Is everyone excited for the Super Bowl? I know I am as it's looking like a great game! In fact, I've been keeping my eyes right where they belong, not on "deflategate" coverage (btw, when is the suffix "-gate" going to go away?), but on the game's lines. As of the time of this writing, they're sitting at:
NE: -1 at -110
O/U: 47.5 at -110
From where I'm sitting, the pointspread and the O/U is where to place one's attention. So, naturally, at this point we ask, "who is going to win?" Last year, I thought Seattle had a good chance of winning, but I wasn't completely sure, so I decided to hedge my bet. To do this, I put money on Seattle (the underdog at, +2 I think - memory isn't what it used to be) and put 40% of the original bet on the over (O/U I think was 49). The idea here was that if Seattle lost, it was because Denver put on an offensive show and took out their defense, resulting in a high scoring game. I think the same thing is true for this year, but now we have a better defense in NE than we had in Denver last year, which makes things a bit murkier.
What do you monkeys think? How would you place your bets? Or, are you all just going to say "fuck it" and make a bunch of prop bets on whether Katy Perry will wear a whipped cream bikini (18:1 odds) during the halftime show?