2017 Super Bowl Betting Tips PT 1- By A.J. Ryder on February 2, 2017 19:05 GMT
The big match-up is finally upon us and we've got the pinnacle of American Football set to unfold in one of the most widely-televised sporting events in the entire world. The New England Patriots, led by Tom Brady, take on the Atlanta Falcons and their quarterback Matt Ryan. It's going to be a battle of wills and the bookmakers seem to think that the New England Patriots have the edge in terms of the wagering.
Punters will find Tom Brady's Boston-based side priced around a 7/10 margin for the outright victory by any method including overtime – what a sight that would be.
The bulk of the wagering in American Football doesn't really happen on outright results unless it's part of a parlay ticket – so you'll find the best prices and high volume markets trading in the point spread and point total markets.
Right now, it looks like the bookmakers have priced the main spread at 3.0 with both teams getting 10/11 from the various UK bookmakers aside from Paddy Power who are offering up 21/20 on New England while floating Atlanta at a 4/5 listing.
If you're looking for a bit of extra insurance and you think this is a match-up that's going to be close, you'll find Atlanta Falcons +3.5 trading at an 8/11 listing and that will look an absolute snip if the Falcons wind up pulling this one off. While it's clear that all obvservers are giving the edge to the New England Patriots, it's also emerging apparent if you pay attention to betting patterns that they all think the game is going to be close.
For instance, if you reckon that the New Englan Patriots will absolutely blow the Falcons out of the water and win by 10 points of more, you're looking at a hefty price of 11/4 with a few different bookmakers. You can go the other way and take the Falcons +9.5 at a very slim price of about 1/6 right now.