Super Bowl XLVIII is going to be a dogfight between the league's two best teams. The Seattle Seahawks (13-3) go to battle against the Denver Broncos (13-3) in a clash of playing styles, so the excitement surrounding the game has created a frenzy about the betting line and the final score.
As the biggest sporting event in the United States each year, the Super Bowl has become a betting paradise. Whether it’s an office pool or a wager at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, everyone’s trying to get in on the action.
Here is all the vital viewing information for Super Bowl XLVIII, all the latest lines and a full preview with the predicted final score.
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
When: Sunday, Feb. 2
Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
|2014 Super Bowl Betting Information|
|Seattle Seahawks||+3 (-115)||+120||Over 48 (-105)|
|Denver Broncos||-3 (-105)||-140||Under 48 (-115)|
Full Preview and Prediction
There have been lopsided Super Bowl matchups in the past that made placing a wager on the game simple, but the meeting between the Seahawks and the Broncos will be a fierce battle that could conceivably go either way.
As well as Seattle has played, though, Denver should emerge victorious.
Led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, the Broncos offensive unit has been the most dangerous in the NFL all season, racking up a whopping 457.3 yards per game and a record-breaking 606 total points.
Add in the rushing attack led by back Knowshon Moreno, and the Seahawks' vaunted defense must have its best game of the season under the bright lights of the Super Bowl.
Not that there's any pressure or anything.
Seattle’s defense is tough, the toughest in the NFL. After allowing only 172 passing yards per game and just 16 touchdowns through the air, the Legion of Boom—the nickname for the team’s secondary—led by outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman will look to give Manning fits in the championship game.
With a league-leading 28 interceptions during the regular season, the Seahawks will look to change the complexion of this game with their defensive play.
The Broncos have the raw talent to pick Seattle apart during the course of the game, but the team must capitalize on its opportunities and limit its own mistakes by protecting the football.
Whether it’s Denver’s defense forcing Russell Wilson and Seattle’s offense off the field with three-and-outs or Trindon Holliday making huge gains in the return game, the Broncos will have ample opportunities to break the score wide open.
If Manning plays at an elite level under pressure, and the team plays to its ability around him, the Broncos will win this game by at least a touchdown.
Predicted Final Score: Denver 31, Seattle 24