SUPER Bowl 50 kicks off this Monday morning for NFL supremacy and the bettors have already been laying down big bets on both teams. Some solid action has come for the underdog Denver Broncos, which have firmed in from $2.90 to $2.75, but most of the money has stuck with the Carolina Panthers at $1.47.
Worried about the short price for the Panthers? With WilliamHill.com.au’s Chase The Score promotion, punters don’t have a care in the world about making money betting Super Bowl 50.
Simply place a head-to-head bet of $30 or more on Super Bowl 50 to receive $1 cash for every point your team scores! With a high-scoring team like Carolina, punters will take their chances that they score plenty of points so this bet looks a no-brainer.
Panthers vs. Broncos head-to-head betting market and tips
When the Super Bowl 50 markets opened, the Carolina Panthers were around the $1.55 mark, but punters quickly jumped on. They got as low as $1.37, but bookmakers have had to adjust after some money came for the Broncos at a ridiculous price.
The Denver Broncos drifted out to $3 with some bookmakers, despite having the best defense in the league, and some punters willing to take the despised underdog jumped on that action.
The market has now evened up slightly with the Panthers remaining -5.5 favourites. WilliamHill have outdone themselves again by offering $1.95 points spread lines for the Super Bowl.
Carolina Panthers – $1.47 (-5.5)
Denver Broncos – $2.75 (+5.5)
We see great value with the Broncos in this situation. We understand the dangers that Cam Newton and the Carolina offense pose, but what happened to the highly-touted New England Patriots offense when they played the Broncos?
Von Miller was all over Tom Brady and if Cam Newton thinks he’s going to have time in the pocket, he’s most likely going to be wrong. This Denver defense is the best in the league for a reason and we haven’t even mentioned future Hall of Fame inductee Peyton Manning.
Manning might have an old arm, numerous injuries and his best football behind him, but he has the experience that Newton doesn’t have. Manning is playing in his fourth Super Bowl [winning one, losing two] and he would love to exit the league as a contender for the best quarterback in NFL history.
That’s what is on the line for Manning and the Denver Broncos and we’ll use the old adage, “defense wins championships”, and ride Broncos $2.75 at WilliamHill.com.au. Don’t forget, every point Denver score is $1 added to your bet regardless of the result.
Super Bowl 50 MVP market and leading contenders
When the Super Bowl is finished, everyone wants to know which player won the Super Bowl MVP [most valuable player].
Considered the best player of that game, the MVP betting has become a popular option for punters who are attracted to big payouts for a small spend.
There are some players which are at short odds which include both quarterbacks, and both are great chances of winning the MVP, but this option can throw in a surprise and we’ll look through the main MVP chances at the Super Bowl on Monday.
Over the course of history, betting on quarterbacks has been a good way to make money. Since Super Bowl I in 1967, there have been 29 quarterback winners of the MVP title which is quite overwhelming, but not unexpected.
The last seven from nine have been quarterbacks which featured the likes of Eli Manning [x2], Drew Brees, Joe Flacco, Tom Brady [x3] and Peyton Manning when he won with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007.
Peyton Manning is a $3.25 chance with WilliamHill to win the 2016 title, with only Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ahead of him at $1.65. Newton is an obvious front-runner and he’ll likely win the NFL MVP title this Sunday at the NFL awards, so his odds are short for a reason.
There haven’t been many defensive MVP winners, but Malcolm Smith was awarded the title in 2014 for his linebacking skills for the Seattle Seahawks. The only other defensive winner this millennium was Tampa Bay Buccaneer safety Dexter Jackson.
Denver Broncos have had two Super Bowl MVP’s, both coming in consecutive years with running back Terrell Davis and quarterback John Elway. The Panthers have never won a Super Bowl, having only joined the NFL in 1995, thus never having an MVP winner.
Leading MVP title contenders:
Cam Newton (CAR) – $1.65
Peyton Manning (DEN) – $3.25
Luke Kuechly (CAR) – $11
C.J Anderson (DEN) – $19
Von Miller (DEN) – $15 at WilliamHill.com.au
Greg Olsen (CAR) – $21
Jonathan Stewart (CAR) – $21
Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR) – $21
DeMarcus Ware (DEN) – $21
Damariyus Thomas (DEN) – $26
Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) – $34
Josh Norman (CAR) – $51
Outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos, Von Miller, has been the best backed MVP contender for Super Bowl 50.
The 26-year-old opened at $21 and has been backed into $15 after punters looked back on the devastation he caused the New England Patriots. This season Miller became the third-fastest player to reach 50 sacks [coming from only 58 games] and he was able to sack Tom Brady two weeks ago 2.5 times.
Not only does Miller record sacks, he also pressurises the quarterback with forced fumbles, interceptions and defended passes. Miller is our pick for Super Bowl 50 MVP at $15.