The Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by 6 ½ to 7 points over the Arizona Cardinals in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIII contest at Tampa, Florida. Most of the early wagering at Las Vegas sports books has been for the underdog Cardinals.
Wynn Las Vegas has the Steelers has a 7-point favorite. The Las Vegas Hilton has moved the line to 6 ½ and minus- 110. Lucky’s sports books lowered Pittsburgh’s money-line price to minus-215 and, to attempt to dramatically boost the Super Bowl handle, posted about 165 proposition bets at seven sports books.
The ‘dog is definitely receiving the lion’s share of wagering action.
But there is no speculation about the Cardinals-Steelers matchup drawing a much needed $100 million revenue haul for Nevada.
A Super Bowl-record $94.5 million was wagered in Nevada in 2006, when the Steelers upended the Seahawks, 21-10. Nevada’s total wagering for last year’s game was $92.1 million.