Super Bowl Coin Toss History (How to Bet on the Coin Toss in Super Bowl 56)

Super Bowl LIV coin.
Super Bowl LIV coin. / TIM SHORTT/FLORIDA TODAY via Imagn

There are two key questions that you’re going to need to answer before Super Bowl 56

That’s right, the Super Bowl Coin Toss is one of the most fun props to bet on, as it gets the action started on the biggest day in the NFL. 

It’s literally a 50/50 chance, but you can over analyze this prop by looking back at the history, the streaks of heads and tails and how many times each side of the coin has come up in the 55 years of the Super Bowl. 

Let’s get into how to bet the coin toss in Super Bowl 56:

Super Bowl Coin Toss Odds 

WynnBET Sportsbook has yet to release its prop for the Super Bowl Coin Toss, but the consensus odds are a pick’em at -103 odds on heads and tails. 

Super Bowl Coin Toss Results

Now that we have the odds, what do the numbers look like on each side? Here’s the history of the coin toss in the first 55 editions of the Super Bowl. 

  • Heads: 26 times (47.3%)
  • Tails: 29 times (52.7%)
  • Longest Heads Streak: 5
  • Longest Tails Streak: 4 (three times)

Tails never fails, huh? (Other than those 26 times it did). 

In Super Bowl 55, the Kansas City Chiefs won the coin toss by calling heads, but they went on to lose the game to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the 55 years of the Super Bowl, only 25 teams have won the coin flip and won the game itself.

There has been a bit of a streak going with the team that loses the toss and winning the Super Bowl, as the Seattle Seahawks back in 2014 are the last team to win the toss and the Super Bowl. 

Here’s a breakdown of each Super Bowl and the coin toss result to help you bet on this year’s flip.