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Odds and Predictions: Picking the Super Bowl against the spread

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BTSC’s Jeff Hartman and Dave Schofield give their picks for the Super Bowl both against the spread and over/under point totals

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It is both a sad and exciting Sunday in the NFL. It is sad because it will be the last game of the 2019 season. But rather than mourn the end of another year of NFL football, it’s time to sit back and enjoy what will hopefully be a great game. It will also be a nice change to not have to passionately root against that team from up north.

For the 2019 NFL regular season and postseason, both Jeff Hartman and myself picked every non-Thursday game against the spread and the over/under point totals. Please remember we are not experts on betting or any kind of sports gamblers. We are just a couple of Steelers’ fans who picked who we thought would come through each week.

Jeff and I enter the final game of the season with identical leads in each category. I had a two-game lead picking against the spread going into the Conference Championship games, and with us having opposite selections we both ended p going 1-1. Jeff held a three-game advantage in the over/under after the Divisional round of the playoffs but I cut into the lead by going 2-0 while Jeff went 1-1. On the season, I am still up by two games against the spread while Jeff is up two games in the over/under category. With us having identical picks for the Super Bowl, we will both finish above .500 in both categories and identical records in combining both types of picks.

So here are the picks for the final game of the NFL season. Please feel free to list your choices in the comment section below and play along!

All selections are based off of the consensus data from oddsshark.com as of Saturday night.