A Complete Betting History Of The Super Bowl

   

There’s a ton of things we can say about the annual Super Bowl, but what brings the most attention is the betting side and final stats that surround this famous game. First played in 1967 as part of a merger agreement between the National Football League (NFL) and its then-rival league the American Football League (AFL), the annual Super Bowl has gained a place in the American and the sports culture as the biggest sports event in the nation.

Initially, it was agreed that the two leagues’ champion teams would meet in the AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger was officially put in place in 1970. After the merger, each league was designated as a “conference”, and the game has since been played between the conference champs to determine the league’s overall champion.

The National Football Conference NFC owns a 26-23 edge over the American Football Conference (AFC) in 49 Super Bowl matches played. The Pittsburgh Steelers own the record for the most Super Bowl wins at six, closely followed by the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers with five wins each.

Super Bowl I KC Chiefs vs Green Bay Packers
Super Bowl XLIX Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots

Usually played on the first Sunday in February, the final game of the season is usually accompanied by a wave of excitement, cheers and high-fives, but it also the most gambled-on sporting events in the world. Despite their bankroll or previous experience, fans are always looking for a chance to predict the game outcome and engage in some betting action on the side. Every year, fans bet more and more, and judging by the figures reported on each and every year, that trend isn’t likely to change anytime soon.

Since the inception of Super Bowl, favorites own a 33-15 record straight up and 26-18-2 ATS. There have only been six instances where the favorite won the game straight up but failed to cover the spread. Those outcomes happened in 2009 (Super Bowl XLIII), 2005 (Super Bowl XXXIX), 2004 (Super Bowl XXXVIII), 1996 (Super Bowl XXX), 1989 (Super Bowl XXIII) and 1976 (Super Bowl X).

Only two Super Bowl games have ended in pushes or ties. Those matchups took place in 1997 (Super Bowl XXXI, Pats 21, Packers 35) and 2000 (Super Bowl XXIV, Rams 23, Titans 16). In the 2014-15 (Super Bowl XLIX) game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, the closing line was PK (Pick ‘em) marking the first time in Super Bowl history that none of the teams playing the game were betting favorites. Both teams were tied 14–14 at halftime, the Seahawks were able to build a ten-point lead by the end of the 3rd quarter. The Patriots, however, rallied to take a 28–24 lead with less than two minutes left in the game clock.

The historical Super Bowl 50 marked the “Golden Anniversary” of the game. The Carolina Panthers closed the regular season with a 15–1 record and the best offense in the league, and quarterback Cam Newton was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP). On the other hand, veteran Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos to their eight Super Bowl appereance.

The game was one of the most defensive matches in the game history, although, the Broncos took an early lead and never trailed, beating the Panthers 24-10 in Peyton Manning’s last game in the NFL.

Super Bowl LI was on of the best ones yet. The New England Patriots were on a 28-3 deficit against the Atlanta Falcons and many thought the Tom Brady magic was gone, but they were so wrong.

At the second half, the Patriots were able to tie the game, making it the first and only Super Bowl to go to overtime. In the end, the Patriots were able to get the win and their fifth Super Bowl title.

Super Bowl I KC Chiefs vs Green Bay Packers
 

Spread, Total & Final Score of Every Super Bowl Ever Played

 
Super Bowl 50 Denver 24 Carolina 10
Spread (Total): Car -4.5 (44.5) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super Bowl XLIX New England 28 Seattle 24
Spread (Total): Sea -1 (47.5) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XLVIII Seattle 43 Denver 8
Spread (Total): Den -2 (47.5) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XLVII Baltimore 34 San Francisco 31
Spread (Total): SF -4.5 (48) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XLVI N.Y. Giants 21 New England 17
Spread (Total): NE -2.5 (53) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XLV Green Bay 31 Pittsburgh 25
Spread (Total): GB -3 (45) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XLIV New Orleans 31 Indianapolis 17
Spread (Total): IND -5 (57) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XLIII Pittsburgh 27 Arizona 23
Spread (Total): PIT -7 (46) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU ONLY
Super-Bowl-XLII N.Y. Giants 17 New England 14
Spread (Total): NE -12 (55) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XLI Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17
Spread (Total): IND -7 (47) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XL Pittsburgh 21 Seattle 10
Spread (Total): PIT -4 (47) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXIX New England 24 Philadelphia 21
Spread (Total): NE -7 (46.5) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU ONLY
Super-Bowl-XXXVIII New England 32 Carolina 29
Spread (Total): NE -7 (37.5) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU ONLY
Super-Bowl-XXXVII Tampa Bay 48 Oakland 21
Spread (Total): OAK -4 (44) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXXVI New England 20 St. Louis 17
Spread (Total): STL -14 (53) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXXV Baltimore 34 N.Y. Giants 7
Spread (Total): BAL -3 (33) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXXIV St. Louis 23 Tennessee 16
Spread (Total): STL -7 (45) Betting Results: Push (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU ONLY (P)
Super-Bowl-XXXIII Denver 34 Atlanta 19
Spread (Total): DEN -7.5 (52.5) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXXII Denver 31 Green Bay 24
Spread (Total): GB -11 (49) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXXI Green Bay 35 New England 21
Spread (Total): GB -14 (49) Betting Results: Push (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU ONLY (P)
Super-Bowl-XXX Dallas 27 Pittsburgh 17
Spread (Total): DAL -13.5 (51) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU ONLY
Super-Bowl-XXIX San Francisco 49 San Diego 26
Spread (Total): SF -18.5 (53.5) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXVIII Dallas 30 Buffalo 13
Spread (Total): DAL -10.5 (50.5) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXVII.gif Dallas 52 Buffalo 17
Spread (Total): DAL -6.5 (44.5) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXVI Washington 37 Buffalo 24
Spread (Total): WAS -7 (49) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXV N.Y. Giants 20 Buffalo 19
Spread (Total): BUF -7 (40.5) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXIV San Francisco 55 Denver 10
Spread (Total): SF -12 (48) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXIII San Francisco 20 Cincinnati 16
Spread (Total): SF -7 (48) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU ONLY
Super-Bowl-XXII Washington 42 Denver 10
Spread (Total): DEN -3 (47) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XXI N.Y. Giants 39 Denver 20
Spread (Total): NYG -9.5 (40) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XX Chicago 46 New England 10
Spread (Total): CHI -10 (37.5) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XIX San Francisco 38 Miami 16
Spread (Total): SF -3.5 (53.5) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XVIII L.A. 38 Washington 9
Spread (Total): WAS -3 (48) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XVII Washington 27 Miami 17
Spread (Total): MIA -3 (36.5) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XVI San Francisco 26 Cincinnati 21
Spread (Total): SF -1 (48) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XV Oakland 27 Philadelphia 10
Spread (Total): PHI -3 (37.5) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XIV Pittsburgh 31 L.A. Rams 19
Spread (Total): PIT -10.5 (36) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XIII Pittsburgh 35 Dallas 31
Spread (Total): PIT -3.5 (37) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XII Dallas 27 Denver 10
Spread (Total): DAL -6 (39) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-XI Oakland 34 Minnesota 14
Spread (Total): OAK -4 (38) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-X Pittsburgh 21 Dallas 17
Spread (Total): PIT -7 (36) Betting Results: Underdog (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU ONLY
Super-Bowl-IX Pittsburgh 16 Minnesota 6
Spread (Total): PIT -3 (33) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-VIII Miami 24 Minnesota 7
Spread (Total): MIA -6.5 (33) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-VII Miami 14 Washington 7
Spread (Total): MIA -1 (33) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-VI Dallas 24 Miami 3
Spread (Total): DAL -6 (34) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-V Baltimore 16 Dallas 13
Spread (Total): BAL -2.5 (36) Betting Results: Favorite (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-IV Kansas City 23 Minnesota 7
Spread (Total): MIN -12 (39) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-III N.Y. Jets 16 Baltimore 7
Spread (Total): BAL-18 (40) Betting Results: Underdog (UNDER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: AFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-II Green Bay 33 Oakland 14
Spread (Total): GB -13.5 (43) Betting Results: Favorite (OVER) AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS
Super-Bowl-I Green Bay 35 Kansas City 10
Spread (Total): GB -14 (N/A) Betting Results: Favorite AFC/NFC SU/ATS: NFC SU & ATS