2016-17 Atlanta Falcons Season Recap

The Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl! Who would’ve thunk it? On September 13th, they were 100/1 to win the Super Bowl at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook and they didn’t reach shorter than 10/1 odds until the playoffs. On the other hand, the Patriots have not been higher than 6/1 at any point…

Why Hasn’t the Super Bowl 51 Spread Moved Yet?

After 256 regular season games and some overwhelmingly lackluster playoff games, only two teams remain — the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. Will Tom Brady and Bill Belichick cement their legacy with a fifth Super Bowl title? Will Matt Ryan cap off an MVP-caliber season by leading Atlanta to their first championship in franchise history? We’ll…

Super Bowl 51 MVP Odds

Before the 2017 NFL Playoffs kicked off, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power released odds for the Super Bowl 51 MVP with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (+230) listed as the early favorite. Considering the Patriots were listed as the +180 favorite to win the Super Bowl, it wasn’t particularly surprising to see Brady listed as the front-runner. However, this…

Super Bowl 51 Alternative Lines

For anybody who may be unfamiliar, an alternative line is a type of wager that allows bettors to take a different spread than originally offered at sportsbooks. Essentially, an alternative line is akin to buying points, but sportsbooks make it easier for bettors to buy or sell several points. The New England Patriots are listed…

Super Bowl 51 Opening Line Report

Even before the Patriots/Steelers game had ended, sportsbooks began opening lines for Super Bowl 51. The entire market opened New England -3 in some capacity, with only the juice differing from book to book. The table below shows the lookahead lines prior to the Conference Championships, as well as opening and current odds at 5Dimes:…

Super Bowl 51 Squares

Football squares are one of the simplest and most common ways for football fans to bet on the Super Bowl, but many are unfamiliar with the rules and strategy for this basic betting opportunity. Start by taking an empty 10 x 10 sheet and labeling each axis from 0-9. Next, assign one team to the…