With just days left before Super Bowl 51, the New England Patriots are holding steady as 3-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons. The total moved from 59 points to 59.5 in early betting, but has held firm since then. FOX will have Sunday’s coverage from Houston’s NRG Stadium starting at 6:30 PM ET.
The spread for Super Bowl 51 may not have changed at Bovada, but the Patriots (16-2 SU, 15-3 ATS) have been getting most of the action thus far. Tom Brady has also moved from +150 to +125 to win his record fourth Super Bowl MVP award; his counterpart with the Falcons (13-5 SU, 12-6 ATS), Matt Ryan, is up from +230 to +180, as bettors fixate on the two quarterbacks at the Big Game.
After rumors that Lady Gaga wanted to perform her halftime show on top of NRG Stadium, it appears the league would prefer to have the retractable roof open for the first time this season. Sunday’s forecast calls for overcast skies and temperatures around 75 degrees at kick-off. This would naturally favor the Patriots. They play their home games outdoors, while the Falcons play in the cozy confines of the Georgia Dome.