Remember the other day, when we wrote about the prop bets surrounding the Super Bowl? Those things are way more fun to bet on than the game. Betting on the color of Gatorade just because you love a flavor is so much more enjoyable than trying to out-shout your friends about DVOA and air yards.
Venerable betting bible website OddsShark supplies odds from 16 different sources, including mainstays like Bovada and Westgate. Do you know how consistent the odds have been in the week-plus leading up to the Super Bowl? Take a guess. How much do you think the line has wavered in the past 10 days?
It hasn’t moved an inch. Since January 24, the line for this game at all 16 betting sites, according to OddsShark, has been:
I don’t see anything wrong with it. The Patriots are the dynasty. They’ve got the best quarterback ever, one of the best coaches ever, and the best defense (?!) in the league. The Falcons are the decided underdog, even with one of the best offenses of the decade.
The over/under, on the other hand, has fluctuated on a number of sites and sources, between +58 and +59.5. For some sites, like GT Bets, it’s been +58.5 for the past eight days. For others, like My Bookie, it’s fluctuated an entire point.
Considering the caliber of quarterbacks facing off, 30 points apiece certainly isn’t out of the question, but I have a feeling the score ends closer to 27-24, so I’d take the under.
But then, I don’t bet on sports because I am dumb and a broke college student.
What do you think? Are the Falcons definitely the underdog? Are these two teams going to score 60 points, or 40?