The 2013 Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers promises to be one of the most exciting matchups in recent years.
It’s Ray Lewis’ last hurrah. Brothers Jim and John Harbaugh going up against one another in their second meeting in the past two seasons—this time with the Lombardi Trophy on the line. Fans will be captivated by the emergence of Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco as elite signal-callers. With these storylines plus many more taking center stage, you’ll need to tune in to see how they all play out.
Let’s take a look at where you can catch the “Big Game" as well as a live stream option. I'll also make some predictions against the spread and more.
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.
When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: CBSSports.com
Listen: Sirius XM Radio: 88
Point Spread: Baltimore Ravens (+3.5) over San Francisco 49ers (Via ScoresAndOdds.com)
We like the Ravens here after they took care of business against Indianapolis and outright won as huge underdogs in Denver and in New England against two of the greatest QBs on earth.
Regardless of those performances—which proved that Baltimore has a ton of momentum and peaked at the right time like many past Super Bowl winners—it seems that the team is still lacking respect from the public and bookmakers.
Due to this, we have a strong feeling that the Ravens will not only cover the rather large spread—especially for two teams so close on paper—but straight up win it all.
Over/Under: Over 47.5 (via ScoresAndOdds.com)
Lean toward the over here.
Offense has been the story of the 2013 playoffs, and we predict nothing will change in the Super Bowl. Both teams have been great on defense during the regular season but made their way here largely due to an elite string of offensive performances.
If Flacco and Kaepernick continue to play at a high level, the receivers make plays and the running backs find some space, there are going to be plenty of points going up on the board come Feb. 3.
Expect a high-scoring shootout down in the Big Easy.
Final Score: Ravens 31 – 49ers 24
Which team will win?
As mentioned, we predict a barn burner that will result in a Ravens victory.
It’s going to be close, but eventually one of the experienced Baltimore defenders will make a huge play to either force a turnover or make a stop that will allow the offense to take a one-score lead they will never relinquish.
Of course, anything could happen, so make sure you tune in to the 2013 Super Bowl on Feb. 3.