With the biggest spectacle in sports is less than two weeks away the odds makers are offering bettors a host of 2013 Super Bowl Predictions. Of course, first and foremost is the Super Bowl game line, which presently features the San Francisco 49ers as a -3.5 against the spread favorite and a total of 47.5 points. But there are myriad other wagering opportunities to take advantage of, including Super Bowl MVP, margin of victory, and team to score first. Super Bowl XLVII will be played at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, February 3rd; the game is scheduled to get underway at 6:30pm ET on CBS.
2013 Super Bowl Predictions: Provided by Sportsbook.ag
Super Bowl XLVII Line –
Baltimore Ravens +3.5 (-110), Over 47.5 (-110)
San Francisco 49ers -3.5 (-110), Under 47.5 (-110)
This is not a prediction, but just a little factoid to tuck away for, perhaps, future reference: San Francisco is 5-0 in five Super Bowl appearances and it won each of those games by at least four or more points (average margin of victory 19.8 points).
Super Bowl MVP –
Colin Kaepernick +140, Joe Flacco +200, Ray Lewis +600, Frank Gore +600, Michael Crabtree +1000, Ray Rice +1000, Anquan Boldin +1500, Torrey Smith +1500, NaVorro Bowman +2500, Aldon Smith +2500, Patrick Willis +2500, Ed Reed +2500, Dennis Pitta +2500, Justin Smith +2500, Vernon Davis +2500, LaMichael James +5000, Bernard Pierce +5000, Randy Moss +5000, Justin Tucker +5000, David Akers +5000
Since 2004 quarterbacks have won Super Bowl MVP honors six times. A wide receiver garnered the award the other three years (Deion Branch, Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes). A running back has not won Super Bowl MVP since the Broncos Terrell Davis in 1998. Ray Lewis is one of two linebackers to ever win Super Bowl MVP (Chuck Howley – Cowboys 1971).
Margin of Victory –
Niners Win by 7-10 points +450
Niners Win by 1-3 points +500
Niners Win by 4-6 points +550
Ravens Win by 1-3 points +600
Ravens Win by 7-10 points +700
Ravens Win by 4-6 points +800
Niners Win by 14-17 points +800
Niners Win by 22 or more points +800
Niners Win by 11-13 points +800
Ravens Win by 14-17 points +1200
Ravens Win by 11-13 points +1500
Ravens Win by 22 or more points +1500
Niners Win by 18-21 points +1500
Ravens Win by 18-21 points +2500
The average margin of victory in the last 11 Super Bowls is 8.2 points. Six of those championship games featured a margin of victory of four or fewer points, including last year’s showdown between the Patriots and Giants.
Team to Score First –
San Francisco is favored here, but it should be noted the Niners have not scored first in a game since going up 7-0 in a December 16th game at New England.
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