Historical Super Bowl Handles

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, and every single Super Bowl closing line.

Super BowlClosing SpreadFav %Final ScoreFav Cover?Vegas HandleMoney Won/Lost
50CAR -4.561%Denver 24, Carolina 10No$132,545,587$13,300,000
49NE -1 36% New England 28
Seattle 24
Yes$115,986,086$3,261,066 
48DEN -1.5 68% Seattle 43
Denver 8
No$119,400,822$19,673,960
47SF -4.5 44% Baltimore 34
San Francisco 31
No$98,936,798 $7,206,460
46NE -3 47% N.Y. Giants 21
New England 17
No$93,899,840$5,064,470
45GB -3 49% Green Bay 31 Pittsburgh 25 Yes$87,491,098$724,176
44IND -4.5 53% New Orleans 31
Indianapolis 17
No$82,726,367$6,857,101
43PIT -6.5 44% Pittsburgh 27
Arizona 23
No$81,514,748$6,678,044
42NE -12.5 40% N.Y. Giants 17
New England 14
No$92,055,833-$2,573,103
41IND -6.5 49% Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17 Yes$93,067,358$12,930,175
40PIT -4 49% Pittsburgh 21
Seattle 10
Yes$94,534,372$8,828,431
39NE -7 55% New England 24 Philadelphia 21 No$90,759,236$15,430,138
38NE -7 44% New England 32 Carolina 29 No$81,242,191$12,440,698
37OAK -4N/ATampa Bay 48
Oakland 21
No$71,693,032$5,264,963
36STL -14N/ANew England 20
St. Louis 17
No$71,513,304$2,331,607
35BAL -3N/ABaltimore 34
N.Y. Giants 7
Yes$67,661,425$11,002,636
34STL -7N/ASt. Louis 23
Tennessee 16
Push$71,046,751$4,237,978
33DEN -7.5N/ADenver 34
Atlanta 19
Yes$75,986,520$2,906,601
32GB -11N/ADenver 31
Green Bay 24
No$77,253,246$472,033
31GB -14N/AGreen Bay 35
New England 21
Push$70,853,211$2,265,701
30DAL -13.5N/ADallas 27
Pittsburgh 17
No$70,907,801$7,126,145
29SF -18.5N/ASan Francisco 49
San Diego 26
Yes$69,591,818-$396,674
28DAL -10.5N/ADallas 30
Buffalo 13
Yes$54,483,221$7,481,541
27DAL -6.5N/ADallas 52
Buffalo 17
Yes$56,811,405$7,174,869
26WAS -7N/AWashington 37
Buffalo 24
Yes$50,334,277$301,280
25BUF -7N/AN.Y. Giants 20
Buffalo 19
No$40,080,409$3,512,241
24SF -12N/ASan Francisco 55 Denver 10 YesN/AN/A
23SF -7N/ASan Francisco 20 Cincinnati 16 NoN/AN/A
22DEN -3N/AWashington 42
Denver 10
NoN/AN/A
21NYG -9.5N/AN.Y. Giants 39
Denver 20
YesN/AN/A
20CHI -10N/AChicago 46
New England 10
YesN/AN/A
19SF -3.5N/ASan Francisco 38 Miami 16 YesN/AN/A
18WAS -3N/AL.A. Raiders 38
Washington 9
YesN/AN/A
17MIA -3N/AWashington 27
Miami 17
NoN/AN/A
16SF -1N/ASan Francisco 26 Cincinnati 21 YesN/AN/A
15PHI -3N/AOakland 27 Philadelphia 10 NoN/AN/A
14PIT -10.5N/APittsburgh 31
L.A. Rams 19
YesN/AN/A
13PIT -3.5N/APittsburgh 35
Dallas 31
YesN/AN/A
12DAL -6N/ADallas 27
Denver 10
YesN/AN/A
11OAK -4N/AOakland 34
Minnesota 14
YesN/AN/A
10PIT -7N/APittsburgh 21
Dallas 17
NoN/AN/A
9PIT -3N/APittsburgh 16 Minnesota 6 YesN/AN/A
8MIA -6.5N/AMiami 24
Minnesota 7
YesN/AN/A
7MIA -1N/AMiami 14
Washington 7
YesN/AN/A
6DAL -6N/ADallas 24
Miami 3
YesN/AN/A
5BAL -2.5N/ABaltimore 16
Dallas 13
YesN/AN/A
4MIN -12N/AKansas City 23 Minnesota 7 NoN/AN/A
3BAL -18N/AN.Y. Jets 16
Baltimore 7
NoN/AN/A
2GB -13.5N/AGreen Bay 33
Oakland 14
YesN/AN/A
1GB -14N/AGreen Bay 35
Kansas City 10
YesN/AN/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. In fact, no Super Bowl team has been favored by more than a touchdown since Super Bowl 42 when the New England Patriots closed -12.5 against the New York Giants.

It was also interesting to find that Super Bowl favorites have gone 27-21-2 ATS all-time, but that trend is also changing. Over the past fifteen seasons, the underdog has gone 11-4 ATS. That stretch includes the five most profitable Super Bowls for Las Vegas sportsbooks:

  1. Super Bowl 48 ($19,673,960)
  2. Super Bowl 39 ($15,430,138)
  3. Super Bowl 50 ($13,300,000)
  4. Super Bowl 41 ($12,930,175)
  5. Super Bowl 38 ($12,440,698)

As you can see from 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 more than tripled since the early 1990’s.

For the latest Super Bowl 51 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 was the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He has since moved on to greener pastures.

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