Early Odds For Every Possible Super Bowl 50 Match Up

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Early Odds For Every Possible Super Bowl 50 Match Up

There are four possible match ups for Super Bowl 50 and we have the odds for each one. The Pats are gunning for their second consecutive Super Bowl. The Broncos haven’t won the Vince Lombardy Trophy since winning two in a row to end their 1997-98 and 1998-99 campaigns with John Elway under center. The Cards and Panthers are both looking for their first Super Bowl win. Which team can do it? Keep reading for an in-depth look at the early NFL Super Bowl 50 odds for every possible matchup and my analysis.

A Closer Look At Every Possible Early Super Bowl 50 Match Up Odds

It looks like the NFL odds makers are heavily favoring the Pats or the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 and at the same time they are showing Peyton and the Broncos zero respect, by listing them as the underdogs, no matter who they face.

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Carolina Panthers Vs New England Patriots -1.5

What: Super Bowl 50
Who: Carolina Panthers (15-1) vs New England Patriots (12-4)
When: Sunday, February 7, 2015
Kickoff: 6:30 PM ET 
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: Patriots -1.5
Moneyline: Carolina (Even) vs New England -120
Game Total: 48.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs New England

Before the NFL Championship Games, the Patriots are slightly favored over the Panthers. That could change after the NFC Championship Game. Although New England has looked good, their Divisional Round win over KC was more about Alex Smith missing wide open targets than New England’s defense doing anything. Carolina, for the most part, dominated Seattle. The Panthers’ offense is tough to stop. Carolina gets the edge.

Arizona Cardinals vs New England Patriots -1

What: Super Bowl 50
Who: Arizona Cardinals (13-3) vs New England Patriots (12-4)
When: Sunday, February 7, 2015
Kickoff: 6:30 PM ET 
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: Patriots -1
Moneyline: Arizona -105 vs New England -115
Game Total: 50.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Arizona vs New England

This should be an interesting matchup on paper. The problem with playing New England is that if you are a man coverage team on defense, Arizona usually is because of Patrick Peterson, your best corner tends to get lost. The reason for that is because your best man corner has to cover Steve Largent types while he spent the entire season covering Calvin Johnson wannabes. Gronk is too big for any corner to cover. The Pats would have the advantage in this matchup.

Arizona Cardinals -4 vs Denver Broncos

What: Super Bowl 50
Who: Arizona Cardinals (13-3) vs Denver Broncos (12-4)
When: Sunday, February 7, 2015
Kickoff: 6:30 PM ET 
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: Cardinals -4
Moneyline: Arizona -185 vs Denver +160
Game Total: 44.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Arizona vs Denver

Denver’s defense should be good enough to keep the Broncos in any Super Bowl matchup. 4 points is way too many to give to that defense. On offense, a plan similar to what the Giants ran against Buffalo in Super Bowl 1990 might work. If Denver can get the rushing attack going against Arizona, Peyton or Brock, who knows what will happen this Sunday, should be able to hit Emanuel Sanders while Patrick Peterson acts like glue on Demaryious Thomas.

Carolina Panthers -3.5 vs Denver Broncos

What: Super Bowl 50
Who: Carolina Panthers (15-1) vs Denver Broncos (12-4)
When: Sunday, February 7, 2015
Kickoff: 6:30 PM ET 
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: Panthers -3.5
Moneyline: Carolina -185 vs Denver +160
Game Total: 43.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs Denver

When you face Cam Newton, strategy goes out the window. You can’t beat the Panthers unless you mark Newton. Denver has the ability to mark Newton because of ILB Brandon Marshall or SS T.J. Ward. If Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware can force Newton to step into the pocket and cut off the edges, Marshall or Ward might be able to contain Cam when he runs. Once again, Denver’s defense could be the main factor in a Super Bowl matchup.