Super Bowl 52 Betting Update
February 2, 2018
By Micah Roberts
The VegasInsider.com Super Bowl 52 Betting Update will provide daily betting updates from Micah Roberts in Las Vegas for this year's NFL finale between New England and Philadelphia, which is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.
Roberts is a former Las Vegas sports book director that has been covering the sports betting industry for the last 13 years.
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Update - Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 - 10:00 p.m. ET
Can you imagine Paul Revere proclaiming to the streets on Boston saying "Patriots money is coming?"
Well, it's coming and the Las Vegas visitors are rapidly flying into town with intentions of backing Tom Brady and the five-time Super Bowl champions New England Patriots. Or at least that's the early indication from Vegas newbies as Super Bowl 52 is less than 48 hours from kickoff.
We saw the last of the Patriots minus-4 in Las Vegas when the South Point, Station Casinos and Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook all bumped up in unison as Pats wagers came through to a move to -4.5. The last move came at the famed SuperBook.
"We've been at -4 since Monday at noon and we're starting to see New England money now. We might go back to -4.5 soon," said SuperBook VP Jay Kornegay prior to his bump up.
This thing isn't going any lower, so Pats fans get in line and bet now at a number that was once -6.5 at Wynn.
Willliam Hill's lead bookmaker Nick Bogdanovich is seeing Patriots action as well, but it's not enough to move them off the number. "Everyone's still on the Eagles," he said.
Stations move was based on some large wagers coming back on the Patriots.
"We've had quite few six-figure bets on both sides of the game," said Art Manteris who runs the 16 Station Casinos sports books in Las Vegas. "I have no clue what is going to happen with the Super Bowl betting the rest of the way and we haven't even hit crunch time yet."
Handle has been huge everywhere which makes a record setting third straight year for betting handle increases in Nevada
"What we've seen this year is a higher request for Super Bowl seating and and also handle. I'd be shocked if another record isn't broken (within the state)," said Manteris.
Kornegay says his book is almost even as far as liability.
We'll se how this story rolls the next two days. But let it be known for Eagles fans that they can wait a while for action on money-line and the spread. Whenever 5 and 5.5 are a possibility, a move upward is easier.
Also know that the the bulk of large Philly action around town is from one bettor who could care less about the number. This guy, alledgedly, won a ton on the World Series and he routinely bet the Eagles during the regular season and did well as the Eagles went 12-6 against the spread.
The scene in Las Vegas is amazing on a Friday and an estimated 311,000 people have arrived for the party. Have fun in Minneapolis, it's 75 degrees in Las Vegas.
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