Conference Championships: Sportsbook Betting Recap
Online sportsbooks regrouped from a devastating divisional playoffs round with the New England Patriot's outright loss against the Denver Broncos.
Over 60% of online sports bettors backed Tom Brady and company to once again make a trip to the Super Bowl.
It was not meant to be as the Denver Broncos won straight up, cashing as +155 underdogs for bettors willing to roll the dice on an aging gunslinger in Peyton Manning.
Sports bettors on the under 45 points also covered with a touchdown to spare.
It was also back to earth for the new legion of teaser bettors who became intoxicated with how easy the popular exotic wagers were hitting in recent weeks, especially when all combinations hit the week before.
The Carolina Panthers were a nice bounce-back for bettors who weren't fully taken to the cleaners by the Patriots loss, covering easily against a mistake-prone Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals as 3 point favorites.
The Panthers nearly covered the total by themselves with a 45 point showing; the total was 47.5.
Super Bowl 50 Odds
The stage is now set for Super Bowl 50 with the Panthers opening as a 4 to 4.5 point favorite against the Broncos.
Carolina is about -195 at most betting sites, meaning a $195 wager is necessary to win $100. Lines can be compared so bettors lock in the best available price at the NFL odds grid.
The game total is set at 45 points.
A ton of Super Bowl prop bets will soon be released on the big game. Sportsbook Review will announce when these markets have been published and compared in the Super Bowl prop betting directory. Everything from Gatorade prop bets to coin toss bets to the length of the national anthem is expected.