Super Bowl Betting


 

Super Bowl 54 is set, with the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers taking on the Kansas City Chiefs, winner of the AFC Championship. Super Betting odds have already opened, as the Chiefs opened as favorites to win. The Super Bowl is the single event that has the most bets of the year, and betting markets will be aplenty. With legal sports betting in the U.S. being more prevalent (ex: Indiana Super Bowl Props), expect more money to be bet on the Super Bowl than ever before. Let’s take a look at the Super Bowl betting history.

 

Coin Toss Betting History

Did you know you can bet on the coin toss? For years, bettors have been betting on the only market that is decided before the game, the coin toss. Will it be heads? Will it be tails? So far, “Heads” has come up 25 times, while tails has come up 28 times. Last year, the coin toss landed on “tails”. What will it be this year? Let’s take a look at the history of the coin toss.

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Super Bowl Favorites vs. Underdogs History

The most prevalent style of betting on the Super Bowl is betting the spread. Are you betting on the “favorite” or the “underdog”? Betting on the favorite means betting on the team that is favored to win, which is seen as “Team X -7”. Betting on the underdog means betting on the team that is not favored to win, which is seen as “Team Y +7”. In Super Bowl history, the favorite has covered the spread 27 times, and the underdog has covered 24 times, with two total pushes. Here’s a look.

Super Bowl Spread History
Number
Total Favorite Covers 27
Total Underdog Covers 24
Total Pushes 2
Favorite Percentage 50.9%
Underdog Percentage 45.3%
Underdog Percentage 3.8%

 

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Super Bowl Over vs. Under History

Betting the “total” in the Super Bowl means one thing. Are you betting over or under a certain amount of points? Here’s a look at some numbers over the entire history of the Super Bowl, which has had 27 overs and 25 under’s. Let’s take a look.

Super Bowl Total History Number
Total Overs 27
Total Unders 25
Total “Not Listed” 1
Over Percentage 50.9%
Under Percentage 47.2%

 

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Top 10 Super Bowl Upsets Against the Spread

25 underdogs have covered so far in Super Bowl history, but just how many of them were huge upsets? Everyone remembers Joe Namath, but was he the biggest upset in Super Bowl history? Let’s dive in.

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