It’s official. The Kansas City Chiefs are this year’s Super Bowl Champions after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35. The Chiefs have now won the title game for the second time in four years.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the SB MVP once more, a few weeks after he was voted the regular season MVP. Super Bowl LVII was full of beautiful moments, from a perfectly done rendition of the national anthem to a pregnant Rihanna performing the halftime show solo.
In this guide, we’ll talk more about the title game. More so, we’ll explain what you can learn from Super Bowl LVII if you bet on the NFL regularly.
Fall in Love with Analyzing Lines
When reporters asked Andy Reid what he planned to do after winning his second SB with the Chiefs, his response was short. “I think I’m gonna hang around…I still enjoy doing what I’m doing.”
In other words, Reid isn’t sticking with Kansas because of his pay (although he probably loves it). The 64-year-old enjoys coaching his team and leading them to victories.
If you want to make money on sports betting, therefore, fall in love with reading NFL betting lines. Become passionate about learning why one team is the underdog while its opponent is favored to win.
Invest in analyzing NFL matches to predict total scores, spreads, and special bets. If you want to, you can also become an expert at prop bets. Props are not the easiest bets in the league. But they command impressive payouts.
Focus on Your Favorite Sports
Many football bettors dabble with basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer. That’s alright. But if you want to truly succeed in sports betting, be like Patrick Mahomes. Forge your own path.
Mahomes is the son of a famous baseballer, Pat Mahomes. The Chiefs QB had the opportunity to follow in his father’s footsteps. But he opted for football. Now he’s arguably the best quarterback in the league.
Specializing in football can turn you into an expert. You’ll know how different teams attack and defend. You’ll know the best players in every team, their strengths, and their weaknesses.
Being knowledgeable in football doesn’t just help you sound like an expert while you’re having beers with friends. It can also help you make informed betting decisions, the primary recipe for success in sports gambling.
Don’t be Afraid to Fail
You can’t have a successful betting career without losing some bets along the way. Use your failures as a motivation for winning again. The Eagles will probably learn from this year’s loss and come back to a stronger team in a few years.
The City Chiefs already did it. After winning Super Bowl LIV in 2020, Kansas returned to the big game in 2021. Sadly, they lost to Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a one-sided game (31-9).
However, they didn’t give up on winning the Lombardi Trophy. They came back as the favorites to win SB LVII. And indeed, they edged out Philadelphia in the last quarter.
Most sports bettors lose a lot of bets in the beginning. Some of them quit. But those who succeed do so because they use failure to learn what to do better. They may avoid riskier bets or take more time to analyze matches. But, they never give up.
You Need Others to Win
During quarter four, no one really knew which team was going to win. The game was tied at 35-35. Then Harrison Butker scored the game-winning field goal with eight seconds to spare.
Although Harrison scored the game-winner, he was quick to admit that it took everyone’s effort to win. Patrick Mahomes shouted the same thing while celebrating on stage.
Against that backdrop, it’s nearly impossible to win football bets consistently if you never seek help from others. To expound more, read analyses from respected football commentators. Pick their thoughts on why they think certain teams will win.
Join a football betting forum or a Facebook group where people share their sentiments. Of course, don’t base your bets entirely on what others say. Use these groups to affirm your predictions and to get different opinions.
Tenacity is the art of persistence. It’s what you need to be if you want to be a successful sports gambler in the long term. You also need tenacity to achieve your short-term goals; just like the Chiefs did.
You see, Kansas was down 14-21 by half-time. Then they roared back to not only equalize the scoreboard but also went ahead to lead 35-27 by the fourth quarter.
Of course, Philadelphia was not ready to let their lead slip up so easily. QB Jalen Hurts put up an MVP-worthy performance to equal the scoreboard once more. But then Butker won it all for the Chiefs with his field goal.
As a sports bettor, there will be times when everything won’t seem to work. You will place bets and lose them, even when all signs indicated you had the right predictions.
But don’t give up. Put up a fight instead. The way you fight bookies against the bookies is to use all your resources. Claim bonuses to boost your bankroll. Look for high-value bets and have a budget to help you manage your bankroll accordingly.
All Streaks Come to an End
For eight consecutive years, the team that won the coin toss ended up losing the Super Bowl. It was known as the coin-toss curse. The Chiefs just broke the curse after their third SB victory.
In the betting space, there are many times you’ll feel you can never win again after a series of losses. But don’t worry. All streaks come to an end. The best part of it is that you don’t need to depend on luck to break any losing streak.
Like the Chiefs, you need to work hard with your analyses and knowledge of the game. Also, keep records so that you can learn from your mistakes. That being said, keep in mind that winning streaks do not last forever. Take profits while ahead.