In this day and age, it has become increasingly easy to overanalyze each and every bet you make. This only multiplies when you’re trying to cap a game as big as the Super Bowl. We decided to take this overabundance of information to the next level and try to find the most bizarre trends for Super Bowl 51.
Oddly enough, these ridiculous trends all come out favoring the New England Patriots. Does that mean you should take these as the gospel truth? God, no! Coincidence doesn’t even begin to describe these, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to read them and shake our heads anyway.
Here we go. After 266 games the Patriots and Falcons are the only teams left standing. The two high-scoring teams will square off in Houston for Super Bowl LI and with much of the focus on off-the-field storylines, we’re here to analyze what matters most to bettors — the spread and the total. With the Patriots favored in a game with the highest total in Super Bowl history, here’s what you need to know before placing a bet on the game.
Johnny Manziel is a lot of things, but being a professional football player is currently not one of them. Is there a chance Money Manziel will suit up for an NFL team next season? According to oddsmakers, it isn't likely.
One of the most polarizing figures to enter the league in recent memory, Manziel’s life has been an absolute roller-coaster since he left Texas A&M. Simply put, wherever the quarterback goes, trouble never seems to be too far behind.
The Super Bowl has gone to the dogs in the past 15 years with underdogs paying out at a profitable 12-3 ATS clip. In fact, the past five Super Bowls have been won outright by dogs, and eight of the past nine have gone the same way at the betting window.
As Super Bowl 51 looms and as bettors revisit Super Bowl betting odds history for some perspective, fans of the Patriots realize that their team has not been a very good bet. In the team's last five Super Bowl appearances, the Patriots are just 1-4 ATS.
For better or for worse, Tony Romo has long been the face of the franchise for the Dallas Cowboys, but those days are in the rear-view mirror now.
Romo’s preseason injury paved the way for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott to grab the starting job, and the Mississippi State product quickly established himself as the starter. Prescott had a fantastic rookie season in Big D, finishing the 2016 campaign with 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions while guiding the Cowboys all the way to the divisional round.
With just three NFL games left this season – not counting the Pro Bowl – your time to make money on football is quickly coming to an end. This is the best time of year for props and in line with that, various sportsbooks have released special player props for the conference championship round so you can warm up for the Super Bowl.
Bovada has a few interesting lines that I will break down for you individually heading into Championship Sunday.
When it comes to conference championship games, the New England Patriots haven’t exactly been hot lately.
The Pats have staggered to a cash-burning 1-6 against the spread record in their last seven AFC championship games in which they are 3-4 straight up. The lone covered spread came in 2015 when the Patriots destroyed the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 as 7-point favorites.
The 2017 NFL playoffs continue to yield positive results for the OddsShark Super Computer and after a profitable divisional round, it’s now 7-1 against the spread and 6-2 straight up. Both of the SU losses came last Sunday but both games were insanely close and if it weren’t for a clutch kicker and a bad holding call, the computer could easily be 8-0 ATS and SU.
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