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The history of the Super Bowl coin toss prop bet

Bettors have as close to a 50/50 chance of getting this one right as they will on any bet

San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs stand on the 50 yard line for the coin toss prior to the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will kick off Super Bowl 57 on February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET. It will be hosted by State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The Super Bowl is the one game every year where you can bet on almost anything to happen. One of the big ones the public enjoys putting money on is the coin toss. There is a 50% chance you win and it makes the coin toss more interesting before the game.

Through the years, we have seen trends through the coin toss. For example, since 2015, the winner of the coin toss has lost the Super Bowl. The actual coin toss has been streaky. In four of the last five years, the coin landed on heads. Prior to that, the coin landed on tails for four straight years. Since the Super Bowl started, the coin has landed heads 27 times and tails 29 times.

The last eight winners of the coin toss in the Super Bowl have gone on to lose the game. Granted, a few of those losses were fluky Patriots Super Bowl wins vs. the Seahawks and Falcons, but nobody is bitter over it or anything.

This article can also be found in our Ultimate Guide to Super Bowl 57, presented by Frank’s Red Hot.