Because you can’t talk politics all the time, here are the betting odds for the Super Bowl

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Patriots are 3-point favorites over the Giants.
This equates to New England having a 59% chance of winning the game.

The over/under total is 55 (i.e., expected number of points for both teams combined)

By considering the spread and the total, Vegas projects the approximant score of the game to be:
Patriots 29
Giants 26

The Las Vegas favorite has won 33 of 45 Super Bowls (73%).
RJ Bell of said: “Historically, the point-spread is an unmatched predictor of NFL games.”

When Patriots last played the Giants in Super Bowl XLII, New England was a 12-point favorite!

How Much Action?

Super Bowl XLVI is expected to be the biggest bet Super Bowl EVER, with over $10 Billion wagered on the game worldwide. This would be the largest bet single-day sporting event in history. Over half of adult Americans are expected to have some money at risk on the game.

RJ Bell of said: “People associate sports betting with Las Vegas, but less than 1% of Super Bowl action will occur in Nevada.”

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