Bettors or beginners can make things even more exciting during the 2014 Super Bowl, between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, with an endless supply of wagers and prop bets at their fingertips. Kick-off is slated for Sunday Feb 2nd from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The epic clash between Denver’s offense and Seattle’s defense should live up to the hype, and there are other terrific matchups to bet on in the championship tilt. Here’s what you need to know for Super Bowl Betting ahead of kick-off.
If you want to bet the point spread, the Broncos are -2 point favorites heading into the game. If the Broncos win 24-18 you would be a winner. If the Broncos won 24-23 you’d be a loser. If you picked Seattle +2 they’d have to come within 2 points to win. Meaning if the Broncos won 24-23, you’d be a winner.
The Broncos are listed as -135 moneyline favorites while the Seahawks are listed as +115 underdogs. If you bet the moneyline (outright winner) you have to bet $135 to win $100. No matter the point differential the Broncos must win. Meaning if you picked Seattle +115 and they won outright you would bet $100 to win $115.
Betting the over/under is wagering on the total points scored between the two teams. The over/under is currently set at 47 points. This would read like this.
Over 47 (-105)
Under 47 (-115)
Meaning if you think the total will be over, you’d have to bet $105 to win $100. If you think under (which is favored) you’d have to bet $115 to win $100.
Prop Bets are wagers within the game. For example: How many Total TD Passes will Peyton Manning Throw? This would read like this.
Over 2.5 (+110)o
Under 2.5 (-140)u
Your betting on will Peyton throw for over 2.5 touchdowns or will he throw for under 2.5. If you think he’ll throw over you have to wager $100 to win $110. Peyton is favored to throw under 2.5 so you would have to wager $140 to win $100. Anything with a minus is favored.
Cray Super Bowl Prop Bets are wagers like: Will it snow during the game? Will the power go out in the stadium during the game? How many times will Peyton Manning say “Omaha” during the game?
Will it snow during the game?
Once again the favorite here is that it won’t snow. You’d have to bet $500 to win $100. The updated weather forecast is calling for a 20 percent chance of a wintry mix. It’s Jersey (not New York) in February and the East coast has been smacked several times this season with crappy weather. If a single snowflake dares to hit the ground in that smelly swamp you know every photographer in the stadium, and every moron with a smart phone, will have their lenses pointed at it. It’s a safe bet.
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