Gone are the days when the Super Bowl’s point spread and over/under were the only numbers posted by Las Vegas sports books that anyone cared about. The interest in proposition wagering has now at least equaled, or perhaps surpassed, the traditional betting methods heading into the annual big game.
It should come as no surprise that the Giants have fans rooting against them in the Super Bowl in places like New Hampshire, Massachusetts and even parts of Connecticut. After all, the New England Patriots have a dedicated following, and quarterback Tom Brady has mainstream appeal.
For the fourth time in the last nine years, Las Vegas sports books have posted the New England Patriots as favorites in the Super Bowl. New England opened as a 4-point favorite over the New York Giants at Wynn Las Vegas in Super Bowl XLVI, which takes place Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, after Sunday’s conference championship games. Early money on New York, which came in immediately after it defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in overtime, dropped the point spread to 3.5 in favor of the Patriots.