Super Bowl LI will feature two of the best offenses in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons have the No. 1 scoring offense, the New England Patriots the No. 3 scoring offense. That explains why the over/under is 60 for this game.
Super Bowl over/under already up to 60 (!) at @Sportsbook_com. Previous high total was 56 for Saints-Colts in 2009.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 23, 2017
After last season, the NFL probably wants a more exciting offensive game. The 2015 Denver Broncos defense completely shut down the No. 1 scoring offense in the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. As exciting as that was for us, most casual fans prefer shootouts.
The Patriots are three-point favorites over the Falcons. So far, most of the playoff games this year have been snoozefest blowouts. A great Super Bowl game would go a long way towards redeeming this years’ playoff season.
Craziest Bet of 2016
There is one fan who will be begging for a Falcons cover on Sunday.
“We took a $5,000 bet at 40-1 on the Falcons to win the Super Bowl,” Jason Simbal, vice president of the gaming company CG Technology, told ESPN.
That is some serious anxiety on the line in this game.