SUPER BOWL 50 PREVIEW – Carolina Panthers vs Denver Broncos

Monday February 8, 7.30 am (WST), Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco

Weather Fine 20 Degrees– Outdoor stadium

Game Rating – Panthers 27 vs Broncos 20

Welcome to the big dance of American sport.  After a close playoff series with plenty of even games to bet into, punters are faced with a lopsided contest which is only going to go one way in the lead up to Super Bowl 50. Carolina have already been well backed from $1.54 into $1.40 and expect more support for the Panthers in the final days leading in to Mondays contest. The Panthers only lost one game for the year, a surprise defeat away to the Atlanta Falcons (13-20). Previously the Panthers had beaten the Falcons (0-38) so the loss can be looked at with suspicion.

The Broncos ended the season 12-4 with losses to the Colts, Chiefs, Raiders and Steelers, with the two teams having not met during the regular season. The clash of the quarterbacks will produce as much publicity as the game itself as veteran Broncos play-caller Peyton Manning saddles up for his “last rodeo” with young gun Cam Newton threatening to become the biggest name in world sport with another performance to match his Conference Final heroics against the Cardinals.


The Panthers have been nothing short of sensational in the playoffs beating the Seahawks 24-31 after leading 0-31 at the half and then blowing away the Cardinals 19-47 in a display highlighted by QB Cam Newton who threw 335 yards for two touchdowns and completing two himself.

The Broncos have been less impressive, getting past the Steelers 16-23 after trailing at three quarter time and then holding on against the Patriots 18-20. Six-time MVP Peyton Manning will have to find a way around this Carolina defence if the Broncos are to cause an upset.

For the Panthers to win they must buck some interesting Super Bowl trends like; last four favourites have lost the Super Bowl straight up and at the spread and only three have covered in the past 15 games.  However with 20 degrees and fine weather forecast for San Francisco, expect the Panthers to win and cover the line with the Game Total over.

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