- Oz The Mentalist may still have an exact score prediction accurate thanks to an NFL trade.
- Patrick Mahomes is the betting favorite to win the MVP, but can a longshot sneak in?
- Bets on the Puppy Bowl spark interest again as the lineup has been announced.
PHOENIX – With the Super Bowl less than two weeks away, the news blurbs and headlines are active.
1. Budweiser Bringing Back Old Faithful
Budweiser released the first glimpse of a Super Bowl commercial. As the average cost for a Super Bowl commercial is about $7 million per 30 seconds, the revival of the Clydesdales may be an attempt to restore tradition with the football community.
“The Clydesdales are always something that’s up for discussion and up for consideration,” said Budweiser marketing executive Kristina Punwani. “And this year, it just felt like the right moment to bring them back."
Despite the teaser being released, plenty of bets on Super Bowl 58 commercials will be focused on Budweiser.
2. Super Bowl Hotel Prices In Las Vegas Proving Costly
With the most expensive ticket per game this season, going to an NFL game in Las Vegas has been emptying one's pocket since their first game. With the Super Bowl in town, not only are the Super Bowl ticket prices extreme (around $9,500 on secondary markets), but the hotel costs are too.
Super Bowl attendees or fans traveling in support can expect to pay about $400 a night - roughly 2.5 times the average cost.
Imagine shelling out this much money before betting on the Super Bowl in Nevada.
3. Volunteers Boost Super Bowl Abilities
More than 8,000 volunteers showed up in support of making the Super Bowl run efficiently. Not only will ambassadors of TEAM LV greet visitors of Las Vegas with a "swag bag" handout, but they'll also help with information about the event as a whole.
“There is no other city as well-equipped to host and create welcoming, memorable experiences than Las Vegas,” said Trevor Bobb, Senior Vice President of Volunteer Operations at the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee.
4. Taylor Swift Conspiracies, Travel Plans, And More
Thanks to the high-profile relationship of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, Super Bowl betting sites opened up an entire new catalog of bets for Super Bowl 58.
With dozens of Taylor Swift Super Bowl bets available, bettors can choose whether she'll make it to the big game on time, what she'll be wearing, how many times she'll be shown on TV, and more. There is even a bet on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce getting married with him proposing on the field!
Besides this, many are hoping her tour date in Japan doesn't interfere with Super Bowl Sunday, though the Embassy of Japan confirmed Swift can make the Super Bowl on time.
5. Oz the Mentalist Super Bowl Bet Still Alive
Many are pulling up an old clip on Hard Knocks online showing that the Super Bowl prediction from Oz the Mentalist may still technically be active.
During the preseason, Oz asked Mecole Hardman (then a member of the NY Jets) to predict the score of the Super Bowl and his who his opponent would be. Mecole stated a victory over the 49ers 31-21.
While the Jets didn't make the playoffs, Hardman was traded back to the Chiefs, who are meeting the 49ers in the Super Bowl.
6. Puppy Bowl Always Take Early Action
While many tune into the Super Bowl for the game or commercials, there is another demographic who regularly remember to watch the Puppy Bowl.
Look for longshot bets here, as you never know what could happen.
7. Super Bowl 2024 MVP Betting Odds
While Patrick Mahomes is the heavy favorite to win another MVP award, the odds leave it open for a longshot or two.
In the favorites stand Mahomes (+130), Brock Purdy (+200), and Christian McCaffrey (+450). Outside of them, Travis Kelce is in a solo middle ground at +1400 and then it's a drop off.
Not only does this open up the door for a defensive longshot, but an offensive target like Isaiah Pacheco (+2500), Brandon Aiyuk (+6600), or Deebo Samuel (+2200).
While the Super Bowl MVP bet is always smart on a QB, throwing small action on a defender can warrant a big reward.
All it takes is complete shutdown from L'Jarius Sneed (+15000), a Nick Bosa (+8000) strip sack, or big play after big play from Fred Warner (+15000) to have odds shift instantly.
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Michael has been writing about sports for over a decade and his focus on NFL betting action has followed suit. As a Baltimore Ravens fan, he has been heavily invested in the AFC North since the turn of the century. When he is not writing about football, you can find him on the beach, in a casino, or at a bowling alley.