Early Vegas Betting Line for NFL Super Bowl 44 Favors Colts


After Sunday’s AFC and NFC championship games, the sports world focus turns to Super Bowl XXXXIV in 2 weeks between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. The first word is in on the spread for the game from the Las Vegas Sun and the AP.

Las Vegas Sun:
The Colts (16-2) opened as a 5.5-point favorite Sunday evening by Las Vegas Sports Consultants, the group that sets the betting line. It set the over-under total at 56 points…. Within one hour, however, the number was bet down to 4.5 points at the Las Vegas Hilton and Station Casinos properties. The Colts are favored by 4 points at MGM Mirage properties.

The Associated Press:
Indianapolis was a 4½-point favorite in the Glantz-Culver line, with the over-under at 55½ points… Sports books gave Indianapolis 8-1 odds to win the Super Bowl at the start of the season, compared with 18-1 for New Orleans.