Betting on the coin toss of the Super Bowl is an American tradition.
Sure, you can bet on the game itself, the MVP, and a buffet of other options. But nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to betting on the flip of a coin. The odds are clear, as are the outcomes.
Will it be heads? Or will it be tails?
The coaches, fans, and quarterbacks don’t affect this. All that matters is the coin and the referee tasked with flipping it.
How should you treat this glorious occasion? Let’s explore.
Please note that all Super Bowl odds and lines are current as of 9 a.m. ET on Friday, February 11.
Super Bowl Coin Toss Odds
Some sportsbooks like BetMGM are giving bettors -105 on heads or tails, but is you shop around, you can head over to Caesars Sportsbook, who have both Heads and Tails at +100.
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- Will Rams win coin toss and win the game? Yes (+170)/No (-210)
- >Will the Bengals win coin toss and win the game? Yes (+350)/No (-450)
If you decide to go this route, keep in mind that teams who have won the coin toss are 24-31 in Super Bowl history. In the past seven Super Bowls, those teams are 0-7. Maybe the loser is due?
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Super Bowl Coin Toss History
One would think that a coin toss would have a relatively even outcome distribution between heads and tails. And yes, one would largely be right.
Tails, however, holds a 29-26 advantage heading into Super Bowl 56 between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. In recent years, heads has actually closed the gap by showing up in three of the past four Super Bowls.
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Before then, tails ripped off four wins in a row.
Oh yes, this back-and-forth has been almost as competitive, if not more so, than the games themselves. Well, at least for those of us who bet on it.
Surprisingly, winning the coin toss hasn’t provided much of an edge. The last seven coin toss winners have all gone on to lose the Super Bowl.
Rams Coin Toss History 2021
The Rams are 11-9 in coin tosses this year. Remember that figure.
It’s worth noting that in Super Bowl LIII — the last time Los Angeles was in the Super Bowl — the outcome was heads and the Rams won the toss. Ultimately, however, the New England Patriots won the game.
Bengals Coin Toss History 2021
Like the Rams, the Bengals are also 11-9 on coin flips this season. As a good hype man might say, something’s gotta give.
In both of Cincinnati’s previous Super Bowl appearances, the Bengals lost the coin toss and the game. Ouch.
The good news? Based on recent trends, winning the coin toss actually might be cursed.
Also, those games were a long, long time ago. Cincy fans don’t need to be reminded about them.
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Super Bowl Coin Toss Prediction
Why tails? Why not?
Look, we’re betting on a coin flip. When you bet on a coin flip, you have to dig deep.
That is precisely what I’m doing here. We’re going back to the unrivaled gospel; tails never fails.
Super Bowl Coin Toss Best Bets
Tails (+100) at Caesars
Wager: 1 Unit
I’m a loyalist to tails, as mentioned above. And, well, I’m going to bet on this. Simple as that.
Don’t overthink this. Take tails for our NFL bet of the day.
Rams Win Coin Toss (+100) at Caesars
Wager: 1 Unit
As the away team (despite playing in their home stadium), the Rams will have the honor of calling the toss.
I believe Los Angeles wins the toss but Cincy wins the game. The curse lives on.
Coin Toss Call Correct (-105) at BetMGM
Wager: 1 Unit
If you’re a believer in curses — and I absolutely am — you will follow this lead.
Well, that’s not necessarily true. If you like the Rams, perhaps fade this pick.
Don’t doubt the power of the almighty coin flip.