Super Bowl XLVIII is less than a week away, and the betting odds have remained the same from when the NFC and AFC Championship Games ended. The Denver Broncos are still expected to defeat the Seattle Seahawks.
Denver is giving Seattle 2.5 points at Las Vegas casinos. The Broncos continue their streak this season of never being the underdog. It’s just the second time that the Seahawks have not been favored. They lost to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 as underdogs, but managed to cover the point spread.
The over/under in the contest between the best defensive team and the best offensive unit in the NFL has settled at 47. In the regular season, only one of Denver’s games finished with a total of less than 47, but both of their playoff games have been under that number. Seattle’s last seven games, including the postseason, have gone under 47.
Even though the over/under is much lower than what the Broncos are used to, Peyton Manning is still expected to have a big game, according to the prop bets at Bovada.lv. The website puts his odds of throwing for more than 290.5 yards at -105. His chances of completing more than two touchdown passes have been set at +110.
Russell Wilson has even odds to throw under 20.5 passes yards and more than 1.5 touchdowns. He’s expected to get a lot of assistance from Marshawn Lynch. The running back has -135 odds of rushing for more than 90 yards.
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There are dozens of prop bets that fans can wager for the 2014 Super Below. Below are just a few from Bovada.lv.
Team to score first in the game
Total touchdowns in the game
Over 5.5 (Even)
Under 5.5 (-130)
Total turnovers in the game
Over 3 (Even)
Under 3 (-130)
Will there be a successful two-point conversion in the game?
Margin of Victory
Seattle 1-6 points (15/4)
Seattle 7-12 points (5/1)
Seattle 13-18 points (8/1)
Seattle 19-24 points (16/1)
Seattle 25-30 points (28/1)
Seattle 31-36 points (40/1)
Seattle 37 or more points (33/1)
Denver 1-6 points (7/1)
Denver 7-12 points (5/1)
Denver 13-18 points (15/2)
Denver 19-24 points (12/1)
Denver 25-30 points (20/1)
Denver 31-36 points (33/1)
Denver 37 or more points (25/1)
How many times will Peyton Manning say “Omaha” during the game?
Over 27.5 (-135)
Under 27.5 (-105)
Will it snow during the game?
What will be the temperature at kickoff?
Over 32 degrees Fahrenheit (-140)
Under 32 degrees Fahrenheit (Even)
Will the power go out in the stadium during the game?
How long will it take for Renee Fleming to sing the official US National Anthem?
Over 2 minutes 25 seconds (+110)
Under 2 minutes 25 seconds (-150)