A Look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Underdogs
Contrary to popular opinion, underdogs have always had a shot in the Super Bowl. Yes, blowout Super Bowl victories happened in the 1980s and 1990s, but the favored didn’t wasn’t always winning side. Underdogs won via blowouts in those decades as well. In recent history, though, Super Bowl odds haven’t made any team an overlay or underlay. With that in mind, check out the list of the past 7 Super Bowl underdogs. Be sure to check out the latest Super Bowl LIV odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Odds of the Past 7 Super Bowl Underdogs
- 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3
- 2020: San Francisco 49ers +1
- 2019: Los Angeles Rams +2.5
- 2018: Philadelphia Eagles +4
- 2017: Atlanta Falcons +3
- 2016: Denver Broncos +5
- 2015: New England Patriots pick
Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Underdogs
The past 7 Super Bowl underdogs list tells us a few things. First, dogs are no longer overlay dogs. Only the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018 and the Denver Broncos in 2016 offered more than 3-points. What’s strange about that fact is that both the Eagles and Broncos won straight up. Philadelphia beat the New England Patriots 41-33 and the Broncos took down the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Another strange fact about both teams is that neither sent a top, in his prime, quarterback to the field.
Yes, Peyton Manning led the Broncos in the 2016 Super Bowl. Manning’s job was to not make a mistake. During the season, Peyton completed less than 60% of his passes and had thrown 17 interceptions and just 9 touchdowns.
Journeyman signal-caller Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to their Super Bowl victory. Foles had never found success before in a previous stint in Philly as well as stops with the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.
The other moneyline underdog winner are the 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although the line began at KC -3 and ended up at Chiefs -3, at one point, Tampa was a +1 ½ dog. The huge odds change happened after furniture store owner Mattress Mack laid $3.5 million on the Terrific One and his teammates. Subsequent bets brought the line back to KC -3. The Bucs beat the Chiefs 31-9.
The 2015 Patriots won in a pick’em Super Bowl. The game famously ended when Malcolm Butler intercepted Seattle’s Russell Wilson in the end zone. The Rams, 49ers, and Falcons all lost straight up and against the spread in their Super Bowl tries. Los Angeles played one of the worst Super Bowls in history. After receiving a gift in the NFC Championship, Saints fans still can’t believe the refs didn’t call pass interference, Sean McVeigh and his team deposited an egg in a Bill Belichick designed snore fest special.
The Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 in the 2019 Super Bowl. The Rams debacle is the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history. Unless you’re a Patriots or Chiefs fan, you’ve got to feel for San Francisco and Atlanta. The 49ers had a 20-10 lead heading to the fourth quarter. Patrick Mahomes rallied Kansas City to a 31-20 victory.
Atlanta had an even bigger lead heading into the fourth quarter of the 2017 Super Bowl. The Falcons blew a 28-9 lead. Tom Brady rallied the Patriots to force overtime. Then, and everyone saw it coming, Brady scored a TD on New England’s first OT possession. If SF and Atlanta holds on, we’d be staring at 5 underdog moneyline Super Bowl winners in the last 7 contests with one of the matchups a pick. That tells us no matter who ends up the dog in this season’s Super Bowl, the dog will have some bite.
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