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The Las Vegas sportsbooks have put the New England Patriots in a familiar position: favorites in a Super Bowl.

The Patriots opened as favorites by 3 points over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51.

The over/under at most books was 58 points, meaning bookies are expecting a high scoring game.

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