UPDATE: The Rams picked tails and it came up heads. The Bengals elected to defer so the Rams will open the game with the ball.
Always one of the most popular prop bets for the big game, we’ll know the results of the coin toss pretty quickly when Super Bowl LVI, between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, gets underway at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 13.
The Rams get to make the call on the coin toss this year. Last year, the Chiefs made the call and won the toss with heads. The year before, it was tails. Prior to that, we had two consecutive games with heads, which followed a four-game streak for tails.
You’ve got a 50-50 chance of either outcome, and the odds for heads or tails are the same at -105. As for the outcome of the game, both sides might actually prefer to lose the coin toss. Since the 2014 season, the team that won the toss went on to lose the game. The last team to win the toss and the game was the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 48.
Coin toss odds
Outcome: Tails -105, Heads -105
Winner: Bengals -105, Rams -105
Will Bengals win the toss and the game: Yes +350, No -450
Will Rams win the toss and the game: Yes +170, No -215
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