When the Seattle Seahawks (13-3) square off against the Denver Broncos (13-3) in the 2014 Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, the betting world will be in a frenzy over the most anticipated sporting event of the year.
Whether it’s a simple office pool or a sizable wager at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, every football fan is looking for the latest odds and betting information for the NFL’s championship game.
Here is all the vital viewing information for Super Bowl XLVIII and a full breakdown of all the latest odds, spreads and lines.
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
When: Sunday, Feb. 2
Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
Predicted Final Score: Denver 31, Seattle 24
|2014 Super Bowl Betting Information|
|Seattle Seahawks||+3 (-115)||+115||Over 47 (-105)|
|Denver Broncos||-3 (-105)||-135||Under 47 (-115)|
Safest Bet: Over 47 Points (-105)
While the Seahawks are known as a defensive team with a run-first mentality that leads to low-scoring games, the Denver Broncos are the exact opposite and possess one of the most dynamic offensive units in NFL history.
Denver averaged 457.3 yards per game and registered a record-breaking 606 points during the regular season, and the team will continue to rack up points even against Seattle’s vaunted secondary.
The Broncos have too many weapons for the Seahawks to keep them off the scoreboard. With wide receivers Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker all giving Peyton Manning a chance to shine, Denver will rack up at least 28 points.
Seattle isn’t going down without a fight, though.
The Broncos have only allowed 129 yards rushing all postseason, but Seattle’s willingness to continue feeding the rock to the running backs will create lanes later in the game and will give receivers time to get open downfield.
Denver will likely win this game, and it’s a safe bet that the total score will be over 47 points.
Risk Worth Taking: Denver Broncos -3 (-105)
The Seahawks have been playing like a team possessed, and sometimes it takes destiny to help a franchise achieve greatness. The Broncos have more talent than Seattle and should win this game, but the tenacity of the challengers has bettors concerned.
With that in mind, cautiously take Denver giving three points.
As talented as the Broncos are offensively, the Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl for a reason and will keep the score close. There is contention about whether or not Seattle’s offense has the firepower to keep pace with the AFC champions, but the defense will keep the team within striking distance.
Betting against the spread in the Super Bowl is a tough sell.
Denver has the more explosive offense, and winning by three points is a push at worst. Unless you are going all-in on a Seahawks victory, gamblers should take the educated risk with the Broncos giving three points.
*Stats via NFL.com. Betting info via Bovada.