The biggest game of the season is upon us. As to be expected, the Super Bowl 50 betting odds have changed significantly since the opening line was set at Carolina -4. The betting line went all the way up to Carolina -6. That means everyone is betting on the Panthers to beat the Broncos, but can you give Peyton a two field-goal advantage and expect to win?
There is no doubt that Carolina is going to be the favorite to win Super Bowl 50. What are the odds changes telling us to start Super Bowl Week? Are the Panthers gaining support while Denver is floundering?
A Closer Look At The Updated Super Bowl 50 Odds
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 -6
Moneyline: Carolina -250 vs Denver +200
Game Total: 45
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs Denver
Super Bowl 50 Spread Betting Odds Analysis
Carolina has been getting most of the love since the opening line. The Panthers are a solid 1.5 points above the 4-point line that was set after the NFL Championship Games. The Panthers went all the way up to -6. That’s huge favoritism considering that Denver has the number one ranked defense in the NFL. Since the public will be more involved in betting on the Super Bowl than on any other sporting event of the year, and the public seems to always prefer the favorites, the line should rise to Panthers -6 once again before the end of the week.
Football handicappers shouldn’t be surprised if the line rises all the way up to Carolina -6.5 or even Carolina -7. The sharps might come in and try to bet down the line. But, since this is the Super Bowl, the public’s lemming style of wagering might continue until kick-off.
Super Bowl 50 Game Total Over/Under Betting Odds Analysis
The total opened at 45.5. Since that time, the total has moved only a half a point down to 45. The total should settle at around 45 to 45.5. The reason that the total won’t change very much is because Carolina is the top scoring team in the league at 31 points per game. If Carolina gets to its total, Denver should be good for around 2 touchdowns. That’s 14 points. 31 plus 14 is 45. The line could end up as 44.5 to 45 to 45.5, but it’s doubtful the total goes below 44 or that it goes above 46.