Super Bowl 2020: Facts, Odds, Stats and Analysis
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When is the Super Bowl? – The 2020 Super Bowl will take place on February 2 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Super Bowl is the final game in the National Football League season. The game sees the AFC Champions take on the NFC Champions to decide who will be crowned the 54th NFL Super Bowl winners.
Each year the winning team in the Super Bowl is awarded the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy, named after the coach who led the Green Bay Packers to win the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968.
The New England Patriots won the last Super Bowl on February 3 2019. They defeated the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 13-3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
This was the third time the Patriots won the Super Bowl in the last five years. It also provided a record sixth win for head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, who have been with the Patriots since 2001.
The last team from the NFC to win the Super Bowl was the Philadelphia Eagles, who defeated the New England Patriots by 41-33 in 2018.
It’s often said you need a strong defense to win the Super Bowl but recent years have trended towards the stronger offensive teams.
Over the last 10 years all 20 Super Bowl finalists had offenses which ranked in the top 11 in points-per-game in either the season of their Super Bowl appearance or the year before.
In 2018 the top 11 offenses belonged to the: Chiefs, Rams, Saints, Patriots, Steelers, Chargers, Seahawks, Colts, Falcons, Bears and Buccaneers.
There are plenty of exciting young quarterbacks in the NFL but the teams that make the Super Bowl normally have more experience at that position. The last 23 year-old quarterback to play in the Super Bowl was Ben Roethlisberger in 2006.
At the other end of the age spectrum, thanks to Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, there has been a quarterback aged 37 or older in each of the last six Super Bowl games. In 2019 Brady became the oldest Super Bowl-winning quarterback at the age of 41.
Super Bowl 2020 betting odds
Before the season started on September 5 2019 the favorites for the Super Bowl were the New England Patriots. The odds of the favored teams were:
- New England Patriots +700
- Kansas City Chiefs +800
- Los Angeles Rams +1000
- New Orleans Saints +1100
- Los Angeles Chargers +1400
- Philadelphia Eagles +1400
- Cleveland Browns +1600
- Green Bay Packers +2000
Super Bowl MVP
The Super Bowl MVP is sometimes confused with the league MVP award, which rewards consistency throughout the whole season. This league award is given after the regular season.
The Super Bowl MVP is given to the best player in the Super Bowl itself. The award is presented just after the game. If you’re betting on the MVP make sure you select the correct market.
Julian Edelman, a wide receiver for the Patriots, was last year’s Super Bowl MVP. He became the first wide receiver to win the award for ten years. In the intervening years the award was won seven times by a quarterback and twice by a linebacker.
Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are among the favourites for the award in 2020. However, this market is not one to bet on until we know which teams will make it to the Super Bowl. If you bet mid-season and your team doesn’t make it to the Super Bowl, you will lose the bet.
Super Bowl betting analysis
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