Submitted by Jim Hurley on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM
The big news in the legal betting markets over Super Bowl weekend is that Seattle money finally started hitting the board Saturday morning. Though the influx of tourists did bring in square bettors preferring the Patriots…a mix of square and sharp money on Seattle caused many Vegas sportsbooks to drop their lines to pick-em before lunchtime Saturday.
*Sharps who had been waiting to see what “the best they could get” was destined to be…decided that +2 or better wasn’t going to be in the cards. The sharks were all waiting for the same bite!
*Though New England is more of a public team than Seattle, particularly in a showcase spot like this…Seattle does have enough of a public following to split much of that action. West coast residents have been making a good return investing in Seattle the past two seasons, and put some money down as they arrived in Vegas.
Oddsmakers could read the tea leaves fairly quickly, and it was clear from market action and media coverage (multiple mainstream articles quoting oddsmakers) that a move toward Seattle was imminent.
That’s where we were as of midday Saturday, when lines of humanity were already long in crowded sportsbooks. Sunday is going to be a madhouse! That madhouse does provide the possibility for more dramatic market news. Be sure you monitor lines throughout the day just in case the public swings back more heavily in favor of the Patriots. Or, if we begin to see sharps who prefer New England firing back if Seattle becomes a favorite.
For now, it’s pretty clear that there are Wise Guy contingents who are happy with either side as an underdog. Patriots money hit the board early when Seattle opened as a favorite. Seahawks money finally came into play aggressively at +1 on Saturday.
Of course…the game can’t end in a tie! This isn’t so much about line value as it is about both groups wanting to get the best numbers they can. And, +1 either way could come into play in a 24-23 type game (right on the side and total prices), or even 21-20 or 17-16 for those anticipating an Under…or 28-27, 31-30 for anyone projecting a shootout.
Speaking of the total, the Wise Guys still like the Under at earlier prices of 49 and 48…but the public is taking some Over shots below the 48. Squares like betting the Over. And, in this case, if you like Tom Brady to score some touchdowns…then you’d naturally bet the Over too.
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