|2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Odds & Point Spread: Seahawks vs. Broncos|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 02 February 2014 08:00|
Final Super Bowl XLVIII Odds
This game will be held from MetLife Stadium, home of the Giants and Jets. Both teams enter this game with a 15-3 overall record. Seattle is 12-6 against the spread and has hit the under in 12 of 18 games. Denver is 11-6-1 against the spread and has hit the over in 11 of 18 games. Denver has won and covered in three of its last four against Seattle.
Trends show that the Seahawks are 13-4 against the spread in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record while Denver is just 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 playoff games. These two have hit the over in 5 of their last 7 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Denver is the favorite to win this game, as the Broncos are getting odds of -2 points against the Seahawks on Sunday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Seattle favored by 1 point. The spread quickly moved to Denver, hitting a peak of 2.5 points before settling in at Denver -2. The over/under total opened at 47.5 points and bounced around from a low of 47 to a peak of 48.5 before settling back at its opening mark of 47.5.
Denver won the AFC Championship with a 26-16 win over New England two weeks ago. The story of the playoffs for the Broncos has actually been their defense, as they are allowing just 16.5 points per game in the postseason. Denver held New England to just 320 total yards in the AFC Championship. Peyton Manning has a strong game, throwing for 400 yards and two touchdowns on 32 of 43 passing, as he was able to string together lengthy drives that kept New England from competing. Manning had an NFL record-breaking season, throwing for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns. Denver had four different receivers catch at least 10 touchdowns passes this year, led by Demaryius Thomas, who had 92 receptions for 1,430 yards and 14 scores. Knowshon Moreno added 1,038 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
Seattle won the NFC Championship with a 23-17 win over the 49ers. The Seahawks had a dominant defense all season, allowing a league best 273.6 yards per game. In the playoffs, they have held New Orleans to 15 points and 409 yards while giving up just 17 points and 308 yards to the 49ers in the NFC title game. Russell Wilson threw for 215 yards and one touchdown in the win two weeks ago while Marshawn Lynch added 109 rushing yards and a score. Lynch has been steady all season, rushing for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns on the year while Wilson added 3,357 passing yards and 26 scores while rushing for 539 yards and one touchdown. The defense has been led by Bobby Wagner, who had 120 tackles with five sacks this season while cornerback Richard Sherman had a league-best eight interceptions to go with 49 tackles.
In terms of Injuries, Denver defensive tackle Sione Fua (calf) is questionable while cornerback Chris Harris (knee) is out. Seattle receiver Percy Harvin (concussion) is probable to play, as is receiver Doug Baldwin (hip).
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Broncos, as Denver is getting 71% of the wagers with odds of -2 points against Seattle in tonight’s game.