Best Numbers for Super Bowl Squares Ahead of Chiefs vs Eagles
Joining a Super Bowl squares pool is one of the best ways to add a little excitement to the big game. If you want to play this year, you can print out a sheet of your own using this link.
How Do Super Bowl Boxes Work?
Participants will choose a blank box at random, and you continue this process until a name has been assigned to every box. Usually, participants will need to be assigned multiple boxes to ensure every square has a corresponding name.
Once every box is filled, use a random number generator to assign numbers to each column and row. The columns and rows will already have a team name on them. Winners will be determined at the end of each quarter by matching up the last number in a team's score with the corresponding numbers on the grid.
But which numbers should players be hoping to get? Let's break down the best numbers to get for your Super Bowl squares pool heading into the big game.
Best Numbers for Super Bowl Boxes
Some numbers are absolutely better than others, and the best options shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
The two best are probably 7 and 0. These are particularly valuable in the first quarter, as a 7-0 lead would net a payout and is a very plausible first-quarter score. But 7-0, 0-7 or 0-0 is going to be a threat to hit all throughout the game. In fact, Business Insider looked at all the data and found that 7-0 was statistically the best number combination to get.
Drawing a 3 and 4 can be quite valuable as well, though. The 3 is pretty self-explanatory as it's valuable due to field goals, but the 4 isn't bad either. It'd only take 2 touchdowns for that 4 to hit at 14, and 24 is a pretty common score, too.
3-0 was the second-best number combination to get, followed by 4-0, 0-0 and 7-3, according to that same Business Insider study. If you don't have any of those numbers, you'll probably need a good amount of luck in order to win.
But if you're saddled with with some of the worse numbers, like a 2, 5, or 8, don't give up hope. It's the Super Bowl, and anything can happen in the Super Bowl!
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