Although Super Bowl 56 between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams is only a few days away, there’s still plenty of time to get in on the action.
One of my favorite ways to sweat Super Bowl Sunday is with Super Bowl squares, which are an easy way to get friends and family involved and give everyone something to root for, no matter your NFL allegiances.
This year, as sports betting grows across America, certain sportsbooks are getting in on the fun of Super Bowl Squares and providing their own spin on a timeless classic.
Below, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite Super Bowl Squares contests from around the industry.
Super Bowl Squares Odds
If you are looking to bet on what the last digit of both teams’ score will be at the end of Super Bowl 56, well, you’re in luck!
For the first time ever, Caesars Sportsbook is offering odds on all 100 Super Bowl Square combinations for users to bet on, with winners getting paid out if they can accurately predict the last digit of both teams’ final score, including any potential overtime.
Caesars has a great first-deposit 100% match up to $1,500. Click this link and use code GAMEDAYCZR. Good luck on your Super Bowl Squares picks!
Four combinations have been installed as the betting favorites, each at 22-1 odds, with 10 options at 30-1 or better.
- Rams 0, Bengals 7: +2200
- Rams 7, Bengals 0: +2200
- Rams 4, Bengals 7: +2200
- Rams 7, Bengals 4: +2200
- Rams 3, Bengals 0: +2500
- Rams 0, Bengals 3: +2500
- Rams 7, Bengals 3: +2600
- Rams 0, Bengals 4: +3000
- Rams 0, Bengals 6: +3000
- Rams 4, Bengals 0: +3000
The odds continue to decrease from there, with Rams 2, Bengals 2 and Rams 5, Bengals 5 rounding out the options at the longshot price of 250-1.
Online Football Squares For Money
There are a few options this year that will allow you to play online football squares for real money. The first we will talk about is Caesars Super Bowl squares, where they actually allow you to bet on the game’s last digit final score.
Caesars Super Bowl Squares
Unlike betting on the Super Bowl online, SB Squares is certainly far from an exact science. But I did try to insert some math into the equation.
I started with Pro Football Reference’s list of every score in NFL history, which includes 17,095 games, and cut that sample down to 14,557 by only using games with final score outcomes (Winning Team X, Losing Team Y) that have occurred 10+ times.
To get to that number, I also eliminated 322 ties and threw out all 93 final scores of 7-0, which hasn’t occurred since 1983 and isn’t exactly a likely outcome in the modern day NFL.
From there, I tabulated how many times the winning team’s final digit was each of the numbers: 0-9.
|Winning Team Final Digit||Percentage of Outcomes|
I also did the same for the losing team’s final digits, and actually found some potentially useful differences between the two sample sets.
|Losing Team Final Digit||Percentage of Outcomes|
Based on the Rams being favored over the Bengals, you can then take the percent chance of Rams (winning team) and Bengals (losing team) and multiply them, and compare that percentage against the implied probability of the odds at Caesars.
For instance, one bet my numbers really like is Rams 7, Bengals 7. As two of the three top percentage outcomes overall, my data gives this a 3.9% chance of occurring while the implied probability of Caesars’ 50-1 line is 1.96%.
To back that claim, 27-17 is the 15th most popular scoreline in NFL history (117 times) and 17-7 ranks 18th (108 times). 27-17 has also been the final score of two Super Bowls, with Washington beating Miami in 1983 and Dallas defeating Pittsburgh in 1996.
Unsurprisingly, the top three scorelines in NFL history overall are 20-17 (274 times), 27-24 (224 times), and 17-14 (198 times). Those three outcomes have also occurred in only two Super Bowls, with Eli Manning knocking off Tom Brady and the Patriots 17-14 in 2008 and Brady enjoying a 20-17 win over the Rams in 2002.
Are we going to strike Lucky 7’s on Super Bowl Sunday?
Probably not, but having odds to bet on specific Super Bowl Square combinations is a game-changer.
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DraftKings Super Bowl Squares
Gamers can play DraftKings’ free Big Game Squares contest for a chance to win a share of $75,000 in cash prizes.
How to Play
Entering the Big Game Squares contest is free and easy — just click this link and follow these steps:
- Click on a square to select it. This will be your square for all quarters.
- Check the score at the end of each of the first 3 quarters or full time to see if you had the winning square.
- All entrants with the winning square will share in the prize pool for that quarter.
Limit 1 entry per participant. Be sure to read the full terms and conditions for additional details.
FanDuel DFS Super Bowl Bingo
FanDuel DFS is also offering Super Bowl Bingo from 2/1-2/13.
Each user gets a unique bingo card with 24 different squares including game-related props, pop culture moments, and a free square in the center. Squares are automatically marked off on the user’s card during the game.
Once a user has bingo, they click “Call BINGO” at the bottom of their card.
How FanDuel DFS Super Bowl Bingo Works
Signing up for FanDuel DFS Super Bowl Bingo is easy — just follow these steps:
- Register your new FanDuel DFS account at FanDuel.com or by using the FanDuel mobile app.
- Interstitial pop up to claim bingo card.
- User taken to Bingo Game page.