2012 Super Bowl Odds And Line: Patriots Early Three-Point Favorite

The New England Patriots are the early favorites in Super Bowl XLVI, getting -3 over the New York Giants in the Feb. 5 game in Indianapolis.

After two low-scoring conference championship games where the defenses were in control, the odds-makers expect more of a shoot-out in the Super Bowl, projecting both the Giants and the Patriots to score in the mid-to-high 20's.

In a season that became known as the "Year of the QB" as passing offenses around the NFL shattered every conceivable record, it's fitting that the two teams left are pass-oriented squads who depend on the late game heroics of their star QB's.

Both Tom Brady and Eli Manning could have big games in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, although a good portion of the New York defensive line (Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka) that gave the Patriots offense so much trouble four years ago is still there.

For more odds and lines on prop bets for the Super Bowl, be sure to visit SB Nation's Odds Partners at OddShark.com.

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