Super Bowl LI Spread Holding Steady
The point spread for Super Bowl LI between the Patriots and Falcons is holding steady for the 6:30PM ET kickoff in Houston.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Patriots remain a 3-point favorite versus the Falcons while the over/under is currently 58.5. There were some sports books that bumped the line to 3.5, but the majority of both online and Vegas books has kept the Patriots at -3.
There isn't a ton of headlines surrounding the Super Bowl a full week and a half out, but Julio Jones will not practice during the bye week. The Falcons' dynamic receiver has been dealing with a toe injury for several weeks and should be ready to play next Sunday. In fact, Jones said he's "feeling good."
Also on the injury front for Atlanta, center Alex Mack isn't practice due to a "swollen, painful sprained ankle" suffered in the team's win over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game. Mack said that he will be ready for the Super Bowl, although his condition is worth monitoring next week. The Patriots, meanwhile, are relatively healthy for Super Bowl LI.
The Patriots are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus the Falcons but the underdog has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams. The Patriots are also just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five appearances in the Super Bowl, while the Falcons are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight playoff games. Those two ATS wins came in their last two postseason games, wins over the Seahawks and Packers.