Jordan vs LeBron, the chicken or the egg, and heads or tails are some of the most notable debates people have been arguing over for years.
One thing each of the aforementioned arguments has in common is there will never be an end to the debate. No matter how confident one side of the table is, the answer to each debate is subjective. Meaning one side can never be considered factually correct.
But those with strong feelings on heads or tails can put their money where their mouth is come Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 13.
With the flip of a coin being a true 50/50 shot, Illinois sportsbooks offered -103 odds on each side for last year’s Super Bowl. Expect the same this time around.
Super Bowl coin toss trends
No matter what the game or situation is concerning sports betting, there is always a trend you can research that will lead you to a certain side.
Even a bet that seemingly has no trends or way of knowing which side will hit can be researched to make a seemingly educated guess.
In the 55 previous Super Bowls that have been played, the coin landed on tails 29 times and heads 26 times, good for a 53% clip for tails.
Despite owning the matchup historically, the coin has landed on heads three of the last four Super Bowls. Only time will tell if heads can continue its recent domination.
Game related trends
Despite the insignificance the coin toss itself holds on the actual outcome of the game, there are a few intriguing trends that can point to who may win based on the toss alone.
In the 55 Super Bowls, only 25 teams have won both the toss and the game. Meaning just a notch over 54% of the time, teams will lose the toss and bring home the Lombardi Trophy.
There is even a seven-year streak currently in play that the team who loses the game wins the coin toss. The last team to win both was the Seattle Seahawks over the Denver Broncos in the 2013-14 season.
The beauty of it all is despite all this research on trends and tendencies from previous years, it still remains a 50/50 wager that holds no bearing over the end result of the game.
Super Bowl odds
Here are where the current Super Bowl odds stand:
In the NFC, Green Bay is still favored to hoist the trophy named in honor of their former coach.
The Pack rattled off five consecutive victories before losing in Week 18 to the Lions. Though the game held no meaning for Green Bay considering they’d already clinched the number one seed in the NFC, it also allowed for many of the starters to get rest before their next game in two weeks.
Trailing right behind the Packers are the Chiefs. Kansas City was feeling the heat after Week 7 as the team held a 3-4 record. Since then they went 9-1 and proved they’re still a force in the AFC.
Patrick Mahomes and company are fourth in the NFL in points per game at 28 while simultaneously holding the eighth-best mark defensively allowing only 21 points per game.
Don’t be surprised if you see head coach Andy Reid leading his team on the field for a third straight Super Bowl appearance come February.