Super Bowl 46 Patriots vs. Giants Betting Pick
If you’re fired up for the quickly-approaching Super Bowl 46 matchup between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots – and the multitude of NFL betting opportunities that come along with it – then you’re in luck gridiron gamblers! Thanks to this expert Super Bowl XLVI NFL betting breakdown, you’re going to get some awesome insight into how to nail your potentially winning Super Bowl wagers when Eli Manning and the G-Men try to beat Tom Brady and the Pats in the league’s championship game for the second time in four seasons. The two league champs will square off in Super Bowl 46 on February 5 2012, live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN at 6:30 PM ET in a highly anticipated matchup that is offering bettors everywhere the opportunity to finish off the 2011 NFL wagering season with a flourish! Okay NFL gridiron gamblers, since haste makes waste, let’s take a look inside the numbers surrounding this exciting pairing.
New York Giants (14-9 SU, 13-9-1 ATS, 10-12-1 O/U)
If you don’t know by now, then you should know that Eli Manning – and the teams’ suddenly voracious defense – have helped New York reel off five straight wins and six in their last seven games overall. The Giants have also posted a perfect 5-0 ATS mark over their recent winning streak while going 7-1 ATS in their L/8 games overall. New York scored at least 24 points in four straight until getting held to an even 20 points against the Niners in their narrow 20-17 NFC Championship game win. The Giants were just mediocre during the regular season, but they’ve truly become a different unit since just prior to the end of the regular season. New York has been extremely stingy in holding four of their last five opponents to 17 points or less while outscoring their opponents by a whopping 81-39 margin over their last three games combined. Offensively, New York was fifth in passing during the regular season (295.9 ypg) and ninth in scoring (24.6 ppg). Eli Manning completed an impressive 61.0 percent of his passes this season for 4,933 yards with 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. The Giants will enter Super Bowl XLVI with a consistent 7-3 SU and ATS mark when they’re not playing in the comfy confines of New Meadowlands Stadium.
New England Patriots (17-5 SU, 12-10 ATS, 14-8 O/U)
The New England Patriots have ripped off a whopping 10 straight victories, mostly by overwhelming their opponents with offense – until their narrow 23-20 AFC title game win over Baltimore that is. The first thing NF betting enthusiasts need to know about the Pats is that they will bring a discouraging 3-4 ATS mark into Super Bowl 46 over their last seven games. Despite their struggles to cash in against the spread, New England had scored at least 27 points in each of their previous nine games before meeting Baltimore the last time out. Led by Hall of Fame bound quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots also topped the 40-point plateau three times and the 30-point plateau in five other games during their current winning streak. The Pats ranked second total yards (428.2 ypg) and third in scoring (32.1 ppg) during the regular season as Brady had arguably his best season ever in completing a blistering 65.6 percent of his passes for a mind-boggling 5,239 yards with 39 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Defense was a major problem for the Patriots during the regular season, particularly against the pass as they finished 31st in total yards allowed (411.1 ypg) and a matching 31st against the pass (293.9 ypg). New England has held Denver and Baltimore to just 30 combined points in the playoffs, but I wouldn’t classify either of those teams as ‘offensively explosive’ so those numbers may not be as impressive as they look.
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