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:
The Las Vegas favorite has won 33 of 45 Super Bowls (73%).
RJ Bell of Pregame.com 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 Pregame.com said: “People associate sports betting with Las Vegas, but less than 1% of Super Bowl action will occur in Nevada.”