Super Bowl betting: What quarter should you bet to be the highest scoring? Boop breaks down the numbers
This started out as advice on not sleeping on the third quarter to be the highest scoring on Sunday, despite what it says by the odds set by most of the NJ Betting Sites...
...but as you will see in my conclusion, it might be a harder sell than I thought.
Historically (and not counting ties), there have been more 3Qs as the highest scoring quarter (14) than there have been for 2Qs (12). The 4Q obviously leads the way (22).
And for the record, there have been four Super Bowls where the opening stanza was the highest-scoring period, and just one of them in the last 23 Supes.
Although the last six SB HiQs have been split between the second and fourth quarter, the 3Q did have a run of being high four times in five SBs in the early 2010s. And it has been decades (1971-77) since the 3Q went seven Supes in a row without being HiQ.
Whether it is the long halftime or something else, the third quarter as the highest scoring certainly comes out more often than the odds would indicate. When you are getting 5-1 or better on something that comes out more often than that which is paying less than 2-1, that is worth noting.
All that being said, know that in 36 games that involved either the Chiefs and/or the Buccaneers this season, there were only two in which the third quarter was the highest-scoring.