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2014 Super Bowl Prop Bets: Coin Toss

by Blake Stevens on Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Super Bowl XLVIII coin toss odds

Super Bowl XLVIII coin toss odds

In American culture, there’s no sporting event bigger than the Super Bowl, and 2014 will be no exception. One of the best things about such a spectacle is the buzz and anticipation leading up to it such as prop bets for the coin toss, National Anthem, and a number of other scenarios people love to bet on.

And while some people may wonder why betting on the coin toss is such a huge deal, think about it like this: How many NFL odds bets in your life are going to make that have a 50/50 chance of winning? Not too many!

Thanks to Bovada Sportsbook’s ingenious efforts, NFL fans can bet on if it will be heads or tails that decides which team will receive or defer to the second half. At the present time, the four teams still in the running are: Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.

The NFL odds for the most recent 2014 Super Bowl prop bets for the “coin toss” at Bovada Sportsbook have both heads and tails listed at -105. For what it’s worth, the last five Super Bowl opening game coin tosses have all landed in heads.

In case you’re wondering, three of the five teams that won the opening (heads) coin toss went on to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Those teams are the Baltimore Ravens (Super Bowl 2013), Green Bay Packers (Super Bowl 2011) and New Orleans Saints (Super Bowl 2010). Meanwhile, the two latest losers off a head-coin flip were the New England Patriots (2012) and Arizona Cardinals (2009).

Historically, the overall count also favors “heads” rather than “tails”, but it’s very close. Heading into Super Bowl XLVII, heads has been flipped a total of 24 times, while tails has resulted in 23 occasions.

Sounds easy doesn’t it? But based on the information provided, f you had to give a free NFL picks for the coin toss as part of the 2014 Super Bowl prop bets what would it be?

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