Every game begins with a coin toss, but flipping a coin reaches new levels with Super Bowl prop betting. There were two lines running on what the result would be and which team would win, and now we have the results.
A longstanding streak has ended with tails coming up in the opening coin toss for the first time since 2008. There's no rhyme or reason as to why there was a layoff; rather it simply highlights how each coin toss is an independent event.
Both heads and tails were paying out at -105, meaning a $105 bet won $100 if the correct result came up. The team result was much the same, paying out -105 on an even bet between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, with Seahawks winning. Seattle called the toss correctly, which will pay out -115 on another even bet.
One prop bet relating to the coin toss remains: the game winner. The proposition that the coin toss winner will go on to win the Super Bowl is paying an even -115, but obviously that can't be determined until the game is over.