A Look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Favorites

A Look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Favorites

Written by on December 7, 2018

With a month left in the current NFL Regular Season, it makes sense for us to take a look at what’s happened in the past. Making our Super Bowl future wagers right now before playoffs are dictated can lead to mass profit. Check out Super Bowl 53 betting odds and then read all about what happened to the last 7 Super Bowl betting faves.

A Look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Favorites

2012 New England Patriots -3

The great New England Patriots went off the chalk in 4-of-7 Super Bowls. The Pats lost 2-of-4 straight up. The Giants landed on top of the Patriots 21-17.

2013 San Francisco 49ers -4.5

A Super Bowl known mainly for the brother battle between San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh, quarterback Colin Kaepernick wasn’t enough for the straight up victory, much less the cover. Baltimore won 34-31.

2014 Denver Broncos -1.5

In his second season as a Denver Bronco, Peyton Manning delivered a Super Bowl berth. Although the Broncos ended up the favorites, the Legion of Boom pummeled Peyton’s new team 43-8

2015 New England Patriots -1

The very next season saw New England end up a slight favorite over the Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson, and the Legion of Boom. Only an interception at the goal line prevented the Seahawks from winning back-to-back Vince Lombardi Trophies. The Patriots won 28-24.

2016 Carolina Panthers -4.5

Peyton Manning and the Broncos were back to take on the Carolina Panthers. So much faith fell onto NFL MVP Cam Newton and the Panthers that at one point they climbed to -6.5. Pro bettors were onto the Broncos, though, so that the line ended up at -4.5 Denver used a fantastic defense to win a hard fought 24-10 game.

2017 New England Patriots -3

In the greatest comeback in Super Bowl, and maybe NFL, history, Tom Brady rallied the Patriots down 19 points in the 4th quarter to send the game into overtime where he subsequently scored a TD on the Pats first drive. Patriots 34, Falcons 28.

2018 New England Patriots -4.5

Philly started backup quarterback Nick Foles, but New England had no answer on defense. Brady was fantastic, 300 yards passing and 5 TD passes. It wasn’t enough. The highest scoring game in Super Bowl history went to the dogs 41-33

In the 1980’s and even the 1990’s, the Super Bowl was primarily known to produce huge blowouts with favorites taking it easily. Not anymore. Dogs have as big of a shot to win the Super Bowl as any of the favorites.

One thing to note about the favorites is how New England has dominated the AFC. Currently, the Patriots offer excellent +550 odds. The Rams, Chiefs, and Saints offer less odds. Sure, the Patriots don’t always win the Super Bowl, but they’re a steady participant, having gone the past couple of seasons and losing to the Denver Broncos in the 2016 AFC Championship.

Could this be the year where the Patriots upset a favored NFC participant while offering overlaid odds? We shall see!