Was the Super Bowl coin toss heads or tails? SB 55 result

Posted By Matt Burke on February 7, 2021

Sometimes the simplest bets are the most fun. Red or black? Heads or tails?

The focus today is on the latter, as Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs gets underway. The Super Bowl coin toss to start the game each year is the most popular prop bet of all.

Was the coin toss heads or tails?

There’s a ton of hoopla before, during and after each Super Bowl. So if you stepped away to go to the bathroom or grab a beverage – you may have missed the result of whether the coin toss landed on heads or tails.

Update: The Chiefs called “heads” and were correct as it landed on “heads.” It was the third time in the last four Super Bowls that it landed on “heads.” The all-time Big Game score for heads vs. tails is now: Tails 29, Heads 26.

Here were the coin toss odds prior to the game from top US sportsbooks like DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM.

Coin Toss Result

Game
02/07/2021
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Heads
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-103
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-103
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-104
Tails
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-103
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-103
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-104

You can still live bet plenty of prop bets on Super Bowl LV. Go here for our Super Bowl props page.

Coin toss strategy

The coin toss is the ultimate 50-50 proposition. So you wouldn’t think there would be any strategy behind betting on it, right?

Well, most folks are superstitious with this sort of stuff.

Tails has actually been the victor at the majority of Super Bowls so far. In the previous 54 Big Games, the coin came up tails 29 times. Heads came up 25 times.

The coin came up tails four times in a row, from 2014 to 2017. This came on the heels of it landing on heads from 2009 through 2013.

You can also parlay the coin toss outcome to the Super Bowl winner, though that might not be the best option. Only 25 times out of 54 tries has the team that won the coin toss also won the game.

Check out the full history of the coin toss here, going back to Super Bowl I.

Super Bowl TeamsHeads or TailsToss WinnerSuper Bowl Champion
LVKansas City vs Tampa BayHeadsKansas CityN/A
LIVKansas City vs San FranciscoTailsSan FranciscoKansas City
LIIINew England vs LA RamsHeadsLA RamsNew England
LIINew England vs PhiladelphiaHeadsNew EnglandPhiladelphia
LIAtlanta vs New England TailsAtlantaNew England
LCarolina vs DenverTailsCarolinaDenver
XLIXSeattle vs New England TailsSeattleNew England
XLVIIISeattle vs DenverTailsSeattleSeattle
XLVIIBaltimore vs San FranciscoHeadsBaltimoreBaltimore
XLVINew England vs NY GiantsHeadsNew EnglandNY Giants
XLVGreen Bay vs PittsburghHeadsGreen BayGreen Bay
XLIVNew Orleans vs IndianapolisHeadsNew OrleansNew Orleans
XLIIIArizona vs PittsburghHeadsArizonaPittsburgh
XLIINY Giants vs New EnglandTailsNY GiantsNY Giants
XLIChicago vs IndianapolisHeadsChicagoIndianapolis
XLSeattle vs PittsburghTailsSeattlePittsburgh
XXXIXPhiladelphia vs New EnglandTailsPhiladelphiaNew England
XXXVIIICarolina vs New EnglandTailsCarolinaNew England
XXXVIITampa Bay vs OaklandTailsTampa BayTampa Bay
XXXVISt Louis vs New EnglandHeadsSt LouisNew England
XXXVNY Giants vs BaltimoreTailsNY GiantsBaltimore
XXXIVSt Louis vs TennesseeTailsSt LouisSt Louis
XXXIIIAtlanta vs DenverTailsAtlantaDenver
XXXIIGreen Bay vs DenverTailsGreen BayDenver
XXXINew England vs Green BayHeadsNew EnglandGreen Bay
XXXDallas vs PittsburghTailsDallasDallas
XXIXSan Francisco vs San DiegoHeadsSan FranciscoSan Francisco
XXVIIIDallas vs BuffaloTailsDallasDallas
XXVIIBuffalo vs DallasHeadsBuffaloDallas
XXVIWashington vs BuffaloHeadsWashingtonWashington
XXVBuffalo vs NY GiantsHeadsBuffaloNY Giants
XXIVDenver vs San FranciscoHeadsDenverSan Francisco
XXIIISan Francisco vs CincinnatiTailsSan FranciscoSan Francisco
XXIIWashington vs DenverHeadsWashingtonWashington
XXIDenver vs NY GiantsTailsDenverNY Giants
XXChicago vs New EnglandTailsChicagoChicago
XIXSan Francisco vs MiamiTailsSan FranciscoSan Francisco
XVIIILA Raiders vs WashingtonHeadsLA RaidersLA Raiders
XVIIMiami vs WashingtonTailsMiamiWashington
XVISan Francisco vs CincinnatiTails San FranciscoSan Francisco
XVPhiladelphia vs OaklandTailsPhiladelphiaOakland
XIVLA Rams vs PittsburghHeadsLA RamsPittsburgh
XIIIDallas vs PittsburghHeadsDallasPittsburgh
XIIDallas vs DenverHeadsDallasDallas
XIOakland vs MinnesotaTailsOaklandOakland
XDallas vs PittsburghHeadsDallasPittsburgh
IXPittsburgh vs Minnesota TailsPittsburghPittsburgh
VIIIMiami vs MinnesotaHeadsMiamiMiami
VIIMiami vs WashingtonHeadsMiamiMiami
VIMiami vs DallasHeadsMiamiDallas
VDallas vs BaltimoreTailsDallasBaltimore
IVMinnesota vs Kansas CityTailsMinnesotaKansas City
IIINY Jets vs BaltimoreHeadsNY JetsNY Jets
IIGreen Bay vs Oakland TailsOaklandGreen Bay
IGreen Bay vs Kansas CityHeads Green BayGreen Bay
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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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