Outkick and OddsShark's Super Bowl Preview

We've nearly made it through an entire week of Super Bowl with the Outkick show airing at 5 in the morning every day. That's a damn impressive accomplishment in my book.

My three gambling picks for the Super Bowl are as follows"

Falcons +3, the over 58.5 and Julio Jones to win the MVP. I'm not sure what that line is at now, but I first gave it out to you at 14-1. 

Now here is the OddsShark preview below:

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and there has been virtually no line movement on the point spread that sees the New England Patriots (16-2) favored by three points over the Atlanta Falcons (13-5) at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The over/under is a slightly different story, with the number inching up closer to 60 after opening as the highest total ever for the big game. So what's the best pick worth wagering for Super Bowl LI?

Falcons vs. Patriots (-3) (Sun, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET) – Matchup Report

New England is just 1-4 ATS in its last five Super Bowl appearances, and the favorite has failed to cover the spread in the past five Super Bowls. None of the six Super Bowls quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick have teamed up for with the Patriots have been decided by more than four points either, with their latest victory two years ago serving as their lone win together by more than three points.

This figures to be a close game pitting the NFL's top scoring offense against the top scoring defense, and the oddsmakers seem to have pegged the spread perfectly based on New England's recent Super Bowl results. But the total appears to be way too high and based mainly on Atlanta's eight straight OVER results. The total has gone UNDER in three of the previous four Super Bowls for the Patriots, so look for a lower-scoring affair, with neither team hitting 30 points.

And some Super Bowl LI betting props picks . . .

First scoring play – Field Goal or Safety (+135). While a safety is obviously a longshot as the first scoring play, a field goal is not, especially when considering how good New England's Stephen Gostkowski and Atlanta's Matt Bryant are as kickers

Anytime Touchdown Scorer – Atlanta wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (+160). With teammate Julio Jones garnering most of the defensive attention, Sanu should be able to find his way into the end zone (he scored the first TD in the NFC Championship Game).

New England cornerback Malcolm Butler to win Super Bowl LI MVP (+6600). A second game-saving interception might be too much to deny Butler the award this time around.


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Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021. One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines. Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide. Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports. Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.