Vegas Odds On The 2015 Super Bowl Game
Named after a popular children's toy manufactured by Wham-O in the 1960's, the Super Bowl is far and away the most watched sporting event every year, and always ranks as one of the top television programs overall. Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, with the Green Bay Packers taking that championship game as well as the second in 1968. Kansas City owner Lamar Hunt jokingly referred to the AFL – NFL matchup as the Super Bowl, after he saw his child playing with a Super Ball. Hunt told the league that he thought the name could "be improved upon," but it resonated with the public, and there is no doubt that there is no improving upon the massive global popularity of the Super Bowl as a spectator event and sports gambling highlight of the year.
Super Bowl futures bets are offered almost year-long, and people who may not watch an entire NFL regular-season game all year even frequently wager on the outcome of the contest. We have seen decided favorites win easily, as in the 1986 Super Bowl when the dominant and well-rounded Chicago Bears destroyed a hapless New England Patriots team 46 - 10. And we have seen trash-talking underdogs like Joe Namath and the New York Jets defeat heavy favorites, in Namath's case the Colts team led by then future Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas and coach Don Shula. The Baltimore Colts took the field as 19 point favorites, delivering a huge money line win to anyone who believed the brash and confident Namath's poolside prediction of victory.
The culmination of the NFL playoffs, the Super Bowl often highlights impressive performances by rookies who just one season prior had been showcasing their talents in the NCAAF college football ranks. Peyton Manning, Deion Sanders and Terrell Davis were all standout players in college and during the big game, which claims 9 out of the top 10 most viewed TV spots of all time. As the second biggest eating day of the year in the United States behind Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl provides the National Football League gambler with the last chance at making several significant NFL wagers, and this is partially responsible for the estimated $10 to $12 billion bet on the NFL championship game every year.
Heading into the last few weeks each season, there are always opportunities to place a Super Bowl futures bet as to who you believe will be appearing in the big game. And this is one way savvy NFL gamblers pick up some really attractive odds. With some decent teams at 20 or even 30 to 1, if you can catch them peaking at the right time, you can cash in substantially on Super Bowl Sunday. And while the most popular bets are laying or taking points and choosing a side, the Super Bowl prop bets which are offered every year are in many cases just too interesting to pass up.
The National Basketball Association frequently has games played on Super Bowl Sunday, and just about every year you can bet whether the combined rebounds and assists of a popular NBA player will be more or less than the combined tackles and assists of a Super Bowl defensive player. You can even place a wager on the color of the Gatorade that you believe will be dumped on the winning coach. And in this day and age of social media and the World Wide Web, you can now place a Super Bowl wager on the over/under of how many tweets per second that #SuperBowl will appear on Twitter during the game. As a popular spectator sport with a plethora of gambling opportunities, the Super Bowl has proven year in and year out to be the most popular sporting event in the world.
A Preview Of Super Bowl XLIX
The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will take sports grandest stage as they butt heads in Super Bowl 49 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots represent the AFC after walloping the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game. The Seahawks come out of the NFC after rallying past the Green Bay Packers in their respective conference championship. February 1st will mark the first time these two teams will play each other for the Lombardi Trophy.
The Patriots come out of the AFC East finishing the regular season at 12-4. New England has faced their fair share of controversy in recent days with "Deflate-gate" still fresh in everyone's mind. The Patriots are being investigated for doctoring their footballs, deflating them two pounds of air pressure per square inch (PSI). The charges stemmed from the AFC Championship game after a D'Qwell Jackson interception of Tom Brady. While the Pats beat Indianapolis handily, the question of how long the team has been doctoring footballs remains. They were also caught cheating by videotaping team's signals in 2007. "Spygate" concluded with the Patriots surrendering a first-round draft pick and a total of $750,000 divided between the head coach and team. Since this is not their first infraction, if the league finds the team at fault their punishment could be greater than that of 2007. There is sure to be more information to come leading up to game day.
New England is lead by one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, the aforementioned Tom Brady. If they win, Brady will claim his fourth Super Bowl ring tying him with the likes of Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. The postseason began for New England after a wild card round bye. They had to pull off a furious come back to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 35-31. Trick plays and two Danny Amendola touchdown receptions helped push the Patriots past a very game Ravens squad. They then set their sights on to Andrew Luck and the Colts. Brady flung deflated footballs all over the field in route to three touchdown passes and a 45-7 victory. Bill Belichick is sure to have his team ready to roll once Super Bowl Sunday rolls around.
The Seahawks also won their division with a 12-4 record and came into the playoffs as the top seed in the NFC. They are looking to be the first team to repeat as NFL champions since the Patriots won back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004. Seattle is lead by their emotional spark and quarterback, Russell Wilson along with the league's best all-around defense. Seattle started their road to Glendale with a divisional-round win over the Carolina Panthers. Three Wilson touchdown passes and stellar defense were key to the `Hawks 31-17 victory. The following week Seattle took on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Green Bay dominated most of the game, but a fourth quarter fake field goal touchdown pass and furious rally tied the game to force overtime. Wilson hit a streaking Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard game-sealing touchdown. Head coach Pete Carroll will hope to join Belichick as the seventh coach in NFL history to win consecutive championships.
About Betting on the Super Bowl 2015
With the Super Bowl less than a week away, the teams are set to start intensifying their preparation. Both teams have motivations beyond just winning the championship. Cornerback Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson will hope to push the Seahawks past New England and continue building a potential dynasty out in Seattle. On the other hand, Patriots all-pro cornerback, Darrelle Revis and Tom Brady will look to prove to the world that, deflated footballs or not, they are still the league's best. The betting lines and Vegas are taking shape and as of this writing are favoring the Patriots by 2 for the win with the Seahawks currently the underdog at a +2. These odds and lines will likely move as the game draws closer.
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Las Vegas Super Bowl 50 Betting Odds
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