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.
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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
Stream: CBS Sports
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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 mybookie.ag, 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.
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 mybookie.ag 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.