A Look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Underdogs
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2012 New York Giants +3Eli Manning not only plays for the Giants, he’s a giant-killer. In the rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl, where Eli and NYG beat an undefeated Patriots squad, the Giants again bottled up the Patriots’ storied offense. The Giants won 21-17.
2013 Baltimore Ravens +4.5The line opened San Francisco -3. By kick-off, it had climbed a point and a half to SF -4.5. The reason? 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had played like one of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL. Ravens coach John Harbaugh had the antidote to brother Jim’s team, though. Baltimore beat SF 34-31.
2014 Seattle Seahawks +1.5Nobody had this one figured out except for the Seattle Seahawks who rushed to a 22-0 halftime lead and then coasted to a 43-8 win. Seattle was the dog because Peyton Manning played for Denver and the Broncos had beaten the mighty New England Patriots in the AFC Championship.
2015 Seattle Seahawks +1Seattle displayed all the things we come to expect from a Super Bowl winner. The repeat was on until Russell Wilson threw the infamous pick on the goal line. New England beat the Seahawks 28-24.
2016 Denver Broncos +4.5In a sign of how truly great Peyton Manning was, he played within himself from the first quarter, only taking what the Carolina Panthers gave him. Manning’s stat line didn’t impress, 13-of-23 for 141 yards and an interception, and Von Miller won the MVP, but Peyton led the Broncos to a 24-10 win.
2017 Atlanta Falcons +3No excuses for the Falcons in this Super Bowl as they held a 28-9 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady rallied his team to a tie before leading them to a touchdown in overtime that ended the game 34-28.
2018 Philadelphia Eagles +4.5A +4000 underdog to start the regular season, Philly lost starting quarterback Carson Wentz before the playoffs. Backup Nick Foles tore up the Patriots’ defense in the Super Bowl, though, passing for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Eagles also rushed for 164 yards in a 41-33 Super Bowl win.The dogs have barked in 5 of the past 7 Super Bowls. Not only did the Giants, Ravens, Broncos, and Eagles cover the spread as +3 or higher underdogs, they beat their opponents straight up. The Ravens, Broncos, and Eagles all beat their opponents as +4.5 dogs.This season, the AFC team, whether it’s Kansas City, New England, Pittsburgh or an even bigger underdog like Denver or Baltimore, should offer underdog odds against the spread. The Los Angeles Rams, +320, and the New Orleans Saints, +280, are future book Super Bowl favorites.Right now, the KC Chiefs are +500, the Patriots offer +550 odds, the Pittsburgh Steelers are +1600, Denver’s at +6600, and Baltimore offers +4000. If you’re looking to back the Super Bowl underdog in the futures you must look to back an AFC team.
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