Saturday, February 18, 2012

Congratulations to the New York Giants!

The Giants win the Super Bowl again! The 2012 Super Bowl was a great one! It was a close game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, and the Giants won. Eli Manning was phenomenal, and he was named the Super Bowl MVP.

Odds for the 2013 Super Bowl are already available, and they are listed below. Good Luck!

Green Bay Packers 6/1
New England Patriots 7/1
New Orleans Saints 8/1
Philadelphia Eagles 12/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 12/1
Houston Texans 12/1
Baltimore Ravens 14/1
New York Giants 15/1
San Diego Chargers 16/1
New York Jets 16/1
San Francisco 49ers 18/1
Dallas Cowboys 18/1
Detroit Lions 18/1
Atlanta Falcons 22/1
Chicago Bears 30/1
Arizona Cardinals 30/1
Miami Dolphins 35/1
Cincinnati Bengals 40/1
Indianapolis Colts 50/1
Tennessee Titans 40/1
Oakland Raiders 50/1
Carolina Panthers 50/1
Denver Broncos 50/1
Kansas City Chiefs 50/1
Seattle Seahawks 60/1
Buffalo Bills 60/1
Washington Redskins 60/1
Minnesota Vikings 75/1
St. Louis Rams 75/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 75/1
Cleveland Browns 100/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 100/1

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Sports Books Squeak Out Super Bowl Win

Like a last-minute field goal to win the game, Nevada sports books just squeaked out a victory over bettors on Super Bowl Sunday.

According to the Gaming Control Board, the statewide win was $724,176 based on more than $87 million in bets placed ahead of the Packers-Steelers game.

It was a much lower total than the $6.9 million won after the Saints beat the Colts in 2010.

Nevada sports books haven’t lost a Super Bowl since the Giants upset the Patriots, 17-14, in 2008. More than $92 million was bet on the game, and sports books lost $2.6 million.

Over the last 10 Super Bowls, the most money ever bet was in 2006, when gamblers wagered $94.5 million on the Steelers and Seahawks.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Super Bowl XLV will be played in Arlington Texas

Super Bowl XLV will be played in the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington, Texas. This stadium opened in 2009. This site was picked for the 2011 Super Bowl at the owners' meetings in Nashville on May 22, 2007.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Super Bowl 2009 in Tampa in only 3 weeks away!

That's right! The Super Bowl is right around the corner and now is probably the perfect time to open up an online sports book account in order to bet on the Big Game. The four team left are the Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. One of these will be the winner of the Super Bowl, and I know that if these were one of my teams, I'd like to have some money on them.

The current lines for this weekend are:

Philadelphia Eagles -4
Arizona Cardinals +4

Baltimore Ravens +6
Pittsburgh Steelers -6

The odds to win the 2009 Super Bowl XLIII are:
Arizona Cardinals 5/1
Baltimore Ravens 4/1
Philadelphia Eagles 2/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 8/5

It looks like Arizona is still the long shot, but just last week they were 30-1. What a difference one game makes, huh?

So betting the Super Bowl online can be fun and easy. #1. Betting on football is fun. #2 Betting sports online is much easier than jumping on a plane and betting in Las Vegas. #3 You can sit naked at your computer and bet on the Super Bowl... you don't even have to wear pants.

Anyway, there is still 3 weeks to the big game, and we will be back to update you with all the odds of all the bets that you can make on the Super Bowl. All the spreads, totals and prop bets will be updated here immediately after this weekend. We're looking forward to it!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Super Bowl is over...

And the Giants won! Amazing. It was a great game and a great team took home the title.

Bettors also cleaned up this Super Bowl. So many people bet the Giants to win against the spread and straight up that Vegas lost money for the first time in years.

Personally, I lost money this Super Bowl. I bet the Patriots to win straight up, so I lost a ton of money. The odds were about 3.5 - 1, so I had to pay 3.5 times the amount that I bet. I thought it was a great Super Bowl bet, but obviously, I was dead wrong. Now, I'm taking the under dogs more seriously from now on.

After all, 2 years ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl and they were underdogs too. That game was crazy though, and a lot of bettors still think that the Seahawks should have won that game. The refs made some really bad calls and seemed to do everything possible to hand the Steelers that game. It was a little ridiculous.

What bets did i win this year?
I won the bet on the coin toss.
I won the bet on the first player to score a touchdown.
I lost the bet on the first quarterback to throw a touchdown.
I won the team to lead at the end of the first half, even though I lost the team to who won the Super Bowl.

Overall, I did okay this Super Bowl. I made a lot of bets, and could have lost more than a few of them. As luck woulf have it, I won enough of my Super Bowl bets, so that I didn;t loss my shirt!

Of course, I placed most of my bets online. A friend of mine uses a local bookie, so I did place a bet though him just to try it. I have to say, it's kind of a pain in the ass. You have to call the guy on the phone, and then meet up with him after the game to collect your money or pay him off.

Personally, I like betting the Super Bowl online much more. Betting online is so easy. You can get the odds on hundreds aof wagers without ever leaving you house. You can look up the odds in your underware if you want!

Anyway, even though I lost money this year, I had a great time watching the Super Bowl. And that's what it is really all about. I hope you had a great time too.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Super Bowl XLII analysis, prediction, betting and more

All season long, the offense had run around Tom Brady, who set an all-time record for passing touchdowns with 50. But his prime target, Randy Moss, has been missing in action down the stretch, and the team has been carried by running back Laurence Maroney. His back-up, Kevin Faulk is a big third-down receiver. Wes Welker is a great possession receiver. Big pressure is on the Pats’ great offensive line against the Giants’ front seven. Defensively, safety Rodney Harrison will do something big, and corner Asante Samuel is most likely to pick off Eli Manning. The linebacking corps is old and a bit slow, but no one’s smarter than Junior Seau and Tedy Bruschi.

Halfway through the season Giants fans had all but lost patience with quarterback Eli Manning. But down the stretch and on the road, he’s been playing almost mistake-free football. He’s reached the Super Bowl in his fourth season — far ahead of his famous brother Peyton’s schedule, and now he’s playing with house money. He’s got two great receivers to throw to, Plaxico Burress, a big target in the mold of the Pats’ Randy Moss, and Amani Toomer. The Giants can also run the ball behind bruiser Brandon Jacobs and breakaway threat Ahmad Bradshaw. But the Giants live on their defense. Corners R.W. McQuarters and Corey Webster will be under huge pressure and the Giants will be hoping starter Aaron Ross can return for the big game. The front seven, led by defensive ends Osi Umenyiora and Michael Strahan have to get serious pressure on Pats’ quarterback Tom Brady. Giants fans will prefer that the game not come down to a field goal. Their kicker, Lawrence Tynes, badly missed two gimmes before hitting from 47 yards in overtime to beat Green Bay to get to Glendale.

The Patriots win if
It comes down to how the offensive line plays. If they keep the pass rush off Brady and give him time, the Patriots are going to be hard to beat. Defensively, they need to shut down Burress and bottle up the run. That should put enough pressure on Manning to force him into the mistake that sinks the Giants.

The Giants win if
The first order is to score seven and not three when they get in the red zone. That was the main reason San Diego lost the AFC Championship Game — they settled for field goals while the Pats were getting touchdowns. The second order is put enough pressure on Brady to force him into some bad throws. And the Giants have to win the turnover battle to win the game. Mix in a big play on special teams — most likely a return by Domenik Hixon — could spell the biggest upset ever.

The Pats lose if
New England is not invincible. If Moss doesn’t get untracked and the running game also falters, the Pats will really have their hands full. If Brady gets sacked and battered, they can lose this game. If the offensive line is beaten, the Pats can be, too, but it will take a great performance on the other side of the bal by Eli to finish the deal.

The Giants lose if
It’s no secret by now that there’s very little margin of error against the Patriots. Lose the turnover battle, fail to put Brady on the ground and don’t take advantage of trips to the red zone, and the Giants can’t win; nobody can against the Pats.

The Patriots are capable of blowing out any opponent, but I don’t see that happening here. The Giants played them tough in the season’s final game and believe they can win, and that’s a big part of the battle. I see both teams having trouble running the ball and the war coming down to which coaching staff can make adjustments on the fly the best. And no one does that better than Bill Belichick. The Patriots have discovered a way to win all year. I have to assume they’ll do it again, but they’ll probably have to come from behind to finish off the greatest season in NFL history. I see New England winning on a late touchdown in a relatively high-scoring game — thanks to perfect weather and field conditions. Patriots 34, Giants 30.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Colts will win SB XLI; margin another matter

The Indianapolis Colts will win Super Bowl XLI. The question is whether they will win by more than seven points.

Neither the Colts nor Chicago Bears care about the margin. But we do. You care because Vegas is within driving distance - and the Internet is within fingertips. I do because I pick every NFL game to entertain the masses - and to torture myself.

The conflict in Super Bowl XLI is fairly simple: Either the Colts will dominate because the pressure is actually off them now, or the motivated Bears will make a game of it because they feel disrespected.

Resolving the conflict is the hard part. Both arguments are valid.

The '06 Colts are in the same position as the '94 San Francisco 49ers. Once Steve Young and the 49ers finally beat Dallas in the NFC Championship Game, the Super Bowl was almost easy. The 49ers trounced the San Diego Chargers, 49-26, and if you remember that game, it wasn't that close.

Peyton Manning and the Colts defeated their Cowboys on Sunday, at long last exterminating the New England Patriots, 38-34. ("Exterminate" is an appropriate verb because the Belichick-Brady Patriots are like roaches - they never die. This is meant as a compliment.) If you extend the corollary, the Colts should crush the Bears.

Beyond the 49ers factor, Indianapolis represents the more powerful AFC, which went 40-24 against the NFC this season. Amazingly, only one NFC team, Dallas, had a winning record (3-1) against AFC teams. The AFC also has won the past three Super Bowls.

Here's yet another pro-Indy stat: In games against common opponents, the Colts went 6-0, the Bears 3-2.

Ah, but these Bears feed off doubt. Many of us supposed experts picked New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game, and the Bears used that to their advantage. In the parity-driven NFL, where the talent is pretty equally distributed and every team has the same hard salary cap, even the slightest psychological edge can make all the difference.

"It bothered me," Bears safety Chris Harris said after Sunday's game. "Everybody said we couldn't match up with this team. You get tired of hearing that after awhile."

Lovie Smith made sure they heard about it.

Ask certain coaches about the point spread, and they will tell you they're unaware of it or that it doesn't matter. Chicago's Smith isn't one of them.

"If you look at what the Colts bring to the table, I could see why they would make us underdogs," Smith told reporters this week. "But we've been in that role before, and our guys like the underdog role. I wouldn't bet against the Bears if I were a betting man."

Smith isn't, but many are. Even those with a casual interest take note of the Super Bowl spread. And several interested parties have asked me why it's so big.

Tossing all the aforementioned statistics aside, guesses Sunday night ranged from 3-4 points - especially after the Bears manhandled the Saints and the Colts barely survived the Patriots.

But you have to remember, the Super Bowl spread isn't a true spread. It's artificially inflated.
So confirmed Mike Seba, senior oddsmaker at Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which sets the line for about 90 percent of the licensed Nevada sports books.

Seba and his cohorts pump up the Super Bowl line to try to draw action on the underdog. The general public generally bets the favorite, and the general public bets on the Super Bowl more than any other game.

If you lose your bet, you have to pay an extra 10 percent. If the sports books can attract the same number of wagers on both sides, it will in theory stand to make 10 percent no matter who wins Super Bowl XLI.

Thus, Colts by seven.

"If it were a regular-season game on a neutral field, I'd say four or 41/2," Seba said. "We know the money normally comes in on the favorite. If you take the underdog in the Super Bowl, you're probably getting more value. But it doesn't mean you'll cash a ticket."

Nothing is guaranteed, but last year's Super Bowl broke a string of four in a row in which the underdog covered - including two outright winners.

This season went to the 'dogs, who covered at a 54percent clip, Seba said. Last season favorites came in 57percent of the time.

If it were as simple as that - favorites one year, underdogs the next - "the sports books would go out of business," Seba said.

But sometimes it isn't that complicated.

The Colts beat better teams to get here, are peaking at the right time and have a decided advantage at quarterback. But the Bears aren't chumps, or the '94 Chargers. Chicago is sturdy in the trenches, has a very good defense and has won games on special teams alone.

It all adds up to this: Colts win, Bears cover.