Recent Superbowl Betting Trends

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Superbowl betting trends are always interesting to consider but really the only ones worth seriously looking at are the recent ones.

What happened 20 years ago is really irrelevant to what will occur in this year’s Superbowl betting. Let’s take a look at some recent trends that might help us as we bet on Super Bowl action.

Superbowl betting trends can go all the way back to the first Super Bowl in 1967 but those mean very little. Let’s keep it more recent and look at the past five Super Bowls. With regular season NFL betting many gamblers will only look at the past few games and we will take a similar path with Superbowl  betting trends. The favorite is 2-3 against the Superbowl betting pointspread in the past five years. Straight up, the favorite has won four of the last five Super Bowls with last year’s upset being the only time the underdog won straight up for gamblers that bet on Super Bowl odds. The Patriots have been involved in three of the last five Super Bowls but they are 0-3 against the Superbowl betting pointspread although they won two of the three games outright.

Four of the last five Super Bowls have gone under the Superbowl betting total including the last four in a row. Sometimes in gambling things go in streaks and right now the under has been on a nice roll in Superbowl betting.

The AFC has won four of the last five Super Bowls with the Giants win last year being the only NFC victory. Last year’s 12 point spread was the highest in the last five years while the Steelers 4 point number against the Seahawks was the lowest Superbowl betting number in the last five years. The highest total was last year’s number of 55 that went way under while the lowest total was the 37.5 when the Patriots faced the Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII and that game went way over for gamblers that bet on Super Bowl totals.

Last year was the 13th time a team had been favored by double-digits in Superbowl betting lines and the underdog has won outright five times. If the favorite won the game, they covered the Superbowl betting pointspread in six of their eight wins.

If you like the money line as you bet on Super Bowl odds you should know that the underdog has won only 11 times in 42 years although in games with double-digit pointspreads, the underdog has won five times.

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