The Super Bowl betting line opened with New England a 13.5 point favorite but money coming in on the Giants has taken the Super Bowl line down to 12.
Super Bowl betting line movement usually goes toward the favorite in the Super Bowl but so far in Super Bowl XLII that is not the case. The public believes that the Giants can cover the big Super Bowl betting line. This might seem surprising considering the Patriots are 18-0 and trying to cap a perfect season but if you look a little deeper you will understand. The Patriots were the NFL pointspread darling early in the season as they routed opponents winning by over 25 points per game. Things have changed lately though as New England has been a money burner, covering only two of their last 10 games. Many bettors are getting tired of losing money with New England and the Super Bowl betting line is showing this.
Another reason the Super Bowl betting line is falling is that the Giants have been making bettors money. New York is 13-6 ATS on the season and a sparkling 8-2 as an underdog. New York also covered in the regular season against the Patriots, losing only by three points as a 13 point underdog. Normally the Super Bowl betting line moves toward the favorite and the over as the game approaches, so it will be interesting to see if that happens this year.
As you look at the Super Bowl betting line you might want to consider some other options beyond just the side and total. One interesting thing to look at on the Super Bowl betting line is the MVP odds. You can select who you believe will win the Super Bowl MVP. Obviously Tom Brady of the Patriots has the lowest odds on this Super Bowl betting line wager at odds-on but other players on New England might be worth a look. Laurence Maroney and Randy Moss are interesting choices at odds of 5-1 or 6-1. It is unlikely the Giants will win the game but if they do a player like Ahmad Bradshaw at 15-1 would be an interesting wager versus the Super Bowl betting line.