Historical Super Bowl Handles

In an attempt to bring you the most comprehensive Super Bowl betting coverage, we have combined betting trends from our historical database, information on Nevada’s Super Bowl handle via ViewFromVegas.com, along every single Super Bowl closing line.

Super Bowl Closing Spread Fav % Final Score Fav Cover? Vegas Handle Money Won/Lost
49 NE -1 36% New England 28
Seattle 24
Yes $115,986,086 $3,261,066 
48 DEN -1.5 68% Seattle 43
Denver 8
No $119,400,822 $19,673,960
47 SF -4.5 44% Baltimore 34
San Francisco 31
No $98,936,798  $7,206,460
46 NE -3 47% N.Y. Giants 21
New England 17
No $93,899,840 $5,064,470
45 GB -3 49% Green Bay 31 Pittsburgh 25 Yes $87,491,098 $724,176
44 IND -4.5 53% New Orleans 31
Indianapolis 17
No $82,726,367 $6,857,101
43 PIT -6.5 44% Pittsburgh 27
Arizona 23
No $81,514,748 $6,678,044
42 NE -12.5 40% N.Y. Giants 17
New England 14
No $92,055,833 -$2,573,103
41 IND -6.5 49% Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17 Yes $93,067,358 $12,930,175
40 PIT -4 49% Pittsburgh 21
Seattle 10
Yes $94,534,372 $8,828,431
39 NE -7 55% New England 24 Philadelphia 21 No $90,759,236 $15,430,138
38 NE -7 44% New England 32 Carolina 29 No $81,242,191 $12,440,698
37 OAK -4 N/A Tampa Bay 48
Oakland 21
No $71,693,032 $5,264,963
36 STL -14 N/A New England 20
St. Louis 17
No $71,513,304 $2,331,607
35 BAL -3 N/A Baltimore 34
N.Y. Giants 7
Yes $67,661,425 $11,002,636
34 STL -7 N/A St. Louis 23
Tennessee 16
Push $71,046,751 $4,237,978
33 DEN -7.5 N/A Denver 34
Atlanta 19
Yes $75,986,520 $2,906,601
32 GB -11 N/A Denver 31
Green Bay 24
No $77,253,246 $472,033
31 GB -14 N/A Green Bay 35
New England 21
Push $70,853,211 $2,265,701
30 DAL -13.5 N/A Dallas 27
Pittsburgh 17
No $70,907,801 $7,126,145
29 SF -18.5 N/A San Francisco 49
San Diego 26
Yes $69,591,818 -$396,674
28 DAL -10.5 N/A Dallas 30
Buffalo 13
Yes $54,483,221 $7,481,541
27 DAL -6.5 N/A Dallas 52
Buffalo 17
Yes $56,811,405 $7,174,869
26 WAS -7 N/A Washington 37
Buffalo 24
Yes $50,334,277 $301,280
25 BUF -7 N/A N.Y. Giants 20
Buffalo 19
No $40,080,409 $3,512,241
24 SF -12 N/A San Francisco 55 Denver 10 Yes N/A N/A
23 SF -7 N/A San Francisco 20 Cincinnati 16 No N/A N/A
22 DEN -3 N/A Washington 42
Denver 10
No N/A N/A
21 NYG -9.5 N/A N.Y. Giants 39
Denver 20
Yes N/A N/A
20 CHI -10 N/A Chicago 46
New England 10
Yes N/A N/A
19 SF -3.5 N/A San Francisco 38 Miami 16 Yes N/A N/A
18 WAS -3 N/A L.A. Raiders 38
Washington 9
Yes N/A N/A
17 MIA -3 N/A Washington 27
Miami 17
No N/A N/A
16 SF -1 N/A San Francisco 26 Cincinnati 21 Yes N/A N/A
15 PHI -3 N/A Oakland 27 Philadelphia 10 No N/A N/A
14 PIT -10.5 N/A Pittsburgh 31
L.A. Rams 19
Yes N/A N/A
13 PIT -3.5 N/A Pittsburgh 35
Dallas 31
Yes N/A N/A
12 DAL -6 N/A Dallas 27
Denver 10
Yes N/A N/A
11 OAK -4 N/A Oakland 34
Minnesota 14
Yes N/A N/A
10 PIT -7 N/A Pittsburgh 21
Dallas 17
No N/A N/A
9 PIT -3 N/A Pittsburgh 16 Minnesota 6 Yes N/A N/A
8 MIA -6.5 N/A Miami 24
Minnesota 7
Yes N/A N/A
7 MIA -1 N/A Miami 14
Washington 7
Yes N/A N/A
6 DAL -6 N/A Dallas 24
Miami 3
Yes N/A N/A
5 BAL -2.5 N/A Baltimore 16
Dallas 13
Yes N/A N/A
4 MIN -12 N/A Kansas City 23 Minnesota 7 No N/A N/A
3 BAL -18 N/A N.Y. Jets 16
Baltimore 7
No N/A N/A
2 GB -13.5 N/A Green Bay 33
Oakland 14
Yes N/A N/A
1 GB -14 N/A Green Bay 35
Kansas City 10
Yes N/A N/A

Our analysis found that the average Super Bowl spread has been just over a touchdown (7.06), although that line has been dropping in recent years. Over the past twenty years the average Super Bowl spread has been 6.375-points, and that number has dipped to 4.9-points over the past decade.

It was also interesting to find that Super Bowl favorites have gone 27-20-2 all-time, but that trend is also changing. Over the past twenty years, favorites have gone just 6-12-2.

As you can see in the table, the popularity of sports betting has been on the rise in recent years. Although many bettors have been taking their action offshore, the total Vegas handle (which includes bets on the spread, total, moneyline, parlays and props) has nearly tripled since the early 1990’s.

For the latest Super Bowl 50 betting trends, make sure to visit our free NFL odds page.

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David Solar is the Content Manager for Sports Insights and can be reached directly at David@SportsInsights.com

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David Solar

David Solar has been the Content Manager at Sports Insights for over four years. He specializes in sports betting analytics and has created several popular data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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