Super Bowl LV kicks off at 5:30 p.m. CST on Sunday, as the Kansas City Chiefs will battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Illinois will legally bet on the Super Bowl for the first time. According to projections by PlayUSA.com, Illinois bettors will likely wager more than $60 million on the big game.
There are five online sportsbooks in Illinois offering live odds on the Super Bowl.
Bet on the Super Bowl at Illinois sportsbooks
The line has held steady for most of the week. Here are the latest odds:
Bucs vs. Chiefs
This year’s Super Bowl will be at Raymond James Stadium, the Buccaneers’ home field.
As far as quarterback matchups go, it doesn’t get much better than this one. Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady will likely go down as two of the best ever when all is said and done.
Mahomes, of course, is in his prime, while Brady is in yet another Super Bowl at 43 years old.
It might seem surprising at first glance that Kansas City is only favored by a field goal. But dig a little deeper, and it makes sense.
First, the Buccaneers just beat the Packers at Lambeau Field, and the Packers were arguably the best team in the NFL this season. Their defense is firing and made life difficult for Aaron Rodgers last Sunday.
Throughout the season, Rodgers made everything look easy. And he’s still the consensus favorite to win the MVP.
The Bucs are also effectively playing a home game, a storyline you’ve likely heard about a bajillion times this week. We won’t harp on it, but it’s at least worth mentioning.
Meanwhile, Kansas City easily covered the spread against the Bills in the AFC title game. But before that game, the Chiefs hadn’t covered a spread in over two months.
Of course, the proverbial “on-off switch” certainly seems to apply to the Chiefs. When dialed in, as they were against the Bills, they look unstoppable.
Are you thinking about betting on the big game? Besides some Super Bowl 55 prop bets, and most Illinois sportsbooks have some intriguing offers for you.
Best Super Bowl offers at Illinois sportsbooks
DraftKings: Double your money
At DraftKings, first-time depositors can double their money if a touchdown is scored on Sunday.
The maximum bet is $50. New users must make a deposit of at least $5 in order to qualify. The bet must be placed prior to 5:30 p.m. CST. There is one qualifying bet per user. Either team scoring a touchdown will be boosted to +100, so if it happens, a $50 wager would net $50.
Make sure to select the boost from your bet slip before placing your wager to apply the boosted price.
FanDuel: Bet $5, win $275
FanDuel is offering new users a 55/1 odds boost on Super Bowl LV.
The maximum bet is $5, so if you win, you can turn $5 into $275. You must deposit at least $10 in order to qualify for the boost. From there, you just have to bet either the Chiefs or the Buccaneers, moneyline. Since Kansas City is favored, the math would be in your favor if you picked the Chiefs, but you can select either team.
New users who sign up and deposit with FanDuel should see the promotion at the top of their screen.
PointsBet: Get your Goat insurance
PointsBet is offering an interesting promotion called “Big Game Goat Insurance.” for new and existing users.
How does it work? Bet on either team to win the Super Bowl moneyline, and get your money back up to $50 in bonus bets if your team loses by 43 points or less.
The promotion points out that Mahomes has never lost an NFL game by more than eight points, while Brady has never lost a game by more than 35 points.
BetRivers: 55 is the magic number
If new and existing BetRivers users deposit at least $55 into their account, they can unlock a 55% profit boost on the Super Bowl.
The maximum bet is $25, and you can use the boost on any wager with -200 or shorter odds.
The profit boost expires 24 hours after it’s issued, so be sure not to procrastinate with this offer.