Despite what looks like some 'sharp money' coming in on the Philadelphia Soul in the past day or so, the Albany Empire remain large betting favorites to win the ArenaBowl according to the Rivers Casino Sportsbook.

I saw the betting line originally open up at around minus 10 for the heavy favorited Albany Empire.  But as of Saturday morning, that line has moved a full 1 and a 1/2 points and now sits at Albany minus 8.5 over the Soul according to the Rivers Casino and Resorts Sportsbook in Schenectady.

If you were to place a wager using the 'point spread' of 8.5 on the favorite Empire, they would have to win the game by 9 points or more in order for you to win your bet.  In three games this year against the Soul, the Empire are 2-1. In their victories they won by 9 points and 46 points respectively, their loss came by 11 points.

With a total projected point total of around 97 for the two teams combined, betting forecasters predict an approximate final score of 53-44.

Gametime in set for 8pm on Sunday night at the Times Union Center in Albany.  It will be televised nationally on ESPN 2.