Last year, the underdog Giants topped the Pats (-3) in dramatic fashion, winning 21-17.
Heading into the 2012 season, the NFC is favored in the big game by 1 and 1/2 points. This runs counter to the recent trend as the AFC has been favored nine of the last 10 Super Bowls (winning six of them).
So how should someone interpret the fact that the NFL is favorite in a blind Super Bowl line? Well, there’s one simple interpretation: it means oddsmakers think Green Bay is slightly better than New England. Keep in mind, Green Bay is +570 to win the Super Bowl and New England is +600. Given that, it’s fitting that the NFC is a slight favorite over the AFC.
The odds come from 5Dimes, where the money line has the NFC at -125 and the AFC at +105. The over/under for Super Bowl XLVII is 52 points (last year’s Super Bowl had a total of 55).
|AFC Super Bowl Team||+1.5 (-110)||+105||over 52 (-110)|
|NFC Super Bowl Team||-1.5 (-110)||-125||under 52 (-110)|
Odds courtesy of 5Dimes.