The Super Bowl XLVIII game total is sitting steady at 47. It’s a fairly standard number. Seven of the last 10 Super Bowls have had totals between 45 and 48 including this Sunday’s matchup.
The total of 47 might seem low for a game featuring Peyton Manning this season especially since fifteen of the Broncos’ 18 games have had totals of 50 or higher. The last time the game total for Denver was under 50 was on November 17 vs. Kansas City. That game landed on 44.
Super Bowl 48 over/under Betting Tips
Check the History
First, check out the over/under results of some of the recent Super Bowls. While I believe more recent results paint a better picture as to what is relevant now, going back a decade to look at the O/U outcomes certainly can’t hurt.
With last season’s total set at 48 points, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers combined to score a whopping 65 points for an over outcome. Interestingly, the O/U outcome has alternated in each of the last half-dozen title games. In the last 10 Super Bowls overall, the under has a slight 6-4 edge.
Inspect the Line
Only you can determine what is or isn’t an appropriate over/under line. While one may think the O/U line is perfect, another may believe it’s too high and another still, too low. Inspect the game’s totals and make a determination on just how accurate you believe the line to be. Seven of the last 10 Super Bowls featured totals odds between 45 and 48 points and all played over the total. Two Super Bowls during the span had O/U totals in the 50s and both games played under the total. Getting information like this is imperative if you want to make an intelligent wager.
Did You Know the Denver Broncos have played under their O/U totals in five straight games heading into Super Bowl 48?
Recent Play is Important
Check the recent over/under outcomes of both teams – and in particular – their play against opponents similar to the one they’ll be facing in the Super Bowl. Knowing something like the fact that Denver has played under the O/U total seven times in their L/10 games could be crucial to your Super Bowl O/U wagering. Find out how both teams have fared in their O/U outcomes either in the postseason or on the road in recent seasons. Simply gather as much O/U information as possible without giving yourself a bad case of TMI overload.
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Did You Know the Seattle Seahawks have played under the O/U total in a blistering seven consecutive games heading into Super Bowl 48?