NFL Super Bowl 46: New England Patriots v New York Giants

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Mon, 2012-01-30 05:40 -- TheFootballLines

NFL Super Bowl 46 sees Tom Brady and the New England Patriots taking on Eli Manning's New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. The opening Super Bowl lines saw the New England Patriots installed as -3.5 point spread favorites with an over under total of O/U 55. The Latest NFL Super Bowl Lines have the Patriots in half a point from the opening to currently be offered at -3. Meanwhile the NFL Super Bowl Over Under Total remains at O/U 55. In the money line market, New England opened at -161 (1.62) and the New York Giants opened at +146 (2.46), these odds have since moved to where we currently see the sportsbooks offering NFL Super Bowl Odds of -140 (1.71) on the Patriots and +127 (2.27) for the Giants. The current lines are suggesting a score line whereby the Patriots score 29 points and the Giants score 26 points.

The New England Patriots and the New York Giants have made it to the biggest, most watched and most wagered on game of the year, NFL Super Bowl 46. They have achieved what strong defensive teams such as the 49ers and Ravens or the record breaking offense of Drew Brees and the Saints or the 15-1 Packers could not.

Patriots v Giants (their last meeting)

New England has won ten straight games, winning their last 8 regular season games and their two post season appearances. Their last loss came back in week 9 of the regular season against the New York Giants (20-24) at home. In that game the Patriots closed as -9 point spread favorites, closed at -500 (1.2) on the moneyline odds and the over under total closed at O/U51 after opening at O/U 52.5. Eli Manning made 20 completions from 39 attempts for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns with 1 interception. Tom Brady made 28 completions from 49 attempts for 342 yards for 2 touchdowns with 2 interceptions. The Giants covered the point spread and cashed on the moneyline at odds of +423 (5.23) while the combined 44 points stayed well under the opening and closing lines.

New England v New York Super Bowl Rematch

The Giants and Patriots met back in Super Bowl 42 in the 2007-2008 season. The New England Patriots had gone through the season undefeated and went into the game as hot favorites. They closed at -13 against the Super Bowl Point Spread , -475 (1.21) on the moneyline odds and the over under line closed at O/U 54.5 after opening at O/U 55. The quarterback stats from that game are pretty similar to those of their most recent encounter with Eli Manning having 20 completions from 34 attempts for 255 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, while Tom Brady made 29 completions from 48 attempts for 266 yards with 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions. The Giants prevailed in a low scoring game (17-14) and were crowned Super Bowl Champions, in doing so they cashed on the money line at +435 (5.35), covered the point spread and saw the total stay under.

The verdict - Here at our point spread and money line numbers pretty much agree with those of the sportsbooks and we don't see enough value for a play. We do however see value on the over under line and we have taken under 55. Please remember if you are looking for the latest or historical NFL lines, odds, over under lines, NFL standings, NFL schedules, sportsbook reviews and more then has you covered.