Las Vegas lines are LIT AF this morning
William Hill dropped its line all the way to New England minus-5 when the matchup was set, while Wynn Las Vegas posted the market-high at minus-6.5. There was some debate among the brain trust at Station Casinos, but they ultimately went with 6 and were rewarded.
“We’re already getting really good two-way action at 6,” Esposito said. “There’s a lot of similarities statistically in the way these two teams play. Both No. 1 seeds. Both tied for the league lead in point differential at plus-162 exactly in the regular season.”
The differences begin when looking at how the two teams were perceived going into the playoffs. New England was a prohibitive 2-to-1 favorite to win its second straight Super Bowl and sixth in 17 years largely because of gamblers’ confidence in quarterback Tom Brady.