Panthers Super Bowl 50 Odds: Against the Spread or Straight Up?

Posted by Henry Watkins on January 26, 2016 in

The Panthers come into Super Bowl 50 absolutely rolling. With a record of 17-1, they hold the best record in the entire NFL. They really couldn’t have any more momentum than they do right now, with a 49-15 win just the other day against the Arizona Cardinals as well. They come in to face a Denver Broncos team that barely escaped in a 20-18 victory over the Patriots. Currently, the lines to win Supoer Bowl 50 for the Panthers are set at -5. Oddsmakers have been slowly tilting the odds in favor of the Panthers, so expect a few shifts throughout the next few weeks.

The game is set to air at 6:30 EST on CBS, and will be played at Levi’s Field in San Francisco, California, the home of the 49ers. This location is so close to the area of Denver, that the game may feel like a 75-25 home game for the Broncos. Carolina isn’t known to have many traveling fans as well, as their popularity hasn’t exactly been huge until this year.

Super Bowl 50 Betting Lines and Game Info

What: Super Bowl 50
Who: Carolina Panthers (15-1) vs Denver Broncos (12-4)
When: Sunday, February 7, 2015
Kickoff: 6:30 PM ET
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: Panthers -5
Moneyline: Carolina -210 vs Denver +180
Game Total: 45.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs Denver

Why Bet on the Panthers ATS (-5 as of 1/25/16):

The Panthers have cruised to huge victories over most of their opponents this season. Over the season, their ATS record is insane, resting at 13-5. In comparison, the Broncos are 8-7-3. Oddsmakers have undervalued the Panthers all season, and they have continued to in this game, as they’re only favored by 5 points against the Broncos. The Broncos do have the experience needed to win the game, but experience hasn’t paid off for the other teams that have faced the Panthers. Seattle, one of the most experienced teams in the NFL, was sitting at a 31-0 deficit by halftime against the Panthers. Arizona, a team that’s slightly more experienced than the Panthers, lost 49-15. It seems as if experience doesn’t matter as much this time around in the playoffs.


Why Bet on the Panthers SU (-210 as of 1/25/16):

The odds for the Panthers might scare many people away, but you have to remember that this is a fairly surefire bet. The Carolina Panthers are 17-1 this season SU (obviously), and should have no problem taking care of the Broncos in this matchup. When deciding whether to bet on the Panthers SU, or the Panthers ATS, you have to decide what kind of payout you’re looking for. Do you want a relatively “safe” -210 bet, or do you want a “riskier” bet ATS, while taking the Panthers -5?

Final Score Projection and Expert Pick:

I would personally suggest taking them ATS. I think they blow the Broncos out (not in the same fashion that the Seahawks did two years ago), but still win in relatively easy fashion.

Final Score Projection: Panthers 24, Broncos 13