The biggest game in sports betting goes down this Sunday (6:30 PM ET, CBS) when the Carolina Panthers face the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl 50. This year’s game takes place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, and at press time, the Panthers are favored by six points with a total of 45. Carolina’s also available at –200 on the moneyline, while Denver’s set at +170 as we go to press.
The sod in Santa Clara has been a topic of concern, but Sunday’s forecast looks promising: clear skies and temperatures around 70 degrees at kick-off. The under was 7-1 in the eight regular-season games played at Levi’s Stadium, and it could still be the right pick. Defensive-minded Denver has the under at 11-6-1 this year, including both its playoff games.
Carolina has a strong defense, too, but the Panthers’ offense is potent enough to have the over at 12-5-1, with both playoff games blowing out the posted total. Quarterback Cam Newton and the Cats have put up some big scores this year against quality defenses, including 31 points against Seattle and 49 against Arizona during the postseason. However, the underdog is 7-6 SU and 10-3 ATS at the Super Bowl since 2002.