The Carolina Panthers are getting ready to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 and our online sportsbook SB50 odds puts them as -6-point favorites to win their first NFL title. With QB Cam Newton having a great season and a stunning defense/offense combination, the team seems to be an easy pick heading to the big game, but it won’t be easy against veteran QB Peyton Manning and the always surprising Denver Broncos. With the big game only days away, here is a look at both teams and their respective stats and odds heading into Super Bowl 50.
Panthers vs Broncos Super Bowl 50 Game Info and NFL LinesWhen: Sunday, February 7, 2015Kickoff: 6:30 PM ETWhere: Santa Clara, CAStadium: Levi’s StadiumSpread: Panthers -5,5Moneyline: Carolina -230 vs Denver +190Game Total: 45.5Watch: CBS
Carolina Panthers Continue Leading the Super Bowl 50 OddsThe Panthers opened the odds as -3.5 point favorite to beat the Denver Broncos, but the line has moved to 6 or even 6.5 over the last week. Oddmakers and online sportsbooks also list a few Panthers players as favorite to take the MVP award, with Cam Newton getting 5-7 odds and Peyton Manning being the only Broncos player in the top five.
If the Panthers win, what are the Odds of Carolina to Repeat Next Season?Carolina has never won the Super Bowl, but since its inception to the NFL, the team has never had back-to-back winning seasons. As a result, the Super Bowl LI odds show the Panthers at +900 (9/1) to win again next season. That is the same odds as the Seattle Seahawks, who fell against Carolina twice this season.
The Super Bowl Rosters Head to Head StatsCam Newton #1 QBHeight: 6-5Weight: 245Age: 26College: AuburnExperience: 5th seasonSeason StatsTDS: 35Int: 10Yds: 3,837RTG: 99.4Peyton Manning #18 QBHeight: 6-5Weight: 230Age: 39College: TennesseeExperience: 18th seasonSeason StatsTDS: 9Int: 17Yds: 2,249RTG: 67.9Based on the average age of the team roster, the Panthers are older than the Broncos, with an average of 26.89 (the second-oldest in the NFL). The average for the Denver Broncos’ roster is 26.19.
- 39 y.o quarterback Peyton Manning is the oldest Bronco and the oldest quarterback to start in a Super Bowl. On the other hand, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards is the oldest Panther at 34. Carolina’s linebacker Shaq Thompson and Denver’s Cornerback Lorenzo Doss are the youngest players on the field at 21 years old.
- The college football conference with most players on the field is the SEC, with a total of 31 players on the rosters (both active and inactive). The PAC-12 is next with 23. Ohio State is the college football program with most representatives (6). National champs, Alabama, have three players. Small FCS school Coastal Carolina has two (fullback, Mike Tolbert, and cornerback, Josh Norman, both on the Panthers).