The 2011-2012 NFL season concluded last night with another epic clash between the Giants and Patriots. Much to the chagrin of the odds makers, New York, which seemed to have the most backing from the pundits, prevailed 21-17 to win its fourth Lombardi Trophy. Depending on when one got in on the action, the Giants could be had at anywhere from +3 to +2.5 points. 2012 Super Bowl Results Payouts also rewarded those who backed the Under as the game did not finish anywhere near the posted total of 54 points.
Winning Side: New York +2.5 to +3 points
The Giants opened as a +3 dog, a number which returned as much as +115 in some cases (Bovada.lv), but that number had gone down to +2.5 yesterday with a -105 attached to it (SBG Global). So if someone jumped on the Giants early, they would have won $115 for every $100 wagered; a late play (-105) would have resulted in a $100 return for every $100 wagered. Those backing the Patriots at -2.5 points (the late line yesterday) would have lost $115 for every $100 wagered (-115).
Moneyline Win: New York +110 to +135
Those who splurged on a straight up Giants victory were rewarded with anywhere from a $110 to $135 return on every $100 wagered. Of course, the early action is always better (if you are on the right side) as a +135 line was no where to be found yesterday. Moneyline Patriots backers lost anywhere from $130 to $140 on every $100 they wagered on a straight up New England win.
Winning Total: Under 55 to 54 Points
The total, in most every case, featured the standard -110 line. In other words, individuals playing the Under won $100 for every $100 wagered while those siding with the Over lost $110 for every $100 wagered.
Throughout the week I provided a number of recommendations on everything from the winning side to some obscure prop bets. Here’s how I fared in my predictions:
Wins - 10 for a return of $1030 (based upon $100 wager scale)
Side: Giants +3 (+115) Giants won by four points
Total: Under 54 Points (-110) Game resulted in 38 points
New England Team Total: Under 29.5 Points (-110) The Patriots scored just 17 points
Will the Giants convert a 4th Down: No (-200) The Giants did not go for it on fourth down
Will the Patriots convert a 4th Down: Yes (+105) New England converted on its lone fourth down attempt
First team to kickoff will be: New England (-260) Patriots snapped an NFC streak of 14 consecutive coin toss victories but elected to kickoff
Team to get the first 1st Down of the game: New York (-200) Giants recorded four first downs on their opening drive
New England first TD of the game: TD Pass (-220) Brady connected with Danny Woodhead on a four yard pass
Total TD Passes – Tom Brady: Under 2.5 (+110) Brady threw two touchdown passes (Woodhead, Aaron Hernandez)
Total TD Passes – Eli Manning: Under 2.5 (-175) Manning threw one touchdown pass (Victor Cruz)
Losses - four for a loss of $520 (based upon a $100 wager scale)
Will either team score three unanswered times: No (+135) Both teams scored three unanswered times
Will the opening kickoff result in a touchback: Yes (-190) Opening kick returned to the 23 yard line
Total pass attempts – Tom Brady: Under 39.5 (-115) Brady threw 41 passes
Total pass attempts – Eli Manning: Under 39.5 (-115) Manning threw 40 passes
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