These wagering odds come from Bovada, who have the New England Patriots opening up as three-point betting favorites over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. They also expect the game to be an offensive shoot-out, based on the total points betting option.
Wonder what the odds would have been if the Baltimore Ravens had faced either the Giants or the San Francisco 49ers...?
New York Giants +3
New England Patriots -3
Total Points Over/Under 55
"We could not have asked for a better Super Bowl matchup from a betting and a fans perspective. Considering this is the rematch from the great upset of 2008 I would expect this to be the highest bet Super Bowl this century and well surpassing what was already a heavily bet 2008 Super Bowl which was a disaster for bookmakers, losing 7 figures easily. It is no secret that we are not in the best position on futures with the Giants being our biggest loss and the Patriots being the biggest winner, but with the line only set at New England -3 I am very curious to see if the public will finally back off the Giants considering they have been killing us every week for the last 2 months."
-Kevin Bradley, Bovada.lv Sportsbook Manager