A bird in hand might be worth more than two in the bush, but you could have all three feathery friends when Super Bowl LIV goes down live from hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, February 2, thanks to the multitude of insightful Super Bowl stats and trends that you’re about to get.
Super Bowl 54 Betting Stats & Trends To Consider
Whether you like the Kansas City Chiefs to take care of business as the slight favorite or you prefer the underdog San Francisco 49ers, you’re going to be able to make the most out all of your Super Bowl 54 wagers thanks to the ton of insightful Super Bowl stats and trends you’re about to get. Now, let’s rock and roll.
Forget The Super Bowl Spread!
Did you know, that, just six times in Super Bowl history has the favorite won the game straight up but failed to cover the chalk? Well, it’s true and I’m ancient enough to remember them all (2009, 2005, 2004, 1996, 1989 and 1976).
Straight-up Super Bowl Winner Also Covers The Spread!
Super Bowl betting favorites are 35-17 straight up (SU), which is good news for all of you Chiefs betting backers out there! The SU winner of the annual season-ending finale has also covered the spread in each of the last 10 Super Bowls.
Recent Super Bowl ATS Betting Trends
Did You Know the last half-dozen Super Bowl have alternated between favorites and underdogs bringing home the bacon? Last year, New England won and covered the chalk as a 2.5-point favorite, so I guess that bodes well for the underdog Niners. Oh, and speaking of underdogs, their bite has been worse than their bark as dogs have covered the spread in 12 of the last 18 Super Bowls. In the current playoff format which has been in existence since 2002, dogs have gone 11-6 ATS.
AFC or NFC?
Now, when it comes to getting it done by conferences, teams representing the AFC have cashed in five times in the last seven Super Bowls. Believe it or not, teams from the AFC have been favored in each of the last three Super Bowls and five times in the last half-dozen overall. If you want to get a little bit more historical, then you should know that AFC teams have been favored in 14 of the last 17 Super Bowls while NFC teams were favored in 15 of 19 Super Bowls before that.
When it comes to the Super Bowl point spread, eight straight Super Bowl have had a favorite listed at 3 points or less while only one Super Bowl hs had favorites of 1-point (1981) and one went off as a Pick ‘Em (2014). I addition to that fun-filled fact, the Super Bowl participant that had the fewest wins has gone 15-2-1 ATS in the last 18 Super Bowls overall. Five of the last 10 Super Bowls featured teams with at least 12 victories with the underdog going 4-1 SU during the span.
Showing the Super Bowl Over/Under Total Some Love!
Hey, let’s not forget about the Super Bowl Over/Under game total. Ten Super Bowls have had Over/Under totals in the 50s with the Under record going 7-2-1 in those contests, including last season’s 13-3 win by New England over the LA Rams. If you’re expecting a high-scoring Super Bowl 54, then you should know that the Over is 5-2 in the last seven Super Bowl matchups.
Super Bowl MVP Watch
A dozen quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl MVP in the last 20 years. Four defensive players and four wide receivers have also taken home the MVP award and believe it or not, no running back has taken home the Super Bowl MVP award since Terrell Davis did so for the Broncos back in 1997.
Player Position Battle!
Want to know which position has the best chance of finding their way into the end zone first in Super Bowl 54? Then you should know that six wide receivers in the last 10 years have found the end zone first. Despite their MVP drought, running backs have scored the first touchdown of the game in two of the last three Super Bowls. No tight end has caught the first touchdown of a Super Bowl since 2004 and no quarterback has scored the first TD since Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger rumbled into the end zone first back in 2005.
Whew…so there you have it. A ton of Super Bowl stats and trends that should help you in your quest for Super Bowl betting success!