Superbowl Odds Feature Two Best Teams

December 1st, 2010 NFL Football

Superbowl odds feature the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints, the teams that finished the regular season with the two best records in the NFL.

Super Bowl betting has the Colts favored by 5.5 points against the Saints with a total of 56.5.

Superbowl odds for Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, February 7th should be very popular with two exciting offenses and high profile quarterbacks.  Peyton Manning might already be the best quarterback to ever play the game while Drew Brees is a Pro Bowl quarterback as well. Both teams have exciting wide receivers and neither team is known for defense.

During the 2009 regular season, the Colts and Saints were the two best teams. They both started 13-0 and were the favorites to win in Super Bowl betting long ago.  The Saints were the top ranked offense in the NFL this season as they averaged 28.9 points per game. The Colts were not far behind as they put up 23.6 points per game.  If you add those two numbers together you get just over 52 points but the total in Superbowl odds is 56.5.  Super Bowls almost always have higher totals than regular season games because the public loves to see points scored and bet the over. This is the highest total ever in Super Bowl betting, surpassing the 55 of the Giants and Patriots game two years ago.  While Super Bowl XLIV could be high scoring, four of the last five Super Bowls have gone under in Super Bowl betting.

Superbowl odds were opened at 3.5 or 4 on the Colts and that was simply a bad number put out by the oddsmakers. The number that should have come out was 4.5.  That would have been a solid opening number in Superbowl odds.  The number has risen to 5.5 and that is probably where it is going to end since if the game goes to six it would likely attract bettors looking to take the Saints. The total is a 56.5 in Superbowl odds and may go to 57 or 57.5 before it comes back down as game time approaches.

There are a lot of options in Superbowl odds on the Saints and Colts that go well beyond the side and total with the money line, quarters, and numerous proposition bets so there should be something for everyone for Super Bowl XLIV.

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