SB50 Start Time, Viewing Guide & Betting Info
What time does Super Bowl 50 start, what channel can I find it on, and who are bettors siding with to cover the spread? Here's what you need to know for Super Bowl Sunday.
What time does the Super Bowl start?
It'll start at 6:30PM ET this Sunday, February 7.
What channel is the game on and where can I listen to it on radio?
The game will be broadcasted by CBS. Jim Nantz will do the play-by-play while Phil Simms will provide the analysis and Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn will cover the sidelines. You can also listen to the game on Westwood One radio throughout North America, with Kevin Harlan as the play-by-play announcer, Boomer Esiason and Dan Fouts as color analysts, and James Lofton and Mark Malone as sideline reports.
Who is playing and where is the game being held?
The Panthers will represent the NFC and the Broncos will represent the AFC. The game is being held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, which is the home of the 49ers.
Who's favored and who are bettors putting their money on?
As of this writing, the Panthers are either 5.5 or 6-point favorites depending on which sports book you view. (Online sports book Realbet.eu has Carolina at -6, for example.) Our NFL Public Betting Page shows that 72% of betting tickets are currently on Carolina to cover the spread.
Which side has won more in the Super Bowl: Favorite or Underdog?
The underdog has covered in 10 of the last 13 Super Bowls, which excludes last year when the Patriots beat the Seahawks in a pick'em game. The over has also hit in three-straight Super Bowls and has cashed in four of the last five title games.
How have these teams fared against the spread this season?
The Panthers have gone 13-5 against the spread this season, which includes covering in the Divisional round against the Seahawks and in the NFC championship game versus the Cardinals. They're also 11-5 against the number as a favorite in 2015-16. As for the Broncos, they're 9-8-1 against the spread overall and a perfect 5-0 at the betting window as an underdog (which includes beating the Patriots outright as a 3.5-point dog in the AFC title game).
Who is performing the National Anthem and at Halftime?
Lady Gaga will sing the National Anthem and Coldplay, featuring Beyonce and Bruno Mars, will perform the halftime show this year.