We are still a couple of months away from all the Super Bowl betting action, but it’s never too early to start looking at trends that might help us determine which way to play when the big game comes around. The great news here is that there is a lot of information to go on, but the downside is that the Super Bowl has proven to be anything but predictable. You only need to look at how the last 7 NFL championship games played out to get an idea of just how tough it is to pick winners in the big game.
While you are here, take a good look at the latest Super Bowl LII lines to get the full picture.
A Look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Favorites
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New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons
- Edition: LI
- Super Bowl Betting Odds favorite: New England Patriots -3
Arguably the most infamous game in Super Bowl history, and the one that likely had underdog bettors weeping in frustration as they tore up their tickets. The Falcons somehow found a way to gas a 28-3 lead, allowing the Patriots to win and cover in OT. The point total for this one was set at 57, with the OVER eventually landing.
Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos
- Edition: L
- Super Bowl Betting Odds favorite: Carolina Panthers -5
The Panthers were coming to the end of what had been a magical season when they went to the Super Bowl to face the Denver Broncos. The bookies had them in as a 5-point favorite, but the Broncos proved the old adage about defense winning championships, as they shut down Cam Newton on the way to a 24-10 win as the underdog. The total went UNDER the 43 ½ points.
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots
- Edition: XLIX
- Super Bowl Betting Odds favorite: Pick ‘Em
This Super Bowl was memorable or a couple of different reasons. For football fans, it was a great game that ended with an end zone INT when it looked as though the Seahawks were about to go in for the win. For bettors, it was the first and only time that the bookies had a pick ‘em play in the Super Bowl. The Patriots won 28-24, with the point total going OVER the 47 ½.
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks
- Edition: XLVIII
- Super Bowl Betting Odds favorite: Denver Broncos -2.5
Football fans that don’t have a dog in the fight hope that they get a good game to watch in the Super Bowl, but that did not happen with this one. The Seahawks defense was totally dominant, and they easily covered as the underdog in this one. The O/U for this one was set at 47 ½, and it went OVER in a 43-8 win for Seattle.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens
- Edition: XLVII
- Super Bowl Betting Odds favorite: San Francisco 49ers -4.5
This ended up being one of the more memorable games in recent Super Bowl history, and it was once again the underdogs who came up trumps. The Ravens won a classic by a score of 34-31, with the point total rather surprisingly going OVER the 48 points set by the bookies.
New England Patriots vs. New York Giants
- Edition: XLVI
- Super Bowl Betting Odds favorite: New England Patriots -2.5
The New England Patriots don’t very often lose when they make it to the Super Bowl, and the bookies believed that there was no way they could possibly lose to the Giants twice in the space of a few years. The bookies were wrong, as the Giants pulled out the upset 21-17 win. The total went well UNDER the 53 points set by the bookies.
Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- Edition: XLV
- Super Bowl Betting Odds favorite: Green Bay Packers -3
A great Super Bowl match-up featuring two of the most iconic teams in the NFL, this one lived up to the hype. The Packers won and covered with a 31-25 victory, but it almost went the other way, with the Steelers almost going on a winning drive in the final seconds. The OVER landed, albeit only just, with the point total set at 45.
Super Bowl LII Information
- Date: February 4, 2018
- Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Network: NBC
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- Halftime Show: Justin Timberlake