Considered by many to be the biggest betting event of the year, the Super Bowl is set for this Sunday.
Many are already anointing the Pittsburgh Steelers as Super Bowl champs but the Arizona Cardinals have beaten some good teams en route to Raymond James Stadium.
Here's a quick look.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Super Bowl XLIII
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Line: Pittsburgh -6.5, Total 46.5
Steelers 14-4 straight up, 11-7 against the spread, 10-8 Over/Under
Cardinals 12-7 SU and ATS, 13-6 OU
Head to head, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals have met six times going 3-3 SU and ATS and 4-2 O/U.
When an underdog of 8-points or less, Arizona is 7-0 on the Over in its last seven.
When favored by 8-points or less, Pittsburgh is 12-8 SU and on the O/U.
The Steelers played in a Super Bowl was in 2006 and they won 21-10 and covered at -3 vs. Seattle.
In its last 10 games, Arizona is 6-4 SU and ATS while Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS.
Prediction: According to Jay Kornegay, who serves as the Las Vegas Hilton's sportsbook director, the majority of the action seems to be coming in on the Arizona Cardinals as they seem to be a "feel good" story.
We agree with the public as Arizona QB Kurt Warner and WR Larry Fitzgerald have been hot but we also like Pittsburgh's tough defense. Take the Cards to cover and the Steelers to win straight up.