Have you ever used the Super Bowl square template to bet on the big game?
If you have not participated yet in a football betting pool we got your back. We have a step by step guide to how to play Super Bowl squares.
Our printable version of the Super Bowl LIV squares is down below ready to go. Just print it and have it ready to fill out at the office or at a Super Bowl party.
But before you do that, let's review a few basics rules on how this works.
How Do Super Bowl Squares Work?
Step 1 - Our printable Super Bowl squares template version is a 10-by-10 grid with 100 individual boxes. You will need to assign a price per square. This will determine the prize pool. Start with $1 per square up to as much as your friends are willing to pay to play.
Step 2 - The columns and rows are giving random numbers from 0 to 9. You should use a random number generator to pick them. Before the game, the players will write their names down in the boxes they believe have a better chance to win.
Step 3 - Assign the two Super Bowl football teams to the board, the first team on the top and the second one on the side of the template.
Step 4 - Write each players’ initials inside a square of their choosing. Let each player pick whatever square they want.
Step 5 - Most people play by betting on the final score. But a winner is usually determined at the end of the 1st quarter, 2nd quarter, 3rd quarter, and final game score. Payouts for the winners vary depending on your setup, but usually the 1st through 3rd quarter get about 20% of the pot each, and the final score would get the remaining 40%.
Step 6 - Gather your friends together to watch the big game in Miami. Football squares is meant to be a fun game, so it’s best played as part of a football party so throw the party at your home.
Official 2020 Super Bowl Squares Template
Strategy In Super Bowl Square Betting
There is a Super Bowl squares betting strategy. Football squares odds prediction is close to impossible so the only viable strategy is a lot of luck but there is definitely an edge. Office football pools or Super Bowl parties are usually filled with folks betting for fun and not really having good knowledge of football rules in particular how scoring works. These people want to get involved in Super Bowl 54 square betting mostly for the thrill of winning. They are amateurs with no understanding of the game. There’s your first edge.
What Are The Best football Squares To Have?
The best squares to have will generally be some combination of zeroes and/or sevens. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective wrote that the single best square to have is seven on the favorite's axis and zero on the underdog's, with the 0-0 square a close second. Three, four and one also aren't bad numbers to have from an odds standpoint.
What Are The Worst Football Squares To Have?
Any combination of twos or fives. According to the aforementioned Harvard Sports Analysis Collective post, the 2-2 square and 2-5 square are among the worst because it usually takes some combination of safeties, missed extra points or other general strangeness to get there.