For the first time in NFL history, the Super Bowl will be played in Las Vegas, when the Kansas City Chiefs try to upset the favored San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11. An estimated 400,000 people will flock to Las Vegas during Super Bowl 58 weekend, making it one of the biggest events in the city’s history.
As for the game itself, after opening with a spread of 1.5 points, the 2024 Super Bowl odds are on the move, with the 49ers now -2 betting favorites. The Chiefs saw a lot of early action, but the public money is starting to pull the odds back to the middle.
Vegas Becoming a Sports Town
Las Vegas has always been known as a sports betting mecca, but it’s quickly becoming home to the actual playing of some of the top sporting events in the world. The first Las Vegas Grand Prix was held last November, and when the Oakland Athletics finalize their move, there will be an MLB, NFL, NHL, and WNBA franchise in Sin City.
The strange thing about Vegas having sports teams is how few full-time residents the city has. Therefore, most fans of the Golden Knights, Aces, and Raiders live nowhere near Vegas. Allegiant Stadium might be the most frequented NFL venue by tourists instead of hometown fans.
Las Vegas airports are expecting 1,000+ private jets for this year’s Super Bowl.
All local airports are fully booked — each plane will pay between $750 to $15,000 to park — and Henderson Airport added 18 acres of extra parking.
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Vegas is not only known for casinos, but also high-rollers. The kinds of people who can afford $2,000 tickets to watch the Vegas F1. Super Bowl 58 is shaping up to be no different, with the average ticket price ranging from around $10,000. That price is a major jump from the SB 57 average price of less than $6,000 on the secondary market.
SB 58 Isn’t Only Betting Option for Super Bowl Weekend
If you really want to celebrate the fact that the Super Bowl is in the NFL betting capital of the USA, you can double down on Sin City events and make a cross-sport prop bet online for the NHL. Specifically, the Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights game on the Monday night after Super Bowl Sunday.
With the game nearly two weeks away, I can’t make a reasonable prediction on the outcome today. But, I can say that as of Wednesday morning, the Golden Knights are 26-24 on the puck line, with a return on investment of 1.39%. The Wild, on the other hand, are 24-25 ATS with a -8.55% ROI.
Vegas’ ROI at home jumps to an impressive 7.76%, while the Wild have a -1.64% ROI when playing on the road.
While I don’t know exactly what props will be on the board next week for the game, popular options for this type of mixed NHL and NFL bets feature things like will the Super Bowl have more touchdowns than the hockey game has goals. Head to head player props, like if Christian McCaffrey has more touchdowns than Mark Stone has goals, are also popular.
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Since we are on the subject of cross-sport pros, there will be plenty that involve the NBA as well. There are two NBA games on Super Bowl Sunday – the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder. Neither game is taking place in Vegas, but these props are worth a bet online if you find the right angle.
When these props get released, I will write an update on which I think are worth adding to your Super Bowl betting card.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.