The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to square off at Raymond James Stadium Sunday night in Super Bowl LV. Below, we analyze the 2021 Super Bowl coin toss prop bet odds and offer our picks and predictions for the Big Game.
The team who won the coin toss has lost the Super Bowl in each of the last seven years, and is 24-31 all-time The Chiefs are 1-2 in Super Bowl coin tosses, while the Buccaneers are 1-0 The Cowboys hold the record for most Super Bowl coin toss wins with five Heads is 10-7 in Super Bowls held in Florida, and 3-1 in Tampa Bay. “The coin toss is a very popular Super Bowl prop bet,” BetMGM sports trader Darren Darby said. “Customers love early action and the coin toss gives them a chance to win before the game even.
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In Super Bowl history, the results have been almost split. Tails has been the result 29 times, with heads coming up the other 25 times. Tails has been the result in six of the last seven years since Super Bowl XLVIII.
I like TAILS to continue that hot streak, because after all, tails never fails.
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As the road team, the Chiefs will call the toss Sunday. In their eight away games this season, the Chiefs were 4-4 calling the toss. When they won the flip, they chose to defer all four times.
As for the Buccaneers, they won the toss four times in their four home games when the other team called the flip. In three of those wins, they deferred, opting to receive in Week 17 against the Atlanta Falcons.
It’s a toss-up (pun intended), but I’m leaning CHIEFS (-105) here to win the toss and defer.
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DEFER (-500) is the wise choice here. Both the Chiefs and Buccaneers prefer to get the ball in the second half. The Chiefs deferred in all four of their coin toss wins as the road team this season, and the Buccaneers deferred in three of their four choices at home.
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The Chiefs will be the ones calling the toss as the road team. It’s anyone’s guess what they will call at midfield, but I’ll lean TAILS (-110) here.
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For two weeks, serious and even semi-serious bettors will pore over stats, trends and history to find some edges for Super Bowl bets.
At least there’s not much handicapping involved in one of the most popular bets: the coin toss.
There have been 268 NFL games played this season, including playoffs, and you likely haven’t paid attention to the coin toss in any of them. Most NFL broadcasts begin with one team lining up for the kickoff. The announcer usually informs viewers who won the toss and if they chose to receive or defer. No big deal.
But then the Super Bowl comes around, and the coin toss is an event. And bettors being bettors, they want to get action on it.
The Super Bowl coin toss props are already up at BetMGM. Heads and tails have the same odds, at -105. Go figure.
Even though it’s by definition a 50-50 proposition and there’s no real edge to be had, bettors typically favor the same side every year.
“The coin toss is a very popular Super Bowl prop bet,” BetMGM sports trader Darren Darby said. “Customers love early action and the coin toss gives them a chance to win before the game even starts. Tails is often the most popular side of this prop, as the old saying goes, ‘tails never fails.’”
It’s no surprise then that tails is the leader in the early betting for Super Bowl LV. BetMGM said 51.9% of bets and 52.8% of the money is on tails for the coin toss. Tails has come up 29 times in the Super Bowl coin toss, with 25 times for heads.
Bettors can also bet on if heads or tails will be the call by the assigned captain (77.8% of bets are on heads) and if the team that wins will defer or receive. Coin toss prop bets have been approved at BetMGM books in Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia while regulators in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia have not approved them.
The strangest betting pattern on the coin toss so far is that 59.9% of the money on which team will win the coin toss is on the Kansas City Chiefs. Bettors must have a hunch that the Chiefs are the luckier team than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Referee John Parry and players watch the coin toss before Super Bowl LIII. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Best online casino games australia. Super Bowl props take over sports betting talk for two weeks. With just one game and two weeks to talk about it, bettors need more action than just the point spread.
That’s how props came to be. When the Chicago Bears played the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX 35 years ago, a blowout was expected. William “The Refrigerator” Perry was a sensation, so to get a little extra action on the game, books posted odds on whether Perry would score a touchdown. He did, and a craze started.
There are already several props at BetMGM, on individual players’ yardage total, who will win Super Bowl MVP and who will score the first touchdown for each team. There will be several more added, including some that you’d never see on any other NFL game.
The Super Bowl is different in the betting world. You’ll know that when everyone is huddled around the TV, sweating the result of a coin being flipped.
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