- Super Bowl 57 sportsbooks are offering many different bets on a safety to occur in the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.
- The two best bets on a safety in the Super Bowl are on either team to score one (+750) or on the first score of the game to not be a touchdown or field goal (+4000).
- History and trends support the possibility of a safety in Super Bowl 57, with nine Super Bowls having one scored and the matchup between the Chiefs and Eagles being conducive to safeties.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Betting on a safety to occur during Super Bowl 57 is one of the best bets for the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, with top Super Bowl sportsbooks such as Bovada offering many different wagers on the popular bet.
Betting on a Super Bowl 57 Safety
Legal Super Bowl 57 sportsbooks are offering many different betting odds on a safety with the most basic a bet on if one will occur at all.
Will there be a Safety in the Game? (Bovada)
- Yes +750
- No -1900
Betting on a safety by either team is a much better bet than on one specific team not only because it increases the likelihood that the bet hits, but because the odds on either team to score one are barely, if at all, different from a single team safety bet.
The Kansas Chiefs to Score a Safety
- Yes +750
- No -1900
The Philadelphia Eagles to Score a Safety
- Yes +800
- No -2000
With nearly the exact same odds, betting on either team to score a safety is a better bet than on either specific team to score a safety.
Super Bowl Safety Specials
Legal sports betting sites are offering different bets on a safety in Super Bowl 57 other than just on one to occur.
The two most popular non-anytime safety bets are on a first-half safety and the first score of Super Bowl 57 to not be a touchdown or field goal.
Betting on a first-half safety is likely a bad bet as a player gets +800 odds, which are only longer than the +750 odds on an anytime safety.
Instead, bettors should focus on the +4000 odds for a non-touchdown or field goal to be the first score of the Super Bowl.
First Score Method of Super Bowl 57
- Touchdown -210
- Field Goal +155
- Any Other +4000
Trends that Support a Safety in Super Bowl 57
Whether it is for a bet for a safety to occur anytime during the Super Bowl (+750 odds) or to be the first score of the big game (+4000), there are trends and history that support the wager.
The history of safeties in past Super Bowls is extensive, with nine having been scored in the previous 56 Super Bowls.
Past Super Bowls With Safeties
- Super Bowl 9 – The first score of the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings was a second-quarter safety that gave the Steelers a 2-0 lead.
- Super Bowl 10 – A safety occurred in the fourth quarter of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys on a blocked punt out of the endzone, giving Pittsburgh two more points.
- Super Bowl 20 – The last score of the game, the Chicago Bears scored two points on a safety to win the Super Bowl over the New England Patriots.
- Super Bowl 21 – John Elway was sacked for a safety by New York Giants player George Martin in the second quarter, cutting the Denver Bronco’s lead to 10-9.
- Super Bowl 25 – Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Bruce Smith caused a safety by sacking New York Giants backup quarterback Jeff Hostetler, giving the Bills a 12-3 lead in the second quarter.
- Super Bowl 43 – With the Pittsburg Steelers offensive line committing a holding penalty while in the opposing endzone, the Arizona Cardinals were awarded a safety in the fourth quarter.
- Super Bowl 46 – For the first score of the game in Super Bowl XLVI, Tom Brady was called for an intentional grounding penalty while in his endzone, giving the New York Giants a 2-0 lead.
- Super Bowl 47 – The very last play of Super Bowl XLVII was a purposeful safety taken by the Baltimore Ravens to kill the clock by running their punter (Sam Kock) around in the end zone while committing all sorts of penalties to ensure that there would be no time left on the clock after the play as the Ravens would go on to beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.
- Super Bowl 48 – The first play of the game in Super Bowl XLVIII was a safety that was caused by an errant snap that got past Peyton Manning, giving the Seattle Seahawks a 2-0 lead over the Denver Broncos.
There are also Super Bowl 57-specific reasons to consider betting on a safety:
- Patrick Mahomes’ Injury: In the AFC Championship versus the Cincinnati Bengals this year Patrick Mahomes lost a fumble off from a bad snap. Mahomes appeared to be somewhat limited in his quickness to get to the ball, with that possible limitedness increasing the chance that a bad snap resulting in a safety during Super Bowl 57. This bet on limited mobility worked in Super Bowl 48, as 37-year-old Peyton Manning lost a snap and was not quick enough to get it before a safety occurred in Super Bowl 48.
- Team Defenses: The Philadelphia Eagles (70) and Kansas City Chiefs (55) were the top two teams in the NFL at sacking the opposing quarterbacks. This increases the possibility of a safety not only because of the quarterback getting sacked in the endzone, but because it may increase the odds that a quarterback has to get rid of the ball and accidentally commits an intentional grounding penalty (similar to Tom Brady in Super Bowl 46).
Super Bowl 57 Safety Props
|Will There be a Safety?||Yes (+750)/No (-1900)|
|Chiefs to Score Safety||Yes (+750)/No (-1900)|
|Eagles to Score Safety||Yes (+800)/No (-2000)|
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