Super Bowl Betting Trends and Results for the Last 10 Games

Posted by Peter Boysen on February 2, 2017 in

Choosing how to bet on Super Bowl LI is a process that has sports gamblers the world over in a buzz right now, and in the three days left before Super Bowl Sunday, that buzz is only going to grow in intensity. The pressure of the title game has led to some big gambling surprises through the years, as favorites have covered emphatically in some years — but underdogs have pulled off massive upsets as well. Let’s take a look at the point spreads for the last ten Super Bowls and look at how those games have turned out.

Super Bowl Betting Trends and Results for the Last 10 Games

Super Bowl 50: Denver (+5.5) vs Carolina

Result: Denver 24, Carolina 10

A lot of people had thought that the Carolina Panthers defense would be able to manage Peyton Manning and a weak Denver Broncos offense, while the Carolina offense would have just enough athleticism to get around a Denver defense that had carried the squad to the Super Bowl. However, the first quarter saw Denver not only shut out Carolina’s offense but post a defensive touchdown, as Malik Jackson recovered a fumble in the end zone. The Broncos would tack on three field goals, and Peyton Manning would lead one offensive scoring drive, but it was the Denver “D” that carried the day — and the Panthers didn’t even make the playoffs this year.

Super Bowl XLIX: New England (-1) vs Seattle

Result: New England 28, Seattle 24

Seattle had this game wrapped up, as Marshawn Lynch was gashing his way through the Patriots’ rushing defense as the clock wound down in the fourth quarter. However, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called for a pass on a play inside the New England 5, and Malcolm Butler pulled off a shocking interception that sealed the win for New England.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Denver (-2) vs Seattle

Result: Seattle 43, Denver 8

The opening play saw an errant shotgun snap from Denver lead to a Seattle safety, and the Seahawks drove down the field for a touchdown on the next drive. The rout was on, and Denver’s high-powered offense never got on track.

Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore (+4) vs San Francisco

Result: Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31

The first matchup between brothers as head coaches in a Super Bowl went John Harbaugh’s way, as the Ravens had just enough at the end to take the Lombardi Trophy.

Super Bowl XLVI: New England (-2.5) vs N.Y. Giants

Result: N.Y. Giants 21, New England 17

Eli Manning has shown that he has the Patriots’ number in the title game, as both of his rings have come against Bill Belichick’s squad. What did Tom Coughlin know that so few other coaches have figured out?

Super Bowl XLV: Pittsburgh (+2.5) vs Green Bay

Result: Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25

Aaron Rodgers outdueled Ben Roethlisberger in this entertaining shootout.

Super Bowl XLIV: Indianapolis (-5) vs New Orleans

Result: New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17

The ghosts of Hurricane Katrina were largely excised when the New Orleans Saints brought home their only world championship from this emotional win.

Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh (+6.5) vs Arizona

Result: Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23

A miraculous late touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger sent the Arizona Cardinals home without a world championship.

Super Bowl XLII: New England (-14) vs N.Y. Giants

Result: N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14

David Tyree’s helmet catch preserved a late Giants’ drive, and a subsequent touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress gave the game to the G-men.

Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis (-7) vs Chicago

Result: Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17

Chicago had ridden a fairly easy schedule to an NFC North title, but Peyton Manning’s Colt team had more than enough for the Chicago defense.