The potential impact of the Super Bowl 57 officiating crew on NFL betting

How Super Bowl 57 Officiating Crew Might Impact NFL Betting
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The NFL has chosen experienced referee Carl Cheffers, one of the most seasoned officials in the league, to officiate Super Bowl LVII in Glendale.

Cheffers has been an NFL official since the year 2000 and is currently officiating his third Big Game, having previously officiated Super Bowls LII and LV.

The NFL official, second only to Jerome Boger in seniority, has a long history with the league. He is known for frequently using the yellow flag, often throwing it early in the games he officiates.

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Penalty statistics for the 2022 season officiated by Carl Cheffers

Category Rank Number
Total Penalties Per Game1st12.59
Total Yards in Penalties Per Game1st109.94
Total Pass Interferences CalledT2nd21

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There should be an ample supply of penalties in the Super Bowl.

One thing you can count on when using Arizona sports betting apps to bet on the Super Bowl is that Cheffers’ crew will be quick to enforce penalties.

This season, the experienced referee led all NFL officiating crews by averaging 12.59 penalties and 109.94 penalty yards per game. He also ranked second in the league for pass interference penalties called, totaling 21.

The outcome of Super Bowl LVII and Arizona NFL betting could be greatly affected, given that five of the last 10 championship games were decided by a margin of fewer than 10 points.

Cheffers’ Career Trends in the NFL

Analyzing Cheffers’ previous performances can provide valuable insights for bettors looking to gain an edge in wagering on Super Bowl LVII, particularly when considering factors like the total score and the spread.

In Cheffers’ last 12 playoff games, only one game has hit the over/under precisely, one has surpassed the number outright, and the remaining 10 games have fallen short of the over/under.

Underdog teams have a strong track record against the spread in games officiated by the NFL’s second-most experienced referee, with a record of 42 wins, 24 losses, and 2 ties.

In that timeframe, the number indicates the second-highest ATS record among NFL referees. It is also worth noting that underdogs have emerged victorious both straight-up and against the spread in the two championship games officiated by Cheffers.

Historical Performance of Betting Favorites

In 56 Super Bowls, the favorite team has won 37 times and lost 19 times. However, in the past 10 Super Bowls, the underdogs have been more successful, winning six games and covering the spread in seven of them.

Teams favored in the Super Bowl have a historical against-the-spread record of 28-26-2.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has spent seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com.

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