Super Bowl betting facts on Super Bowl XLII begin with the New England Patriots a 12-point favorite with a total of 53.5
Super Bowl betting facts show that the NFC leads 21-20 all-time but the AFC has won eight of the last 10 games. The AFC is the home team in this year’s game. Super Bowl betting shows that no game has ever gone to overtime. The coin toss is a popular Super Bowl betting prop and history has shown that the team that has won the coin toss has actually lost 22 Super Bowl games and only won 19.
New England has won the big game three times and they lost the coin toss in every one of those games. The Giants are also part of this Super Bowl betting history. The two times they lost the coin toss they won Super Bowls XXI and XXV. Super Bowl betting history shows that this is the 12th Super Bowl to feature two teams that met during the regular season. The team that lost the regular-season game is 6-5 in the Super Bowl. This is only the second time in Super Bowl betting history that two teams have met in the final regular season game. It happened in 1977 when the Cowboys and Broncos played on the final week and in Super Bowl XII. The Cowboys won both games. Super Bowl betting history shows that the Patriots have 20 players with Super Bowl experience on their current roster; the Giants have three.
Super Bowl betting history shows that the Patriots are making their sixth appearance. The Patriots are the fourth team to make six appearances, joining the Cowboys (8), Steelers (6) and Broncos (6). The Patriots are the third team to win 18 games in a season, including the playoffs. The ’85 Bears (18-1) and ’84 49ers (18-1) also won 18 games. The Patriots are the 11th team to go 10-0 at home, including the playoffs. Of the previous 10, eight of them won the Super Bowl. The Patriots led the NFL with 36.8 points per game, an NFL record. The Patriots are the 17th team to lead the NFL in scoring and reach the big game. The previous 16 teams are 9-7 in the Super Bowl. Super Bowl betting history shows that the Giants are the ninth wild-card team to reach the Super Bowl. Wild-card teams are 4-4 in the big game.