The NFL Superbowl line is ready for the big game here at SBG Global sportsbook, even though we´re still going to have wait until Sunday, February 5th to get to watch the American football betting action between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons as they battle it out for the Vince Lombardi trophy at NRG Stadium in Houston Texas.
Patriots -3 (-105) 58½ (-110) -158
Falcons +3 (-115) 58½ (-110) +138
The Patriots defeated the Steelers 36-17 on Sunday to move to their ninth Super Bowl – and seventh for head coach Bill Belichick. New England showed its superiority over Pittsburgh right from the get-go, establishing a breakneck pace that the Steelers could hardly keep up with. Tom Brady mostly connected with just two receivers – Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan – but that wasn’t selfishness on the Pats’ part; it was mostly the Steelers’ generosity that left the pair almost always open. At the same time, the Steelers could not use two of their chief weapons; Leveon Bell left the game early with an injury, and the Patriots effectively double-teamed and neutralized Antonio Brown. About the only thing that Pittsburgh did right was to keep the Patriots’ running game in check, but that mattered little with Brady throwing for 384 yards and three TDs. Now league commissioner will have no choice but to watch the Patriots – either that or miss the Super Bowl entirely. The Pats missed Brady the start of the season and are currently missing Gronk, but with such a deep roster it seems like there is always someone ready to step up to the plate, and that’s why they were American football betting odds-on favorites regardless of the starting lineup.
As for the NFL Superbowl line underdog, the Falcons made short work of the Packers as well, commanding a 24-0 lead at halftime and winning the AFC title with a 44-21 rout of Green Bay. Of course, that was par for the course for Atlanta, which offense led the league in points per game, which made them huge American football betting favorites. It was the Falcons defense however that broke through on Sunday, putting the clamps on a Packers team that weren’t stingy either when it came to scoring points. Aaron Rodgers reached inside his bag of tricks and found it to be finally empty, while Matt Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns, as well as ran for his first rushing score of the season. Thus, the Falcons advanced to only their second Super Bowl ever, but it might as well be the first, given how different this team is from the Falcons that reached – and lost – Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999. Atlanta’s roster is very young and inexperienced, but they grow up so fast, don’t they? And make no mistake, these Falcons are fast. And now Matty Ice has the chance to repeat a feat that only Drew Brees has achieved before, and that is to beat three Super Bowl-winning QBs in a row in order to win a championship of his own. It was that kind of heroics that cemented Brees’ place in the NFL pantheon, and might also solidify Ryan’s status among the greats – provided he beats the NFL Superbowl line odds and Tom Brady.