Falcons have to overcome history to return to Super Bowl

by John Ewing • February 7, 2017

The Falcons suffered the most devastating loss in Super Bowl history. Atlanta blew a 25-point second half lead and lost 34-28 in overtime to the New England Patriots. Despite the collapse, the Falcons are one of the favorites (12/1) to win Super Bowl LII but Atlanta will have to overcome history to return to the […]

Should NFL change overtime rules?

by John Ewing • February 6, 2017

The New England Patriots scored 19-unanswered points in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 51 to force the first-ever overtime in the NFL title game. The Pats won the coin toss and promptly marched down the field to win the game 34-28 on a two-yard run by James White. The Falcons, that team that never […]

How often do 3-point favorites win?

by John Ewing • February 1, 2017

The New England Patriots are trying to win their fifth Super Bowl in the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era. Bookmakers have listed the Pats as three point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons. How often do 3-point favorites win? There is a sample of 614 games in our database with a closing spread of 3 […]

Turnovers will decide which team covers the Super Bowl Spread

by John Ewing • January 31, 2017

Does offense or defense win championships? Turns out both but the real deciding factor in who wins the Super Bowl is turnovers. An ill-timed interception here, a fumble there can swing the fortunes of a team. Turnovers will decide not only who wins the Super Bowl but also which team covers. In the 50 previous […]

Super Bowl Gatorade Shower

by John Ewing • January 30, 2017

The tradition started with Bill Parcells but now winning coaches across all sports come to expect a Gatorade shower. Bettors can wager on the color of the liquid bath that the winning Super Bowl coach will receive. What color will the liquid be that is poured on the head coach of the winning team? (Bovada) […]

Super Bowl Coin Toss

by John Ewing • January 30, 2017

You can’t talk about the Super Bowl without mentioning prop bets. One of the most wagered on props is the coin toss. What can history tell us about these Super Bowl coin toss prop bets? Coin Toss is Heads/Tails (Sportsbook.ag) Heads -102 Tails -102 When flipping a fair coin the chance of it landing on […]

Most Profitable Super Bowl Teams

by John Ewing • January 25, 2017

The New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl. What you might not know is that the Pats have been making bettors tons of money this season. Bill Belichick’s team has gone 15-3 against-the-spread, +$1,168. On Monday’s episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast, Bill and Cousin Sal were discussing the Patriots gambling success. […]