By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — ESPN reporter David Purdum notes these interesting Super Bowl results ‘by the numbers’:
2: The number of Super Bowls that Nevada sportsbooks have suffered a net loss. The books lost a record $2.6 million when the underdog New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl XII. The bookies also got dinged for approximately $397,000 in 1995 when the heavily favored San Francisco 49ers won and covered in a 49-26 win over the San Diego Chargers in 1995.
8: The number of seven-figure bets on last year’s Super Bowl that were reported by sportsbooks.
20: The number of outright upsets by betting underdogs in the Super Bowl.
NFL fans heading to Phoenix for Super Bowl LVII are going to have to pay a pretty penny — and that’s not just for tickets to the Big Game.
For two tickets to see the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs, plus airfare, two nights’ stay, parking/ride service, two hot dogs, and two beers, a report from Front Office Sports indicates that two adults can expect to spend on average of nearly $18,100. Fans traveling from Kansas City projected to spend more than $18,700.
The Super 8 hotel 15 minutes from State Farm Stadium is asking $450 per night — triple its normal price. Before Sunday’s championship wins, the hotel was already 50% booked