As the 2014 Super Bowl approaches, the hype around the biggest sporting event of the year has gamblers craving for the latest point spread and betting information for the battle between the Seattle Seahawks (13-3) and the Denver Broncos (13-3).
With the cold weather playing a factor on the game and a serious battle between the league’s best offense and most talented defense, this year’s Super Bowl is shaping up to be one of the wildest games all season.
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
|2014 Super Bowl Betting Information|
|Seattle Seahawks||+3 (-115)||+115||Over 47 (-105)|
|Denver Broncos||-3 (-105)||-135||Under 47 (-115)|
How to Handle the Point Spread
The latest point spread from Bovada has the Denver Broncos favored by three points in the Super Bowl, but there is serious uncertainty surrounding this wager. With the Seahawks boasting the league’s top ranked defensive unit, this is far from a lock.
Despite the anxiety, take the Broncos giving the three points.
Led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, Denver will continue to showcase the offensive prowess that helped the franchise win 13 games this season and set several single-season offensive records.
Manning isn’t alone, either.
The Broncos boast an impressive group of wide receivers that features Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker. Add in the pass catching ability of tight end Julius Thomas and the running of back Knowshon Moreno, and Denver will give the impressive Seattle defense a true test.
The Seahawks defense has stood up to the rest, but now they must stand up to the best.
The “Legion of Boom”—the name given to the hard-hitting Seattle secondary—led by cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas is one of the most impressive units in the league, allowing only 172 yards passing per game during the regular season.
After allowing just 16 touchdowns through the air and racking up 28 interceptions, the Seahawks defense has stifled both Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round and Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers in the conference championship.
Seattle has not played an offense as talented as Denver’s, though.
The Broncos amassed an average of 457.3 yards per game and 606 points during the regular season, and the team has carried that success to the postseason, averaging 25 points per game during its two victories.
While the Seahawks defense will keep the overall score close, the team’s offensive unit doesn’t have the firepower needed to keep pace with Denver. Expect Manning and the Broncos to secure the victory.
Predicted Final Score: Denver 31, Seattle 24
*Stats via NFL.com. Betting info via Bovada.