Super Bowl Coin Toss Bet: Past Results & Super Bowl 55 Coin Toss Odds

UPDATE: It was heads! Kansas City Chiefs win the toss and have deferred to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55.

One of the best parts of the Super Bowl each year is the massive number of prop bets available for the average bettor. Niche props like the national anthem runtime or what color of Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach are fairly popular but the pregame coin toss is always a massive draw because there is no true edge.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional bettor or making your first visit to a sportsbook, no one can resist a legitimate 50-50 proposition bet like the coin toss that requires no true skill to pick the winner. It’s one of the few bets you can make with minimal effort and basic handicapping.

What Are Coin Toss Odds for Super Bowl 55?

Result of Coin Toss For Super Bowl 55
Option Odds
Heads -110
Tails -110

Odds as of February 7 at BetUS

What Is A Coin Toss Prop Bet?

Short for proposition, a prop is a bet that doesn’t necessarily correlate with the final outcome of the game. The coin flip wager is considered more fun because it relies less on data and stats and more on chance.

You don’t have to check ATS standings or betting trends as you would with other sports betting options. Plus, teams that win the toss don’t always win the Super Bowl. For example, in Super Bowl 54, the San Francisco 49ers won the toss but lost the game to the Kansas City Chiefs.

While some NFL and Super Bowl bets require intense research, the coin toss yields one of two results, and the odds will reflect that. You either pick HEADS or TAILS. That’s it. There’s a 50-50 chance that the coin lands on what you picked. You don’t have to factor in an NFL player’s past performance or coaching decisions. You can, however, look at historical data – we’ll cover that below – to determine if you want to pick HEADS or TAILS.

There is no clear favorite for this bet since there is a 50-50 chance of winning for each side. If you put $25 on HEADS and that’s how the coin lands, you’d get a payout of $48.81 – your original $25 is returned along with your winnings of $23.81. The same wager on a winning TAILS bet would net you the exact same payout since the odds are identical. To know how much you’d win based on the odds and amount of money you bet, check out our Odds Calculator.

Coin Toss Betting History

Jacob Bernoulli, a 17th-century Swiss mathematician, analyzed the statistics of random experiments with two possible outcomes. His Bernoulli trials became world-famous, mostly because there was nothing to do back then except math.

If Bernoulli were alive today, he would love football, since every game during the NFL regular season, playoffs and Super Bowl starts with a Bernoulli trial (coin toss).

Since the first Super Bowl, HEADS has come up 25 times and TAILS 29. The winner of the Super Bowl has won the coin toss 24 times with HEADS coming up 12 times (half). Bernoulli would consider this a success since it proves that the coin toss is random and won’t always land the same way for each game.

Does the Coin Toss Impact the Super Bowl?

What Team Will Win Coin Toss In Super Bowl 55?
Option Odds
Kansas City Chiefs -105
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -105

Odds as of February 7 at Bovada

Will Team That Calls Coin Toss In Super Bowl 55 Be Correct?
Option Odds
Yes -115
No -105

Odds as of February 7 at Bovada

The coin flip can have an impact on the game. Generally, teams that win the coin toss choose to receive the ball. When you receive the ball, you get the first scoring chance. Even if you don’t score a touchdown, you can still move the ball downfield enough to get into field-goal range and at least put three points on the board.

Unless, of course, the other team’s defense is that good and you can’t move the ball at all. This is possible considering it’s the Super Bowl and you don’t get there with a subpar defense. If you’re the underdog team, you want to win the toss and try to throw up some points on your opponent on your first drive to give yourself some padding.

Will Team That Wins Coin Toss also Win Super Bowl 55?
Option Odds
Yes -110
No -130

Odds as of February 7 at Bovada

If Bucs win Coin Toss For Super Bowl 55, what will they choose?
Option Odds
Defer -200
Receive +150

Odds as of February 7 at BetOnline

If Chiefs win Coin Toss For Super Bowl 55, what will they choose?
Option Odds
Defer -2500
Receive +900

Odds as of February 7 at BetOnline


All-Time Super Bowl Coin Toss Results

Super Bowl # Scores Coin Toss CT Winner Game Winner
Super Bowl 1 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10 Heads Packers Packers
Super Bowl 2 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14 Tails Raiders Packers
Super Bowl 3 NY Jets 16, Baltimore 7 Heads Jets Jets
Super Bowl 4 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7 Tails Vikings Chiefs
Super Bowl 5 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13 Tails Cowboys Colts
Super Bowl 6 Dallas 24, Miami 3 Heads Dolphins Cowboys
Super Bowl 7 Miami 14, Washington 7 Heads Dolphins Dolphins
Super Bowl 8 Miami 24, Minnesota 7 Heads Dolphins Dolphins
Super Bowl 9 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6 Tails Steelers Steelers
Super Bowl 10 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17 Heads Cowboys Steelers
Super Bowl 11 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14 Tails Raiders Raiders
Super Bowl 12 Dallas 27, Denver 10 Heads Cowboys Cowboys
Super Bowl 13 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31 Heads Cowboys Steelers
Super Bowl 14 Pittsburgh 31, LA Rams 19 Heads Rams Steelers
Super Bowl 15 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10 Tails Eagles Raiders
Super Bowl 16 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21 Tails 49ers 49ers
Super Bowl 17 Washington 27, Miami 17 Tails Dolphins Redskins
Super Bowl 18 LA Raiders 38, Washington 9 Heads Raiders Raiders
Super Bowl 19 San Francisco 38, Miami 16 Tails 49ers 49ers
Super Bowl 20 Chicago 46, New England 10 Tails Bears Bears
Super Bowl 21 NY Giants 39, Denver 20 Tails Broncos Giants
Super Bowl 22 Washington 42, Denver 10 Heads Redskins Redskins
Super Bowl 23 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16 Tails 49ers 49ers
Super Bowl 24 San Francisco 55, Denver 10 Heads Broncos 49ers
Super Bowl 25 NY Giants 20, Buffalo 19 Heads Bills Giants
Super Bowl 26 Washington 37, Buffalo 24 Heads Redskins Redskins
Super Bowl 27 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17 Heads Bills Cowboys
Super Bowl 28 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 Tails Cowboys Cowboys
Super Bowl 29 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26 Heads 49ers 49ers
Super Bowl 30 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 Tails Cowboys Cowboys
Super Bowl 31 Green Bay 35, New England 21 Heads Patriots Packers
Super Bowl 32 Denver 31, Green Bay 24 Tails Packers Broncos
Super Bowl 33 Denver 34, Atlanta 19 Tails Falcons Broncos
Super Bowl 34 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 Tails Rams Rams
Super Bowl 35 Baltimore 34, NY Giants 7 Tails Giants Ravens
Super Bowl 36 New England 20, St. Louis 17 Heads Rams Patriots
Super Bowl 37 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21 Tails Buccaneers Buccaneers
Super Bowl 38 New England 32, Carolina 29 Tails Panthers Patriots
Super Bowl 39 New England 24, Philadelphia 21 Tails Eagles Patriots
Super Bowl 40 Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 Tails Seahawks Steelers
Super Bowl 41 Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17 Heads Bears Colts
Super Bowl 42 NY Giants 17, New England 14 Tails Giants Giants
Super Bowl 43 Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23 Heads Cardinals Steelers
Super Bowl 44 New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17 Heads Saints Saints
Super Bowl 45 Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 17 Heads Packers Packers
Super Bowl 46 NY Giants 21, New England 17 Heads Patriots Giants
Super Bowl 47 Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31 Heads Ravens Ravens
Super Bowl 48 Seattle 43, Denver 8 Tails Seahawks Seahawks
Super Bowl 49 New England 28, Seattle 24 Tails Seahawks Patriots
Super Bowl 50 Denver 24, Carolina 10 Tails Panthers Broncos
Super Bowl 51 New England 34, Atlanta 28 (OT) Tails Falcons Patriots
Super Bowl 52 Philadelphia 41, New England 33 Heads Patriots Eagles
Super Bowl 53 New England 13, LA Rams 3 Tails Rams Patriots
Super Bowl 54 Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20 Tails 49ers Chiefs
Super Bowl 55 N/A N/A N/A N/A

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