What are the odds? Super Bowl, by the numbers

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What are the odds your favorite team will win the big game next year? What is the largest age difference ever in the NFL playoffs? How many 25-and-under QBs have played in Super Bowls?

Take a look at some odd, intriguing, and just plain wild stats for Super Bowl LIII and Super Bowl LIV.

Can you predict the future?

Who will win Super Bowl LIV?

Odds:
Los Angeles Rams 7.5:1
Kansas City Chiefs 8:1
New England Patriots 8:1
New Orleans Saints 11:1
Los Angeles Chargers 15.5:1
Pittsburgh Steelers 16:1
Chicago Bears 16.5:1
Indianapolis Colts 16.5:1
Minnesota Vikings 17:1
Philadelphia Eagles 19:1
Green Bay Packers 20:1
Dallas Cowboys 21.5:1
Cleveland Browns 21.5:1
Atlanta Falcons 28.5:1
Baltimore Ravens 33:1
Houston Texans 37.5:1
Seattle Seahawks 37.5:1
San Francisco 49ers 37.5:1
Jacksonville Jaguars 45:1
New York Giants 55:1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 66:1
Carolina Panthers 66:1
Tennessee Titans 66:1
Denver Broncos 90:1
New York Jets 90:1
Buffalo Bills 100:1
Cincinnati Bengals 100:1
Arizona Cardinals 110:1
Detroit Lions 110:1
Oakland Raiders 110:1
Washington Redskins 165:1
Miami Dolphins 300:1

Touchdown!

Super Bowl LIII over/under opened at 57.5 points, which was the highest in Super Bowl history. The current total is 56.

Highest Total Scores in Super Bowl History:

Super Bowl XXIX – San Francisco – San Diego 75
Super Bowl LII – Philadelphia – New England 74
Super Bowl XXXVII – Tampa Bay – Oakland 69
Super Bowl XXVII – Dallas – Buffalo 69
Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh – Dallas 66 

They’ve got history.

Since the Super Bowl in 2002, the Patriots have played against the Rams five times (including the Super Bowl).

Patriots vs. Rams History:

2/3/02 (Super Bowl): Patriots 20 – Rams 17
11/7/04 (at St. Louis): Patriots 40 – Rams 22 
10/26/08 (at New England): Patriots 23 – Rams 16
10/28/12 (at St. Louis): Patriots 45 – Rams 7
12/4/16 (at New England): Patriots 26 – Rams 10

The Patriots have been preseason favorites to win the Super Bowl each of the last three seasons.

Since 2013, just one team (2016 Patriots) were favored at the start of the season to win the Super Bowl and won.

Only six of the last 38 preseason Super Bowl favorites (or co-favorites) went on to win the Super Bowl. 

Does age really matter?

Jared Goff is the youngest NFC quarterback to reach the Super Bowl. Here’s how 25-and-under QBs have fared both straight up and against the spread in Super Bowl history:

Youngest quarterbacks to play in the Super Bowl

– Dan Marino: 23 years, 127 days
– Ben Roethlisberger: 23 years, 340 days
– David Woodley: 24 years, 97 days
– Jared Goff: 24 years, 112 days
– Tom Brady: 24 years, 184 days 

Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and would be the oldest to win (Peyton Manning).

This week’s matchup will mark the biggest age difference between quarterbacks in Super Bowl history. It is also the second-largest age gap between quarterbacks in NFL playoff history.

Largest age difference in NFL Playoffs:

18 years, 1 month: Tom Brady (41) vs. Patrick Mahomes (23)
17 years, 3 months: Tom Brady (41) vs. Jared Goff (24)
16 years, 2 months: Tom Brady (40) vs. Marcus Mariota (24)
5 years, 9 months: Drew Brees (40) vs. Jared Goff (24)

Location, Location, Location!

What’s the history with this year’s city and stadium?

Both Super Bowls played in Atlanta have gone under the closing total:

XXXIV: St. Louis 23 – Tennessee 16

XXVIII: Dallas 30 – Buffalo 13

The last four Super Bowls played in domes have gone over the closing total:

SB LII (PHL/NE in Minneapolis)

SB LI (ATL/NE in Houston)

SB XLIX (SEA/NE in Glendale)

SB XLVII (SF/BAL in New Orleans)

Thanks to BetDSI for providing the stats.

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