Super Bowl 51 is here and the line has not moved as far as the spread is concerned between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. The Pats remain a three-point favorite, same as it opened. However, the total has risen to 58.5, up a point from the opener of 57.5. Sixty-six percent of the bets are on New England with 60 percent on the over. However, the juice is trending towards the underdogs as many sportsbooks have New England at -3 but with juice ranging from +105 to -105.
Pro handicapper Stevie Vincent said the bookmakers are baiting square bettors to buy the half-point, normally a bad investment.
SB 51 pits top spread team based on record vs. best based on margin of cover. New England is 15-3 against the spread, covering by an average +5.7 points per game. Atlanta 12-6 to the number but by league leading 7.2 points per game. The Pats aforesaid number ranks second.
The Falcons top over team in the league, going over 15-2 by 9.3 points per game compared to NE under 10-8 -1.8. Matt Ryan 3 TDs in four straight playoff games makes him the first QB in history to accomplish that.
The Pats gets a stunning 1.3 more yards per pass than their opponent normally allows, which is dwarfed by Atlanta’s jaw dropping 1.9 more. Get the official betting preview of the Super Bowl with Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy.
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After the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons NFC Championship game (official betting preview), the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots game takes place. New England is -6 with a total almost evenly split between 49.5 and 50. The game opened at -6 -115 and 50.5. There is no clear-cut public consensus. Just 56 percent of bets are on New England. As Bob Warner of Lines-Maker.com reminds us, “Despite the public’s love of favorites, the deeper into the playoffs it goes in any sport, the more support they have for underdogs.” Also, 59 percent of bets are on the over, a smaller-than-usual majority for public bets, which lean heavily to overs.
Pittsburgh is 11-6 against the spread having gone under 12-6. This includes 6-3 and 7-2 respectively on the road. The Pats are a stunning 14-3 in the back pocket, but are also an under squad by a 10-7 road. However, they went over 5-4 home with a 7-2 spread mark. The Pats enter on a six-game spread winning streak. Get the famed Tailgate Party official gambling preview below:
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Championship NFL Sunday commences with the Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons at 3:05 PM on Fox. Atlanta is a 5.5-point favorite with a total ranging as high as 61 with a slight juice to the under at -115 or 60 slightly juiced to the over at -115.
Sixty-three percent of bets are on the underdog Packers with 67 percent on the over. The line debuted at -4 -115 with a total of 60 slightly juiced to the over at -113.
Green Bay is shockingly consistent with a 12-6 SU and ATS mark, going over at a 12-6 rate. Atlanta is 12-5 outright, 11-6 in the back pocket, going over a stunning 14-2 including all nine home games.
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