Super Bowl betting has seen the over/under totals stay beneath the Super Bowl odds in recent years as the under has paid out in four out of the last five years.
Last year, in fact, broke a five game Super Bowl betting under streak as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals went over the total of 54 in Pittsburgh’s 27-23 win.
The under is often a good contrarian bet with the Super Bowl odds as the offensive players of both teams always receive a lot of pre game hype. That has been the case again this year as the Colts and Saints have two of the most prolific offenses to ever make the Super Bowl odds board as quarterbacks Peyton Manning of the Colts and Drew Brees of the Saints are in top form entering this year’s game, which opened with a total of 55.5.
Keep in mind that while there is a lot of buzz about this year’s game going over the total with an expected shoot out that the line makers are fully aware of that perception and have already adjusted the line accordingly to meet the public demand. This year’s total is a rather high number that won’t be easy to clear.