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Super Bowl 2012 Odds: Patriots Favored But Giants Are The Popular Bet

The New England Patriots are the 2.5 point favorites to win the Super Bowl this Sunday over the New York Giants. The Patriots opened at 3.5 point favorites but that number quickly moved down to 3 points. However, the Giants are the popular bet right now. Our partners at Odds Shark give us some insight as to why.

Overall, underdogs are 7-3 ATS in the past 10 Super Bowls. (via Odds Shark)

In addition to the Super Bowl numbers, how about the head-to-head matchups between the Giants and Pats?

The last three times the Giants faced the Patriots, they were double-digit underdogs, winning outright twice.

New York is also 6-2 against the spread against New England since 1987.

Can the Patriots turn things around on Sunday against the Giants and beat the odds in their Super Bowl rematch? They'll have to first overcome the coin toss which has gone the NFC's way in the past 15 Super Bowls.

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