The matchup has been set for Super Bowl LI. Now, the betting line is as well.
The New England Patriots have been set as initial 3-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons, according to Bookmaker.eu.
The over/under of 57.5 is the highest total ever in a Super Bowl, surpassing the 57-point total for the Saints and Colts in 2010.
“Given the efficiency of these offenses, we did not hesitate making this the highest total in Super Bowl history. The public bettors won’t think twice about betting the over, but we do expect to see some smart money on the under.”
“There was much debate among our oddsmakers when setting this line. Some were as low as Patriots -1 and some as high as -6. We settled on a key number and we’ll see where the action takes it.”
Is this what you may have expected?
With two weeks to go before the game, and plenty of money to come in, this line will surely move some.
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