Superbowl odds are often hype driven and the past few seasons have shown the lack of Superbowl betting value on the chalk. The favorite has beaten the Superbowl odds in just four of the last ten events.
Recently, it’s been even worse, as the dog has covered the Superbowl odds in five of the last seven Super Sunday’s. In all of these occurrences you can trace the media hype machine’s pimping of the chalk as a major factor in the dog biting hard against the Superbowl odds.
Some of the biggest upsets in Superbowl odds history have occurred over the past decade. These upsets should be studied and always remembered by the Superbowl betting public before they get carried away and ripped off into betting on a favorite that carries no real board value against the Superbowl odds.
Superbowl XXXVI is a great example of how the media hype machine and general public were totally tripped out from any sense of reality against the Superbowl odds. The St. Louis Rams were 14 point favorites against the New England Patriots on the Superbowl odds board.
Much of this had to do with the Rams having a powerful offense that was touted as the “Greatest Show on Turf”. The Patriots were considered lucky to even be on the Superbowl odds board and were lightly regarded as a team that had to limp into the game with a backup quarterback.
Yet smart Superbowl betting handicappers could see that the Rams defense was very vulnerable and that the Patriots had a better fundamental team. Yet the Superbowl odds momentum took on a life of its own as the Pats were given absolutely no chance in the game.
But at the end it was New England rather than the Rams that held the Vince Lombardi Trophy in a 20-17 upset win that is one of the biggest of all time. When the media hype machine is touting the powerful favorite next time just keep in mind these recent past “super” upsets!
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