NFL: Super Bowl LI Betting Odds Tracker

The NFL season is long, but the offseason is even longer. Ever since February 7, when the Denver Broncos hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, us hardcore football fans have been craving the start of a new NFL season. Well, sportsbooks have not been so patient with Super Bowl LI futures being set pretty much immediately after the final whistle of last season. We have compiled all the odds into one table so you can watch who is rising and falling through the NFL offseason.


NFL Draft Prop: O/U QBs Taken in the First

Paxton Lynch Pro Day

The most important position in sports tends to take precedent when it comes to the NFL Draft, as teams have little hope to win a Super Bowl without at least a slightly above average quarterback. And though this year’s quarterback crop entering the NFL leaves something to be desired, there is no doubt that you should expect a few reaches to try and fill the vital position.

The OVER/UNDER for number of quarterbacks taken in the first round has been set at 2.5 (-1200/+650) at BetOnline.


NFL Draft Prop: O/U WRs Taken in the First

Laquon Treadwell Combine

The wide receiver pool enter the NFL Draft looks incredibly deep among the top tier, but there is not the same level of team altering talent we have seen in previous years. However, with the emphasis on the passing game getting bigger and bigger there is no doubt that a premium can be placed on receivers. 

The OVER/UNDER for number of receivers taken in the first round has been set at 3.5 (+110/-140) at BetOnline.


NFL Scouting Combine Betting Prop Odds

With the Super Bowl behind us and the coaching carousel stopped for another year, we turn our eyes toward the NFL Scouting Combine. The annual event that sees scouts poke, prod and grill prospective draft picks features plenty of areas to pad your bank account.

40-Yard Dash Odds

The 40-yard dash is the marquee event of the combine for most viewers. There is something oddly exciting about watching a cornerback run a fast time or a big lineman struggling to make it the 120 feet.


SB 50 Breaks Record for Biggest Handle

Manning super bowl

Sportsbooks across the betting industry are reporting that Super Bowl 50 was their biggest Super Bowl ever and Nevada sports books took in a record handle of $132,545,587 according to Nevada Gaming Control.

The books collected a hold of 10.1 percent for $13.3 million, which marks the third biggest hold percentage in the last 11 years. The other two best years for the books over that span also came in Peyton Manning Super Bowls (2014 and 2007).


Coldplay Causes Headaches for Books

Coldplay Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 was a success for the sportsbooks by most accounts. There was big handle and at least a small profit for the House.

But there was one prop that went, um, slightly out of tune.

“Coldplay’s first song was a bit of a mess,” said Dave Mason, the point man at BetOnline. “Was kind of unclear whether Yellow or Viva La Vida was technically the first song.”

Sound silly? I had to re-watch the video three times on YouTube to make out what lead singer Chris Martin had sung in his first couple of lines. And I still wasn’t totally sure which song should win.


CAR Hot as Faves, DEN Blazing as Dogs

Panthers Broncos Manning Newton

In a Super Bowl that’s rich with storylines that mainly center around the quarterbacks, let’s focus on the storylines that matter most to bettors—the spread and the total. With a number of trends, both recent and historical favoring each team, here’s what you need to know before placing a wager on Super Bowl 50.

It’s been mainly good news for the Panthers and their backers this season as the team enters the game with three straight covers. With the spread fluctuating since it was originally set on Sunday night, the Panthers are in the ballpark of being -4.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks, and this number should be music to the ears of anyone leaning towards Carolina. In games this season as a favorite of 4.5 or less, the Panthers are an almost perfect 8-1 ATS. With the probability of the spread growing larger, it should also be noted that the Panthers went 9-4 ATS in games as a favorite of seven points or less this season.

As for the Broncos, they’re a team that probably shouldn’t be messed with when they’re an underdog, as they’ve posted a 5-1 SU and 5-0-1 ATS record in their last six games as underdogs. There’s something about winning as an underdog that seems to sparks this team, as they’ve managed to go 9-2 SU in their last 11 games after winning as a dog. The Broncos were also a much better bet outside of Denver this season, with a 4-2-2 road ATS record.

From a historical perspective, here’s where things get scary for those siding with the Panthers: The favored team has lost four straight Super Bowls SU and ATS and have only covered in three of the last 15. 

Fortunately for Panthers backers, history is also working against the Broncos, as the AFC representative has gone just 11-20 SU and 10-20-1 ATS in the last 21 Super Bowls.

Totals bettors might have a conundrum on their hands here as both teams were at completely different ends of the spectrum this season. The Broncos saw 10 of their games finish with a combined total of 40 points or less, whereas the Panthers saw nine of their games finish with a total of 50 points or more. With the total for the Super Bowl hovering around the 45 point mark at most sportsbooks, the Panthers have gone OVER that number in 12 games this season, while the Broncos have gone UNDER that mark in 12 games.

This will be the eighth time the Broncos have played in the Super Bowl, and in each of their previous six appearances, the total went OVER. This year’s version of the team has been hitting the UNDER more often than not though, posting an O/U record of 6-10-2 and going UNDER in five of their last seven games. 

High scoring games are nothing new for the Panthers, especially lately, as they’ve averaged 39.3 points per game over their last three contents. They haven’t needed much help going OVER the total in the three games, as their defense has held the opposition to an average of 16.3 points during that stretch. On the season they’ve posted a 12-6 O/U record, which includes going OVER in three of their last four road games.

We’ll continue to track the line and total movement as the game approaches and provide updates specific to those numbers.

Now that you know the facts, let us know who you’re leaning towards. Place your SU, ATS, and Total predictions in the comment section below.

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Super Bowl 50 Super Computer Pick

After going two for two on Championship Sunday, the OddsShark Super Computer is looking to carry a strong finish through to the Super Bowl. Earlier in the week we debated on how the Broncos can win, and why the Panthers should win, but with so many facts and trends supporting both teams, it can be hard to nail down a rock solid prediction. 


Expert Pick: Super Bowl 50

The 2016 NFL playoffs come to a close on Sunday with Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos square off at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, with the game kicking off at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The Panthers opened as 3.5-point favorites, but the line has expanded to between 5.5- and 6-points, depending on your sportsbook of choice. The public has been overwhelmingly betting on the public, with as much as 75-80 percent of the money hitting the Panthers.

Pick: Panthers -5.5


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