Opening Super Bowl Odds Vegas Favorites:
Which chalks should be targeted? All odds mentioned are from MyBookie Sportsbook. See our exclusive MyBookie Promo Code. Without a playoff appearance in three years mostly due to a struggling offense, Baltimore went out and brought Joe Flacco in some new toys to play with.
Add a resurgent passing game to a promising ground game with Alex Collins leading the charge, and the Ravens can get back to playing their style of ball. The defense is still legit, but lacks depth so injuries will be of utmost concern.
On the chalky side of things, the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles continue to get some preseason love on the futures odds. The franchise never won the big game up until last season. None of the trio currently has less than a 9. The Vikes check in at 10 after winning 13 to cruise to the NFC North championship a second straight season. A team getting a ton of love from the betting public since the futures offs first opened are the Los Angeles Chargers.
Remember, this is a team that lost its first four games of last season, some in heartbreaking fashion, and then went on to close the year on SU and ATS win streaks.
All the pieces are in place for LA to make a deep run. While the main focus of sports wagering involves betting on individual games, futures wagers are also quite popular in sports betting. Most bookmakers will release their Super Bowl odds in February of each year, right after the Super Bowl of the prior season is completed. Thus, the initial odds are primarily based on the results of the previous year.
Once the first odds are released, there will be various shifts in the odds during the spring and summer based upon personnel changes for each team. The free agency period can also turn the fortunes of several teams in the offseason. The NFL Draft in May is closely monitored, and coaching changes can certainly lead to shifts in the odds.
During the offseason, the Super Bowl odds are based on speculation. After all, the actual teams have yet to play a game.
If it were a regular season game the line would be A few books were relieved that money came when it did because going to ET Where have all the 6's gone?
Once a prominently featured number throughout half the sports books in Las Vegas, the Super Bowl line is now unified at every bet shop in town with Carolina We took a larger than normal wager and moved, but we're still way long on Carolina. William Hill books made their move to Bogdanovich said their stance on the game was to stay with the market for now.
One of the aces up their sleeve in regards to risk is having a futures pool to fall back on if they never get another dollar on Denver. The best price on the Panthers is at the Stratosphere and South Point. The total is sitting at 45 at every book with the exception of MGM's 10 books across the strip -- two in Reno, also -- which dropped down to The overall Super Bowl betting story from Las Vegas is just starting to get interesting.
Where's the number going to fall? Will the books ever be in a position to need the Panthers? We'll keep you updated daily all the way to kickoff. He moved the Panthers from William Hill sports books finally made the move from to -6 on Tuesday night.
As of Monday night they had reported 93 percent of all its point spread wagers made on the Panthers at The real action has yet to come. ET, the South Point dropped the Panthers down to ET After a couple of quiet Super Bowl betting days in Las Vegas, Tuesday morning offered some activity where three sports books had some movement with their spread.
So where will the line go from here? Stoneback offered his opinion. I could actually see this game closing On Tuesday morning, Boyd Gaming made the move from -6 to Almost at the exact same time, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook took their first plunge into -6 territory after being at There's plenty of time, but it will be up to the public where the number goes from here and we've only seen a small fraction of the overall handle that will occur.
Handicapping the public isn't always an exact science, such as in when a few books handicapped expected public and sharp Raiders -4 action to come late against the Buccaneers. It never came and the Bucs rolled ET Things have settled in Las Vegas. There hasn't been much Super Bowl line movement the last couple of days with most sports books standing as they were on Friday.
The only spread movement the last two days came Monday afternoon at Boyd Gaming properties who went back to -6 after being at Over in North Las Vegas at the Aliante sports book, director Marc Nelson is still seeing Panthers action, but has noticed a betting change from the public as well.
I've been asked by a lot friends who will be visiting this weekend where to go, and usually my answers lead me to where the best deals are. Advertisement So here's a few places I have been recommending that will help maximize your Las Vegas Super Bowl experience: Downtown is always electric with a Mardi Gras type of atmosphere and after making your bets at the Golden Nugget , stroll across the street to the Long Bar at the 'D'.
Over at the South Point they'll have huge parties in three different locations as well as all of their huge bars. The Palazzo has Legasse's Stadium with a CG Technology sports book inside and the seating is just like a mini stadium -- call for reservations. For frenzied football party action on the strip, being inside the Mirage or Mandalay Ba y sports book is always a blast -- lots of stand-up room -- and big games always seem better there even if you don't have a seat.
At Caesars Palace , Gordon Ramsey's Pub and Grill is having a big bash with the celebrity chef's awesome cuisine and a large draft beer selection -- call for reservations. If wanting to see the best video presentation off the strip, drive up to the Red Rock sports book and watch the game on the giant HD screen, as well as getting cheap Bud Light's -- free if you bet.
You really can't go wrong anywhere in town. There's no place like Las Vegas for a big game. ET Wynn sports book director John Avello said earlier in the week that he was looking for a sign that Broncos money was out there and when he moved the Panthers from The wager pushed the Wynn book back to It happened last year.
Like Avello said, there is a long ways to go and things could change drastically. We'll keep following this story all the way till kickoff. In other words, if you like New England, bet early. Be patient if you're leaning Atlanta. Think the point spread is spot on and the Super Bowl will be decided by exactly three points? Think the Patriots blow the barn doors off of the Falcons? You can take the Patriots The total enters the week sitting at And it may not be high enough.
Early reports out of Las Vegas indicate that the record total isn't slowing down the money on the over. Perhaps bettors are being swayed by the fact that 16 of Atlanta's 18 games this season have eclipsed the total. You can take under New England and Atlanta were by far the highest-scoring teams in the first quarter this season. The Patriots averaged 8. The first quarter is a to be the highest-scoring quarter of the game.
Player to score first touchdown: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman opened as the favorite at Will there be OT? There never has been before in the Super Bowl, but the point spread indicates a close game.
Flag on the play: Atlanta is a slight favorite to commit more penalties. New England averaged 5. The Falcons averaged 6. It's not halftime for the bettors.