The past two weeks, I was lulled into the trap of believing the Giants were a better bet at +12. You know, since the Giants played the last game of the season so close, the 12-point spread seemed too high. But you know what? This morning I asked myself the question: who learned more from that last game of the season? I’m going with Bill Belicheck and the Patriots. Expect them to get a big lead early and force Manning to come from behind. The rout will be on.
Full disclosure: I grew up in Maine, so I may be subconsiously biased in my analysis.
[POST-GAME EDITOR’S NOTE: I am reminded why I don’t bet on sports. Congrats to the Giants, especially to their D-Line, on a game well-played.]