Super Bowl XLIII Preview: Steelers-Cardinals

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to bring the Super Bowl back to the AFC, while the Arizona Cardinals are looking to cap a Cinderella playoff run with an upset.
Super Bowl XLIII kicks off Sunday, February 1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay between Pittsburgh‘s top-rated defense and Arizona‘s fourth-ranked offense.
Oddsmakers currently have the Steelers listed as 7-point favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 47.
The Steelers defeated Baltimore 23-14 as a 6-point favorite in the AFC Championship Game. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (35.5).
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 255 yards with a 65-yard touchdown strike to Santonio Holmes for Pittsburgh, while Troy Polamalu ran back an interception 40 yards for a touchdown.
The Cardinals upset Philadelphia 32-25 as a 3.5-point underdog in the NFC Championship Game. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (47).
Kurt Warner passed for 279 yards with four touchdowns for Arizona, and Larry Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 152 yards with three touchdowns in the win.
Regular season records:
Pittsburgh: 12-4 SU, 9-7 ATS
Arizona: 9-7 SU, 9-7 ATS
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing in February are 1-0
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 6-4

Arizona most recently:
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games

 

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Official Betting Preview of Steelers-Cardinals Super Bowl Odds

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We’ll bet you’ve heard, the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking on the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl. Unlike the other four million previews from both the dinosaur and pajamas media, we are going to break it down from the standpoint of the bettor…and for the better.

The sportsbooks do not agree on the Vegas spread. Bodog Life has Pittsburgh -7 +105 while BetUs Sportsbook has Pittsburgh -6.5 -115. Bookmaker has the total at 46.5. 

The Steelers are 14-4 straight up and they have covered 7-of-8. Arizona is 12-7 straight up and against the spread, winning and covering four straight. They have gone over 12-of-16.

Pittsburgh’s most impressive numbers are on defense. They allow just 3.2 yards per rush to teams normally getting 4.1 and 4.9 yards per rush to 6.3. They hold squads to a full 1.1 yards per play below their normal average.

Arizona gets 3.4 yards per rush to teams normally getting 4.1, but 7.5 yards per pass to 6.5 and 6.0 yards per play to 5.4.

Both Pittsburgh’s offensive and Arizona’s defensive averages are right in line with their opponent’s normal average.

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Some spread betting trends says that Arizona is 1-9 against the spread off four or more consecutive spread wins. Pittsburgh has covered seven straight postseason games.

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Bulls-Suns Lines Preview

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The Chicago Bulls and the Phoenix Suns will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at US Airways Center.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
The Bulls had six players reach double figures as they tore apart the Kings 109-88 on Friday. The Bulls won the game as a pick’em, and the 197 points went UNDER the posted total of 213.
Luol Deng and Ben Gordon each went for 20 points, while Tyrus Thomas had 14 points with 10 rebounds for a double-double in the win.
The Suns were defeated 114-104 by the Spurs last time out, as 1.5-point favorites. The game’s 218 points sailed OVER the posted total of 198.5.
Amar’e Stoudemire had 28 points with 10 rebounds for a double-double in a losing effort.
Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
Chicago: 20-27 SU, 21-26 ATS
Phoenix: 25-19 SU, 15-28-1 ATS
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Phoenix most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 8-2
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago’s last 17 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Chicago is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Phoenix
Chicago is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Phoenix is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago
Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
Phoenix is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Phoenix’s last 17 games when playing Chicago
Next up:
Chicago at Houston, Tuesday, February 3
Phoenix home to Sacramento, Monday, February 2

 

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California-USC Lines Preview

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The California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Galen Center.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
California was crushed 81-66 by UCLA on Thursday, as 10-point underdogs on the road. The game’s combined score made it OVER the night’s posted total of 139.5.
Theo Robertson led California with 19 points and four rebounds.
USC scored 37 points in the second half to defeat Stanford by a final score of 70-69 on Thursday. USC failed to cover the 6-point spread, while the 139 points made it OVER the posted total of 134.
Taj Gibson tossed in 22 points from 10-for-13 shooting for USC. Daniel Hackett added 12 points.
Current streak:
USC has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
California: 16-5 SU, 11-7
ATS
USC
: 14-6 SU, 9-9 ATS
California most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing UCLA are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

USC most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-2
After playing Stanford are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of California’s last 5 games when playing USC
California is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of California’s last 18 games on the road
California is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing USC
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC’s last 5 games when playing California
USC is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
USC is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
USC is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against California
Next up:
California home to Washington, Thursday, February 5
USC at Abilene Christian, Wednesday, February 4

 

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Florida-Tennessee Lines Preview

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The fans at Thompson-Boling Arena will be treated to a game between the Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers when they take their seats on Saturday.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
Nick Calathes had 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists, as Florida overpowered Georgia 83-57 on Wednesday night.
Florida covered as 16.5-point home favorites as the game played over the 135.5-point total listed by sportsbooks.
Wayne Chism led Tennessee with 19 points and nine boards in its 79-73 loss to LSU on Wednesday night.
Louisiana State cashed as 7.5-point road underdogs as the game played over the 148.5-point total set by oddsmakers.
Current streak:
Florida has won 2 straight games.
Tennessee has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Florida: 18-3 SU, 7-7 ATS
Tennessee: 12-7 SU, 9-8 ATS
Florida most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-2
Before playing South Carolina are 7-3
After playing Georgia are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Tennessee most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-0
Before playing Arkansas are 8-2
After playing LSU are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Florida is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games on the road
Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games when playing Tennessee
Tennessee is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee’s last 6 games at home
Tennessee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Florida
Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
Next up:
Florida home to South Carolina, Tuesday, February 3
Tennessee at Arkansas, Wednesday, February 4

 

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Georgia-Alabama Lines Preview

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The Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Coleman Coliseum.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
Howard Thompkins and Corey Butler netted 10 points apiece for Georgia in its 83-57 loss to Florida on Wednesday night.
Florida covered as 16.5-point home favorites as the game played over the 135.5-point total listed by sportsbooks.
Alabama was defeated 89-80 by Arkansas as a 5-point underdog on Thursday. That game’s 169 points sailed OVER the posted total of 139.
JaMychal Green shot 9-for-10 from the field with 24 points in the loss.
Current streak:
Georgia has lost 7 straight games.
Alabama has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Georgia: 9-11 SU, 6-8-1 ATS
Alabama: 12-8 SU, 7-9 ATS
Georgia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LSU are 5-5
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Alabama most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-3
Before playing Vanderbilt are 7-3
After playing Arkansas are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia’s last 6 games
Georgia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Alabama
Georgia is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama’s last 5 games
Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Georgia
Alabama is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Next up:
Georgia home to LSU, Wednesday, February 4
Alabama at Vanderbilt, Thursday, February 5

 

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San Diego-Gonzaga Lines Preview

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The San Diego Toreros and the Gonzaga Bulldogs will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
Gonzaga ran away from St. Mary’s in the second half and clipped the Gaels 69-62 on Thursday. Gonzaga failed to cover the 9.5-point spread, while the 131 points went UNDER the posted total of 144.
Matt Bouldin shot 5-for-11 from the field with 17 points for Gonzaga, and Steven Gray added 14.
Current streak:
San Diego has lost 2 straight games.
Gonzaga has won 7 straight games.
Team records:
San Diego: 12-9 SU, 8-10 ATS
Gonzaga: 15-4 SU, 10-7 ATS
San Diego most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 1-4
Before playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Gonzaga most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing Saint Mary’s are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego’s last 6 games on the road
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Diego is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
Gonzaga is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Gonzaga’s last 8 games when playing at home against San Diego
Next up:
San Diego home to Santa Clara, Thursday, February 5
Gonzaga at Portland, Thursday, February 5

 

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Arkansas-LSU Lines Preview

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The Arkansas Razorbacks and the LSU Tigers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
Arkansas held a seven-point lead at the half and kept Alabama from rising with an 89-80 victory on Thursday. Arkansas covered the 5-point spread, and the game’s 169 points sailed OVER the posted total of 139.
Rotnei Clarke helped with a game-high 26 points, and Michael Washington added 17.
Marcus Thornton swished 29 points to lead LSU past Tennessee 79-73 on Wednesday night.
Louisiana State cashed as 7.5-point road underdogs as the game played over the 148.5-point total set by oddsmakers.
Team records:
Arkansas: 13-5 SU, 6-6
ATS
LSU
: 16-4 SU, 7-5 ATS
Arkansas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-2
Before playing Tennessee are 4-6
After playing Alabama are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

LSU most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-4
Before playing Georgia are 6-4
After playing Tennessee are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Arkansas is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LSU
Arkansas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Arkansas’s last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas’s last 6 games
LSU is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
LSU is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Arkansas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU’s last 5 games
LSU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Next up:
Arkansas home to Tennessee, Wednesday, February 4
LSU at Georgia, Wednesday, February 4

 

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UNLV-Air Force Lines Preview

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The UNLV Rebels and the Air Force Falcons will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Clune Arena.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
Luke Nevill had 14 points, seven boards and four blocks for Utah in a 75-65 loss to UNLV on Saturday afternoon.
The Utes did not cover the 4-point spread, while the final score played OVER the day’s posted total of 135.
Andrew Henke dropped 18 points to lead Air Force in its 72-59 loss to Wyoming on Tuesday night.
Wyoming covered as 9.5-point home favorites as the game played under the 132-point total posted by oddsmakers.
Current streak:
UNLV has won 3 straight games.
Air Force has lost 7 straight games.
Team records:
UNLV: 16-4 SU, 8-9 ATS
Air Force: 9-10 SU, 3-9 ATS
UNLV most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-3
Before playing San Diego State are 7-3
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Air Force most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-2
Before playing BYU are 8-2
After playing Wyoming are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
UNLV is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNLV’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UNLV’s last 8 games when playing Air Force
UNLV is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Air Force is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UNLV
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Air Force’s last 8 games when playing UNLV
Air Force is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing UNLV
Air Force is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UNLV
Next up:
UNLV home to San Diego State, Tuesday, February 3
Air Force home to BYU, Tuesday, February 3

 

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Ohio State-Indiana Odds Preview

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The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
Evan Turner dropped 22 points, as Ohio State handled Michigan 72-54 on Wednesday night.
Ohio State covered as 4.5-point home favorites as the game played under the 128-point total set by oddsmakers.
Devan Dumes drained 26 points for Indiana in its 77-75 loss to Northwestern on Wednesday night.
Northwestern couldn’t cover as 13.5-point home favorites as the game played over the 121.5-point total listed by oddsmakers.
Current streak:
Indiana has lost 10 straight games.
Team records:
Ohio State: 14-5 SU, 8-7 ATS
Indiana: 5-14 SU, 7-9 ATS
Ohio State most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-1
Before playing Purdue are 6-4
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Indiana most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Iowa are 5-5
After playing Northwestern are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 5 games on the road
Ohio State is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
Ohio State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 6 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Ohio State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games when playing Ohio State
Indiana is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Ohio State
Next up:
Ohio State home to Purdue, Tuesday, February 3
Indiana home to Iowa, Wednesday, February 4

 

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