Infographic: The History of Super Bowl Betting


What were the betting lines in Super Bowl history? With both the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks advancing to Super Bowl 48, today we take a look back with our history of Super Bowl betting infographic.


Super Bowl Favourites vs Super Bowl Underdogs

Today we take a look at the history of Super Bowl betting lines. Will the Broncos cover the line? In the history of the Super Bowl favourites have covered the line 25 times, with underdogs covering on 20 occasions and the handicap being right on the money twice. Favourites were particularly successful in earlier Super Bowls, covering the line in 11 of the first 14 matchups. In recent seasons however, it's been the underdogs who have been on the right side of the handicap, covering in 9 of the last 12 Super Bowls.

Super Bowl Over/Under Betting History

In terms of the Points Total, there have been 23 Super Bowls that finished over the points line, with 23 going under. Favourites have won 33 of 47 Super Bowls played, with underdogs claiming 14 trophies. When favourites have won, the game finished over the points total 18 times, while when underdogs won, the game finished over just 5 times.

Biggest Upsets In Super Bowl History

The biggest upset in Super Bowl history was in Super Bowl 3 when the New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts as 18 point underdogs. Other notable Super Bowl upsets have been New England as 14 point underdogs over St.Louis in Super Bowl 36, Denver defeating Green Bay when underdogs of 11 points in Super Bowl 32 and the New York Giants defeating the previously undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl 42 as 12 point underdogs.

Super Bowl 48 Betting Odds: Denver -2 vs Seattle

This year's Super Bowl between Denver and Seattle is just the fourth Super Bowl with a team favoured by less than 3 points, while the average betting line over the history of the Super Bowl has been 7.5 points.

With the Broncos currently posted as 2 point favourites at bet365, let's hope the trend for tightly contested Super Bowls continues this year!

 Super Bowl odds history

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