Betting On The Super Bowl Coin Toss
There are plenty of people in the world who love betting on the Super Bowl coin toss. There are probably a couple of reasons for this, as the coin flip for the Super Bowl is probably the most-watched coin flip in the entire world. All eyes in the United States and with football fans around the world watch a coin flip at the same time to determine who will have first possession for the Super Bowl.
It’s not only that, but most people believe that the coin flip is a real 50-50 bet. Because people believe that they have a real shot of winning this bet and it is one of the Super Bowl prop bets that are listed well before the event, millions of dollars are wagered on the Super Bowl coin toss. But is it really a 50-50 bet? How many teams have won the Super Bowl and also won the coin toss? Are there any connections between winning the coin toss and winning the Super Bowl? There are a lot to analyze the Super Bowl coin toss and it is especially true when people want to throw down money on it.
Super Bowl LV Coin Toss Odds
- Heads -101
- Tails -101
Super Bowl Coin Toss Betting Trends
Betting on the Super Bowl coin toss is one of the easiest bets to make being that it does not really require any type of knowledge, but for those that are looking to get a bit of an upper hand can look at past trends. Looking at the last 55 Super Bowls, it has been quite even as a result of heads has happened 26 times while tails has happened 29 times. Looking at streaks between heads and tails, heads holds the longest streak of five straight from Super Bowl XLII to Super Bowl XLVII. As for Tails, its longest streak was four which has happened on four separate occasions with the most recent streak coming from Super Bowl XLVII to Super Bowl LI. Some teams to look out for when betting the Super Bowl coin toss are the Dallas Cowboys (6) who have the most coin toss victories, San Francisco 49ers (5), Miami Dolphins (4), Las Vegas Raiders (3), New England Patriots (3) and Seattle Seahawks (3).
- The winner of the Super Bowl coin toss has lost eight of the last 21 Super Bowls, including the last six.
- In the last 17 Super Bowls, the coin toss has landed on Tails a total of 11 times.
- The Super Bowl coin toss rarely plays the laws of average, as Heads/Tails streaks of three or more have happened nine times.
- The average total points scored during a Super Bowl when Heads is tossed is higher than when Tails is tossed.
- Atlanta has hosted three Super Bowls, and all three have seen a Tails coin toss.
- Of the 16 Super Bowls played in Florida, nine have seen Heads land upright.
- The last four Super Bowls held in New Orleans have seen Heads be the coin toss winner.
- Arizona has never seen a Heads coin flip in its three Super Bowl hosting years.
- In their 11 Super Bowl appearances, the New England Patriots have only won one coin toss.
- The NFC Champion has won 11 (of 14) coin tosses since Roger Goodell was named the NFL Commissioner.
- From 1998 – 2006, the coin toss landed on Tails in eight of nine Super Bowls.
History Of The Coin Toss At The Super Bowl
With the coin toss being a staple for Super Bowl betting, there is a lot of data that helps us analyze the history of the coin toss at the Super Bowl. It is not exactly 50-50 in terms of results, but it is extremely close. Tails has won 29 times while heads has won 26 times during the 55 Super Bowls. Although it is not exactly even, it is extremely close. Tails usually has more winning streaks than heads do. About 48 percent of the winners of the coin toss ends up winning the Super Bowl, although there is no real correlation that shows it is because of the coin toss that these teams win. Some teams like the Dallas Cowboys have won more coin tosses than other teams. With tails being the commonality, this will be enough to push more people to bet on tails rather than betting on heads.
Who Flips The Coin For The Super Bowl?
Every year, bettors are awaiting the pregame coin toss to see if yet another prop bet wager will successfully hit before the gamer even begins. Though the referees generally flip the coin, there has been a load of other celebrities, politicians, and football family members who have had the honor. Marie Lombardi – widow of Vince Lombardi – is one of the prime examples of an unexpected coin flipper. Rumor has it that she had to be taught how to flip a coin a day before the Super Bowl. Presidents such as Ronald Reagan and George G.W. Bush have flipped the Super Bowl coin as well.
What Are The Odds For The Super Bowl Coin Toss?
Each site offers different odds when it comes to betting the Super Bowl coin toss. No matter the sportsbook, both selections of “Heads” and “Tails” will be considered favorites. This is a way for the sportsbook to pay out the winners with the losers’ money and keep the vigorish as their revenue. However, shopping lines play a crucial role in betting Super Bowl prop bets such as the coin toss, as each sportsbook will offer a different vigorish. For example, at SportsBetting, both results are listed with odds of -105. Other sites can see the same answers for -110, -115, or even -120. Keeping the sportsbooks’ cut as low as possible is helpful in finding the most value in these wagers, such as they are.
Past Super Bowl Coin Toss Betting Results
|Year||Super Bowl||Coin Toss Result||Coin Toss Winner||Super Bowl Winner|
|2020||Super Bowl LIV||Tails||San Francisco 49ers||Kansas City Chiefs|
|2019||Super Bowl LIII||Tails||LA Rams||New England Patriots|
|2018||Super Bowl LII||Heads||New England Patriots||Philadelphia Eagles|
|2017||Super Bowl LI||Tails||Atlanta Falcons||New England Patriots|
|2016||Super Bowl 50||Tails||Carolina Panthers||Denver Broncos|
|2015||Super Bowl XLIX||Tails||Seattle Seahawks||New England Patriots|
|2014||Super Bowl XLVIII||Tails||Seattle Seahawks||Seattle Seahawks|
|2013||Super Bowl XLVII||Heads||Baltimore Ravens||Baltimore Ravens|
|2012||Super Bowl XLVI||Heads||New England Patriots||New York Giants|
|2011||Super Bowl XLV||Heads||Green Bay Packers||Green Bay Packers|
|2010||Super Bowl XLIV||Heads||New Orleans Saints||New Orleans Saints|
|2009||Super Bowl XLIII||Heads||Arizona Cardinals||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|2008||Super Bowl XLII||Tails||York Giants||New York Giants|
|2007||Super Bowl XLI||Heads||Chicago Bears||Indianapolis Colts|
|2006||Super Bowl XL||Tails||Seattle Seahawks||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|2005||Super Bowl XXXIX||Tails||Philadelphia Eagles||New England Patriots|
|2004||Super Bowl XXXVIII||Tails||Carolina Panthers||New England Patriots|
|2003||Super Bowl XXXVII||Tails||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|2002||Super Bowl XXXVI||Heads||St. Louis Rams||New England Patriots|
|2001||Super Bowl XXXV||Tails||New York Giants||Baltimore Ravens|
|2000||Super Bowl XXXIV||Tails||St. Louis Rams||St. Louis Rams|
|1999||Super Bowl XXXIII||Tails||Atlanta Falcons||Denver Broncos|
|1998||Super Bowl XXXII||Tails||Green Bay Packers||Denver Broncos|
|1997||Super Bowl XXXI||Heads||New England Patriots||Green Bay Packers|
|1996||Super Bowl XXX||Tails||Dallas Cowboys||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|1995||Super Bowl XXIX||Heads||San Francisco 49ers||San Diego Chargers|
|1994||Super Bowl XXVIII||Tails||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills|
|1993||Super Bowl XXVII||Heads||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills|
|1992||Super Bowl XXVI||Heads||Washington Redskins||Buffalo Bills|
|1991||Super Bowl XXV||Heads||Buffalo Bills||New York Giants|
|1990||Super Bowl XXIV||Heads||Denver Broncos||San Francisco 49ers|
|1989||Super Bowl XXIII||Tails||San Francisco 49ers||Cincinnati Bengals|
|1988||Super Bowl XXII||Heads||Washington Redskins||Denver Broncos|
|1987||Super Bowl XXI||Tails||Denver Broncos||New York Giants|
|1986||Super Bowl XX||Tails||New England Patriots||Chicago Bears|
|1985||Super Bowl XIX||Tails||Miami Dolphins||San Francisco 49ers|
|1984||Super Bowl XVIII||Heads||Los Angeles Raiders||Washington Redskins|
|1983||Super Bowl XVII||Tails||Miami Dolphins||Washington Redskins|
|1982||Super Bowl XVI||Tails||Cincinnati Bengals||San Francisco 49ers|
|1981||Super Bowl XV||Tails||Philadelphia Eagles||Oakland Raiders|
|1980||Super Bowl XIV||Heads||Los Angeles Rams||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|1979||Super Bowl XIII||Heads||Dallas Cowboys||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|1978||Super Bowl XII||Heads||Dallas Cowboys||Denver Broncos|
|1977||Super Bowl XI||Tails||Minnesota Vikings||Oakland Raiders|
|1976||Super Bowl X||Heads||Dallas Cowboys||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|1975||Super Bowl IX||Tails||Minnesota Vikings||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|1974||Super Bowl VIII||Heads||Minnesota Vikings||Miami Dolphins|
|1973||Super Bowl VII||Heads||Washington Redskins||Miami Dolphins|
|1972||Super Bowl VI||Heads||Dallas Cowboys||Miami Dolphins|
|1971||Super Bowl V||Tails||Dallas Cowboys||Baltimore Colts|
|1970||Super Bowl IV||Tails||Minnesota Vikings||Kansas City Chiefs|
|1969||Super Bowl III||Heads||New York Jets||Baltimore Colts|
|1968||Super Bowl II||Tails||Oakland Raiders||Green Bay Packers|
|1967||Super Bowl II||Heads||Kansas City Chiefs||Green Bay Packers|