Super Bowl XLVII is just around the corner, and the best way to make this game even more thrilling is to place a wager down on the action.
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers should put on quite a show, but even a relatively boring game will be downright gripping when you have a piece of the spread or point total.
Every single play and score matters when you gamble, so let’s take a look at where you can catch every minute of the action, when it takes place, provide some insight on which way to lean when making a bet and more.
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans
When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: CBSSports.com
Listen: Sirus XM Radio: 88, WBAL 1090 AM (Baltimore) or KNBR 680 AM (San Francisco)
Point Spread: Baltimore Ravens (+3.5) over San Francisco 49ers
We’re taking the Ravens in this one, as they have been surprising the public since the playoffs started and things will not change now that they have made it to the big game.
This team seems destined to win it all, as it has overcome the odds week after week, beating both the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots as nine-point underdogs in back-to-back games.
When something like this happens, it can no longer be considered luck, as Baltimore looks like a legit contender and should have no problem winning again as a dog.
Over/Under: Under 47.5
Because of the defensive prowess of both Jim Harbaugh’s Niners and John Harbaugh’s Ravens, we believe this will be a low-scoring affair.
Will this one go over or under?
Both teams play a hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners style of defense, and it results in the opposition often finding it difficult to score points.
Factor in that two brothers, who know one another extremely well, are head coaching, and we are almost sure this will be a field position battle that winds up well below the total.
If you’re looking to cash a big ticket, consider parlaying the Ravens moneyline with the under, as we predict Baltimore will beat San Francisco, 21-17.