Super Bowl 51 is here and the line has not moved as far as the spread is concerned between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. The Pats remain a three-point favorite, same as it opened. However, the total has risen to 58.5, up a point from the opener of 57.5. Sixty-six percent of the bets are on New England with 60 percent on the over. However, the juice is trending towards the underdogs as many sportsbooks have New England at -3 but with juice ranging from +105 to -105.
Pro handicapper Stevie Vincent said the bookmakers are baiting square bettors to buy the half-point, normally a bad investment.
SB 51 pits top spread team based on record vs. best based on margin of cover. New England is 15-3 against the spread, covering by an average +5.7 points per game. Atlanta 12-6 to the number but by league leading 7.2 points per game. The Pats aforesaid number ranks second.
The Falcons top over team in the league, going over 15-2 by 9.3 points per game compared to NE under 10-8 -1.8. Matt Ryan 3 TDs in four straight playoff games makes him the first QB in history to accomplish that.
The Pats gets a stunning 1.3 more yards per pass than their opponent normally allows, which is dwarfed by Atlanta’s jaw dropping 1.9 more. Get the official betting preview of the Super Bowl with Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy.
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