Patriots (-3) over Giants
I know, I know….I HATE the Pats. And I’m totally rooting for the Giants.
But I think New England will win.
1) Did we forget Tom Brady is Tom Freaking Brady? Somehow a popular opinion has developed over the past few weeks that Eli Manning is better than Brady. He’s not. Tom Brady is probably the best quarterback to ever play the game. And it tears me up inside.
2) The Pats will be better prepared for the Giant pass rush than in the last Super Bowl. Things won’t be easy for Brady, but he’ll get enough time to throw enough of the time (if that makes sense).
3) The New England defense isn’t as bad as you think. The pass defense isn’t great, but the New England run defense is quite good now that they’re healthier. There’s a real chance the Giants won’t be able to run the ball at all.
4) EVERYONE is picking the Giants. So much so that Vegas might drop the line further between now and Sunday. Whenever there’s this much public sentiment on one side, going the other way isn’t a bad idea.
So there you go. Now let’s check out some prop bets: