Super Bowl Start Time 2013: Latest Vegas Odds for Ravens vs. 49ers

Alex KayCorrespondent IJanuary 28, 2013

(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens (L) and his brother Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers. Jim and John Harbaugh will become the first brothers to face each other as coaches in the Super Bowl. ***LEFT IMAGE*** LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 09:  Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the sidelines during the first half of the Ravens 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 9, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)  ***RIGHT IMAGE*** SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers gestures during the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are getting set to square off in Super Bowl 47, and it promises to be one of the most exciting matchups in years.

While the game itself may be the highlight, one of the most intriguing parts of Super Bowl weekend is the betting surrounding it. There are plenty of ways to put money on the action, so we’re here to help you identify the latest odds and guide you to make an informed decision.

While we can’t guarantee a win, we do believe you’ll have a much better chance of winning than the general public if you take our advice in this Super Bowl gambling guide.

*Betting lines courtesy of ScoresAndOdds.com


Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans

When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Live Stream: CBSSports.com

Listen: Sirius XM Radio: 88, WBAL 1090 AM (Baltimore) or KNBR 680 AM (San Francisco)

Point Spread: Baltimore Ravens (+3.5) over San Francisco 49ers

After witnessing the Baltimore Ravens come out on top against two heavy favorites in back-to-back weeks, we’re not about to bet against them.

This destined squad first knocked out the Indianapolis Colts as a slight favorite and then traveled to Denver as nine-point dogs to take on the Broncos in what turned out to be a double-overtime thriller.

With New England thoroughly dispatched, this team is finally getting some respect going into the Super Bowl, but somehow still isn’t considered the public or Vegas favorite to win.

Even if the Ravens do somehow manage to lose on a last-second field goal, the hook will provide those who backed Baltimore with insurance and will still cash tickets.

While the Niners will put up a good fight and make this a close game, we’re picking the Ravens to win straight up.

Over/Under: Under 47.5

Lean toward the under here.

Both squads are defensive-minded and the two head coaches happen to know one another’s offensive plans quite well.

Brothers Jim and John Harbaugh, who are just over a year apart, will square off and test each other's wits in the biggest game of the year. Clearly, they know each other quite well.

The first and only other time these two have met in the NFL was in 2011 on Thanksgiving Day, when John’s Ravens took out Jim’s Niners in a defensive slugfest.

We foresee more of the same and think that Baltimore comes out on top over San Francisco, 24-21.


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