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2012 Super Bowl Odds And Line: Patriots Head Into Big Game As Slight Favorites

Super Bowl XLVI takes place on Sunday afternoon, as the New York Giants and New England Patriots meet up in a rematch of the 2008 edition of the big game. There are plenty of questions and speculation surrounding the game and no analysts or columnists seem to be able to agree on what team has the definitive edge. Certainly, the two teams are evenly matched and quite familiar with one another, from the coaching staffs on down.

According to our friends over at OddsShark, the Patriots enter the game as the very slight favorites. Every site listed on OddsShark has the Pats as the favorites, but only predicts them to win by between 2.5 and 3 points. The over/under for the game is currently set at between 53.5 and 54 points, which seems a bit high, especially considering the speculation from various experts.

With the game predicted to be so close by the oddsmakers and given what we know about the teams, it should be an exciting game.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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