Super Bowl 51

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 […]


10 Most Profitable Super Bowl 51 Prop Bets

by John Ewing • February 6, 2017

The best part of the Super Bowl is the prop bets. Like the Patriots wild 34-28 comeback against the Falcons there were many surprising proposition wagers that cashed. Here are the ten most profitable Super Bowl 51 prop bets. Over 2.5 players to attempt a pass: Yes +175 The Falcons' win probability peaked at greater […]


How does the Patriots comeback compare to recent upsets?

by John Ewing • February 6, 2017

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots completed one of the greatest comebacks in sports, rallying from a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Super Bowl 51. The Pats were +1600 on the in-game money-line at William Hill. How does the Patriots comeback compare to recent upsets? Trump becomes President It is […]


What is Twitter saying about Super Bowl 51?

by John Ewing • February 3, 2017

We are days away from the kickoff of the NFL championship game. What is on the public’s mind leading up to Super Sunday? To find out we ran a text analysis of user tweets from Twitter. To accomplish this feat we used R and code from Variance Explained. To start with we search for all tweets […]


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 […]


Super Bowl #Lastman

by John Ewing • February 1, 2017

How long could you go without learning who won the Super Bowl? “Last Man in America to Know Who Won the Super Bowl,” or better known as Last Man is a game played after the Super Bowl champion is crowned. “Knowledge Runners,” a.k.a. contestants try to avoid learning “The Knowledge” – the outcome of the […]


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 51 Cross Sport Props

by John Ewing • January 31, 2017

During the Super Bowl you can bet on anything including cross sport props that involve the NBA, college basketball, NHL and more. Prop bets courtesy of Bovada and Westgate. What will be higher Super Bowl Sunday? Matt Ryan TD Passes -120 Total Goals scored in the Leicester vs. Manchester United game -120 Matt Ryan’s over/under […]


Favorite Super Bowl 51 Prop Bets

by John Ewing • January 31, 2017

What is the best part of the Super Bowl? The prop bets of course! Here are a few of our favorite Super Bowl 51 prop bets. Props are from Bovada, Bookmaker, BetOnline and Westgate What will Luke Bryan be wearing when he starts singing the National Anthem? Blue Jeans -200 Any other pants +150 Luke […]


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) […]