ALL the way back on January 23rd, I posted the initial point spread and over-under for Super Bowl 46 between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
At that time, the Patriots were favored by three points, which seemed reasonable considering that they were the more consistent team during the season and most bettors still probably trust Tom Brady more than Eli Manning whether they still should or not. The over-under was initially set at 55.
In the week since, we’ve heard various ominous reports of Rob Gronkowski’s high ankle sprain, and I’ve personally heard far more pundits and analysis predict a Giants victory than a Patriots victory. I figured these two elements would combine to cause most bettors to bet on the analyst favorite and the team not likely to be playing with one of its biggest weapons gimpy, especially when said team – the Giants – is getting points.
But apparently that hasn’t happened.