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Giants, Patriots Total Points Betting Odds for Super Bowl 2012

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Jan/29/2012
Giants, Patriots Total Points Betting Odds for Super Bowl 2012

Giants and Patriots total points betting odds were available to wager on for the 2012 Super Bowl.  You can bet the combined total for both teams, which was OVER/UNDER 55 at press time (check updated odds here at BetDSI.com) or the total for each team.  The Giants were listed at 26.5 OVER/UNDER and the Patriots were listed at 29.5 OVER/UNDER. 

While last year’s Super Bowl total went over 55.5, the five previous championship games did not.  3 of the last 10 Super Bowls have gone over the current total. 

There is a bit of a problem with the current total, that being the Giants defense and how will New England be able to score that many points against it.

It won’t be an easy task.  Josh Katzowitz of CBS Sports online writes:

It’s vital that the Patriots win the battle on first and second down. Doing so makes the hurry-up offense more vibrant and, obviously, mitigates the substantial pass-rushing advantage that New York has on third-and-long. Winning on first and second down is hard to do consistently without running the ball at least a little. This is why New England will likely go with the 12 personnel (one back, two tight ends) as opposed to their new 02 personnel package (zero backs, two tight ends, three wide receivers).

One thing is certain, the Patriots do play superb offense and the numbers tell all.

Tom Brady's regular season stats including throwing for 5,235 yards, second most in NFL history, having 39 touchdown passes, 12 interceptions and the league's third best quarterback rating of 105.6, after Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.

Look out for the Patriots Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski.  Both players helped New England achieve 428 yards per game (second best in the league) and an average of 32.1 points (third best in the league).

Find all the latest 2012 Super Bowl betting props here from BetDSI.com.  In business since 1997 and featuring LIVE WAGERING on this Super Bowl.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

 

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