the game to dozens of prop bets if you want to go outside the box.

But first, let me break down what a prop bet is and why they’re such a big part of the Super Bowl.

  • With 1 in 5 Americans expected to bet on the game, accounting for $16 billion (!!!) in wagers, there’s a lot more to predict than just the winner. That’s where prop bets — any wager not directly tied to the outcome of the game — come in.
  • These bets can range from how many yards Philadelphia Eagles quarterback (QB) Jalen Hurts will run for, to what color of Gatorade will be dumped on the head coach of the winning team (a popular Super Bowl bet!).

Of course, there’s one other benefit to betting on the Super Bowl with FanDuel: the Kick of Destiny grand prize.

  • During the third quarter, FanDuel will air a live commercial where retired tight end and fan-favorite Rob Gronkowski will attempt to kick a 25-yard field goal.
  • If he converts, FanDuel will split $10M in bonus bets between every user who placed a Super Bowl bet of $5 or more before 6:30 p.m. ET on game day. Get to it.

Speaking of game day, let’s dig into it. This may be (literally) one of the most well-matched NFL finals in recent memory. Some quick hits:

  • Both teams finished with a 16-3 overall record
  • Both teams scored exactly 546 points
  • Both teams had six All-Pro players, including a Kelce brother (Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce and Eagles’ Jason Kelce) and their QB
  • Both finished as the No. 1 seed in their conference

But only one team can win it all…

The Eagles are (ever so slightly) favored to beat KC, with the line holding at -1.5 at time of email writing — implying Philly has about a 53% chance of walking away with the title.

  • And while this is KC’s third trip to the Super Bowl in four years — a win in 2020 followed by a blowout loss to Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021 — the Eagles just seem like the better team to me.

These teams have two very different playing styles. In one corner, you have the beat-you-up running game of the Eagles — appropriate for a team with one of the angriest fan bases in the league.

  • In the other corner, you have the finesse of KC QB Patrick Mahomes, whose passes always find a way even when it looks like it’s no longer possible.

The Super Bowl is made for superstars, so I have to believe both team’s biggest names will show up and show out.

  • That’s why I’m predicting a big scoring affair led by the names we’ve come to know and love, like Eagles’ Hurts and KC’s Kelce, a couple of thunderous game-changing sacks and a blue Gatorade shower raining down on Philly coach Nick Sirianni to end the night. But hey, that’s just my game script.

Agree? Disagree? Let me know in The GIST’s Twitter Community! And if you need a sports betting refresher ahead of the big game, find more resources on The GIST’s website.

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