|2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Odds: Seahawks Favored Over Broncos|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 19 January 2014 22:02|
Opening Super Bowl XLVIII Odds
(The Spread) – The matchup is set for Super Bowl XLVIII. Here is a look at the opening odds for the championship contest.
The Super Bowl features the Denver Broncos taking on the Seattle Seahawks from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Seahawks are the slim favorite in the game, as Seattle has odds of -1 point against the Broncos. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47.5 points.
The Broncos advanced to the Super Bowl by beating the New England Patriots, 26-16. Denver had a great all-around performance in the win, as the defense held New England to just 320 total years. Meanwhile, Denver posted 507 yards of offense and Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns on 32 of 43 passing. As a franchise, Denver is seeking its third Super Bowl championship. It would be the franchise’s first title since 1998.
The Seahawks advanced to the Super Bowl with a 23-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers at home. It was a physical battle as expected, with both teams totaling 308 yards of offense. The key to the game was turnovers, as San Francisco has three and Seattle had just one. Marshawn Lynch had 109 rushing yards in the win, including a 40-yard TD run. Russell Wilson was 16 of 25 passing for 215 yards for one touchdown. The Seahawks are looking to claim their first Super Bowl championship. They last went to the Super Bowl in 2005, losing to the Steelers.
Super Bowl XLVIII Odds
101 Seattle Seahawks -1 Over 47.5
102 Denver Broncos +1 Under 47.5