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2012 Super Bowl Odds And Line: Patriots Favored By Three Points Over Giants

Super Bowl XLVI offers us a rematch of one of the more memorable Super Bowls in recent memory, as the New York Giants four years ago upset the undefeated New England Patriots 17-14, ending their dream of a perfect season. Four years later, the Giants are red hot again and coming off two road wins against the top two seeds in the NFC. New England comes into Indianapolis on a 10-game winning streak, and are favored over the Giants.

Tom Brady and the Patriots are three-point favorites over Eli Manning and the Giants, per our fiends at Bovada. This is down from an opening line of three and a half points, suggesting perhaps that more money has been wagered on the Giants thus far. Both the Patriots and Giants are 9-7-1 against the spread in their last 17 games.

Another gambling option for the Super Bowl is betting the over-under, which currently stands at 55 points. That is a number reached only in six Giants games (out of 19) this season, while the Patriots have been involved in seven games of over 55 points and two more right at 55 points on the year.

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