A glance at Super Bowl betting trends
The Daily is checking in with a handful of oddsmakers and handicappers to get their views on Super Bowl XLVI. We’ll call out some trends, give you injuries to watch and track the numbers. Here’s our latest look at the big game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
“The underdog has covered in all four Brady/Belichick Super Bowls since 2001, with the victorious team winning by a three-point margin in each and every one of those games.” — Sid Pun, alias of a Vegas regular
The big money
“Eighty percent of those betting the maximum $25,000 on our site are taking the Giants at plus-2.5 points.” — Dave Mason, Betonline.com
“Last week, the rapper Birdman tweeted that he wanted to bet $5 million on the Patriots. Well, we want his action. We opened a prop bet today, ‘Will Birdman bet 5 Million at BetOnline?’ ‘Yes’ is currently listed at plus-500. ‘No’ is listed at minus-700.” — Mason
“It’s prop bet time. The over/under for time of Kelly Clarkson’s national anthem is 1:35. It was 1:53 for Christina Aguilera last year, and we ended up paying both sides because it landed on 1:53.7 seconds. Seventy-five percent of the early money on this popular prop bet so far is backing the over 1:35 on Kelly Clarkson.” — Mike Pierce, Sportsbook.com
“The over/under total is currently 55 points. That’s the second-largest total in Super Bowl history, behind only the Colts-Saints Super Bowl XLIV total of 56.5 points.” — R.J. Bell, Pregame.com