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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.

2008 Super Bowl point spread: Patriots still big favorite There 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 sportsbook 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.

 Published on 02/01/2008

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