2013 Super Bowl Viewing Guide
NEW ORLEANS, LA (The Spread) – Check out broadcast information, odds and much more in our 2013 Super Bowl XLVII Viewing Guide.
What: Super Bowl XLVII
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
When: February 3, 2013
Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
Time: 6:30PM ET (Subject to change)
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.
National Anthem: Alicia Keys
Halftime Performers: Beyonce.
The 49ers opened at either 4 or 4.5 depending on the sports book and the line has been bet down to either 4 or 3.5 depending on the book.
The total opened at 48.5 and has dropped to 48 or even as low as 47.5 at some books.
The home team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between the Ravens and 49ers. Baltimore is also 4-0 against the number in its last four playoff games and 4-1 ATS in its last five games overall. The under is also 4-1 in the Ravens’ last five playoff games, although the over is 6-0 in the 49ers’ last six games overall.
Last Five Super Bowls & Odds:
For the second time in less than five years the Giants defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl. This time around, New York knocked off New England 21-17 as a 3-point underdog while the combined score fell under the total of 38 points. Eli Manning collected his second Super Bowl MVP trophy while throwing for 296 yards and one touchdown, while Hakeem Nicks caught 10 passes for 109 yards in the victory.
In 2011 the Packers edged the Steelers 31-25 as a 3-point favorite while the combined score sailed over the total of 44.5 points. Aaron Rodgers out dueled Ben Roethlisberger while throwing for 304 yards and three touchdowns, while Jordy Nelson caught a game-high nine passes for 140 yards and a score. Big Ben threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns but his two interceptions cost the Steelers dearly. Mike Wallace finished with nine catches for 89 yards and a score.
The 2010 Super Bowl featured a pair of elite quarterbacks as Drew Brees and the Saints took down Peyton Manning and the Colts. New Orleans beat Indianapolis 31-17 as a 4.5-point underdog while the combined score fell well under the posted total of 56.5 points. Brees threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns, while Manning threw for 333 yards and a touchdown but his lone interception proved to be the nail in the coffin as Tracey Porter returned the gift 74 yards for a New Orleans TD.
The first Super Bowl meeting between the Giants and Patriots came back in 2009 when New York shocked New England 17-14 as a 12.5-point underdog. The Giants ruined the Pats’ bid for an undefeated season as Eli Manning threw for 255 yards and David Tyree made Super Bowl history with his famous “helmet catch.” It was the first Super Bowl that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick would lose together, although it wouldn’t be the last. As previously mentioned, the Patriots fell victim to the Giants in the 2012 Super Bowl as well.
In what looked like a potential blowout early on, the Cardinals and Steelers played to a wild finish in the 2008 Super Bowl. While falling behind 17-7 after two quarters of play thanks to a 100-yard interception return by James Harrison seconds before halftime, Arizona rallied in the second half to score 16 points in the fourth quarter. Their rally fell short, howver, as the Steelers hung on for a 27-23 victory thanks to Santonio Holmes’ six-yard “toe-tap” touchdown with 35 seconds remaining in the game. Pittsburgh failed to cover as 6.5-point favorites while the combined score went over the posted total of 46.5 points.