Super Bowl Winner Trend Will Continue In Week 1
This column appears courtesy of SBGGlobal.eu Last season’s NFL kickoff game was the epitome of a sportsbook online trend in which the winner of the previous Super Bowl is the favorite to win their season-opening game whereas the loser is not. Not every kickoff game is a rematch of the previous Super Bowl, but last season’s was, and many a gambling man felt sure that the Carolina Panthers would exact some measure of revenge on the Denver Broncos. And they came close too; much, much, much closer than their previous encounter, as a matter fact. However, the Broncos pulled the quote-unquote upset, though in the end neither team ended up amounting to much for the rest of the season. Since 2000, only two Super Bowl-winning teams have lost their next season-opening games. And, interestingly, this occurred in back-to-back years – years, it might be added, in which the Super Bowl winner losing was not the only thing out of the norm. In 2012 the NFL kickoff was held on a Wednesday as opposed to the usual Thursday; Super Bowl XLVI winner the New York Giants lost 17-24 to the Dallas Cowboys. And in 2013 the defending Super Bowl champions played on road due to scheduling conflict with Major League Baseball; Super Bowl XLVII champions the Baltimore Ravens lost 27-49 to the Broncos. Sportsbook trends for Super Bowl winner/loser in Week 1 since 2000
- Winner is 14-2 straight-up and 10-4-2 against the spread. The over/under is 8-8.
- Loser is 5-11 SU and 2-14 ATS. O/U is 7-9
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