With a few days left until Super Bowl 50 and the betting bucks keep coming in on the Carolina Panthers to beat the Denver Broncos.
After their impressive performance in the NFC title game, the Panthers opened Super Bowl 50 betting odds as a 3.5-point favorite over the Broncos. The line has stretched upward since that time, and the Panthers have gone as high six-point Super Bowl 50 betting favorites. Standing in Carolina’s way will be the league’s top-ranked defense.
A Closer Look At The Updated Super Bowl 50 Money Line Odds
The Panthers opened at -190 to the Broncos’ +195. Since then the moneyline has had a roller-coaster of a ride, hitting -250 for Carolina and +200 for Denver. Currently if you bet Super Bowl 50 straight up then Carolina pays 100 on 235 and Denver pays 195 on 100.
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 -5.5
Moneyline: Carolina -235 vs Denver +195
Game Total: 45
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs Denver
Bet On The Carolina Panthers Straight Up at -235 Because…
Carolina has been the best team in the NFL this season. The Panthers have lost only a single game this season. That loss was against the Falcons in Atlanta on Dec. 27, 2015. The Panthers could score only 13 points in a 13 to 20 loss. Carolina is ranked first in points per game on average at 31, second in rushing yards per game at 142.6, sixth in total yards allowed on defense per game at 322.9 and sixth in points allowed per game at 19.2.
Bet On The Denver Broncos Straight Up +200 Because …
Denver’s defense could have the answer for Carolina’s offense. The Broncos defense was the best unit in the NFL this season. It allowed an average of 283.1 yards per game. Opponents averaged less than 200 yards passing per game versus the Broncos defense. Opponents averaged only 83.6 yards per game on the ground versus the Broncos. Denver gave up an average of 18.5 points per game this season.
Expert Super Bowl 50 Money Line Pick
Denver is offering a lot of value on the money line. The Broncos defense should be good enough to keep Cam Newton under control. As well as Cam has played this season, the NFL MVP has only averaged a 59.7% completion rate. If Denver can shut down the Carolina rushing attack and force Cam to the air, the Broncos defense will just need the offense to come up with a few scoring drives in order to pull off the money line upset.
I like Denver to beat Carolina straight up in Super Bowl 50.