Vegas oddsmakers don't exactly have the best track record when it comes to Super Bowl favorites. In only three of the past eight contests did the Vegas favorite take home the Lombardi Trophy. So sports fans have started to get creative in their search for a better crystal ball.
Some have turned to the Madden NFL video game franchise, which each year runs simulations between the opposing teams a few days before the big game. Madden's record is better, correctly predicting five out of the past eight winners.