After the Atlanta Falcons demolished Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots chalked up yet another victory at Gillette Stadium, breezing past the Pittsburgh Steelers, all eyes have turned to Super Bowl LI on February 5.
So we’ve taken a look at the early betting, to see what our traders reckon we could see happen in Houston – and who’s been backing what in the lead up to the NFL’s showpiece.
Firstly, those who put their money behind a Falcons/Patriots final will be breathing a sigh of relief after last night’s fixtures – especially the backer who tipped up these two to contest the Super Bowl back in September at the whopping price of 225/1.
But the shredding of nerves is set to continue for those who backed both the Atlanta and Foxboro outfits to lift the trophy. And nobody will be feeling the tension more than our high-roller who stuck £15,000 on the Falcons for Super Bowl glory, ahead of their NFC Conference Championship game against the Packers.
Anyway…onto the betting for the showdown itself!
Our traders are fairly confident we’ll see a Patriots victory, with Bill Belichick’s men 20/31 on the Money Line, while the Falcons are odds-against at 13/10.
One bet catching the eye straight away is the 8/1 for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman to score the game’s first Touchdown. He’s got 11 and counting this season, and has notched up the first TD three times already this season.
However, the pricing suggests they’re not so sure we’ll see the Georgia franchise’s high-scoring ways continue, with 10/11 for them to score under 27.5 points for just the fifth time this season.
For New England, the odds suggest it’s more or less inevitable we’ll see LeGarrette Blount get over the line for the 20th time (and counting) at 4/7, having scored at least one TD in six of his last seven games.
Meanwhile, they think the most likely way for the scoring to begin is with a Pats Touchdown at 13/10, with a Falcons TD next up at 9/4
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing