High Profile Super Bowl Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Super Bowl betting doesn’t get much better than Super Bowl XLIV on February 7th.

The Indianapolis Colts with Peyton Manning have won the Super Bowl before and Manning is considered the best quarterback in the game today.  There is no question that the Colts are going to get a lot of action in Super Bowl odds.

Super Bowl betting was very successful on the Colts the last time they played in the big game. That was Super Bowl XLI when the Indianapolis Colts were 7-point favorites in Super Bowl odds against the Chicago Bears. The Colts won that game 29-17 and covered the Super Bowl betting pointspread. They are not that type of favorite in this year’s Super Bowl betting line.

The Indianapolis Colts finished the 2009 regular season with the best record in the league at 14-2.  Many people believe it could have been a perfect 16-0 if the Colts had not pulled their starters in the game against the Jets. The Colts made sure the Jets didn’t win again as they defeated them in the AFC Championship game to reach Super Bowl XLIV.

Just how did the Indianapolis Colts reach Super Bowl XLIV?  They finished the regular season with the 7th best offense in the league in terms of points scored and they were 8th in fewest points allowed.  When a team ranks in the Top 10 on both offense and defense they are a force and that is why the Indianapolis Colts are a popular pick in Super Bowl betting.

Peyton Manning is the leader of the Colts and the one to watch in Super Bowl betting as he threw for 4,500 yards this season. Super Bowl odds have Manning with a lot of weapons at his disposal with Reggie Wayne and the emerging Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie.  He also has a super tight end in Dallas Clark.  The Indianapolis defense has Dwight Freeney as the key pass rusher but there are not a lot of other defensive stars who get much attention.  Super Bowl betting indicates that the Colts are coached by rookie head coach Jim Caldwell.

The Colts were 10-5-1 against the spread this season.  When their starters played, they were favored in every game except one this year.  The Colts are definitely a team to be respected in Super Bowl odds even against the high scoring team from the NFC.

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