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Bettingpro.com's writers will offer free NFL betting tips & predictions for every week of the 2018 NFL season, including Super Bowl LIII. Check our profitability for the season and get our latest NFL betting tips & predictions.

Will New England win back-to-back Super Bowls?

The dust has now settled on another New England Patriots Super Bowl success, but can Bill Belichick and Tom Brady lead the franchise to yet another NFL crown next season?

Belichick and Brady have enjoyed unrivalled success since arriving at New England, with Sunday’s 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams their seventh Super Bowl success since the head coach made the sixth-round draft pick his starting quarterback in 2001.

They have only ever managed back-to-back Super Bowl victories once though, when they followed up a 32-29 win over the Carolina Panthers in 2004 with a 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles 12 months later, and that will be their aim when the 2019 season gets underway in September.

Can they achieve that feat?

At +750 bookmaker bet365 is certainly taking no chances with New England, but they do believe two other teams have a better chance of lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami a year from now.

Despite being shut down and held to just three points by the Patriots on Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams are considered +700 joint favourites for next year’s Super Bowl alongside the Kansas City Chiefs, who were beaten by New England in the AFC Championship Game but do boast one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL, led by league MVP Patrick Mahomes.

New Orleans fans protested their controversial NFC Championship Game defeat to LA by taking to the streets for a party while Sunday’s Super Bowl aired, but at +750 the bookmakers believe the Saints fans could be tuning into the big game next year to see their team win the NFL’s biggest prize for the second time in franchise history.

The Los Angeles Chargers, another of New England’s postseason victims, are next up at +1200, while the Chicago Bears are considered +1400 shots alongside the Pittsburgh Steelers following a stunning transformation that earned first-year head coach Matt Nagy the league’s Coach of the Year honours.

The Philadelphia Eagles are +1600 to regain the Vince Lombardi Trophy after falling short in the playoffs this time around, with the Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys now the only other teams available at +2000 or shorter.

* Odds correct at 08:51 GMT on 5/2/2019

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BEST BOOKMAKERS FOR BETTING ON THE NFL SUPER BOWL

The NFL's growing popularity means there is no shortage of bookmaker websites where you can place your bets on American Football, but with so many bookies to choose from which ones offer the most competitive odds and the best service?

Not only does Bettingpro.com offer advice on what bets you should place on the NFL, we also offer advice on which bookmakers you should use. Our comprehensive reviews give you a rundown of what you can expect from the bookies when you become a customer of theirs.

Is there an incentive to sign up at the website - ie. free bets, risk-free bets etc? Are their odds competitive? Do they offer much variety in the way of markets? Can I bet In-Play? What special promotions can I use to insure my bet or boost my pay-out if it is a winner? What standard of customer service can I expect?

All of those questions, and more, are answered in our UK reviews that you can access HERE, while US customers can check out the best American sportsbooks HERE.

NFL Super Bowl Free Bets & Sign-Up Offers

The sign-up incentive has become a staple of the betting industry with bookmakers now offering new customers the chance to claim free bets, risk-free bets and more when they register for a new online account.

But what offers are available to you right now? Below is Bettingpro.com's favourite bookmaker welcome offers at this time...

NFL SUPER BOWL BETTING TIPS: HOW TO BET ON NFL OUTRIGHT MARKETS

Outright betting on the NFL remains a great way to make a profit while betting on the premier competition in American Football, but of course you have to have some patience because these types of bets are not ones that pay out quickly, unless you have placed them during the final days of the season.

NFL outright markets are straightforward - you are betting on subjects such as Super Bowl Winners, Conference Winners and Division Winners, and these NFL prediction markets are available all season long so you can wait to see how a team performs before backing them in one of these markets.

So what markets are available? Read on...

Super Bowl Winner

The Super Bowl Winner market is exactly what the title says – you are betting on who will win the Super Bowl and be crowned world champions. This market goes live very early on – you can bet on the next Super Bowl winner as soon as that year’s Super Bowl ends – and the earlier you bet on it, the bigger the price you will get in most instances. Every NFL team is backable in this market, but of course the likes of the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be a short price from the start. Prices will fluctuate as the season wears on though, meaning a horrible run of form could see a favourite slide down the betting while an excellent run could see an outsider climb up it.

Conference Winner

Much like the National Basketball Association, the NFL is split into two conferences with 16 teams competing in the AFC and 16 competing in the NFC. This market does not require you to back the team that will win the Super Bowl, you just need to back the team that will represent their respective conference in the big game. Every team tends to be available at backable odds, albeit some are a lot shorter than others, so this is a market that offers the chance to make a tidy profit when betting on the NFL. But of course, those prices will fluctuate as the season unfolds so if you fancy one of the favourites early on, it is probably best to jump on them early. Alternatively, if you like the look of a dark horse, you might want to wait a few weeks to see how they are performing. Their odds will shorten in this time if they perform well, so you may not want to wait too long to back them.

Division Winner

Just like the NBA, not only is the NFL separated into two conferences, those conferences are then divided into divisions. Each conference features four divisions and in each division there are four teams. For this market you do not need to worry about who are crowned Conference champions and who are crowned world champions, you are betting on who will finish top their division standings at the end of the regular season. While some divisions will have clear favourites, others will be wide open and that means a really healthy profit could be made by betting on this market. But as with any outright betting market, the odds will shift around as the season progresses and if one team starts to take control of their division, their price will soon shorten.

NFL SUPER BOWL BETTING TIPS GUIDE: HOW TO BET ON NFL GAMES

Betting on the NFL has never been easier and there has never been more markets to choose from, but if you are a newcomer to betting on the National Football League here is a guide to everything you need to know.

We have come a long way from the days when the bookmakers offered a handful of betting markets for NFL games. No longer are you restricted to traditional markets such as Match Winner, First Touchdown Scorer and Anytime Touchdown Scorer, you now have a massive selection of betting markets to choose from every single week.

Here we run down the main NFL match betting markets...

Money Line

The Money Line market is just like the Match Betting market in soccer - you are betting on who will win the game. However, this is not an easy way to make a sizeable profit when betting on the NFL because the only way you are going to land a big return here is by successfully backing an underdog to be victorious, and while upsets do happen you really have to be very confident about it to use this market. But don't worry, that does not mean you should rule out betting on the outcome of a game because this next form of betting offers much more appeal than Money Line...

Spread Betting

Ever wanted to back a team to win but think their Money Line odds are far too short for you to claim? Spread betting offers you the chance to back a favourite at bigger odds, while you can also get even larger odds if you are looking to back an underdog.

Spread betting could not be any simpler. The bookmaker will give the favourite a fictional handicap and the underdog a fictional head start. So, for example, if New England were favourites for a game against Buffalo, the bookies could give the Patriots a -6.5 handicap with the Bills +6.5. At the end of the game, depending on which bet you placed, you would either knock 6.5 points off New England’s total or add 6.5 to Buffalo’s total. If your team still wins the game after this adjustment, your bet would be a winner.

For example, if you backed the Patriots -6.5 and they won 21-13, they would still be 14.5-13 winners once the handicap was taken off so your bet would be a winner. If they won 20-14, after the 6.5 points were removed they would be 13.5-14 losers which means your bet loses. If you backed Buffalo +6.5 and they lost 20-14, you would be a winner because the Bills would be 21.5-20 winners once you add those five points on.

The bookmakers offer Spread Betting for every single game and there will always be a variety of handicaps to choose from. Usually it is a case that the bigger the spread, the bigger the price so for those games where one side is a massive favourite, you may end up having to back them to win by a large margin in order to land a decent return.

Player Prop Betting

We all know that American sports are very stats-driven and that makes them perfect for betting on because you can always get the numbers you need before placing your bets. Is a dominant running back coming up against a defense that is terrible against the run? Is a quarterback coming up a dreadful secondary that struggles to defend against the pass?

The stats will always be there to tell you whether or not a player is going to have a big day. And that brings me to Player Prop Betting, which has become increasingly popular over the years. No longer are you restricted to betting on the outcome of an actual game, you can now bet on how individual players will perform during the game. From how many yards a quarterback will pass for to how many yards a running back will rack up on the ground. From how many yards a receiver will notch to how many all-purpose yards that durable back will record, you will have plenty of options for every single game.

For example, when the Minnesota Vikings play the Detroit Lions the bookmakers will offer you the chance to predict how many yards running back Adrian Peterson will rush for. Usually this will be done in an Over/Under format with the bookie setting a benchmark, ie. it could be plus or minus 84.5 yards. So if you back Peterson +84.5 yards your bet will be a winner if he runs for 85 yards or more, and if you back Peterson -84.5 yards and he runs for 84 or less, you will be a winner.

Over/Under Betting

In Player Prop Betting you got an example of Over/Under Betting. Well, Over/Under betting is not just restricted to the players because you can also bet on markets like Total Points, First-Half Points, Second-Half Points etc.  The bookmakers will offer you a host of options to choose from, it just depends on how many points you expect to see in a game. Are two great defenses going to be on show? If so, go for a low total. Are two incredible offenses going to keep the scoreboard staff busy? Go high.

For example, when the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints went head-to-head in 2015 it was inevitable that the two high-powered offenses would rack up the points against two of the poorest defenses in the NFL. Prior to the game the bookies may have offered odds on such points totals as 64.5, 78.5 and 89.5, with punters given the opportunity to go over or under. Between them the Saints racked up 101 points so if you had backed them for +89.5 Total Points you would have been a winner. And of course, if you had gone Under 78.5 Total Points your bet would have been a loser.

Over-Under Betting is a great way to make a profit when betting on an NFL season and you will not be short of options each and every week because these markets will be available for every game from opening weekend right through to, and including, the Super Bowl.

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

SUPER BOWL HISTORY

ScoreVenueMost Valuable Player
IKansas City Chiefs 10
Green Bay Packers 35
Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CABart Starr
Quarterback
IIGreen Bay Packers 33
Oakland Raiders 14
Orange Bowl, Miami, FLBart Starr
Quarterback
IIINew York Jets 16
Baltimore Colts 7
Orange Bowl, Miami, FLJoe Namath
Quarterback
IVMinnesota Vikings 7
Kansas City Chiefs 23
Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LALen Dawson
Quarterback
V
Baltimore Colts 16
Dallas Cowboys 13
Orange Bowl, Miami, FLChuck Howley
Linebacker
VIDallas Cowboys 24
Miami Dolphins 3
Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LARoger Staubach
Quarterback
VIIMiami Dolphins 14
Washington Redskins 7
Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CAJake Scott
Safety
VIIIMinnesota Vikings 7
Miami Dolphins 24
Rice Stadium, Houston, TXLarry Csonka
Running Back
 IXPittsburgh Steelers 16
Minnesota Vikings 6
Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LAFranco Harris
Running Back
XDallas Cowboys 17
Pittsburgh Steelers 21
Orange Bowl, Miami, FLLynn Swann
Wide Receiver
XI
Oakland Raiders 32
Minnesota Vikings 14
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CAFred Biletnikoff
Wide Receiver
XII
Dallas Cowboys 27
Denver Broncos 10
Superdome, New Orleans, LARandy White (DT)
Harvey Martin (DE)
XIIIPittsburgh Steelers 35
Dallas Cowboys 31
Orange Bowl, Miami, FLTerry Bradshaw
Quarterback
XIVLos Angeles Rams 19
Pittsburgh Steelers 31
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CATerry Bradshaw
Quarterback
XVOakland Raiders 27
Philadelphia Eagles 10
Superdome, New Orleans, LAJim Plunkett
Quarterback
XVISan Francisco 49ers 26
Cincinnati Bengals 21
Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MIJoe Montana
Quarterback
XVIIMiami Dolphins 17
Washington Redskins 27
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CAJohn Riggins
Running Back
XVIIIWashington Redskins 9
Los Angeles Raiders 38
Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FLMarcus Allen
Running Back
XIXMiami Dolphins 16
San Francisco 49ers 38
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, CAJoe Montana
Quarterback
XXChicago Bears 46
New England Patriots 10
Superdome, New Orleans, LARichard Dent
Defensive End
XXIDenver Broncos 20
New York Giants 39
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CAPhil Simms
Quarterback
XXIIWashington Redskins 42
Denver Broncos 10
Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CADoug Williams
Quarterback
XXIIICincinnati Bengals 16
San Francisco 49ers 20
Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FLJerry Rice
Wide Receiver
XXIVSan Francisco 49ers 55
Denver Broncos 10
Superdome, New Orleans, LAJoe Montana
Quarterback
XXVBuffalo Bills 19
New York Giants 20
Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FLOttis Anderson
Running Back
XXVIWashington Redskins 37
Buffalo Bills 24
Metrodome, Minneapolis, MNMark Rypien
Quarterback
XXVIIBuffalo Bills 17
Dallas Cowboys 52
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CATroy Aikman
Quarterback
XXVIIIDallas Cowboys 30
Buffalo Bills 13
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GAEmmitt Smith
Running Back
XXIXSan Diego Chargers 26
San Francisco 49ers 49
Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FLSteve Young
Quarterback
XXXDallas Cowboys 27
Pittsburgh Steelers 17
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZLarry Brown
Cornerback
XXXI
New England Patriots 21
Green Bay Packers 35
Superdome, New Orleans, LADesmond Howard
Kick-off/Punt Returner
XXXIIGreen Bay Packers 24
Denver Broncos 31
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CATerrell Davis
Running Back
XXXIIIDenver Broncos 34
Atlanta Falcons 19
Pro Player Stadium, Miami, FLJohn Elway
XXXIVSt Louis Rams 23
Tennessee Titans 16
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GAKurt Warner
Quarterback
XXXVBaltimore Ravens 34
New York Giants 7
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FLRay Lewis
Linebacker
XXXVISt Louis Rams 17
New England Patriots 20
Superdome, New Orleans, LATom Brady
Quarterback
XXXVIIOakland Raiders 21
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CADexter Jackson
Free Safety
XXXVIIICarolina Panthers 29
New England Patriots 32
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TXTom Brady
Quarterback
XXXIXNew England Patriots 24
Philadelphia Eagles 21
Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, FLDeion Branch
Wide Receiver
XLSeattle Seahawks 10
Pittsburgh Steelers 21
Ford Field, Detroit, MIHines Ward
Wide Receiver
XLIIndianapolis Colts 29
Chicago Bears 17
Dolphin Stadium, Miami, FLPeyton Manning
Quarterback
XLIINew York Giants 17
New England Patriots 14
Uni. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZEli Manning
Quarterback
XLIIIPittsburgh Steelers 27
Arizona Cardinals 23
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FLSantonio Holmes
Wide Receiver
XLIVNew Orleans Saints 31
Indianapolis Colts 17
Miami Gardens, Miami, FLDrew Brees
Quarterback
XLVGreen Bay Packers 31
Pittsburgh Steelers 25
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TXAaron Rodgers
Quarterback
XLVINew York Giants 21
New England Patriots 17
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, INEli Manning
Quarterback
XLVIIBaltimore Ravens 34
San Francisco 49ers 31
Superdome, New Orleans, LAJoe Flacco
Quarterback
XLVIIISeattle Seahawks 48
Denver Broncos 8
Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford NJMalcolm Smith
Linebacker
XLIXNew England Patriots 28
Seattle Seahawks 24
Uni. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZTom Brady
Quarterback
50Carolina Panthers 10
Denver Broncos 24
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CAVon Miller
Linebacker
LINew England Patriots 34
Atlanta Falcons 28
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TXTom Brady
Quarterback
LIIPhiladelphia Eagles 41
New England Patriots 33
US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MNNick Foles
Quarterback
LIIINew England Patriots 13
Los Angeles Rams 3
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GAJulian Edelman
Wide Receiver
LIVNew Miami Stadium, Miami, FL
LVCity of Champions St., Inglewood, CA

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