Surprises in Super Bowl Odds at SBG Global

December 1st, 2010 NFL Football

Super Bowl odds show that only one #6 seed in history has made it to the Super Bowl.

That team was the Pittsburgh Steelers who actually won Super Bowl XL against the Seattle Seahawks 21-10. It is possible that in 2009 Super Bowl betting that a #6 seed could make it again as Philadelphia and Baltimore are six seeds.

Super Bowl odds have seen some surprises in history but never have two #6 seeds met in the Super Bowl. If Philadelphia and Baltimore meet, it would be like two #6 seeds in the NBA or NHL playoffs meeting for the title. It just doesn’t happen in Super Bowl odds. Last season the New York Giants made the Super Bowl and actually won the Super Bowl as a Wild Card team against the unbeaten New England Patriots. The Giants were a big surprise in Super Bowl betting but by the time the Super Bowl rolled around many gamblers were giving them a chance in Super Bowl odds, despite the fact they were 12 point underdogs.

Two years ago the Indianapolis Colts were the powerhouse team in the Super Bowl and they dispatched of the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl betting. We mentioned earlier the Steelers win in the Super Bowl over the Seahawks in Super Bowl odds. Pittsburgh was actually favored in Super Bowl odds for that game even though they were a #6 seed.

The New England Patriots are thought of as a dominant team but that was not always the case. In Super Bowl XXXVI they were 14 point underdogs in Super Bowl odds to the St. Louis Rams and pulled off a huge upset, the second biggest in Super Bowl betting history. The biggest upset in Super Bowl odds history was in Super Bowl III as Joe Namath and the New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts. The Jets were anywhere from 17 to 20 point underdogs in Super Bowl odds for that game, yet they won outright by a score of 16-7.

Surprises do happen in Super Bowl odds as history has shown. That could be the case again with 2009 Super Bowl odds.  Open a New Account and bet on the Super Bowl 43 at SBG Global!

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