2008 Super Bowl
point spread: Patriots still big favorite
The betting preview,
with odds and point spread, of the Super Bowl 2008 game between
the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.
is hardly anything left to say about one of the biggest sporting
events this year, the 2008 Super Bowl 42, other than - what a
point spread! The New England Patriots, who remain unbeaten the
entire football season will meet the surprise of the NFL - the
New York Giants, who handed down a list of upsets in the
playoffs, to reach the 2008 Super Bowl game. Riding on the
Patriots perfect record, the odds makers have posted some of the
biggest numbers the Super Bowl has ever seen. At the online
Bodog Sports, the 2008 Super
Bowl point spread on the New York Giants vs. New England
Patriots game is currently sitting at -11.5 points chalk the
Pats, with the total expected at 54 points. The Patriots are
also big odds favorite with betting line -450 to win the game
and the Giants odds to win the Super Bowl 42 are underdog +325.
The point spread on the Super Bowl 2008 is event bigger at
Bookmaker, where the Patriots
are -12 points favorite against the spread.
Looking at the latest Super Bowl 42 game
injury reports, the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
has done a full Thursday practice and wide receiver Jabar
Gaffney did a limited Thursday practice (he was also limited on
Wednesday). The New York Giants seem to have bigger problem with
one of the top wide receivers, Plaxico Burress, missing practice
yesterday, as well as on Wednesday and may not take part in the
2008 Super Bowl. NY Giants cornerback Kevin Dockery and guard
Rich Seubert both did a full Thursday practice and are expected
to be fit for the Super Bowl 42 game against the Pats.
A quick look at the betting trends on
the teams shows some interesting numbers and explains why so
many bettors are taking the +11.5/+12 point spread on the
Giants. The NY Giants are 5-0 against the spread in their last 5
games, while the New England is 0-5 against the spread in its
last 5 games. The New York Giants are 4-2 against the spread in
their last 6 games when playing the New England Patriots. Also
keep in mind that the total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Giants
last 6 games when playing New England.