With the 2018 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles a heartbeat away, here are 18 Super Bowl 2018 betting trends that you need to know to maximize you 2018 Super Bowl betting returns!
18 Super Bowl 2018 Betting Trends To Know Before You Bet
What: Super Bowl 52
Who: Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) vs. New England Patriots (15-3)
When: Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM ET
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Spread: New England -4
Moneyline: Philadelphia +155, New England -175
Game Total: 48.5
Stream: NBC Sports Live
- The last time a team won but didn’t cover the spread was in 2009 when Pittsburgh beat Arizona 27-23 but didn’t cover the chalk as a 7-point favorite.
- This doesn’t look good for Philly, but New England is an insane 13-0 ATS in their last 13 games when favored by 7 points or less.
- The OVER has gone 4-1 in the last five Super Bowls.
- Underdogs have covered the spread in 13 of the last 17 Super Bowls.
- New England has played in two of the six Super Bowls where teams won but did not cover. In 2005, the Pats beat Philadelphia, ironically, 24-21 as 7-point favorite and in 2004, they beat Carolina 32-29, also as a 7-point fave.
- The team that has won the Super Bowl has covered the chalk outright a whopping 88.2 percent of the time. That’s 45 of 51 Super Bowls. The normal NFL average for teams that cover when they win is right around 80 percent.
- Believe it or not, Super Bowl 51 was the first title tilt to ever go to overtime? By the way, “Yes” pays 8-1 if you think overtime will happen again this year.
- New England has put together a mind-blowing 28-9 ATS mark over the last two seasons including the playoffs which rank as the best two-season stretch!
- Tom Brady has averaged 296 passing yards in his seven Super Bowls. The OVER/UNDER on his passing yards this Super Bowl is set at 294 for Super Bowl 52.
- Super Bowl 51 was the highest wagered on Super Bowl ever! The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported $138.4 million was bet on the title tilt in the state a year ago.
- The Eagles have a +0.5 net yards per play, which is slightly better than the Patriots at +0.3 net yards per play.
- The highest win percentage (17 percent, $15.4 million) in Super Bowl history took place in 2005 – when the Patriots beat the Eagles 24-21 but failed to cover the chalk as 7-point favorites.
- The Eagles and Patriots are the No. 1 and 2 average scoring margin per game leaders in the NFL. The Eagles average +11.0 overall while the Patriots average +10.4. It’s worth noting the Eagles average drops to ‘just’ +8.8 with Nick Foles as the starting quarterback.
- Nevada sportsbooks have won money on 25 of the last 27 Super Bowls.
- Since 1984, the NFC has gone 6-2 SU and ATS when both No. 1 conference seeds meet in the Super Bowl (5-3 O/U). The team that won the game also covered the spread all eight times.
- New England has an average scoring margin of +15 points per game over its last three games while the Eagles average +10. No wonder the Super Bowl 52 spread has hovered around 5 points almost since it opened.
- The Eagles went 4-2 SU and ATS as underdogs between 1 and 7 points this season including the playoffs.
- An AFC team has won each of the last three Super Bowls and four of the last five overall.