Super Bowl Spread History: Odds, Lines and Results of Betting Spreads Ahead of Super Bowl 56

Adam Taylor McKillop
Super Bowl spread history: odds, lines and results of betting spreads ahead of Super Bowl 56 featuring the Rams vs Bengals.
Super Bowl spread history: odds, lines and results of betting spreads ahead of Super Bowl 56 featuring the Rams vs Bengals. / David Eulitt/GettyImages
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It's officially Super Bowl 56 week, and that means the eyes of the sports world are centered on Los Angeles, CA for the upcoming clash between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.

It's definitely worth taking a look at the Super Bowl betting history, specifically the point spreads on the biggest game in professional sports.

Super Bowl Spread

Looking at the current NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, the Rams are currently favored by 4 points and own -112 odds to cover this spread. That means the Rams need to defeat the Bengals by at least 5 points while sports bettors need to bet $112 to make $100 on this bet.

On the other side, the Bengals are listed with -108 odds as the 4-point underdog.

What was the Biggest Spread in Super Bowl History?

Since 2010, only two Super Bowls have finished at kickoff with spreads of at least 5 points. This included Super Bowl 50, when the Carolina Panthers were favored by 5 over the Denver Broncos, and Super Bowl XLIV, when the Indianapolis Colts were favored by 5 over the New Orleans Saints.

The biggest recorded spread in Super Bowl history dates back to Super Bowl XXIX in 1995 (for the 1994 NFL season). The 13-3 San Francisco 49ers were favored by a stunning 18.5 points over the 11-5 San Diego Chargers. The 49ers ended up covering this spread and took down the Chargers, 49-26.

How Many Times Has the Underdog Won a Super Bowl?

Dating back to 1967, underdogs are 24-28-2 all-time against the spread (ATS). The underdog has actually won the Super Bowl 18 different times, with the most recent coming last year as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs despite entering the big game as 3-point underdogs.

Biggest Spreads in Super Bowl History

There have been only 14 previous Super Bowl games where a team was favored by double-digit points. The biggest spread was that 1995 Super Bowl of 18.5 points. There has also been one true pick 'em game: the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

Check out a full list of Super Bowl spreads for the past 10 years.

Super Bowl Spread History

1. Super Bowl LV: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Kansas City Chiefs

Tom Brady
Super Bowl LV / Patrick Smith/GettyImages

Favorite: Chiefs -3
Score: Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 9
ATS Winner: Buccaneers +3

2. Super Bowl LIV: San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes
Super Bowl LIV - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs / Focus On Sport/GettyImages

Favorite: Chiefs -1
Score: Chiefs 31, 49ers 20
ATS Winner: Chiefs -1

3. Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams

Tom Brady, Julian Edelman
Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams / Al Bello/GettyImages

Favorite: Patriots -2.5
Score: Patriots 13, Rams 3
ATS Winner: Patriots -2.5

4. Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots

Zach Ertz
Super Bowl LII - New England Patriots v Philadelphia Eagles / Focus On Sport/GettyImages

Favorite: Patriots -4
Score: Eagles 41, Patriots 33
ATS Winner: Eagles +4

5. Super Bowl LI: Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots

Tom Brady
Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons / Focus On Sport/GettyImages

Favorite: Patriots -3
Score: Patriots 34, Falcons 28
ATS Winner: Patriots -3

6. Super Bowl 50: Carolina Panthers vs Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos Victory Parade
Denver Broncos Victory Parade / Doug Pensinger/GettyImages

Favorite: Panthers -5
Score: Broncos 24, Panthers 10
ATS Winner: Broncos +5

7. Super Bowl XLIX: Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots

Ron Gronkowski
Super Bowl XLIX - New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks / Focus On Sport/GettyImages

Favorite: Pick 'em
Score: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24
ATS Winner: Patriots

8. Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos

Pete Carroll
Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncos / Focus On Sport/GettyImages

Favorite: Broncos -2.5
Score: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8
ATS Winner: Seahawks +2.5

9. Super Bowl XLVII: San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens

Ray Lewis
Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francico 49ers / Focus On Sport/GettyImages

Favorite: 49ers -4.5
Score: Ravens 34, 49ers 31
ATS Winner: Ravens +4.5

10. Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants vs New England Patriots

Eli Manning
Super Bowl XLVI - New York Giants v New England Patriots / Focus On Sport/GettyImages

Favorite: Patriots -2.5
Score: Giants 21, Patriots 17
ATS Winner: Giants +2.5


Bet $5 to win $280 on either team to win Super Bowl 56!


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