Being the history buff and research lover that I am, I love going backward in an effort to help bettors moving forward! With the end of the 2017 NFL regular season quickly approaching and Super Bowl 52 a whole lot closer than you think, this look back at the last seven Super Bowl betting underdogs could help you cash in on this year’s Super Bowl, long before it ever gets underway! Be sure to check out for the odds to win Super Bowl LII at MyBookie!
A Look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Underdogs
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Who Let the Dogs Out?
I love that one-hit wonder song, who let the dogs out by the little known Baha Men, but seriously. Who let the dogs out, because, over the last seven Super Bowls, they’ve been barking like you wouldn’t believe. The Underdog has brought home the bacon in five of the last seven Super Bowls.
While Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons failed to cash in as a 3-point dog in last season’s memorable Super Bowl 51 second-half collapse against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos did cover the chalk as a 5-point underdog in Super Bowl 50.
The Seattle Seahawks and Patriots were a Pick ‘Em the year before in Super Bowl 49, but underdogs covered the spread in each of the three previous Super Bowls.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks cashed in as a 2.5-point dog by blowing the Broncos off the field 43-8 in Super Bowl 48 and San Francisco narrowly covered the chalk as a 4.5-point dog in their 34-31 Super Bowl 47 loss to Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens.
Eli Manning may be in the news for all the wrong reasons lately (stupid Giants), but he led the Giants to a thrilling 21-17 win over Brady and the Pats in Super Bowl 46. However, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to cover the spread as a 3-point underdog in their 31-25 Super Bowl 45 loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers almost seven years ago.
Underdog? I don’t think so
As a matter of fact, three of the last six underdogs have shown NFL bettors they should have never been underdogs in the first place – by winning outright!
Eli Manning and the G-Men hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 45 while Wilson and the Seahawks did likewise in Super Bowl 48 and Peyton Manning and the Broncos pulled off the feat two years later by ripping that ‘S’ off of Cam Newton’s chest in Super Bowl 50.
The last six underdogs have combined to average 29.1 points per game while the last six favorites have combined to average just 21.8 points per game, thanks mostly to Denver’s pitiful 8-point performance against Seattle in Super Bowl 48.
Here is a look at the last seven Super Bowl Betting results (underdog on the left):
- LI (2017 Houston, TX): Atlanta Falcons 28 – New England Patriots 34
- L (2016 Santa Clara, CA): Denver Broncos 24 – Carolina Panthers 10
- XLIX (2015 Glendale, AZ): Seattle Seahawks 24 – New England Patriots 28
- XLVIII (2014 East Rutherford, NJ): Seattle Seahawks 43 – Denver Broncos 8
- XLVII (2013 New Orleans, LA): Baltimore Ravens 34 – San Francisco 49ers 31
- XLVI (2012 Indianapolis, IN): New York Giants 21 – New England Patriots 17
- XLV (2011 Arlington, TX): Pittsburgh Steelers 25 – Green Bay Packers 31
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