"The public will still like New England," Colbert told The Associated Press. "I don't think people are actually hip to how good these NFC teams are."
The over-under was set at 53 points, while New England betting fees were adjusted to be slightly more expensive than normal, with bettors required to wager $115 to win $100 rather than $110 to win $100, Colbert said.
Cantor sets lines for several sports books in Las Vegas, including the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Palazzo Las Vegas and the M Resort.
Colbert said the 2008 Super Bowl rematch is the best matchup possible for casinos, with a shot at breaking wagering records for Nevada casinos.
Gambling expert R.J. Bell said the rematch could see $10 billion in wagers worldwide, with only 1 percent of that figure gambled in casino sports books in the Silver State.
"Usually there's going to be a premium on offense," Bell said.
"That's a big factor, a huge factor actually, and will change things. I know he came back into the game, but I'm pretty sure he's not 100 percent," he said. "That's going to be a half point or so, maybe a point."
Kornegay said the Patriots may be the favorites, but the close win over Baltimore showed they are beatable.
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