For those sport bettors looking to get in on the Super Bowl action at the last minute, very little has changed over the last two weeks.
After winning the AFC championship, the Denver Broncos are favored to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, but there are two lines to work with.
The experts at Vegas Insider have tabulated a Las Vegas consensus, and the line moved slightly with Denver as 2.5 point favorites and an over/under of 47.5 points.
It seems oddsmakers do expect Seattle’s top-ranked defense to slow down Denver’s record-breaking passing game, but not to hold them off completely. Denver averaged 37.9 points per game this season, and Seattle allowed 14.4 points per game to opponents.
The Broncos were favored in every game they played in the regular season and postseason, with their closest spread coming in Week 12 when they were favored by one point on the road against the New England Patriots. Denver went on to lose that game in overtime by a field goal.
Some of the top player and prop bets have also remained the same. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning is still considered the safest bet to win the game’s MVP award at 11/10, with Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson right behind at 15/4. Running back Marshawn Lynch was also listed as a 15/4 shot next to teammate Wilson, but Bovada has moved his line to 4/1.
A total list of all the novelty and player prop bets, like total passing yards for both quarterbacks, longest completion, rushing yards, and total interceptions, along with how many times Manning says “Omaha”, can be found here.
The game kicks-off at 6:25 p.m. EST and will be broadcast by Fox.
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