2023 Super Bowl squares strategy: How to win at football squares, Eagles vs. Chiefs numbers to target – CBSSports.com

Playing Super Bowl squares games has long been a staple of the Big Game and even precedes the recent legalization of sports betting across much of the United States. Now, sportsbooks are getting into the action and offering odds on number combinations for Super Bowl 57. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will clash on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET, and you can bet on 2023 Super Bowl squares up until kickoff.

Choosing the correct numbers can be difficult because whereas most Super Bowl 57 bets give you just two options to choose from, there are 100 boxes on a Super Bowl squares grid. Even with that, making Super Bowl 2023 squares picks isn’t solely a game of chance since strategy goes into it as well. Before entering any 2023 Super Bowl squares pools, be sure to see the latest Super Bowl 57 squares advice from longtime NFL expert Mike Tierney.

Tierney is a veteran sportswriter whose work appears periodically in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. He enters Super Bowl 57 on a 56-39 roll on NFL picks, returning almost $1,300 for $100 players. He has identified several strategies to boost your chances at winning Super Bowl squares.

A Super Bowl squares pool is easy to set up. It features 10 columns and 10 rows of 100 blank squares with either the Eagles or Chiefs assigned to the rows and the other team aligned with the columns. Owners will then fill in their names or initials in the squares before each row and column are numbered zero through nine.

With random numbers, contestants decide whether to buy boxes in a cluster or scatter them throughout the grid. When squares are auctioned after the column and rows are numbered, owners want boxes that correspond with totals of scoring plays, such as touchdowns and field goals. 

To win, a person needs to own the box that corresponds to the last digit of the score for each team. For instance, if the Chiefs hold a 6-0 lead after one quarter, the person who owns the square with Kansas City 6 and Philadelphia 0 wins. That person also wins if the first quarter ends with the Eagles leading 10-6.

Rules will vary, so check with the organizer beforehand. There can be payouts after each quarter, each scoring play or only after the final score, thus ensuring a high payout. See the optimal Super Bowl 57 squares strategy.

How to win at Super Bowl squares

One of Super Bowl squares tip from Tierney: He says to avoid 2 and 5 whenever possible. Two has hit in just 2.68% of the previous 56 Super Bowl final scores, while 5 has hit only 2.23% of the time. 

The last time 5 hit came back in Super Bowl XLV between the Packers and Steelers when Green Bay won 31-25. It took a late 2-point conversion from Pittsburgh in that one to get to 25, so that’s not something bettors can rely on very often. You have to go back to 2004, when the Patriots beat the Panthers 32-29, to find an example of 2 hitting. Head to SportsLine to see his 2023 Super Bowl squares tips and advice

Optimal 2023 Super Bowl squares strategy

Tierney knows what numbers and what combinations hit most often on Super Bowl squares. He says there are two number combination that have hit in 20 Super Bowls, or nearly 36% of all prior games, so these squares can give you a big edge. See what they are at SportsLine.

So what numbers should you pay a premium for in your 2023 Super Bowl football pool, and in what combinations? Visit SportsLine now to get Mike Tierney’s detailed Super Bowl 57 squares strategy, all from the seasoned expert who’s reported from seven Super Bowls, and find out.

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