Super Bowl Analysis: A Look At Betting Favorites Over The Years

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,December 9, 2016 5:13, EDT in

With the 2016 NFL regular season steamrolling toward a fast and furious finish and the ensuing postseason near at hand, pro football gaming enthusiasts everywhere need to gather as much Super Bowl betting information as possible.

In an ongoing effort to assist our gridiron betting faithful, this look back that the last 10 Super Bowl favorites and how they all fared in their quests to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy will both, entertain and inform. With that said, let’s get started with a look at the results of the last 10 Super Bowls.

Super Bowl Analysis: A Look At Betting Favorites Over The Years

 

 

Super Bowl 50

Who: Carolina vs. Denver
Odds: Carolina -5 (43.5)
Score: Denver 24 Carolina 10
Betting Outcome: Underdog-Under

Super Bowl 49

Who: Seattle vs. New England
Odds: Pick ‘Em (47.5)
Score: New England 28 Seattle 24
Betting Outcome: Over

Super Bowl 48

Who: Seattle vs. Denver
Odds: Denver -2.5 (47.5)
Score: Seattle 43 Denver 8
Betting Outcome: Underdog-Over

Super Bowl 47

Who: San Francisco vs. Baltimore
Odds: San Francisco -4.5 (48)
Score: Baltimore 34 San Francisco 31
Betting Outcome: Underdog-Over

Super Bowl 46

Who: N.Y. Giants vs. New England
Odds: New England -2.5 (53)
Score: N.Y. Giants 21 New England 17
Betting Outcome: Underdog-Under

Super Bowl 45

Who: Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh
Odds: Green Bay -3 (45)
Score: Green Bay 31 Pittsburgh 25
Betting Outcome: Favorite-Over

Super Bowl 44

Who: New Orleans vs. Indianapolis
Odds: Indianapolis -5 (57)
Score: New Orleans 31 Indianapolis 17
Betting Outcome: Underdog-Under

Super Bowl 43

Who: Pittsburgh vs. Arizona
Odds: Pittsburgh -7 (46)
Score: Pittsburgh 27 Arizona 23
Betting Outcome: Underdog-Over

Super Bowl 42

Who: N.Y. Giants vs. New England
Odds: New England -12 (55)
Score: N.Y. Giants 17 New England 14
Betting Outcome: Underdog-Under

Super Bowl 41

Who: Indianapolis vs. Chicago
Odds: Indianapolis -7 (47)
Score: Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17
Betting Outcome: Favorite-Under

 

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Analysis: Okay NFL gamers, if you didn’t know, the favorite has managed to win cover the spread in just two of the last 10 Super Bowls. Stop rubbing your eyes…you read it correctly. Favorites have managed to bring home the bacon just twice in the last 10 Super Bowls!

Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts cashed in as 7-point favorites against Rex Grossman and the Chicago Bears in their 29-17 win in Super Bowl 41 while Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers also covered the spread as 3-point favorites in their 31-25 title win over Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Not only that, but favorites have also lost six Super Bowls straight up with the New England Patriots falling to Eli Manning and the Giants twice as favorites in 2008 and 2012 and the Colts, 49ers, Denver Broncos and Panthers also losing outright as favorites.

Last year, with the Carolina Panthers favored to win Super Bowl 50 by five points and Cam Newton running off at the mouth, Von Miller and Denver’s voracious defense ‘put the clamps’ on Newton to help Peyton Manning ride off into the sunset with a Super Bowl ring, As for Newton, he was left fuming at having to answer questions from the media…which….as we all know by now, he clearly wasn’t up to.

In Super Bowl 49, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots were listed as a Pick ‘Em. One year earlier, in Super Bowl 48, Manning and the Broncos were favored by 2.5 points, but looked and played nothing like favorites in getting blown out of the water by Russell Wilson and Seattle’s Legion Of Boom. To this day…I swear the Seahawks let Denver score once so they could at least have some sort of pride coming out of the blowout.

In the end, what you need to know is that Favorites have compiled an uninspiring 2-7-1 ATS mark over the last 10 Super Bowls.