The Super Bowl is one of the most bet on events in sports. Most casual gamblers will wager on the point spread. The Patriots are 3 point favorites over the Falcons on Super Sunday. How often does the spread come into play in the Super Bowl?

Using the Bet Labs database and line information from VegasInsider we have complied a list of point spreads for every Super Bowl.

Based on our analysis, 25 out of 50 Super Bowls have been within one touchdown of the final spread. Of course a lot of early title games were blowouts. Since 2002, when the NFL expanded to 32 teams, 10 out of 15 Super Bowls were within one score of the spread.

Do you think the spread will be in play during this year’s Super Bowl? If so, one way you can profit is to bet on this prop at

Will Joe Buck or Troy Aikman reference the game’s odds (spread/total/underdog/favorite) during the broadcast?

  • Yes +100
  • No -130

If Al Michaels were announcing the Super Bowl the “Yes” would be a lock. However, with Buck and Aikman calling the game the bookmakers think we won’t hear a gambling reference. The spread indicates that this game should be competitive; if the Super Bowl is close late we might get a betting mention because the spread is still in play.

Super BowlMatchupSpreadScoreATS in Play?
LCarolina vs. DenverPanthers -4.5Denver 24 Carolina 10No
XLIXSeattle vs. New EnglandPatriots -1New England 28 Seattle 24Yes
XLVIIISeattle vs. DenverBroncos -1.5Seattle 43 Denver 8No
XLVIISan Francisco vs. Baltimore49ers -4.5Baltimore 34 San Francisco 31Yes
XLVIN.Y. Giants vs. New EnglandPatriots -3N.Y. Giants 21 New England 17Yes
XLVGreen Bay vs. PittsburghPackers -3Green Bay 31 Pittsburgh 25Yes
XLIVNew Orleans vs. IndianapolisColts -4.5New Orleans 31 Indianapolis 17No
XLIIIPittsburgh vs. ArizonaSteelers -6.5Pittsburgh 27 Arizona 23Yes
XLIIN.Y. Giants vs. New EnglandPatriots -12.5N.Y. Giants 17 New England 14No
XLIIndianapolis vs. ChicagoColts -6.5Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17Yes
XLPittsburgh vs. SeattleSteelers -4Pittsburgh 21 Seattle 10Yes
XXXIXNew England vs. PhiladelphiaPatriots -7New England 24 Philadelphia 21Yes
XXXVIIINew England vs. CarolinaPatriots -7New England 32 Carolina 29Yes
XXXVIITampa Bay vs. OaklandRaiders -4Tampa Bay 48 Oakland 21No
XXXVINew England vs. St. LouisRams -14New England 20 St. Louis 17Yes
XXXVBaltimore vs. N.Y. GiantsRavens -3Baltimore 34 N.Y. Giants 7No
XXXIVSt. Louis vs. TennesseeRams -7St. Louis 23 Tennessee 16Yes
XXXIIIDenver vs. AtlantaBroncos -7.5Denver 34 Atlanta 19No
XXXIIDenver vs. Green BayPackers -11Denver 31 Green Bay 24No
XXXIGreen Bay vs. New EnglandPackers -14Green Bay 35 New England 21Yes
XXXDallas vs. PittsburghCowboys -13.5Dallas 27 Pittsburgh 17Yes
XXIXSan Francisco vs. San Diego49ers -18.5San Francisco 49 San Diego 26Yes
XXVIIIDallas vs. BuffaloCowboys -10.5Dallas 30 Buffalo 13Yes
XXVIIDallas vs. BuffaloCowboys -6.5Dallas 52 Buffalo 17No
XXVIWashington vs. BuffaloRedskins -7Washington 37 Buffalo 24Yes
XXVN.Y. Giants vs. BuffaloBills -7N.Y. Giants 20 Buffalo 19No
XXIVSan Francisco vs. Denver49ers -12San Francisco 55 Denver 10No
XXIIISan Francisco vs. Cincinnati49ers -7San Francisco 20 Cincinnati 16Yes
XXIIWashington vs. DenverBroncos -3Washington 42 Denver 10No
XXIN.Y. Giants vs. DenverGiants -9.5N.Y. Giants 39 Denver 20No
XXChicago vs. New EnglandBears -10Chicago 46 New England 10No
XIXSan Francisco vs. Miami49ers -3.5San Francisco 38 Miami 16No
XVIIIL.A. Raiders vs. WashingtonRedskins -3L.A. 38 Washington 9No
XVIIWashington vs. MiamiDolphins -3Washington 27 Miami 17No
XVISan Francisco vs. Cincinnati49ers -1San Francisco 26 Cincinnati 21Yes
XVOakland vs. PhiladelphiaEagles -3Oakland 27 Philadelphia 10No
XIVPittsburgh vs. L.A. RamsSteelers -10.5Pittsburgh 31 L.A. Rams 19Yes
XIIIPittsburgh vs. DallasSteelers -3.5Pittsburgh 35 Dallas 31Yes
XIIDallas vs. DenverCowboys -6Dallas 27 Denver 10No
XIOakland vs. MinnesotaRaiders -4Oakland 34 Minnesota 14No
XPittsburgh vs. DallasSteelers -7Pittsburgh 21 Dallas 17Yes
IXPittsburgh vs. MinnesotaSteelers -3Pittsburgh 16 Minnesota 6Yes
VIIIMiami vs. MinnesotaDolphins -6.5Miami 24 Minnesota 7No
VIIMiami vs. WashingtonDolphins -1Miami 14 Washington 7Yes
VIDallas vs. MiamiCowboys -6Dallas 24 Miami 3No
VBaltimore vs. DallasRavens -2.5Baltimore 16 Dallas 13Yes
IVKansas City vs. MinnesotaVikings -12Kansas City 23 Minnesota 7No
IIIN.Y. Jets vs. BaltimoreRavens -18N.Y. Jets 16 Baltimore 7No
IIGreen Bay vs. OaklandPackers -13.5Green Bay 33 Oakland 14Yes
IGreen Bay vs. Kansas CityPackers -14Green Bay 35 Kansas City 10No