At last check of the Super Bowl betting odds, a lot of professional money was coming in on the Giants. They were 3.5 point underdogs at the time, and they’re now 3-point dogs.
Even though New England is favored in the game, Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork says he understands why many people have the Giants favored.
“I would see why people would say they need to be favored. They’re a heck of a ball club,” Wilfork said Thursday. “It seems like the later in the season it gets, the better they get. They peak at the right time. I understand, and trust me, I see the same things they see. I watch film a little bit more in depth than those guys. The Giants are a real, real good football team.”
The Giants have been underdogs their last two games, and part of the reason they haven’t been favored too much is because they were on the road, and because they’ve been late bloomers. Another reason why the Patriots are favored is because they’re a team most members of the betting public would wager on, so they have to take that account in order to get a somewhat balanced split of money. I agree with Wilfork and would probably favor the Giants by 2 points.