Tremendous Bowl XLIV is almost right here. It is the largest sports activities betting day of the yr and the one that pulls the largest TV audiences within the USA. The media and the pre-game ‘machine’ have already began up and the hype simply builds till the 7 Feb.
It is an attention-grabbing recreation this yr as a result of for the primary time in seventeen years the primary groups within the AFC and NFC will battle it out for the largest prize in US workforce sports activities.
Present Odds: Spreads +5.5 Saints -110. -5.5 Colts -110
Whole Factors: 56 – 57 vary.
The Indianapolis Colts
The Colts haven’t been prolific scorers of late. The Saints however have racked up some numbers through the playoffs.
Indianapolis ended the common season with the best observe report within the league at 14-2. But when it wasn’t for the truth that Indianapolis put out a weakened aspect for his or her final two common season video games, to save lots of the primary string for the playoffs, they could have gone undefeated for the season. Maybe it’s due to this fact a little bit of a revelation to see the unfold shifting in assist of Colts backers from -6.5 to -5.5. The strategic level spreads of three.0 and seven.0 do not enter into issues on this Tremendous Bowl however we’ll all take much less on the destructive once we can get it!
The Colts deliver to the desk the most effective passing offenses within the league, that can be run by Peyton Manning. The Colts protection however has not been as dependable. The Colts have pale from round tenth within the league to fifteenth – hardly spectacular. This has been sufficient of a disaster to pressure Manning to engineer various comeback wins. As a consequence of this the Colts have needed to come from behind to win various instances.
The New Orleans Saints
That is the primary Tremendous Bowl closing in New Orleans Saints’ historical past.
New Orleans was equally on observe for an undefeated season, however the Dallas Cowboys put an finish to that in Week 15. The Saints proceeded to lose their final two video games to finish the common season at 13-3.
The Saints aren’t with out a expertise or two themselves. Drew Brees made thirty-four landing passes this season and his passer score betters that of Manning. New Orleans even have the highest dashing workforce – so by no means can they be regarded as one-dimensional.
Protection has obtained higher as properly however they’re, however, unusual and possibly match the Colts on this space.
It appears the Colts have always managed to ‘do sufficient’ to get by way of video games this season. The Saints are a little bit of an unknown measure they usually almost blew it in opposition to the Vikings who had a inferior away report.
On the spreads, I’d most likely have taken the Saints at +6.5 however at -5.5 I’d favor the Colts. Power me to select and it might be the Colts at -5.5. I’ll wait and see how the road strikes between now and Sunday.