As mentioned, underdogs have won each of the past four Super Bowls. With two of the best defenses in the NFL playing for Super Bowl 52. The previous three Super Bowls had all gone over. When tails won the coin toss in Super Bowl 48, it ended a string of five straight ‘heads’ winners. Tails has won the coin toss in the past three Super Bowls. The coin toss winner has not the last two games.
The Super Bowl is one of the world’s largest betting events. It is the most-watched sporting event is the United States year-in and year-out and when you have a bet on the game, it makes it that much more interesting. Standard bets include betting simply on the outcome of the game, which team will cover the point spread, or betting on the total number of points (Over/Under). In the world of Super Bowl betting, these bets are just the tip of the iceberg.
There are a seemingly endless number of proposition bets and other betting markets for individuals to place wagers. You can bet on the total points scored in any one of four quarters as well as bet on the total points scored in a half. Some of the more unique proposition bets have nothing to do with the game at all.
The Super Bowl halftime show has become a production of its own. Every year, a celebrity, or number of celebrities perform a halftime show. There are proposition bets that include what the celebrity performer’s first song will be. Other celebrity prop bets include whether or not a certain celebrity who attends the game will be shown on national television.
Another big deal with each year’s Super Bowl is the commercials. Each year, companies pay millions of dollars for a 30- or 60-second spot to be aired during the big game. Sportsbooks will post proposition bets such as what will be the first commercial aired during the game? These proposition bets are a unique way to get those who may not be big football fans involved in the game.
The number of proposition bets seems to increase each year. Bettors will continue to have fun with these prop bets as well as with bets that concern the game itself. One of the more popular bets recently has been on who will be named the Super Bowl MVP. If you plan on making this bet, you might want to consider a quarterback since seven of the last nine Super Bowl MVPs have been QBs.
With today’s modern technology, you can now participate in live betting on the Super Bowl. Using a smartphone or tablet, football fans can watch the game and bet on live action. Bets can be placed any time on things like the outcome of a certain drive or whether or not a field goal will be good. Mobile betting is convenient, easy, and fun especially for those who watch their desired outcomes in real time.
Superbowl MVP History
A quarterback has been named the Super Bowl MVP 27 times, the most of any position. Running backs have won seven times, wide receivers six, and players at other positions have won 10 times. Last season, it was Denver linebacker Von Miller who earned the award. Miller was the second linebacker in three years to win the award (Seattle’s Malcolm Smith won it in Super Bowl XLVIII).
Looking at current trends, the last four Super Bowls have favored the underdog. In each of the last four games, the underdog has not only covered, but won the game. Each of the last three games has gone over, which makes sense as the NFL has seen an increase in scoring. The NFL’s highest-scoring team in 2016 was Atlanta, which averaged nearly 34 points a game.
As betting on sports becomes more popular all over the globe, it can attract some negative attention from the sports franchises and teams that are being bet upon.
With millions of dollars riding on each game, some unscrupulous sports teams or players attempt to fix the outcome. Most of us have seen the scandals highlighted in the newspaper or on TV. Despite these occasional trouble spots, sports betting remains a popular pastime for many fans.