January 20, 2014
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Super Bowl XLVIII
Met Life Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
February 2, 6:30 PM EST
Denver Broncos (15-3) vs. Seattle Seahawks (15-3)
The Seahawks opened as one-point favorites at most outlets, while the total opened between 47 ½ and 48. However, the game was adjusted quickly at several spots after money moved on Denver. The Broncos are now 1 ½-point favorites at most betting shops and a handful have Denver -2 ½. The offshore outfit Sportsbook.ag had Denver -3 last night after it was flooded with Broncos money. They've moved the number down a hook with adjusted money as of Monday - Denver -2 ½ (-125).
Super Bowl History:
Broncos are playing in their seventh Super Bowl in franchise history and their first since 1998. Denver lost its first four Super Bowl appearances, while winning its last two in Super Bowl XXXI and XXXII.
Seahawks are participating in their second Super Bowl ever, with the first appearance coming in Super Bowl XL against the Steelers. Seattle fell to Pittsburgh, 21-10, while failing to cover as four-point underdogs.
Path to the Super Bowl:
-- Broncos beat the Chargers, 24-17 as eight-point favorites in the Divisional Playoffs
-- Broncos knocked off the Patriots, 26-16 as 4 ½-point favorites in the Conference Championship
-- Seahawks held off the Saints, 23-15 as nine-point favorites in the Divisional Playoffs
-- Seahawks rallied past the 49ers, 23-17 as four-point favorites in the Conference Championship
Recent Super Bowl History:
Underdogs have covered five of the past six Super Bowls, including outright victories the last two seasons by the Ravens and Giants. Since 2002, underdogs have compiled a 9-3 ATS and 6-6 SU record, while the 'over' is 3-3 the last six Super Bowls.
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