Superbowl XLVII Pick: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
- Updated: January 24, 2014
The stage is finally set for the biggest game of the year. Super Bowl XLVII will be played on February 2nd, at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The game will feature the two best teams in the National Football League. The Denver Broncos, led by Peyton Manning were the number one seed in the AFC and will head to the big game to take on the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are led by a powerful defense and were the best team in the NFC. The story line will feature the battle of a good offense against a good defense leading up to the biggest game of the year!
Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos Preview
The odds makers did not hesitate to quickly put out the odds on the most bet on game of the year. The NFL odds for Super Bowl XLVII opened with the Seahawks listed as a slight favorite, but almost every offshore top rated online sportsbook opened this game as a pick ‘em (PK). The football betting public came in on the Broncos and moved the point spread in the Super Bowl to Denver (-1.5) at most locations. With over 77 percent of the early wagering on the Broncos and weeks to go before kickoff this line could move to (-2) or higher before kickoff.
The total on this game opened at 47.5 and has slightly moved up to 48 at several offshore locations.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the Seahawks have the edge in the sports betting trend department. The Broncos are 3-7 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 playoff games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games on field turf. However, they are on a betting hot streak as they enter this game on a 8-3 ATS winning streak in their last 11 games overall.
The 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game, 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games following a straight up win and 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. In recent meetings between these two teams the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. That trend will be tested as this game will be played outdoors in cold weather.
The Broncos and the Seahawks should provide one of the most entertaining Super Bowls that we have seen in a very long time.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos Pick
With two weeks before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum thread Here during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.