Super Bowl XLVIII 1st Half Betting Picks

Super Bowl XLVIII 1st Half Picks

Super Bowl XLVIII 1st Half Betting Picks

A lot of time sports betting analysts over look the 1st half betting odds, especially come football season. Here is a look at the Super Bowl 1st half betting options that you should consider backing.

First Half
Seattle Seahawks +1½ -110
Denver Broncos -1½ -110
Over 24 -105
Under 24 -115

Analysis: The Seattle Seahawks have led by at least seven points at the half in four of their L/5 games and were tied at the midway mark in the only contest they weren’t winning.

The Denver Broncos have been up by at least 10 points at the half in four of their L/5 games as well, but trailed San Diego by a touchdown in one contest. There’s not a lot to suggest Seattle will be up at the half in Super Bowl 48, but I like Seattle to win this contest by imposing their will defensively right from the outset. I say, back the Seattle Seahawks to cover the first half spread in this matchup. As far as the Over/Under Total is concerned, I say play the Under for the first half although it looks like it’s going to be very close.

The Pick: A very cautious Under here!

Seahawks First Half Over/Under
Over 10½ -135
Under 10½ +105

Analysis: The Seahawks have scored at least in four of their L/5 games while scoring at least 16 first half points in each of their last two games, making this selection closer to a lock than anything.

The Pick: Over 10½ Points

Broncos First Half Over/Under
Over 10½ -145
Under 10½ +115

Analysis: Denver has scored at least 13 first half points in five straight games, including a whopping 31 first half points against lowly Oakland (okay, it shouldn’t count) in Week 17.

The Pick: Over 10½ Points

First Half winning Margin
Seahawks to win by 1-3 Pts    +800
Seahawks to win by 4-6 Pts    +900
Seahawks to win by 7-9 Pts    +700
Seahawks to win by 10-12 Pts    +1000
Seahawks to win by 13+ Pts    +450
Broncos to win by 1-3 Pts    +750
Broncos to win by 4-6 Pts    +800
Broncos to win by 7-9 Pts    +700
Broncos to win by 10-12 Pts    +900
Broncos to win by 13+ Pts    +300
Tie    +700

Analysis: No matter which team you like to have the lead at the half, I think the 1-3-points selection for either team has got to be the right choice for these two talented teams. I like Seattle to take a 3-point lead into the half, but I wouldn’t necessarily call another bettor bonkers for backing the Broncos in this first half wager.

The Pick: Seattle by 1-3 Points