Before the Super Bowl kicks off, bettors can potentially cash tickets on a popular prop at legal online sportsbooks: the opening coin toss bet. Analyzing whether the flip will come up as heads or tails has become a rite of passage for many sports bettors. Looking ahead to Super Bowl 58, the opening flip happens just before kickoff. Betting odds will be available in the days leading up to the game. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about betting on the Super Bowl coin toss.
Super Bowl 58 coin toss odds
Coin toss betting odds for Super Bowl 58 will be available at the top online sportsbooks soon after we know the teams that will be playing. We’ll take a look at the latest betting lines once that happens.
What’s the Super Bowl coin toss bet?
You’re betting on the outcome of the opening coin flip, which is always a spectacle on Super Bowl Sunday. The flip determines possession for the first drive and the direction for the offenses in the first half. Here were the odds for the Super Bowl 57 coin toss at DraftKings Sportsbook in advance of kickoff:
Super Bowl coin toss result
- Heads +100
- Tails +100
Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, here’s what the betting lines looked like.
- Heads: -104
- Tails: -104
Other ways to bet on the Super Bowl coin flip
There are a couple of other props that include the opening flip. First, you can bet on whether the player who gets to call the flip will make the right call:
Player to call the opening coin toss correctly
- Yes -105
- No -105
The above is another straightforward bet. In Super Bowl 57, the Kansas City Chiefs called tails, which turned out to be the correct choice.
For a bet with a little more going on, you can tie together the result of the flip with the outcome of the game. Here’s what the odds for this prop looked like last year:
To win the opening coin toss and the game
- Kansas City Chiefs Yes +300/No -400
- Philadelphia Eagles Yes +250/No -330
The Chiefs nailed the coin toss and went on to win the big game, making “yes” at odds of +300 the correct choice.
For Super Bowl 57, here were the other coin toss betting options that were available.
- DraftKings — team to win the coin toss
- Philadelphia Eagles: +100
- Kansas City Chiefs: +100
- FanDuel — coin toss winner
- Kansas City Chiefs: -104
- Philadelphia Eagles: -104
- DraftKings — Chiefs to win coin toss and game
- Yes: +300
- No: -400
- DraftKings — Eagles to win coin toss and game
- Yes: +250
- No: -330
- FanDuel — coin toss winner wins game
- Yes: -104
- No: -104
- FanDuel — to win coin toss and win game
- Kansas City Chiefs: +310
- Philadelphia Eagles: +260
Recent Super Bowl coin toss betting trends
On an all-time basis, the coin toss results align very closely with the 50/50 nature of the wager. Heads have come up 28 times for the 57 Super Bowls to date, while tails have been correct the other 29 times.
More recently, the correct call was tails last time out, snapping a streak of two straight years for heads as the right choice. The Chiefs won the flip and the game, becoming the first team to pull off that double play since the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
All-time Super Bowl coin flip results
Here’s a full rundown of the opening coin flip at the Super Bowl. As you scroll through the list, you’ll notice several lengthy streaks. The longest run for heads was five straight a few years back, while tails has hit four in a row on three separate occasions.
|Super Bowl||Teams||Favorite||Game Winner||Heads or Tails||Toss Winner|
|LVII||Chiefs vs. Eagles||Eagles||Chiefs||Tails||Chiefs|
|LVI||Rams vs. Bengals||Rams||Rams||Heads||Bengals|
|LV||Chiefs vs. Buccaneers||Chiefs||Buccaneers||Heads||Chiefs|
|LIV||Chiefs vs. 49ers||Chiefs||Chiefs||Tails||49ers|
|LIII||Patriots vs. Rams||Patriots||Patriots||Heads||Rams|
|LII||Patriots vs. Eagles||Patriots||Eagles||Heads||Patriots|
|LI||Falcons vs. Patriots||Patriots||Patriots||Tails||Falcons|
|L||Panthers vs. Broncos||Panthers||Broncos||Tails||Panthers|
|XLIX||Seahawks vs. Patriots||Pick’em||Patriots||Tails||Seahawks|
|XLVIII||Seahawks vs. Broncos||Broncos||Seahawks||Tails||Seahawks|
|XLVII||Ravens vs. 49ers||49ers||Ravens||Heads||Ravens|
|XLVI||Patriots vs. Giants||Patriots||Giants||Heads||Patriots|
|XLV||Packers vs. Steelers||Packers||Packers||Heads||Packers|
|XLIV||Saints vs. Colts||Colts||Saints||Heads||Saints|
|XLIII||Cardinals vs. Steelers||Steelers||Steelers||Heads||Cardinals|
|XLII||Giants vs. Patriots||Patriots||Giants||Tails||Giants|
|XLI||Bears vs. Colts||Colts||Colts||Heads||Bears|
|XL||Seahawks vs. Steelers||Steelers||Steelers||Tails||Seahawks|
|XXXIX||Eagles vs. Patriots||Patriots||Patriots||Tails||Eagles|
|XXXVIII||Panthers vs. Patriots||Patriots||Patriots||Tails||Panthers|
|XXXVII||Buccaneers vs. Raiders||Raiders||Buccaneers||Tails||Buccaneers|
|XXXVI||Rams vs. Patriots||Rams||Patriots||Heads||Rams|
|XXXV||Giants vs. Ravens||Ravens||Ravens||Tails||Giants|
|XXXIV||Rams vs. Titans||Rams||Rams||Tails||Rams|
|XXXIII||Falcons vs. Broncos||Broncos||Broncos||Tails||Falcons|
|XXXII||Packers vs. Broncos||Packers||Broncos||Tails||Packers|
|XXXI||Patriots vs. Packers||Packers||Packers||Heads||Patriots|
|XXX||Cowboys vs. Steelers||Cowboys||Cowboys||Tails||Cowboys|
|XXIX||49ers vs. Chargers||49ers||49ers||Heads||49ers|
|XXVIII||Cowboys vs. Bills||Cowboys||Cowboys||Tails||Cowboys|
|XXVII||Cowboys vs. Bills||Cowboys||Cowboys||Heads||Bills|
|XXVI||Washington vs. Bills||Washington||Washington||Heads||Washington|
|XXV||Bills vs. Giants||Bills||Giants||Heads||Bills|
|XXIV||Broncos vs. 49ers||49ers||49ers||Heads||Broncos|
|XXIII||49ers vs. Bengals||49ers||49ers||Tails||49ers|
|XXII||Washington vs. Broncos||Broncos||Washington||Heads||Washington|
|XXI||Broncos vs. Giants||Giants||Giants||Tails||49ers|
|XX||Bears vs. Patriots||Bears||Bears||Tails||Bears|
|XIX||49ers vs. Dolphins||49ers||49ers||Tails||49ers|
|XVIII||Raiders vs. Washington||Washington||Raiders||Heads||Raiders|
|XVII||Dolphins vs. Washington||Dolphins||Washington||Tails||Dolphins|
|XVI||49ers vs. Bengals||49ers||49ers||Tails||49ers|
|XV||Eagles vs. Raiders||Eagles||Raiders||Tails||Eagles|
|XIV||Rams vs. Steelers||Steelers||Steelers||Heads||Rams|
|XIII||Cowboys vs. Steelers||Steelers||Steelers||Heads||Cowboys|
|XII||Cowboys vs. Broncos||Cowboys||Cowboys||Heads||Cowboys|
|XI||Raiders vs. Vikings||Raiders||Raiders||Tails||Raiders|
|X||Cowboys vs. Steelers||Steelers||Steelers||Heads||Cowboys|
|IX||Steelers vs. Vikings||Steelers||Steelers||Tails||Steelers|
|VIII||Dolphins vs. Vikings||Dolphins||Dolphins||Heads||Dolphins|
|VII||Dolphins vs. Washington||Dolphins||Dolphins||Heads||Dolphins|
|VI||Dolphins vs. Cowboys||Cowboys||Cowboys||Heads||Dolphins|
|V||Cowboys vs. Colts||Colts||Colts||Tails||Cowboys|
|IV||Vikings vs. Chiefs||Vikings||Chiefs||Tails||Vikings|
|III||Jets vs. Colts||Colts||Jets||Heads||Jets|
|II||Packers vs. Raiders||Packers||Packers||Tails||Raiders|
|I||Packers vs. Chiefs||Packers||Packers||Heads||Packers|
How many times has the coin toss winner won the Super Bowl?
On an all-time basis, this has happened 25 times out of 57 Super Bowls. The Chiefs pulled it off last year, becoming the first team to turn the trick since the Seahawks at Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. Following that, eight straight coin toss winners went on to lose the big game.
Does the Super Bowl coin flip use a special coin?
Yes. Highland Mint makes a special coin for use at the Super Bowl. The coin’s features are a Lombardi Trophy for heads, while the tails side has an image that represents the current edition of the game.
Which team calls the Super Bowl coin flip?
The “visiting” team gets to make the call. While the Super Bowl generally takes place on a neutral field, there are still home and away designations for the two clubs. Last year, the Rams were the “visitors” and got to call the flip. This is despite the fact that the game took place on the team’s home field at SoFi Stadium.
When is the 2024 Super Bowl?
Super Bowl 58 will take place on Feb. 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. CBS will be handling broadcast duties, with the game likely to kick off around the usual time of 6:30 p.m. Eastern.