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Super Bowl Odds - Riding Top Coaches

Super Bowl odds handicappers are always looking for the ultimate edge and advantage for success. Often times it becomes more complicated than necessary.

Super Bowl odds success can often be found in the simple evaluation of who has the Super Bowl betting advantage at head coach. History shows this to be true. There have been many great coaches that have led teams on the Super Bowl odds board and they have often gone up against each other in Super Bowl betting matchups.

But there are times when there is a significant advantage with one coach over another with the NFL Super Bowl odds.  A great example of a coaching mismatch with the Super Bowl odds comes from the 2002 season when the Oakland Raiders and Bill Callahan were favored by 4 points against Jon Gruden and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Talk about the wrong coach being favored with the Super Bowl odds!  Gruden, it was obvious even then, was the far superior mentor and proved to be a huge valued asset with the Super Bowl odds as Tampa Bay took apart Oakland 48-21.

Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts provided a clear edge at head coach with the Super Bowl odds against the Chicago Bears and Lovie Smith in Super Bowl XLI.  The Colts easily covered the Super Bowl odds in a 29-17 win as 7-point favorites.

Dungy’s excellence was well documented over the years as he had plenty of playoff experience and a consistent record for winning while Smith was something of a flash in the pan as proven by his failure to reach the Super Bowl odds board ever since.

From Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers, to Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins, to Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers, to Joe Gibbs of the Washington Redskins, to Bill Walsh of the San Francisco 49ers, to Jimmy Johnson of the Dallas Cowboys, to Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots, history shows that riding a coach to victory is a great way to handicap the Super Bowl!