Super Bowl Coin Toss Odds
ARLINGTON, TX (The Spread) - Who would think that one of the most popular wagers on the Super Bowl is the flip of a coin? Continue reading for trends and history on the Super Bowl coin toss.
According to online sports book Sportsbook.com, “Heads” and “Tails” are both –105 on the money line, while the same odds can be found on the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers to win the coin toss.
In last year’s Super Bowl, the Saints won the toss against the Colts, but failed to score first. Indianapolis took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter before they were beaten 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV.
In the past 44 Super Bowls, the coin has come up heads 23 times and tails 21. The NFC has won the toss 30 times, while the AFC only 14, while the team that scores first is 28-16 but have lost six of the last nine times. The NFC has also won the past 13 coin tosses in a row, which is rather remarkable.
Of the 44 Super Bowls, the team that wins the pregame coin toss has won 21 times and lost 23, which amounts to a .477 winning percentage. They’ve also lost 10 of the last 14 championships.
Super Bowl XLV takes place on February 6 at 6:30 PM ET.
2011 Super Bowl: What will be the Result of the Super Bowl XLV Coin Toss?
2011 Super Bowl XLV – team to Win the Opening Coin Toss
Pittsburgh Steelers (Win Opening Coin Toss) –105
Green Bay Packers (Win Opening Coin Toss) –105