As we approach the biggest football game of the year, there is going to be an awful lot of talk surrounding the Super Bowl spread and who is going to win the big game with the points.
Through the years, we have seen some very uncompetitive Super Bowl matchups, and when it came down to the line maker’s decision, that has been reflected.
In fourteen of the 43 epic games contested so far, the Super Bowl spread has been one of double digits or more. In those games, the favorite has covered seven times, with six wins for the underdog, and one push.
The Super Bowl spread has been a field goal or less on only eight occasions, which would seem highly unusual when you figure that, theoretically anyway, the best two teams are meeting in the game.
In those games with the tight lines, the favorite and underdog have each covered four times in the Superbowl spread.
The first four times the biggest game in the United States has been played, the Super Bowl spread was twelve points or more. In the last seven seasons, however, there has only been one Super Bowl spread of ten points or more, and that was when the New England Patriots, a 12-point favorite, were beaten by the Giants straight-up.
So you never really know what to expect. What is your prediction on the Super Bowl?