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 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