Super Bowl Betting Stats

Super Bowl Betting Stats: The Underdog has Value

1/31/14 in NFL   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Jan 31, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addresses the media during a press conference at Rose Theater in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Not sure what team to back during Sunday’s Super Bowl? If choosing between Peyton Manning and the NFL’s No.1 offense or the intimidating defense of Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks is enough to keep you awake at night, let’s take a look at few key betting stats for the big game.
 
Backing the underdog
 
Generally, people love to bet the favorite during just about any sporting event. However, the sharps and expert bettors know that there is value taking the points on underdogs and the last 10 Super Bowls are proof.
 
The underdog has covered 5 of the last 6 Super Bowls and 7 of the last 10 games as well. Here is a quick look at the betting results for the last 10 Super Bowl matchups.
 
2013: Underdog and Over
2012: Underdog and Under
2011: Favorite and Over
2010: Underdog and Under
2009: Underdog and Over
2008: Underdog and Under
2007: Favorite and Under
2006: Favorite and Under
2005: Underdog and Under
2004: Underdog and Over
 
The under has dominated the game as well, winning in six of the last 10 matchups. When it comes to Peyton Manning and his weather issues, the Broncos quarterback has covered only 7 spreads in 22 tries in 40 degree weather or lower. However, the biggest factor to keep in mind is that Seattle opened as a small favorite in the minds of the oddsmakers, but the line was moved in Denver’s direction because the general public jumped on the Peyton Manning betting train.
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