Pats Open as 3 Point Favorite

As the overtime affair between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers came to an end Vegas instilled the Patriots as 3 point favorites in the Super Bowl.  This line was surprising to many book makers who had anticipated the Pats would open as 4.5 to 5 point favorites in this matchup prior to this weekend’s games.  Many cited that the Giants were more impressive in their conference title game causing them to bring the number down to a field goal.  The total for the game was set at 55 points.

Early money has gone the way of the Giants as the line now stands at New England -3 (+100) or -2.5 (-120) at many books.  It will be interesting to see if the Giants continue to take the bulk of the action or if this line will get back to a solid 3 points or above.  My guess would be that while the line will temporarily dip to -2 or -2.5 points the spread will be an even -3 come game time.  For those looking to back the Pats I would recommend jumping on a sub 3 point spread early.




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