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SUPER BOWL BETTING LINE HISTORY

The Super Bowl is the championship for the National Football League (NFL), which is America’s superior football league. The game pits the winner of two conferences, the National Football Conference (NFC) against the American Football Conference (AFC) in the finale. This is an annual event that started in 1967 and is usually played on the first Sunday in February.

The Super Bowl is the most gambled-on sporting event in the United States.

The 2021 finale, Super Bowl 56, took place on Feb. 13, 2022 from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California and the Los Angeles Rams (-4.5) snuck past the Cincinnati Bengals for a 23-20 victory.

The Rams became the second club to win a Super Bowl in front of their own fans with Los Angeles playing at SoFi Stadium in Super Bowl 56. 

Super Bowl 57 will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023 at State Farm Stadium from Glendale, Arizona.

NFL HISTORY INDEX

SUPER BOWL LINE HISTORY

The Super Bowl betting history covers the first 56 matchups of the NFL finale, focusing on the two teams, the betting lines and the final score.

The Super Bowl betting result is covered in the ATS (Against the Spread) column, which lists the favorite-underdog outcome and the ‘over-under’ result.

Super BowlYearLocationMatchupATS Result
LVI2022Inglewood, CAL.A. Rams 23 vs. Cincinnati (+4.5) 20Underdog-Under (48.5)
LV2021Tampa, FLTampa Bay (+3) 31 vs. Kansas City 9Underdog-Under (55)
LIV2020Miami, FLKansas City (-1.5) 31 vs. San Francisco 20Favorite-Under (53)
LIII2019Atlanta, GANew England (-2.5) 13 vs. L.A. Rams 3Favorite-Under (56)
LII2018Minneapolis, MNPhiladelphia (+4) 41 vs. New England 33Underdog-Over (49)
LI2017Houston, TXNew England (-3) 34 vs. Atlanta 28 (OT)Favorite-Over (57)
L2016Santa Clara, CADenver (+5) 24 vs. Carolina 10Underdog-Under (43.5)
XLIX2015Glendale, AZNew England (Pick ‘em) 28 vs. Seattle 24Over (47.5)
XLVIII2014East Rutherford, NJSeattle (+2.5) 43 vs. Denver 8Underdog-Over (47.5)
XLVII2013New Orleans, LABaltimore (+4.5) 34 vs. San Francisco 31Underdog-Over (48)
XLVI2012Indianapolis, INN.Y. Giants (+2.5) 21 vs. New England 17Underdog-Under (53)
XLV2011Arlington, TXGreen Bay (-3) 31 vs. Pittsburgh 25Favorite-Over (45)
XLIV2010Miami, FLNew Orleans (+5) 31 vs. Indianapolis 17Underdog-Under (57)
XLIII2009Tampa, FLPittsburgh (-7) 27 vs. Arizona 23Underdog-Over (46)
XLII2008Glendale, AZN.Y. Giants (+12) 17 vs. New England 14Underdog-Under (55)
XLI2007Miami, FLIndianapolis (-7) 29 vs. Chicago 17Favorite-Under (47)
XL2006Detroit, MIPittsburgh (-4) 21 vs. Seattle 10Favorite-Under (47)
XXXIX2005Jacksonville, FLNew England (-7) 24 vs. Philadelphia 21Underdog-Under (46.5)
XXXVIII2004Houston, TXNew England (-7) 32 vs. Carolina 29Underdog-Over (37.5)
XXXVII2003San Diego, CATampa Bay (+4) 48 vs. Oakland 21Underdog-Over (44)
XXXVI2002New Orleans, LANew England (+14) 20 vs. St. Louis 17Underdog-Under (53)
XXXV2001Tampa, FLBaltimore (-3) 33 vs. N.Y. Giants 7Favorite-Over (33)
XXXIV2000Atlanta, GASt. Louis (-7) 23 vs. Tennessee 16Push-Under (45)
XXXIII1999Miami, FLDenver (-7.5) 34 vs. Atlanta 19Favorite-Over (52.5)
XXXII1998San Diego, CADenver (+11) 31 vs. Green Bay 24Underdog-Over (49)
XXXI1997New Orleans, LAGreen Bay (-14) 35 vs. New England 21Push-Over (49)
XXX1996Tempe, AZDallas (-13.5) 27 vs. Pittsburgh 17Underdog-Under (51)
XXIX1995Miami, FLSan Francisco (-18.5) 49 vs. San Diego 26Favorite-Over (53.5)
XXVIII1994Atlanta, GADallas (-10.5) 30 vs. Buffalo 13Favorite-Under (50.5)
XXVII1993Pasadena, CADallas (-6.5) 52 vs. Buffalo 17Favorite-Over (44.5)
XXVI1992Minneapolis, MNWashington (-7) 37 vs. Buffalo 24Favorite-Over (49)
XXV1991Tampa, FLN.Y. Giants (+7) 20 vs. Buffalo 19Underdog-Under (40.5)
XXIV1990New Orleans, LASan Francisco (-12) 55 vs. Denver 10Favorite-Over (48)
XXIII1989Miami, FLSan Francisco (-7) 20 vs. Cincinnati 16Underdog-Under (48)
XXII1988San Diego, CAWashington (+3) 42 vs. Denver 10Underdog-Over (47)
XXI1987Pasadena, CAN.Y. Giants (-9.5) 39 vs. Denver 20Favorite-Over (40)
XX1986New Orleans, LAChicago (-10) 46 vs. New England 10Favorite-Over (37.5)
XIX1985Stanford, CASan Francisco (-3.5) 38 vs. Miami 16Favorite-Over (53.5)
XVIII1984Tampa, FLL.A. Raiders (+3) 38 vs. Washington 9Underdog-Under (48)
XVII1983Pasadena, CAWashington (+3) 27 vs. Miami 17Underdog-Over (36.5)
XVI1982Pontiac, MISan Francisco (-1) 26 vs. Cincinnati 21Favorite-Under (48)
XV1981New Orleans, LAOakland (+3) 27 vs. Philadelphia 10Underdog-Under (37.5)
XIV1980Pasadena, CAPittsburgh (-10.5) 31 vs. L.A. Rams 19Favorite-Over (36)
XIII1979Miami, FLPittsburgh (-3.5) 35 vs. Dallas 31Favorite-Over (37)
XII1978New Orleans, LADallas (-6) 27 vs. Denver 10Favorite-Under (39)
XI1977Pasadena, CAOakland (-4) 32 vs. Minnesota 14Favorite-Over (38)
X1976Miami, FLPittsburgh (-7) 21 vs. Dallas 17Underdog-Over (36)
IX1975New Orleans, LAPittsburgh (-3) 16 vs. Minnesota 6Favorite-Under (33)
VIII1974Houston, TXMiami (-6.5) 24 vs. Minnesota 7Favorite-Under (33)
VII1973Los Angeles, CAMiami (-1) 14 vs. Washington 7Favorite-Under (33)
VI1972New Orleans, LADallas (-6) 24 vs. Miami 3Favorite-Under (34)
V1971Miami, FLBaltimore (-2.5) 16 vs. Dallas 13Favorite-Under (36)
IV1970New Orleans, LAKansas City (+12) 23 vs. Minnesota 7Underdog-Under (39)
III1969Miami, FLN.Y. Jets (+18) 16 vs. Baltimore 7Underdog-Under (40)
I1968Miami, FLGreen Bay (-13.5) 33 vs. Oakland 14Favorite-Over (43)
I1967Los Angeles, CAGreen Bay (-14) 35 vs. Kansas City 10Favorite-Total (NA)

SUPER BOWL SPREADS

Through the first 55 Super Bowls, the NFC has gone 28-27 against th AFC. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots have the most Super Bowl wins at six, while the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers both have five.

Favorites have gone 36-18 straight up and 29-21-2 against the spread in the Super Bowl. The largest upset came in Super Bowl III (1969) when the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts 16-7 as 18-point underdogs.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first underdog to win a Super Bowl since the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

SUPER BOWL LINES

The point-spread rarely comes into play with the Super Bowl, meaning you just have to pick the winner of the game. There have only been six instances where the favorite won the game straight up but failed to cover the number. Those outcomes occurred in 2009, 2005, 2004, 1996, 1989 and 1976.

In the 2014-15 Super Bowl between New England and Seattle, the closing consensus line was pick 'em, which was the first in the NFL finale. The Patriots rallied for a 28-24 victory over the Seahawks.

Oddsmakers were on the money with their numbers in two Super Bowls, which produced pushes or ties. Those matchups took place in 1997 and 2000.

SUPER BOWL BLACK SUNDAY

The most infamous pro football finale for oddsmakers was Super Bowl XIII and a lesson learned for all individuals standing behind the betting counter.

The 13th installment saw the Steelers open as 4 ½-point favorites over the Cowboys and the number dropped to 3 ½-points with early action on the Cowboys.

Even though Dallas lost the game 35-31 to Pittsburgh, early bettors cashed with the 4 ½-points and Steelers backers won on the closing line. To this day, SBXIII is considered “Black Sunday” for the sportsbooks.

SUPER BOWL OVER UNDER

The Super Bowl ‘over/under’ wager has often been called the total in the sports betting industry. An opening line is set based on the expected combined points scored from both teams in the game. Bettors can wager on the outcome and if it will be either higher or lower or put simply, over or under.

The ‘over/under’ has gone 27-27 in the first 55 Super Bowl matchups. No total was posted on Super Bowl I between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.

In the 2019 Super Bowl, the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 and the combined 16 points was the lowest ‘over/under’ result in Super Bowl history. The three points by the Rams matched an all-time low in the big game, matching the Miami Dolphins from way back in Super Bowl VI.

The ‘over/under’ on that outcome closed at 56 points, which was the 11th Super Bowl to have a total close in the fifties.

The highest Super Bowl ‘over/under’ outcome occurred in Super Bowl XXIX when the San Francisco 49ers demolished the San Diego Chargers, 49-26.

SUPER BOWL BETTING RESULTS

  • Favorite-Underdog (F-D)
  • Straight Up (SU)
  • Against the Spread (ATS)
  • Over-Under (OU)

SUPER BOWL BETTING HISTORY

F-D (SU)F-D (ATS)AFC-NFC (SU)AFC-NFC (ATS)OU
37-1829-22-227-2926-28-227-28

SUPER BOWL DIVISION BETTING RESULTS

The NFL is made up of eight divisions and some groups have made more appearances in the NFL finale than others.

Also, some divisions have performed better too.

Below is a break down of all four divisions in both the AFC and NFC conferences.

AFC BREAKDOWN

Knowing the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots both have six Super Bowl victories, the AFC North and AFC East are expected to lead this breakdown.

While the East Division has nine wins, the North comes in with 8 but a much better record at 8-4.

The AFC South has gone 2-3 in five trips to the Super Bowl, the lowest among the four divisions and that's not a shocker since both the Jacksonville Jaguars or Houston Texans have earned a trip to the NFL title game.

AFC SUPER BOWL DIVISION BY DIVISION RESULTS

DivisionSUATSOU
AFC East9-127-13-110-11
AFC North8-59-47-6
AFC South2-32-2-10-5
AFC West8-108-1010-7*

NFC BREAKDOWN

It shouldn't come as a suprise to see the NFC East as the top division in the NFC since they're the only group to have three teams with multiple championships.

  • Dallas Cowboys (5)
  • New York Giants (4)
  • Washington Football Team (3)

The NFC South brings up the rear with a 2-4 overall record as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints both own 1-0 records while the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers have each gone 0-2.

NFC SUPER BOWL DIVISION BY DIVISION RESULTS

DivisionSUATSOU
NFC East13-814-710-11
NFC North5-64-6-16-4*
NFC South3-44-34-3
NFC West8-86-9-18-8

No Over-Under Total listed for Super Bowl I.

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