Do you want to make a potentially winning ATS wager on the quickly-approaching Super Bowl 2014 showdown between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks?
Would you like to cash in on some of the game’s other ATS wagers, whether it’s by quarter or half?
If you answered ‘yes’ to either of the aforementioned questions, then you’re in luck. These expert Super Bowl XLVIII betting tips will help pro football gamblers across the globe make the most out of their championship betting bucks.
With game day set for Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 PM ET live from Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, let’s get the ball rolling here with my Super Bowl 2014 ATS betting tips.
Inspect the Super Bowl Line
First and foremost, check the Super Bowl ATS line and come to a decision on whether or not you believe the line is accurate or close to what you believe is accurate. Case in point, each of the last two Super Bowls have featured odds in which the winning team was the underdog. Last season, the Baltimore Ravens were getting a whopping 4.5 points against San Francisco while the season before, the New York Giants were getting 2.5 points against the Patriots. Heading into each contest, I had the underdog as the ‘better’ team, lines be damned. If you believe that game’s point spread is skewed and that the underdog is actually better than the favorite, then make your ATS pick accordingly.
Check the History
Another wise thing to do is to go back and look at some recent Super Bowl ATS history, not that it always has a bearing on what’s happening in this season’s current title tilt, but knowing history never hurts. It could be that you spot a trend like the fact that the Underdog has covered the spread in four of the last five Super Bowls or it could be something else. Either way, checking the Super Bowl ATS history for trends and such, is a great idea!
Recent Play is Important (Both Teams)
Um…I know I’m not telling bettors much by advising them to check the recent play of both Super Bowl teams, but I can’t overstate this fact enough. Not only should you look at each team’s recent trends and on-field play, but doing so against ‘similar’ teams is even more important. Meaning, look at how Seattle fared against very offensive-minded teams like the Broncos and how Denver fared against elite defensive units like the Seahawks’. Learn how have both teams have fared against the spread (ATS) away from home this season or maybe over the last two seasons. Doing your homework on recent play will give you a great idea of just what to expect come game day.
Do you know which team is more motivated than the other? Do you know which team has a little bit more of a ‘chip’ on their collective shoulders or an important player or two with other issues that could affect their on-field performances? Knowing things like team motivation level, overall maturity and off-field issues are highly significant factors that NFL gamblers need to know. Stay on top of each team’s latest and most recent news…off-field or locker room issues if you really want to nail your Super Bowl ATS bet.
Is There an X-Factor?
Which team has an ‘X-Factor’ kind of player on their roster and how likely is it that this player makes an impact on the game. Lest anyone forget, a big special teams play or one made from an ‘X-Factor’ player has been more of a regular occurrence in the championship game than an aberration that takes place arbitrarily.
Quarterback Play and Coaching Edge
Do you know which quarterback is more prone to committing a costly, game-changing error and which one isn’t? Does one team’s starting quarterback have a fragile mind that isn’t equipped to handle, not only the intense pressure he’ll be under on the field, but also the bright lights and big media stage that come along with being in the NFL title game?
Does one head coach know how to keep his team together more than the other or is one head coach more prone to ‘lose it’ in the face of adversity? Which coach is more experienced and likely to make decisions both, on the field and in the locker room?
Get as much information on these little know n factors as possible and you’ll be well on your way toward making a potentially winning Super Bowl 48 wager.