Super Bowl 50 Updated Odds – No Surprise Cam and Panthers Are Favorites!

Posted by Eric Williams on January 25, 2016 in

After watching Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers pound the snot out of Seattle in one half of their divisional round pairing two weeks ago – and completely dominate the Arizona Cardinals in their NFC Championship battle on Sunday – it’s no surprise that Carolina is opening Super Bowl 50 as decisive 4.5-point favorites to beat the Denver Broncos at most sportsbooks. To keep up with our Super Bowl 50 Odds just click here.

Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos NFL 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 -3.5
Moneyline: Carolina -185 vs Denver +160
Game Total: 43.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs Denver

One sportsbook has Carolina listed as 5.5-point favorites while several others have installed the Panthers as faves anywhere between 3.5 and 5-point favorites. At, we have the Panthers listed as 4.5-point favorites. No matter what the spread is, clearly, oddsmakers are expecting the Panthers to bring home the bacon.

My personal feeling is that Carolina could have opened as 6-point favorites and many NFL gaming enthusiasts would still place their betting bucks on Carolina. The Super Bowl 50 Over/Under game total is set at 44.5 points. Newton and the Panthers completely dominated a very good Cardinals team en route to their stunning 49-15 win in the NFC title tilt while Denver fought off a desperate New England Patriots team in their exciting 20-18 AFC Championship game victory on Sunday.

Peyton Manning achieved what Broncos fans wanted for a long time, to take Denver to the Super Bowl.

The Panthers cashed in as 3-point home favorites against Arizona just as I predicted while Denver brought home the bacon as a 3.5-point home dog, again, just as I predicted in the betting news section. The Panthers are 10-0 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite of six points or less. The Broncos are 6-4 SU and ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog of six points or less. The favorite has won a whopping 32 of the previous 49 Super Bowls.