2021 Super Bowl Odds

2021 Super Bowl Odds

After a grueling season, the Super Bowl 55 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs is set.

The current 2021 Super Bowl odds show that the Chiefs are a 3.5-point favorite over the Buccaneers. Kansas City is -160 on the moneyline, while Tampa Bay is +142. The Bucs-Chiefs over/under is set at 56 points.

While several NFL teams saw their outlooks drastically change throughout the season, the Chiefs were a model of consistency. The defending champs opened the season as a favorite and remain the favorite as they prepare to take on Tom Brady and the Bucs. Speaking of Brady, many bettors believed his move south might propel a talented Bucs squad toward a championship run, and that’s exactly what has happened. He now stares now an opportunity to win his seventh Super Bowl, while bringing a second Lombardi Trophy to Tampa Bay.

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Will the Chiefs go back-to-back? Or will Brady write yet another remarkable championship chapter to a storied career at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday night.

Bucs vs. Chiefs Super Bowl 55 Odds

Here is a look at the current Super Bowl 55 odds, courtesy of Unibet.

Chiefs-3.5 (+105)-162O 56
Bucs+3.5 (-127)+140U 56


A look at the live Bucs-Chiefs line in real time:




Current Odds To Win Super Bowl 55


Super Bowl 55 Total

Simply put, there are plenty of factors worthy of consideration prior to locking in a play on the game total, including style of play, weather, matchups and historical trends. After a historic Super Bowl 52 between the Patriots and Eagles, a game that saw a combined 74 total points and an unbelievable 1,153 combined yards, the last two Super Bowls have stayed under the total.

The over holds a slim 27-26 all-time advantage in Super Bowls. No total was offered for Super Bowl I.


Super Bowl Betting Guide

Super Bowl 55 marks the third year it is legal to bet on the Super Bowl in the US outside Nevada. We’ve compiled state-based guides on how to bet on the Big Game, and detailed the best Super Bowl betting offers from online sportsbooks.

How to Bet on the Super Bowl

Super Bowl betting is available in a number of states. We’ve detailed everything you need to know about betting on the big game.

Read our full guide on How To Bet on the Super Bowl.


We compiled an updated list of the best Super Bowl betting promotions ahead of Super Bowl 54. As the market grows more competitive, expect these promo offers to get more aggressive ahead of Super Bowl 55.

Triple you money at Unibet if Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes completes a pass during Super Bowl 55.


Super Bowl Odds By Year

Super BowlSpread (Total)
LV (Feb 7, 2021)Kansas City -3.5 (56)
LIV (Feb 2, 2020) Kansas City -1.5 (53)
LIII (Feb 3, 2019)NE -2.5 (57.5)
LII (Feb 4, 2018)NE -4.5 (49)
LI (Feb 5, 2017)NE -3 (57.5)
L (Feb 7, 2016)Car -4.5 (43)
XLIX (Feb 1, 2015)Sea -1 (47.5)
XLVIII (Feb 2, 2014)Den -2 (47.5)
XLVII (Feb 3, 2013)SF -4.5 (48)
XLVI (Feb 5, 2012)NE -2.5 (53)
XLV (Feb 6 2011)GB -3 (45)
XLIV (Feb 7, 2010)IND -5 (57)
XLIII (Feb 1, 2009)PIT -7 (46)
XLII (Feb 3, 2008)NE -12 (55)
XLI (Feb 4, 2007)IND -7 (47)
XL (Feb 5, 2006)PIT -4 (47)
XXIX (Feb 6, 2005)NE -7 (46.5)
XXXVIII (Feb 1, 2004)NE -7 (37.5)
XXXVII (Jan 26, 2003)OAK -4 (44)
XXXVI (Feb 3, 2002)STL -14 (53)
XXXV (Jan 28, 2001)BAL -3 (33)
XXXIV (Jan 30, 2000)STL -7 (45)
XXXIII (Jan 31, 1999)DEN -7.5 (52.5)
XXXII (Jan 25, 1998)GB -11 (49)
XXXI (Jan 26, 1997)GB -14 (49)
XXX (Jan 28, 1996)DAL -13.5 (51)
XXIX (Jan 29, 1995)SF -18.5 (53.5)
XXVIII (Jan 30, 1994)DAL -10.5 (50.5)
XXVII (Jan 31, 1993)DAL -6.5 (44.5)
XXVI (Jan 26, 1992)WAS -7 (49)
XXV (Jan 27, 1991)BUF -7 (40.5)
XXIV (Jan 28, 1990)SF -12 (48)
XXIII (Jan 22, 1989)SF -7 (48)
XXII (Jan 31, 1988)DEN -3 (47)
XXI (Jan 25, 1987)NYG -9.5 (40)
XX (Jan 26, 1986)CHI -10 (37.5)
XIX (Jan 20, 1985)SF -3.5 (53.5)
XVIII (Jan 22, 1984)WAS -3 (48)
XVII (Jan 30, 1983)MIA -3 (36.5)
XVI (Jan 24, 1982)SF -1 (48)
XV (Jan 25, 1981)PHI -3 (37.5)
XIV (Jan 20, 1980)PIT -10.5 (36)
XIII (Jan 21, 1979)PIT -3.5 (37)
XII (Jan 15, 1978)DAL -6 (39)
XI (Jan 9, 1977)OAK -4 (38)
X (Jan 18, 1976)PIT -7 (36)
IX (Jan 12, 1975)PIT -3 (33)
VIII (Jan 13, 1974)MIA -6.5 (33)
VII (Jan 14, 1973)MIA -1 (33)
VI (Jan 16, 1972)DAL -6 (34)
V (Jan 17 1971)BAL -2.5 (36)
IV (Jan 11, 1970)MIN -12 (39)
III (Jan 12, 1969)BAL-18 (40)
II (Jan 14, 1968)GB -13.5 (43)
I (Jan 15, 1967)GB -14 (N/A)

What is a point spread?

A point spread doesn’t have to be scary or confusing. We broke it down on our page “What is a point spread?“.


Biggest Underdogs To Win The Super Bowl

Super BowlPoint SpreadFinal Score
XXIX (Jan 29, 1995)SF -18.5San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
III (Jan 12, 1969)BAL-18N.Y. Jets 16,Baltimore 7
XXXVI (Feb 3, 2002)STL -14New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXI (Jan 26, 1997)GB -14Green Bay 35, New England 21
I (Jan 15, 1967)GB -14Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
XXX (Jan 28, 1996)DAL -13.5Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
II (Jan 14, 1968)GB -13.5Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
XLII (Feb 3, 2008)NE -12N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14
XXIV (Jan 28, 1990)SF -12San Francisco 55, Denver Broncos 10
IV (Jan 11, 1970)MIN -12Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
XXXII (Jan 25, 1998)GB -11Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay 24
XXVIII (Jan 30, 1994)DAL -10.5Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XIV (Jan 20, 1980)PIT -10.5Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19
XX (Jan 26, 1986)CHI -10Chicago 46, New England 10


Super Bowl History

When did the NFL Championship become the Super Bowl?

While the first official NFL Championship game took place in 1933, the first Super Bowl didn’t occur until 1967. At the time, however, Super Bowl I was originally dubbed “The AFL-NFL World Championship Game”.

The First Super Bowl

Super Bowl I saw a Dick Lombardi-led Green Bay Packers squad face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. Lombardi’s Packers won that game 35-10, and went on to repeat as champions in 1968 with a 33-14 victory over the AFL’s Oakland Raiders.

Super Bowl Matchups By Year

Super BowlFinal Score
LIV (Feb 2, 2020)Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20
LIII (Feb 3, 2019)New England 13, L.A. Rams 3
LII (Feb 4, 2018)Philadelphia 41, New England 33
LI (Feb 5, 2017)New England 34, Atlanta 28
L (Feb 7, 2016)Denver 24, Carolina 10
XLIX (Feb 1, 2015)New England 28, Seattle 24
XLVIII (Feb 2, 2014)Seattle 43, Denver 8
XLVII (Feb 3, 2013)Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31
XLVI (Feb 5, 2012)N.Y. Giants 21, New England 17
XLV (Feb 6 2011)Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
XLIV (Feb 7, 2010)New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17
XLIII (Feb 1, 2009)Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
XLII (Feb 3, 2008)N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14
XLI (Feb 4, 2007)Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
XL (Feb 5, 2006)Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
XXIX (Feb 6, 2005)New England 24, Philadelphia 21
XXXVIII (Feb 1, 2004)New England 32, Carolina 29
XXXVII (Jan 26, 2003)Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
XXXVI (Feb 3, 2002)New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXV (Jan 28, 2001)Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7
XXXIV (Jan 30, 2000)St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
XXXIII (Jan 31, 1999)Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XXXII (Jan 25, 1998)Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXI (Jan 26, 1997)Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXX (Jan 28, 1996)Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
XXIX (Jan 29, 1995)San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXVIII (Jan 30, 1994)DallasÊ30, Buffalo 13
XXVII (Jan 31, 1993)Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
XXVI (Jan 26, 1992)Washington 37, Buffalo 24
XXV (Jan 27, 1991)N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19
XXIV (Jan 28, 1990)San Francisco 55, Denver 10
XXIII (Jan 22, 1989)San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
XXII (Jan 31, 1988)Washington 42, Denver 10
XXI (Jan 25, 1987)N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20
XX (Jan 26, 1986)Chicago 46, New England 10
XIX (Jan 20, 1985)San Francisco 38, Miami 16
XVIII (Jan 22, 1984)L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9
XVII (Jan 30, 1983)Washington 27, Miami 17
XVI (Jan 24, 1982)San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
XV (Jan 25, 1981)Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
XIV (Jan 20, 1980)Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19
XIII (Jan 21, 1979)Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
XII (Jan 15, 1978)Dallas 27, Denver 10
XI (Jan 9, 1977)Oakland 34, Minnesota 14
X (Jan 18, 1976)Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
IX (Jan 12, 1975)Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
VIII (Jan 13, 1974)Miami 24, Minnesota 7
VII (Jan 14, 1973)Miami 14, Washington 7
VI (Jan 16, 1972)Dallas 24, Miami 3
V (Jan 17 1971)Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
IV (Jan 11, 1970)Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
III (Jan 12, 1969)N.Y. Jets 16,ÊBaltimore 7
II (Jan 14, 1968)Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
I (Jan 15, 1967)Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10

Super Bowl Winners By Year

Super BowlWinner
LIV (Feb 2, 2020) Kansas City Chiefs
LIII (Feb 3, 2019)New England Patriots
LII (Feb 4, 2018)Philadelphia Eagles
LI (Feb 5, 2017)New England Patriots
L (Feb 7, 2016)Denver Broncos
XLIX (Feb 1, 2015)New England Patriots
XLVIII (Feb 2, 2014)Seattle Seahawks
XLVII (Feb 3, 2013)Baltimore Ravens
XLVI (Feb 5, 2012)New York Giants
XLV (Feb 6 2011)Green Bay Packers
XLIV (Feb 7, 2010)New Orleans Saints
XLIII (Feb 1, 2009)Pittsburgh Steelers
XLII (Feb 3, 2008)New York Giants
XLI (Feb 4, 2007)Indianapolis Colts
XL (Feb 5, 2006)Pittsburgh Steelers
XXIX (Feb 6, 2005)New England Patriots
XXXVIII (Feb 1, 2004)New England Patriots
XXXVII (Jan 26, 2003)Tampa Bay Buccaneers
XXXVI (Feb 3, 2002)New England Patriots
XXXV (Jan 28, 2001)Baltimore Ravens
XXXIV (Jan 30, 2000)St. Louis Rams
XXXIII (Jan 31, 1999)Denver Broncos
XXXII (Jan 25, 1998)Denver Broncos
XXXI (Jan 26, 1997)Green Bay Packers
XXX (Jan 28, 1996)Dallas Cowboys
XXIX (Jan 29, 1995)San Francisco 49ers
XXVIII (Jan 30, 1994)Dallas Cowboys
XXVII (Jan 31, 1993)Dallas Cowboys
XXVI (Jan 26, 1992)Washington Redskins
XXV (Jan 27, 1991)New York Giants
XXIV (Jan 28, 1990)San Francisco 49ers
XXIII (Jan 22, 1989)San Francisco 49ers
XXII (Jan 31, 1988)Washington Redskins
XXI (Jan 25, 1987)New York Giants
XX (Jan 26, 1986)Chicago Bears
XIX (Jan 20, 1985)San Francisco 49ers
XVIII (Jan 22, 1984)Los Angeles Raiders
XVII (Jan 30, 1983)Washington Redskins
XVI (Jan 24, 1982)San Francisco 49ers
XV (Jan 25, 1981)Oakland Raiders
XIV (Jan 20, 1980)Pittsburgh Steelers
XIII (Jan 21, 1979)Pittsburgh Steelers
XII (Jan 15, 1978)Dallas Cowboys
XI (Jan 9, 1977)Oakland Raiders
X (Jan 18, 1976)Pittsburgh Steelers
IX (Jan 12, 1975)Pittsburgh Steelers
VIII (Jan 13, 1974)Miami Dolphins
VII (Jan 14, 1973)Miami Dolphins
VI (Jan 16, 1972)Dallas Cowboys
V (Jan 17 1971)Baltimore Colts
IV (Jan 11, 1970)Kansas City Chiefs
III (Jan 12, 1969)New York Jets
II (Jan 14, 1968)Green Bay Packers
I (Jan 15, 1967)Green Bay Packers

Super Bowl MVPs By Year

Super BowlWinnerTeamPosition
IBart StarrGreen Bay PackersQuarterback
IIBart Starr (2)Green Bay PackersQuarterback
IIIJoe NamathNew York JetsQuarterback
IVLen DawsonKansas City ChiefsQuarterback
VChuck HowleyDallas CowboysLinebacker
VIRoger StaubachDallas CowboysQuarterback
VIIJake ScottMiami DolphinsSafety
VIIILarry CsonkaMiami DolphinsRunning Back
IXFranco HarrisPittsburgh SteelersRunning Back
XLynn SwannPittsburgh SteelersWide Receiver
XIFred BiletnikoffOakland RaidersWide Receiver
XIIHarvey MartinDallas CowboysDefensive End
Randy WhiteDefensive Tackle
XIIITerry BradshawPittsburgh SteelersQuarterback
XIVTerry Bradshaw (2)Pittsburgh SteelersQuarterback
XVJim PlunkettOakland RaidersQuarterback
XVIJoe MontanaSan Francisco 49ersQuarterback
XVIIJohn RigginsWashington RedskinsRunning Back
XVIIIMarcus AllenLos Angeles RaidersRunning Back
XIXJoe Montana (2)San Francisco 49ersQuarterback
XXRichard DentChicago BearsDefensive End
XXIPhil SimmsNew York GiantsQuarterback
XXIIDoug WilliamsWashington RedskinsQuarterback
XXIIIJerry RiceSan Francisco 49ersWide Receiver
XXIVJoe Montana (3)San Francisco 49ersQuarterback
XXVOttis AndersonNew York GiantsRunning Back
XXVIMark RypienWashington RedskinsQuarterback
XXVIITroy AikmanDallas CowboysQuarterback
XXVIIIEmmitt SmithDallas CowboysRunning back
XXIXSteve YoungSan Francisco 49ersQuarterback
XXXLarry BrownDallas CowboysCornerback
XXXIDesmond HowardGreen Bay PackersKick / Punt Returner
XXXIITerrell DavisDenver BroncosRunning Back
XXXIIIJohn ElwayDenver BroncosQuarterback
XXXIVKurt WarnerSt. Louis RamsQuarterback
XXXVRay LewisBaltimore RavensLinebacker
XXXVITom BradyNew England PatriotsQuarterback
XXXVIIDexter JacksonTampa Bay BuccaneersSafety
XXXVIIITom Brady (2)New England PatriotsQuarterback
XXXIXDeion BranchNew England PatriotsWide Receiver
XLHines WardPittsburgh SteelersWide Receiver
XLIPeyton ManningIndianapolis ColtsQuarterback
XLIIEli ManningNew York GiantsQuarterback
XLIIISantonio HolmesPittsburgh SteelersWide Receiver
XLIVDrew BreesNew Orleans SaintsQuarterback
XLVAaron RodgersGreen Bay PackersQuarterback
XLVIEli Manning (2)New York GiantsQuarterback
XLVIIJoe FlaccoBaltimore RavensQuarterback
XLVIIIMalcolm SmithSeattle SeahawksLinebacker
XLIXTom Brady (3)New England PatriotsQuarterback
LVon MillerDenver BroncosLinebacker
LITom Brady (4)New England PatriotsQuarterback
LIINick FolesPhiladelphia EaglesQuarterback
LIIIJulian EdelmanNew England PatriotsWide Receiver
LIVPatrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsQuarterback

Players to have won multiple Super Bowl MVPs

In the 54 years of the Super Bowl era, only five players have won multiple Super Bowl MVP awards.

Bart Starr was the first as he won back-to-back Super Bowl MVPs as the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback in Super Bowl I & II.

It took 1 years for another player to win multiple Super Bowl MVPs when Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw went back-to-back in Super Bowl XIII & XIV.

Joe Montana became the first three-time winner of the award as the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XVI, XIX & XXIV.

The two remaining players on this list are forever intertwined as Eli Manning won the award in XLII & XLVI, making him the fifth player to win multiple Super Bowl MVPs, while both came against the fourth man on the list.

That leaves the only player to have ever won four Super Bowl MVPs: Tom Brady. Brady was named MVP in Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX & LI.

Has a losing player ever won the Super Bowl MVP award?

Yes. It’s happened only once in forty-three years, but a player has won the Super Bowl MVP award despite being on the losing team. Back in Super Bowl V, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley won the award even though the Baltimore Colts walked away with the Lombardi trophy. He also became the first defensive player and first linebacker to win the award. In fact, it took thirty years for another linebacker, Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens, to win the award.

Have there ever been Co-MVPs named in a Super Bowl?

Yes. It’s only happened once, when Dallas Cowboys defensive linemen Randy White and Harvey Martin were named Co-MVPs in Super Bowl XII.

How many quarterbacks have been named Super Bowl MVP?

After Patrick Mahomes earned the award following Super Bowl 54, 22 quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl MVP award, with Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Eli Manning, and Tom Brady accounting for thirteen combined MVPs. The remaining quarterbacks include: Joe Namath, Len Dawson, Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett, Phil Simms, Doug Williams, Mark Rypien, Troy Aikman, Steve Young, John Elway, Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco and Nick Foles.

How many non-QBs have been named Super Bowl MVP?

24 players have been named Super Bowl MVP from a position other than quarterback:

  • Corner Back: Larry Brown
  • Defensive End: Harvey Martin (Co-MVP), Richard Dent
  • Defensive Tackle: Randy White (Co-MVP)
  • Linebackers: Chuck Howley, Ray Lewis, Malcolm Smith, Von Miller
  • Running Backs: Larry Csonka, Franco Harris, John Riggins, Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Emmitt Smith, Terrell Davis
  • Safeties: Jake Scott, Dexter Jackson
  • Wide Receivers: Lynn Swann, Fred Biletnikoff, Jerry Rice, Deion Branch, Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Julian Edelman


How much money does the Super Bowl winner get?

Chiefs players earned $124,000 each for the Super Bowl 54 win, while 49ers players on the losing side netted $62,000 each. Interestingly enough, Super Bowl losers earn less money than NFL players who find themselves on the winning side of the Pro Bowl ($70,000).


How much do Super Bowl rings cost?

The cost of a Super Bowl ring is traditionally not released, however estimates for recent Super Bowl rings come in around $37,000. The NFL usually foots the bill for roughly 150 rings, which are given to players, coaches, executives, and other people the winning organization deems worthy.


All-Time Super Bowl Leaders

Super Bowl Passing TD Leaders

Tom Brady18
Joe Montana11
Terry Bradshaw9
Roger Staubach8
Steve Young6
Kurt Warner6
Brett Favre5
Troy Aikman5
Jim Plunkett4
Doug Williams4

Super Bowl Rushing TD Leaders

Emmitt Smith5
John Elway4
Franco Harris4
Thurman Thomas4
Terrell Davis3
James White3
Joe Montana2
Marcus Allen 2
Jim McMahon2
Eddie George2

Super Bowl Receiving TD Leaders

Jerry Rice8
Lynn Swann3
Rob Gronkowski3
Antonio Freeman3
John Stallworth3
Hines Ward2
Greg Jennings 2
Danny Amendola 2
Ricky Watters 2
Larry Fitzgerald2

Super Bowl Interception Leaders

Chuck Howley3
Rod Martin3
Larry Brown 3
Rodney Harrison2
Brad Edwards2
Randy Beverly2
Mel Blount2
Barry Wilburn2
Jake Scott2
Dwight Smith2


Longest Preseason Odds to Win the Super Bowl

Super Bowl XXXIV St. Louis Rams (+15000)

This game marked the beginning of “The Greatest Show on Turf”, but not before a franchise-changing injury. Dick Vermeil lost QB Trent Green and turned to Kurt Warner, who had previously played in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe. What came next was the Rams’ first and only Super Bowl win while located in St. Louis and a great stretch of superb football from Warner.

Super Bowl LII Philadelphia Eagles (+6000)

The Eagles’ first-ever Super Bowl victory marked the team’s first NFL Championship since 1960. The fact that the Eagles were able to get revenge over Brady and Belichick thirteen years after their hopes were thwarted in Super Bowl XXXIX made the win all the more sweeter. The Eagles embraced their role as underdogs following the loss of QB Carson Wentz in a regular season game the LA Rams, riding the hot play of Nick Foles to the promised land.

Super Bowl XXXVI New England Patriots (+6000)

This was the beginning of one of the greatest dynasties in the history of professional sports. A Drew Bledsoe injury led to future Hall of Famer Tom Brady taking over as the team’s starting quarterback, a position he would never relinquish when healthy. Sure, the Patriots’ win over the Oakland Raiders in the AFC Divisional round brought the “Tuck Rule” to the forefront of NFL discussions, but Brady and head coach Bill Belichick capped off an improbable run in a 20-17 Super Bowl XXXVI win over the St. Louis Rams.

Super Bowl XVI San Francisco 49ers (+5000)

The 49ers’ 26-21 win over Cincinnati was a bit of an afterthought from San Francisco’s Super Bowl run. The highlight of their postseason, one that lives in the annals of NFL history, was “The Catch” made by Dwight Clark on a back-of-the-endzone toss from Joe Montana in the NFC Championship game.

Super Bowl XVII Washington Redskins (+3500)

The 1982 NFL strike lasted just over three months and forced an abbreviated schedule that saw the regular season shortened from 16 games per team to nine. The league adopted a 16-team playoff format with NFC and AFC teams each garnering eight qualifiers and seeded by regular season record. At 8-1, the Redskins were the #1 seed in the NFC and rode that momentum to a convincing win over the Miami Dolphins in their first ever Super Bowl victory.

Super Bowl XV Oakland Raiders (+3500)

Fresh off an off-season trade of QB Ken Stabler to the Oilers, the Raiders limped to a 2-3 start to the season when Jim Plunkett replaced injured starter Dan Pastorini. Plunkett led the team on an incredible 13-2 stretch to end the season, culminating in a Super Bowl XV win over the favored Philadelphia Eagles.

Super Bowl XLII New York Giants (+3000)

The undefeated New England Patriots entered Super Bowl XLII with history on the line. All that stood between them and the second undefeated season in NFL history was the New York Giants led by QB Eli Manning. An amazing David Tyree helmet catch stands out from this game as the Giants won 17-14.


Super Bowl Commercials

Best Commercials of All-Time

  • Bud Bowl
  • Cindy Crawford and Pepsi
  • Betty White and Snickers
  • McDonald’s “The Showdown”
  • Monster.com’s “When I Grow Up”
  • Dorito’s “Ultrasound”
  • Snickers’ “Do Something Manly”
  • Budweiser’s “Rex’s Worst Day”
  • Nissan’s “Pigeons”
  • Nike’s “Hare Jordan”
  • Kia’s “Space Babies”
  • Volkswagen’s “The Force”
  • Apple’s “1984”
  • Budweiser/Game of Thrones’ “Joust”
  • Reebok’s “Terry Tate: Office Linebacker”

Cost of a 30-second Super Bowl Ad

The while the cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad remained around $2.7 million from 2002-2010, the cost has increased exponentially over the past nine years. The 175% increase from $3m in 2011 to $5.25m in 2019 is hard to ignore. As recently as 2018, both Anheuser-Busch InBev and Fiat Chrysler spent roughly $42m each in Super Bowl advertising, while Toyota, Amazon, and Procter & Gamble combined for another $78m in advertising.


Super Bowl Halftime

How much do artist get paid to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl?

Believe it or not, artists get paid virtually nothing compared to the six- or seven-figure sums they earn on tour. In exchange for the incredible exposure, artists are compensated based on union scale.

Charitable donations

Ahead of Super Bowl LIII, the National Football League partnered with Maroon 5/Interscope Records and Travis Scott to make donations of $500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters and Dream Corps respectively.

Betting on the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is one of the highest-wagered sporting events of the year. In anticipation of Super Bowl LIV, the American Gaming Association estimated that approximately 26 million Americans would place a wager $6.8 billion. Last year, roughly 5 million bets were placed via legal online sports, a near 19% increase over the previous year.

Can you bet on the Super Bowl online?

Yes. Online sports betting is legal in states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and West Virginia.

How much money do people bet on the Super Bowl in Las Vegas?

Super BowlMoney WageredWinnings/Losses by BooksMatchups
LIV (Feb 2, 2020)$154,679,241$18,774,148 Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20
LIII (Feb 3, 2019)$145,939,025$10,780,319New England 13, LA Rams 3
LII (Feb 4, 2018)$158,586,934$1,170,432Philadelphia 41, New England 33
LI (Feb 5, 2017)$138,480,136$10,937,826New England 34, Atlanta 28
L (Feb 7, 2016)$132,545,587$13,314,539Denver 24, Carolina 10
XLIX (Feb 1, 2015)$115,986,086$3,261,066New England 28, Seattle 24
XLVIII (Feb 2, 2014)$119,400,000$19,700,000Seahawks 43, Broncos 8
XLVII (Feb 3, 2013)$98,936,798$7,206,460Ravens 34, 49ers 31
XLVI (Feb 5, 2012)$93,899,840$5,064,470Giants 21, Patriots 17
XLV (Feb 6 2011)$87,491,098$724,176Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
XLIV (Feb 7, 2010)$82,726,367$6,857,101New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17
XLIII (Feb 1, 2009)$81,514,748$6,678,044Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
XLII (Feb 3, 2008)$92,055,833-$2,573,103N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14
XLI (Feb 4, 2007)$93,067,358$12,930,175Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
XL (Feb 5, 2006)$94,534,372$8,828,431Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
XXIX (Feb 6, 2005)$90,759,236$15,430,138New England 24, Philadelphia 21
XXXVIII (Feb 1, 2004)$81,242,191$12,440,698New England 32, Carolina 29
XXXVII (Jan 26, 2003)$71,693,032$5,264,963Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
XXXVI (Feb 3, 2002)$71,513,304$2,331,607New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXV (Jan 28, 2001)$67,661,425$11,002,636Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7
XXXIV (Jan 30, 2000)$71,046,751$4,237,978St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
XXXIII (Jan 31, 1999)$75,986,520$2,906,601Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XXXII (Jan 25, 1998)$77,253,246$472,033Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXI (Jan 26, 1997)$70,853,211$2,265,701Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXX (Jan 28, 1996)$70,907,801$7,126,145Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
XXIX (Jan 29, 1995)$69,591,818-$396,674San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXVIII (Jan 30, 1994)$54,483,221$7,481,541Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XXVII (Jan 31, 1993)$56,811,405$7,174,869Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
XXVI (Jan 26, 1992)$50,334,277$301,280Washington 37, Buffalo 24
XXV (Jan 27, 1991)$40,080,409$3,512,241New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19

Which Super Bowls have exceeded $100 million wagered in Las Vegas?

The first Super Bowl to exceed $100 million in wagers in Las Vegas was Super Bowl XLVIII with $119,400,000. That number dipped by roughly $3 million the following year, then saw a year-over-year increase culminating an all-time high of $158,586,934 for Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. Even after Super Bowl 54, the Eagles-Patriots total has yet to be matched.

How much money is wagered in New Jersey vs. Las Vegas?

The public in New Jersey and Las Vegas wagered just north of $200 million on Super Bowl 54 in 2020 with a total of $154,679,241 in Las Vegas and $54.2 million in New Jersey. It’s worth noting that New Jersey reported roughly $34 million of wagers for Super Bowl 53, good for a sizable increase.

Super Bowl Props from Super Bowl LIII

The following prop bets came from our popular post “Super Bowl 54 prop bets.

Demi Lovato Specials

  • Nail Polish: Yes (-2000)/No (+900)
  • Hair Color: Blonde (+300)/Black (-250)/Other +275)
  • To Omit a Word: Yes (+900)/No (-2500)
  • Microphone Color: Black (-150)/Silver or Gray (+150)/Other (+300)
  • Fireworks Right After Bombs Bursing in Air: Yes (+150)/No (-200)

National Anthem Specials

  • Scoring Drive To Take Less Time Than Anthem Length: Yes (-200)/No (+150)
  • Any player to Take a Knee During Anthem: Yes (+1000)/No (-2500)
  • Any player to Raise a Fist During Anthem: Yes (+500)/No (-2500)

Celebrity Halftime Appearances

  • Pibull: Yes (-700)/No (+400)
  • Will Smith: Yes (+300)/No (-500)
  • Enrique Iglesias: Yes (+500)/No (-1000)
  • Ricky Martin: Yes (-140)/No (+100)
  • DJ Khaled: Yes (+130)/No (-170)

Other Notable Props

  • First Jennifer Lopez Song Performed
  • First Shakira Song Performed
  • First Super Bowl MVP Mention After Receiving Award
  • Gatorade Color Dumped on Winning Coach
  • Jersey Number of the First/Last Touchdown Scorer
  • Super Bowl Coin Toss Heads or Tails
  • Super Bowl Coin Toss Winner to Win Game

There you have it– your 2021 Super Bowl odds.