Super Bowl leaves behind many things, history, records, lots of euphoric fans that are still celebrating after watching their team come back from a 28-3 deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51. On the other hand, there are a lot of miserable gamblers and sports bettors out there who had their hearts ripped out while watching the Falcons collapse late in the game. This is a recap of the winners of losers of Super Bowl 51.
Most of the public money into Super Bowl LI was firmly on the Patriots. The line never budged off Patriots -3, but the money kept pouring in on New England. There was plenty of money on the under, but the public money was largely on the over, with the Pats and the over being a popular pair of bets.
The other thing that has centered everyone’s attention it’s been the recaps of the massive list of propositional bets that were placed. One of them, the overtime period which happened to also kill Vegas. It was another “very popular prop,” and betting “Yes” on overtime paid 11-to-2, with 85 percent of the tickets on “Yes.”
The Patriots didn’t even help out Vegas when they were bad either. The Brady interception that was returned for a score by Robert Alford cashed two tickets, including the 85 percent of the bets on Brady throwing a pick that were on “Yes,” which paid +110.
There are more incidents of the books getting hammered, which only goes to show how bad a Super Bowl outcome it was for Las Vegas. For a while there it looked like they were going to make back all the money lost on the playoffs, when favorites covered in a bunch of blowouts and the only two underdog winners were popular public picks, but in the end it flipped back against Vegas. Although the biggest loss was without question for the Falcons, that lost on the field after being in prime position to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history. They had the potential to be the night’s biggest winner by far because they open their new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium next season. The Falcons are in the process of selling season tickets, personal seat licenses, luxury suites and sponsorships for the new stadium.
Another element of Super Bowl that gets massive attention from media, public and of course bettors is the half time show, this time by Lady Gaga, The pre-game scuttlebutt around the pop star focused on whether she would make a political statement. She kicked off her performance with a few verses of “God Bless America” and “This Land is Your Land” before breaking into an array of hits, but never made any sort of anti-Trump or political statement.
Lady Gaga was widely hailed for her performance, although others billed it as “mediocre.” Per usual, the NFL did not pay its halftime performer, but the self-described Mother Monster is still a big winner. She is expected to announce dates for her next world tour on Monday and her song catalog should see a big bump in downloads this week. Bruno Mars and Beyonce saw spikes of 92% and 59%, respectively, in music sales after their recent Super Bowl performances. Be part of the winners not the losers in sports betting, sign up now at HeritageSports.eu