Super Bowl Betting History

Super Bowl LogoThe Super Bowl has long been a major point in the year for sports bettors, both professional and recreational! Every year, it seems that the total betting handle for the Super Bowl gets larger and larger. This comes as no surprise seeing as how this has become one the most popular sports betting events of the year for so many people in the US.

In order to successfully bet on the Super Bowl, it is important to look to the past 55 Super Bowls and examine who won and how the points spread situation played out to get a rough idea of how to place your Super Bowl bets. In this review, we will examine Super Bowl spread history, Super Bowl over/under history, Super Bowl moneylines, and Super Bowl total points in an effort to show you trends and patterns that can better help inform your Super Bowl bets!

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Super Bowl Betting History at Its Roots

Originally conceived as an exhibition matchup between what was then the National Football League and the American Football League, the Super Bowl has exploded from a secondary football contest to the world’s most-watched sporting event.

Over the decades, added elements of production value and an increase in football consumerism have made the Super Bowl a polar opposite of what it was upon its debut in the late 1960s.

This uptick in consumerism can be measured in the betting world, as professional football as a whole has worked in a form of symbiotic relationship with the gaming industry.

As the biggest sporting event on the planet has grown, so has the infatuation to bet on it.

Betting on the Super Bowl has become such a common thing to do that the entertainment capital of the world benefits from it in the form of tourism, as countless sports bettors flock to Las Vegas from all over the world to get in on the big day’s action.

This has caused the gambling scenarios and ensuing ramifications to become its own theme of the game itself, just as Super Bowl prop bets, commercial variety and halftime entertainment have become over the years.

Super Bowl Betting Guide

Super Bowl Prop Betting History

Believe it or not, the Super Bowl was held for about 20 years before propositional bets were introduced to the event.

Super Bowl XX took place on January 26, 1986 and featured the Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots. On a whim, some NFL bettors placed a prop bet that the Bear’s William “The Refrigerator” Perry would score a touchdown at some point during the game.

The original odds for this bet were listed at 15-to-1 and bettors everywhere with money on the line for Perry to pull off this stunt were extremely satisfied when “The Refrigerator” found himself late in the third quarter with the ball in the end zone!

Popular Props Bets for the Super Bowl

NFL bettors have continued ever since with prop bets that have become more varied and elaborate over the years. What exactly do prop bets for the Super Bowl look like?

Here are some examples of the most popular prop bets that are placed each year at the Big Showdown:

The National Anthem
There are a ton of ways that you can go with this one. There are over/unders on how long it will take the singer to complete the national anthem as well as betting on whether on not any players will take a knee. We have also found that there are a lot of wagers placed on what kind of outfit that the singer will be wearing or if they will make some sort of mistake as they sing the Star Spangled Banner.
The Coin Toss
This is another bets that is riddled with all kinds of possibilities. Will the coin land on heads or tails? What team will actually win the coin toss? Will the winner of the coin toss also win the game? Will the AFC or NFC team win the toss? And the possibilities go on and on and on!
The Halftime Show
Here is another golden opportunity for making bets even though the game is on pause. You can bets on things like what kind of outfit the performer of the Halftime Show will be wearing or if they will make some sort of political statement. Bettors can also wager on things like how many songs will be performed or if a brand new song will be featured during the performance.
The MVP Winner
Even though the Super Bowl MVP is usually always a quarterback, there have been times where this has not been the case! And this creates the conditions for some great prop betting opportunities. You can simply place a prop bet that the MVP winner will not be one of the two teams’ QBs.
The Gatorade Shower
Prop betting on the Gatorade shower could include betting on whether or not the cooler will contain Gatorade or water as well as what color the Gatorade will be or if there will even be a Gatorade shower period.

Interesting Facts For Better Super Bowl Prop Betting

Here are some great factors to keep in mind before making your Super Bowl prop bets. These are based on research conducted over the years and could be your key to more well-informed bets while betting on Sunday Funday.

  • Betting on heads or tails for the coin toss is a complete wash. It currently breaks down to Heads (28) and Tails (26). You essentially have a 50-50 shot at calling this one correctly.
  • The team that loses the coin toss is more often than not the team that wins the game with a success rate of 60%.
  • The Super Bowl MVP most likely goes to one of the team’s quarterbacks (55%).
  • There has only been one time in Super Bowl history where the MVP was from the losing team. This was Chuck Howley with the 1971 Dallas Cowboys.
  • Orange is the most popular color of Gatorade to be dumped on the winning team’s coach at 25%.

Super Bowl Prop Betting

Super Bowl Betting Odds History

A great place to begin would be to look at each Super Bowl since 1967 and examine the final scores, odds, and against-the-spread data. A pattern you might notice is that nearly all outright winnings teams cover their points spread. There have also been 28 victories by favorites, 23 victories by underdogs, and a total of 2 pushes. It’s also just interesting to look at some of the biggest point spreads in Super Bowl history and see the end result of those games.

Super Bowl # Final Score Super Bowl Spreads
LIV: February 2, 2020 Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20 KC -1.5 (53)
LIII: February 3, 2019 New England 13, Los Angeles 3 NE -2.5 (55.5)
LII: February 4, 2018 Philadelphia 41, New England 33 NE -4.5 (49)
LI: February 5, 2017 New England 34, Atlanta 28 NE -3 (57.5)
L: February 7, 2016 Denver 24, Carolina 10 CAR -4.5 (43)
XLIX: February 1, 2015 New England 28, Seattle 24 SEA -1 (47.5)
XLVIII: February 2, 2014 Seattle 43, Denver 8 DEN -2 (47.5)
XLVII: February 3, 2013 Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31 SF -4.5 (48)
XLVI: February 5, 2012 N.Y. Giants 21, New England 17 NE -2.5 (53)
XLV: February 6, 2011 Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25 GB -3 (45)
XLIV: February 7, 2010 New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17 IND -5 (57)
XLIII: February 1, 2009 Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23 PIT -7 (46)
XLII: February 3, 2008 N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14 NE -12 (55)
XLI: February 4, 2007 Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17 IND -7 (47)
XL: February 5, 2006 Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 PIT -4 (47)
XXIX: February 6, 2005 New England 24, Philadelphia 21 NE -7 (46.5)
XXXVIII: February 1, 2004 New England 32, Carolina 29 NE -7 (37.5)
XXXVII: January 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21 OAK -4 (44)
XXXVI: February 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17 STL -14 (53)
XXXV: January 28, 2001 Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7 BAL -3 (33)
XXXIV: January 30, 2000 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 STL -7 (45)
XXXIII: January 31, 1999 Denver 34, Atlanta 19 DEN -7.5 (52.5)
XXXII: January 25, 1998 Denver 31, Green Bay 24 GB -11 (49)
XXXI: January 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21 GB -14 (49)
XXX: January 28, 1996 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 DAL -13.5 (51)
XXIX: January 29, 1995 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26 SF -18.5 (53.5)
XXVIII: January 30, 1994 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 DAL -10.5 (50.5)
XXVII: January 31, 1993 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17 DAL -6.5 (44.5)
XXVI: January 26, 1992 Washington 37, Buffalo 24 WAS -7 (49)
XXV: January 27, 1991 N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19 BUF -7 (40.5)
XXIV: January 28, 1990 San Francisco 55, Denver 10 SF -12 (48)
XXIII: January 22, 1989 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16 SF -7 (48)
XXII: January 31, 1988 Washington 42, Denver 10 DEN -3 (47)
XXI: January 25, 1987 N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20 NYG -9.5 (40)
XX: January 26, 1986 Chicago 46, New England 10 CHI -10 (37.5)
XIX: January 20, 1985 San Francisco 38, Miami 16 SF -3.5 (53.5)
XVIII: January 22, 1984 L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9 WAS -3 (48)
XVII: January 30, 1983 Washington 27, Miami 17 MIA -3 (36.5)
XVI: January 24, 1982 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21 SF -1 (48)
XV: January 25, 1981 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10 PHI -3 (37.5)
XIV: January 20, 1980 Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19 PIT -10.5 (36)
XIII: January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31 PIT -3.5 (37)
XII: January 15, 1978 Dallas 27, Denver 10 DAL -6 (39)
XI: January 9, 1977 Oakland 34, Minnesota 14 OAK -4 (38)
X: January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17 PIT -7 (36)
IX: January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6 PIT -3 (33)
VIII: January 13, 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7 MIA -6.5 (33)
VII: January 14, 1973 Miami 14, Washington 7 MIA -1 (33)
VI: January 16, 1972 Dallas 24, Miami 3 DAL -6 (34)
V: January 17, 1971 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13 BAL -2.5 (36)
IV: January 11, 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7 MIN -12 (39)
III: January 12, 1969 N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7 BAL -18 (40)
II: January 14, 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14 GB -13.5 (43)
I: January 15, 1967 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10 GB -14 (N/A)

Betting Results From Previous Super Bowls

These are the results from each Super Bowl looking at the favorite vs. the underdog and over vs. under. From this data, it is always best to bet on a favorite at the Super Bowl as they have gone 36-19 straight up and 26-25-2 against the spread. When it comes to betting the over/under, that is a complete and total wash with the number sitting at 26-25-1. There is a slight lean toward betting over, it is really anyone’s guess when it comes to totals betting.

  • 1. Super Bowl LIV: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 2. Super Bowl LIII: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 3. Super Bowl LII: Underdog (OVER)
  • 4. Super Bowl LI: Favorite (OVER)
  • 5. Super Bowl L: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 6. Super Bowl XLIX: Underdog (OVER)
  • 7. Super Bowl XLVIII: Underdog (OVER)
  • 8. Super Bowl XLVII: Underdog (OVER)
  • 9. Super Bowl XLVI: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 10. Super Bowl XLV: Favorite (OVER)
  • 11. Super Bowl XLIV: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 12. Super Bowl XLIII: Underdog (OVER)
  • 13. Super Bowl XLII: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 14. Super Bowl XLI: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 15. Super Bowl XL: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 16. Super Bowl XXIX: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 17. Super Bowl XXXVIII: Underdog (OVER)
  • 18. Super Bowl XXXVII: Underdog (OVER)
  • 19. Super Bowl XXXVI: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 20. Super Bowl XXXV: Favorite (OVER)
  • 21. Super Bowl XXXIV: Push (UNDER)
  • 22. Super Bowl XXXIII: Favorite (OVER)
  • 23. Super Bowl XXXII: Underdog (OVER)
  • 24. Super Bowl XXXI: Push (OVER)
  • 25. Super Bowl XXX: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 26. Super Bowl XXIX: Favorite (OVER)
  • 27. Super Bowl XXVIII: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 28. Super Bowl XXVII: Favorite (OVER)
  • 29. Super Bowl XXVI: Favorite (OVER)
  • 30. Super Bowl XXV: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 31. Super Bowl XXIV: Favorite (OVER)
  • 32. Super Bowl XXIII: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 33. Super Bowl XXII: Underdog (OVER)
  • 34. Super Bowl XXI: Favorite (OVER)
  • 35. Super Bowl XX: Favorite (OVER)
  • 36. Super Bowl XIX: Favorite (OVER)
  • 37. Super Bowl XVIII: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 38. Super Bowl XVII: Underdog (OVER)
  • 39. Super Bowl XVI: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 40. Super Bowl XV: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 41. Super Bowl XIV: Favorite (OVER)
  • 42. Super Bowl XIII: Favorite (OVER)
  • 43. Super Bowl XII: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 44. Super Bowl XI: Favorite (OVER)
  • 45. Super Bowl X: Underdog (OVER)
  • 46. Super Bowl IX: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 47. Super Bowl VIII: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 48. Super Bowl VII: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 49. Super Bowl VI: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 50. Super Bowl V: Favorite (UNDER)
  • 51. Super Bowl IV: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 52. Super Bowl III: Underdog (UNDER)
  • 53. Super Bowl II: Favorite (OVER)
  • 54. Super Bowl I: Favorite

Key Moments in Super Bowl Betting History

These are some of the biggest moments in the history of the Super Bowl and how they affected bettors. Sometimes, it is good to look at the past to get an idea of what to expect in the future. A lot of this information covers things like the Super Bowl spreads history and past Super Bowl spreads and can come in handy as you are putting together your bets for the big game!

Favorites or Underdogs

  • Favorites: 34-19 Straight Up and 26-25-2 Against the Spread
  • Over/Under: 26-25-1 (there was no O/U in Super Bowl 1)

Super Bowl Spread Records

Against the Spread Margin Within One Score


Biggest Line Move
Game Points Opened / Closed Final Score
Super Bowl 49 3.5 points Opened: Seahawks 2.5 – points favorite
Closed: Patriots 1 – point favorite
Patriots 28, Seahawks 24
Largest Points Spread Differential
Game Points Teams Closed Line
Super Bowl 48 36.5 points Seahawks vs. Broncos Broncos 1.5 favorite but lost 43-8
Largest Point Spread Upset
Game Points Teams Final Score
Super Bowl 3 18 points Jets vs. Colts Jets 16, Colts 7
Point Spread Push
Game Teams Points Final Score
Super Bowl 31 and 34 31: Packers vs. Patriots
34: Rams vs. Titans
Packers 14 point favorites against Patriots
Rams 7 point favorites against Titans
Packers 35, Patriots 21
Rams 23, Titans 16
Largest Point Spread
Game Points Teams Final Score
Super Bowl 3 and 29 18 points 3: Jets vs. Colts
29: 49ers vs. Chargers
3: Jets 16, Colts 7
29: 49ers 49, Chargers 26
Smallest Points Spread
Game Points Teams Final Score
Super Bowl 16 and 49 1 point 16: 49ers vs. Bengals
49: Patriots vs. Seahawks
16: 49ers 26, Bengals 21
49: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24
Lowest Seed to Cover Spread
Game Seed Teams
Super Bowls 40 and 45 6 seed Packers and Steelers
Most Wins Against the Spread
Team Game
Pittsburgh Steelers (5)
Dallas Cowboys (5)
Super Bowls 9, 13, 14, 30, 40
Super Bowls 6, 10, 12, 27, 28
Most Against the Spread Losses
Team/Game Details
New England Patriots (6): Super Bowls 20, 38, 39, 42, 46, 52
Denver Broncos (5): Super Bowls 12, 21, 22, 24, 48
Patriots are 4-6-1 against the spread (the most losses ATS)
Broncos have worst ATS history (125.5 points short)
Winners That Didn’t Cover the Spread
Team Game
San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers
Super Bowl 23
Super Bowls 30
Super Bowls 38 and 39
Super Bowls 10 and 43

Super Bowl Total Records

Lowest Over/Under
Game Points
Super Bowls 7, 8, 9, and 35 33
Largest Over/Under Differential
Game Points Closed Line Final Score
Super Bowl 53 39.5 points Closed at 55.5 (3rd highest over/under in SB history) Patriots 13, Rams 3 (lowest-scoring SB of all-time)
Over/Under Push
Game Teams Final Score Details
Super Bowl 33 Broncos vs. Falcons Broncos 34, Falcons 19 53 total points scored without either team scoring in 3rd quarter

Other Super Bowl Records

Most Games Covered by Quarterbacks
Player Games
Tom Brady (4)
Terry Bradshaw (3)
Joe Montana (3)
Roger Staubach (3)
Super Bowls 36, 49, 51, and 53
Super Bowls 9, 13, and 14
Super Bowls 16, 19, and 24
Super Bowls 6, 10, and 12
Youngest Quarterback to Cover the Spread
Game Player Age Team
Super Bowl 40 Ben Roethlisberger 23 years old Pittsburgh Steelers
Oldest Quarterback to Cover the Spread
Game Player Age Team
Super Bowl 50 Peyton Manning 39 years old Carolina Panthers
Most Consecutive Super Bowl Games Covered
QA / Team Game
Bart Starr (Packers)
Bob Griese (Dolphins)
Terry Bradshaw (Steelers)
Troy Aikman (Cowboys)
John Elway (Broncos)
Super Bowls 1 and 2
Super Bowls 7 and 8
Super Bowls 13 and 14
Super Bowls 27 and 28
Super Bowls 32 and 33
Super Bowl MVPs With Teams That Didn’t Cover the Spread
Player Games
Chuck Howley
Lynn Swann
Jerry Rice
Larry Brown
Tom Brady
Deion Branch
Santonio Holmes
Super Bowl 5
Super Bowl 10
Super Bowl 23
Super Bowl 30
Super Bowl 38
Super Bowl 39
Super Bowl 43

Super Bowl Total Points

The Super Bowl is the game of the season that all avid bettors and football fans look forward to with rapt anticipation and one of the best ways to bet on the Super Bowl is with totals betting! This is also referred to as over/under betting.

As recent as 2019, we had the lowest-scoring Super Bowl of all time with 16 points when the Patriots won against the Rams. But the year before that, the Eagles and the Patriots scored a combined total of 74 points! When it comes to the total number of points scored by both teams combined, it is really a mixed bag and anyone’s guess!

Date Winner / Pts. Loser / Pts. Points
01/29/1995 San Francisco 49ers 49 San Diego Chargers 26 1. 75
02/04/2018 Philadelphia Eagles 41 New England Patriots 33 2. 74
01/31/1993 Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17 3. 69
01/26/2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 Oakland Raiders 21 4. 69
01/21/1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31 5. 66
01/28/1990 San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10 6. 65
02/08/2013 Baltimore Ravens 34 San Francisco 49ers 31 7. 65
02/05/2017 New England Patriots 34 Atlanta Falcons 28 OT 8. 62
01/26/1992 Washington Redskins 37 Buffalo Bills 24 9. 61
02/01/2004 New England Patriots 32 Carolina Panthers 29 10. 61
01/25/1987 New York Giants 39 Denver Broncos 20 11. 59
01/26/1986 Chicago Bears 46 New England Patriots 10 12. 56
01/26/1997 Green Bay Packers 35 New England Patriots 21 13. 56
02/06/2011 Green Bay Packers 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 25 14. 56
01/25/1998 Denver Broncos 31 Green Bay Packers 24 15. 55
01/20/1985 San Francisco 49ers 38 Miami Dolphins 16 16. 54
01/31/1999 Denver Broncos 34 Atlanta Falcons 19 17. 53
18. 52 01/31/1988 Washington Redskins 42 Denver Broncos 10
02/01/2015 New England Patriots 28 Seattle Seahawks 24 19. 52
02/02/2014 Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8 20. 51
02/02/2020 Kansas City Chiefs 31 San Francisco 49ers 20 21. 51
01/20/1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Los Angeles Rams 19 22. 50
02/01/2009 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Arizona Cardinals 23 23. 50
02/07/2010 New Orleans Saints 31 Indianapolis Colts 17 24. 48
01/14/1968 Green Bay Packers 33 Oakland Raiders 14 25. 47
01/24/1982 San Francisco 49ers 26 Cincinnati Bengals 21 26. 47
01/22/1984 Los Angeles Raiders 38 Washington Redskins 9 27. 47
01/09/1977 Oakland Raiders 32 Minnesota Vikings 14 28. 46
02/04/2007 Indianapolis Colts 29 Chicago Bears 17 29. 46
01/15/1967 Green Bay Packers 35 Kansas City Chiefs 10 30. 45
02/06/2005 New England Patriots 24 Philadelphia Eagles 21 31. 45
01/30/1983 Washington Redskins 27 Miami Dolphins 17 32. 44
01/28/1996 Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 33. 44
01/30/1994 Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13 34. 43
01/28/2001 Baltimore Ravens 34 New York Giants 7 35. 41
02/07/2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 Kansas City Chiefs 9 36. 40
01/27/1991 New York Giants 20 Buffalo Bills 19 37. 39
01/30/2000 St. Louis Rams 23 Tennessee Titans 16 38. 39
01/18/1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Dallas Cowboys 17 39. 38
02/05/2012 New York Giants 21 New England Patriots 17 40. 38
01/15/1978 Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10 41. 37
01/25/1981 Oakland Raiders 27 Philadelphia Eagles 10 42. 37
02/03/2002 New England Patriots 20 St. Louis Rams 17 43. 37
01/22/1989 San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16 44. 36
02/07/2016 Denver Broncos 24 Carolina Panthers 10 45. 34
01/13/1974 Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7 46. 31
02/05/2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Seattle Seahawks 10 47. 31
02/03/2008 New York Giants 17 New England Patriots 14 48. 31
01/11/1970 Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7 49. 30
01/17/1971 Baltimore Colts 16 Dallas Cowboys 13 50. 29
01/16/1972 Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3 51. 27
01/12/1969 New York Jets 16 Baltimore Colts 7 52. 23
01/12/1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6 53. 22
01/14/1973 Miami Dolphins 14 Washington Redskins 7 54. 21
02/03/2019 New England Patriots 13 Los Angeles Rams 3 55. 16

Highest Super Bowl Over/Unders of All-Time

As of 2021, these are the highest over/under bets that have ever been placed on the Super Bowl. These do not reflect the actual final combined score of both teams but rather these were the highest over/unders that were produced by oddsmakers at the time.

  • 1. Super Bowl LI (58)
  • 2. Super Bowl XLIV (57)
  • 3. Super Bowl LV (55.5)
  • 4. Super Bowl XLII (55)
  • 5. Super Bowl XXIX (53.5)
  • 6. Super Bowl XIX (53.5)
  • 7. Super Bowl LIV (53)
  • 8. Super Bowl XLVI (53)
  • 9. Super Bowl XXXIII (52.5)
  • 10. Super Bowl XXX (51)
  • 11. Super Bowl XXVIII (50.5)
  • 12. Super Bowl LII (49)
  • 13. Super Bowl XXXII (49)
  • 14. Super Bowl XXXI (49)
  • 15. Super Bowl XXVI (49)
  • 16. Super Bowl XLVII (48)
  • 17. Super Bowl XXIV (48)
  • 18. Super Bowl XXIII (48)
  • 19. Super Bowl XVIII (48)
  • 20. Super Bowl XVI (48)
  • 21. Super Bowl XLIX (47.5)
  • 22. Super Bowl XLVIII (47.5)
  • 23. Super Bowl XLI (47)
  • 24. Super Bowl XL (47)

Biggest 2021 Super Bowl Payouts in Vegas

Going back to the most recent Super Bowl, let’s take a look at the types of bets that saw the biggest payouts when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31 to 9. These were the biggest bets in Las Vegas-based sportsbook for Super Bowl LV.

Date Sportsbook Bet Amount Spread
01/28/2021 BetMGM $2.3 million to win $2 million +3.5 (-115)
02/06/2021 BetMGM $1 million to win $1.35 million +135 ML
02/07/2021 BetMGM $1 million to win $770,000 +9 (-130)
01/26/2021 BetMGM $345,000 to win $300,000 +3.5 (-115)
02/06/21 William Hill $330,000 to win $275,000 +3.5 (-120)
02/07/2021 BetMGM $275,000 to win $220,000 (-125)
02/06/2021 William Hill $250,000 to win $208,000 +3.5 (-120)
02/07/2021 BetMGM $220,000 to win $200,000 +3 (-110)
02/07/2021 Westgate $200,000 to win $306,000 +153 ML
02/06/2021 William Hill $120,000 to win $100,000 +3.5 (-120)

How Super Betting Will Change in the Future

With technological growth moving at such a high frequency, the football gambling world has done a fine job of staying neck-and-neck as the use of mobile sports betting apps is seeing its greatest relevance yet.

Super Bowl LVI - Football Betting Apps - Mobile PhonesWhile the functioning of these betting apps for a multitude of markets continues to see a gradual increase, their operation has helped further boost football betting into the public eye for both experienced bettors and novices.

Though not all online sportsbooks have corresponding mobile apps, the sports betting sites we recommend do and it is their existence that helps bring the sports betting realm to a whole new demographic of clientele.

All of these apps and their respective football betting sites are known for being trustworthy and well-run.

With fluid customer satisfaction and consistent web accessibility, these online betting sites have become reputable in the sports wagering community with their rise in popularity highlighting that.

To further emphasize the safety aspects of these sports betting sites and mobile apps, we have tested our selected markets ourselves.

NOTE: With the usage of the internet greatly impacting the betting history of Super Bowl betting, it must also be noted that the location in which the event is wagered has also seen a shift in importance.

Super Bowl Betting Guide FAQ

One of the best pieces of advice we can give you for betting on the Super Bowl is to learn as much as you can about each of the NFL teams and individual players that you want to place bets on. The more that you know and the bigger of a picture that you can capture of what is going on, the more nuanced and better-informed your wagers can become which means a great likelihood of winning more often than not! We also advise you to bet on what is most familiar to you. Do not bet too much money on games and players you don’t know too much about.

Looking at the numbers, we feel it is more difficult to bet the over/under on the Super Bowl because it is a completely mixed bag. It is about dead-even the number of Super Bowls that went either way in the category. Focus more on the favorite-underdog bets because you have a much better chance at winning these bets.

This all depends on which betting lines and odds that you place bets on. You will want to place bets on sharp Super Bowl betting lines and look for opportunities to fade the public and bet with the pros where there could be an upset opportunity. Those are two great ways to win good money. How much you win is also dependent on your resources as well. If your bankroll is well-funded, you can take larger risks in the pursuit of larger wins! Be sure to use online bonuses and promotions to get your account fully funded and ready to roll!

When it comes to betting on the Super Bowl, you are 64% likely to win betting on the favorite. It is not a guaranteed win but you have a good shot at being on the right side of the curve when you bet the favorite.