The #1 NFC seed New Orleans Saints and the #1 AFC seed Indianapolis Colts square off in Miami Florida in what should be a great offensive bout for the Super Bowl XLIV title. The Saints make their first ever Super Bowl appearance and will look to bring the first Super Bowl Championship title back home to the fans, who have been so loyal, just five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. The Saints powerhouse offense led by quarterback Drew Brees will need another big game from their defense, whose relentless pressure resulted in five turnovers and helped get them past the Vikings. The Indianapolis Colts led by Payton Manning, who is arguably having the best season of his career, look to capture their second Super Bowl in four years. With Reggie Wayne taking all the attention this post season, Manning has found a way to get it done with wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie who combined for 18 receptions for 274 yards and two touchdowns in the conference championship game against the Jets. The Colts will need another big game from these two if they hope to take home another Super Bowl Championship. Betting lines, trends and predictions are listed below for this New Orleans vs Indianapolis Super Bowl 44 match up.
This Superbowl Spread and Over Under prediction article is written by Seano. Seano has been around for most of the NFL season writing at TheSportsGeek.com, and has seen success betting on the Colts all season.
Colts vs Saints Superbowl Betting Line and Odds:
New Orleans Saints +4.5 (-110)
Indianapolis Colts -4.5 (-110)
Over 56.5 (-110)
Under 56.5 (-110)
Betting Lines taken from www.Sportsbook.com
New Orleans vs. Indianapolis Betting Trends:
Saints are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games on grass
Saints are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog
Colts are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 playoff games
Colts are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall
Over is 5-0-1 in Saints last 6 playoff games
Over is 5-1 in Colts last 6 games overall
New Orleans vs Indianapolis Superbowl Spread and Over Under Betting Predictions:
Final Score – Saints 27 @ Colts 34
Spread – Lay it down on the Indianapolis Colts to cover the spread in Super Bowl 44. Everyone knows both these teams have what it takes to become world champions, but this Super Bowl may be decided by one player, Payton Manning. Manning prepares for games better than anyone in the NFL and is going to be ready for whatever the Saints defense has in store on Sunday. Manning is going to going to do what he did so well all season, picking up on blitz’s and getting the ball away quickly. Manning was sacked just once every 58 drop backs this season, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he goes untouched again on Sunday. Another edge for the Colts is their Super Bowl experience, a lot of the Colts players were there when they won Super Bowl 41 just four years ago and know what it takes, mentally and physically, to become world champions. Bet on the Colts to win Super Bowl 44 and cover the 4.5 point spread on Sunday (-110).
Over/Under – I like the total to go over the 56.5 points. This game is anticipated to be the highest scoring game in Super Bowl history. This Super Bowl game sees two of the best red zone teams going head to head, in the regular season the Colts scored a touchdown on 66 percent of their trips inside the 20-yard line and scored points 89 percent of the time. The Saints scored a touchdown on 58 percent of red-zone trips and came away with points 85 percent of the time. Another big factor will be the Colts no-huddle offense which is going to create a very fast paced game, causing both teams to find ways to come up with big plays to generate a lot of points in order to match their opponent. Bet on the over in this game (-110).