Building any Super Bowl XLVIII parlay bet comes down to you as a gambler. You can really swing for the fences with less risk by constructing a profitable parlay bet that ties the spread or moneyline with the TOTAL.
2014 Super Bowl Parlay Betting Picks
Why You Should Bet On The Seahawks
The Seahawks are an insanely complete team, and the last time that the league’s best defense met the strongest offense, the Bucs crushed the Raiders. I know that there were extra circumstances (i.e. Jon Gruden) but you can’t ignore how emphatic this defense has been all season. And in the playoffs, they have been insanely resilient which is why a lot of people are building their Super Bowl XLVIII parlay bets with a moneyline play on Seattle.
From Marshawn Lynch against a weak defensive line, that secondary against a talented receiving corps and the Seahawks front-seven putting pressure on Manning, there’s simply a lot to like about Seattle. And they might be a safer bet if you truly believe the weather is going to play a factor. Bad weather creates a perfect environment for the side that boasts a stronger rushing game and a better defense up front. That’s Seattle in spades.
Why You Should Bet On The Broncos
I can’t write anything here that you don’t already know. Peyton Manning is The Man. He has the best offensive from a statistical and talent perspective. Perhaps the most underrated part of this team is the offensive line, which bullies opposing defenses, allowed the fewest sacks in the league and also helped a relatively average runner like Knowshon Moreno pile up 1,000+ yards and 12 touchdowns this year.
That’s the thing about Denver – they’re diverse. They have a lot of options offensively, and their running attack is better than you think. And one of the biggest reasons to favor the Broncos, and thusly build you Super Bowl XLVIII parlay bets around them, is that the rules simply favor the offense of any team. Penalties are the looming x-factor for the Seahawks and Denver can absolutely take advantage of a few pass interference or defensive offside calls.
Beyond that, this just seems like Peyton Manning’s year, doesn’t it? He opened the by kicking the hell out of the defending champion Baltimore Ravens, went on to have the greatest season by any quarterback in NFL history, and can now earn his second championship which would completely solidify his legacy as one of the greatest ever. There’s been no stopping Manning. Even if you love the Seahawks defense, you have to be terrified of what Manning can do in this game. The underlying theme of Super Bowl XLVIII is that this is Manning’s moment.
Why You Should Bet The Under
The weather could be awful. Seattle’s defense could stifle the Denver defense. These are the two main reasons to stack the UNDER in your Super Bowl XLVIII parlay bet. It’s also impossible to dismiss the fact that both teams are 0-10 O/U in their last 10 games combined. The Broncos have seen game totals of just 41 and 42 points against San Diego and New England and averaged 25.0 points in the playoffs so far. There’s as much of a chance of Denver playing it safe in an effort to avoid mistakes as there is of them blowing up the scoreboard at MetLife.
Personally I hate betting the under on any game outside of hockey, but I can’t deny that there’s a lot of reasons to prefer that play in this game, especially if the total shades up to 48.0 by game time. Right now the total is hovering around the 47.0 mark.
Why You Should Bet The Over
The overwhelming preference in this game is the UNDER, but there are plenty of reasons to hope for an OVER here with reasonable odds.
First, Denver is the highest scoring team in the league. Second, Seattle can score in bunches in their own right with season highs of 45 against Jacksonville, 34 against Arizona and New Orleans along with 33 against Atlanta. And both kickers in this game are amongst the best in the league. There’s going to be a lot of opportunities for points in this game. That’s all I’m saying. Besides would you rather cheer for points or punts?
Super Bowl XLVIII Parlay Bets – DEN or SEA ML and OVER
I’m not going to tell you who to bet on because the betting line is so small, and if you’re one of the few making Super Bowl XLVIII parlay bets you’re already increasing your payout odds so you might as well remove a bit of risk by betting on the moneyline (ML) as opposed to the spread. You can bet against Peyton Manning who can either explode or implode, or bet against Seattle coming up short in the big game. It’s really up to you.
Whatever you choose to do, however, go against the grain and take the OVER because there’s no reason to believe that either offense will be tepid in this matchup. However, if you’re asking me which Super Bowl XLVIII parlay bets I prefer, I would take Denver on the moneyline with the OVER.