Is betting on the favorite a good strategy for Super Bowl 50?

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Thursday,January 28, 2016 4:19, EST in

Much has been made about the Carolina Panthers this NFL season. They nearly put together the perfect regular season, only losing one single game. Cam Newton seems to really be in the prime of his career and is playing great football leading into Super Bowl 50. When you are betting on any football game you always have the choice — bet the favorite or bet the underdog. Continue reading and we are going to explain why placing a wager on the favorite to win Super Bowl 50 is a good strategy.

Panthers vs Broncos SB 50 Game and Betting Information

When: Sunday, February 7, 2015
Kickoff: 6:30 PM ET
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: Panthers -6
Moneyline: Carolina -240 vs Denver +200
Game Total: 45.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs Denver

Carolina Favored in Super Bowl 50 Odds

Let’s first take a look at the MyBookie.ag odds for this years Super Bowl. Carolina is currently listed as the favorites by nearly a touchdown. They started at -4.5 and are now -6 point favorites to win the game.

Why Bet on the favorite in Super Bowl 50?

Betting on the favorite is something most people love to do. Super Bowl 50 is no exception. The general public loves Carolina to win and cover the spread in this game. There are many reasons that justify why betting the favorite is a good idea this time around.

First, the trends really point towards Carolina in this game. The Panthers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. They are also 9-4 ATS in their last 13 playoff games. This game is being played on grass and Carolina is 12-2 in their last 14 grass games. The betting trends keep going and going in favor of Carolina in this game.

It's going to be a QB battle of the Red Hot vs the almost burned in SB 50.

Secondly, this feels like a young vs. old battle and we like to side with youth. Carolina is led by emerging superstar Cam Newton and Denver is led by nearly retired Peyton Manning. Each of these quarterbacks is going in different directions. This game feels like a passing of the torch as Cam Newton should lead his team to a double digit victory in Super Bowl 50.

Lastly, with no home field advantage in play here, Carolina and their defense have the advantage. They will pressure Peyton Manning all day long and if it’s wet, they will create turnovers. The Carolina offensive line has been fabulous as of late too, making things easy for Cam Newton and the running backs.

Super Bowl 50 Odds Pick and Final Score Prediction

We truly feel that betting on the favorite is the right play in this game. Carolina has the whole package this year. They have defense, offense and momentum. Our final score prediction is Carolina 31 and Denver 21. You can bet on Super Bowl 50 over at MyBookie.ag to get the best lines.