As the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos prepare to clash next weekend at Super Bowl 50, oddsmakers have been busy publishing the first wave of Super Bowl betting props at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Carolina is the favorite to win the race to 10 points in this year’s Panthers vs. Broncos Super Bowl betting matchup at Levi’s Stadium, with strong -190 odds, while Denver is at +140 odds of being the first team to hit double digits in points. The odds of neither team tallying 10 points sits at a distant +7500.
The NFC champion Panthers have claimed victory by an average margin of 23 points in their past three outings, but it is a Carolina victory by 1-6 points that carries the strongest odds in margin of victory props betting at +300.
The odds of a Panthers win by 13-18 points are slightly longer, at +550, while a lopsided Carolina win by 19-24 points is a surprisingly short +900.
The low-scoring, defensively-minded Broncos tallied just three victories this season by double-digit margins, while eight of their wins were decided by six or fewer points. A bet on a Broncos win by that slim margin carries +400 odds, while the odds of a Broncos romp by 19-24 points sit at +2500, lengthening to +5000 for 25-30 points.
With this year’s Super Bowl pitting Carolina’s league-leading offense against Denver’s stingy defense, there is increased focus on the point total, currently set at a consensus 45 at the sportsbooks.
While the OVER has prevailed in the Panthers’ last three games, the UNDER has paid out in five of Denver’s last seven games according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
Not surprisingly, the sweet spot in props betting on total points scored in the game by both teams combined is pegged at 41-50, with +190 odds. A low-scoring affair tallying 31-40 points sports +275 odds, just ahead of a combined point total of 51-60 at +300, while a shootout of 61-70 points is a +700 bet.
Carolina is strong betting chalk to score early and often, at -145 odds of being the team to score first and a -125 favorite to be the team to score last, with -165 odds saying the team that scores first will win the game.
A bet on a touchdown as the first scoring play carries -145 odds on the Super Bowl betting props at the sportsbooks, while a field goal or safety sits at +115. A Panthers touchdown is +150 chalk to be the exact outcome of the game’s first score, ahead of a Denver touchdown at +225, while a safety by either team is listed as +3300 longshots.