The early money has seen Super Bowl odds drop from New England -13.5 to -12. The total has stayed constant.
Super Bowl odds usually move towards the favorite and the over. That will probably be the case for Super Bowl XLII as the public is likely to bet New England and the over in the days leading up to the game. The Superbowl will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and the weather will be perfect since the stadium has a retractable roof. That should mean a high scoring game and the Super Bowl odds total of 53.5 reflect that fact.
As you consider Super Bowl odds it is interesting to note that the Giants have held 14 of the last 17 teams they played to 24 points or less. The three teams that topped 24 points were Dallas, Minnesota and New England, and the Giants lost all three of those games but did cover against New England in a 38-35 loss. Other interesting statistics to note as you consider Super Bowl odds have the Giants 5-0 in their last five games against the spread while the Patriots are 0-5. The favorite in Super Bowl odds has won 9 of the last 12 Super Bowls but only covered half of them.
If you think the Patriots can score at least four touchdowns in the Superbowl then you want to bet them. Teams that have scored more than 27 points in the Superbowl are 22-2-1 against the Super Bowl odds. New England averaged 35.6 points per game this season. The Giants only averaged 23.2 points per game. You can subtract those two numbers and see where the linemakers got the 13.5 point spread in Super Bowl odds. You can also add those two numbers together to see why Super Bowl odds show such a high total. As you consider Super Bowl odds you may want to know that the teams have split their last four meetings with the Giants covering three of the four games. Three of the four games went over the total. New York is the first team in NFL history to record double-digit road victories in a single season. The NFL has designated the Giants as the road team in the Superbowl.