Updated Super Bowl 50 Spread
With a decisive amount of money being bet on Cam Newton and Carolina Panthers since the odds to win Super Bowl 50 were released over a week ago, the Denver Broncos have gone from initial 3.5-point underdogs to a more manageable (at least, for Broncos backers) 6-point favorites.
Now, let’s take a more in-depth look at how the odds changes could affect both teams – and you’re Super Bowl 50 betting selections.
Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 Betting Lines
When: Sunday, February 7, 2015
Kickoff: 6:30 PM ET
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: Panthers -6
Moneyline: Carolina -245 vs Denver +205
Game Total: 45.5
Stream: CBS Sports
The first thing you need to know about the quickly approaching Super Bowl showdown is that the underdog has won each of the past four annual clashes. Since Denver’s Peyton Manning led the favored Indianapolis Colts to a convincing 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears nine years ago, only the Green Bay Packers have covered the spread as favorites.
Of course, Denver will use its status as an underdog to fuel their fire, much like they did in beating New England as a 3-point home dog in the AFC title game almost twp weeks ago.
Broncos’ cornerback Chris Harris Jr. spoke on his team’s mindset prior to beating the Pats.
“We felt like we were totally disrespected by everybody in the media. I don’t think I heard one telecast about us winning,” Harris Jr. said. “And as good a defense as we’ve been playing all year, that was the focal point: that Tom Brady was going to shred us apart. So we took total disrespect [from] that. Total disrespect. So we wanted to prove a point to everybody.”
Respect or not, the Broncos will still have to get the job done on the field – and that certainly won’t be a walk in the park as Denver takes on a Panthers team that enters Super Bowl 50 with a stunning plus-233 scoring margin compared to the Broncos’ plus- 68 point differential.
Denver has recorded 11 of its 14 wins this season by seven or fewer points and will face a Carolina team that had just one win of 14 or more points in its first eight games, but has a whopping six wins by two touchdowns or more points in its last ten games, including four different wins that came by a whopping 28 or more points.
The Broncos are a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS over its last five as a dog of a half-dozen points or less, including their 20-18 win over New England in the AFC Championship almost two week ago. The Panthers however, are a perfect 10-0 SU over their last 10 games as a favorite of six points or less.