Free Super Bowl 50 Picks: Panthers vs Broncos
2016 Super Bowl 50 betting sees the Carolina Panthers taking on the Denver Broncos on Sunday February 6th at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday February 6th
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
ATS Betting Lines: Carolina -4.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Carolina -200, Denver +170
NFL Betting Total: 45.5
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The veteran vs. the young gun. That’s what we get when Superbowl 50 takes shape as the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning meet with the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton.
The Panthers have lost just 1 game this season and are making the opposition look silly, even in the playoffs.
Denver’s defense held completely firm in the red zone as they avoided a late collapse as New England failed to convert on a game typing 2 point conversion.
The Panthers lone stumble at Atlanta this season is simply a thing of the past.
After everyone doubted the Panthers week after week, even in the playoffs, Newton and company had no problem absolutely dismantling the competition one by one. They raced out to a 31-0 half time lead against Seattle and then in the Conference Championship they completely tore apart the Cards defense and offensive line.
Carolina forced 6 Carson Palmer turnovers, including another pick six from Luke Kuechly. That marked the 2nd straight game the standout linebacker had a pick six.
Carolina’s offense is absolutely rolling. Against the No. 3 and No. 4 defenses this post season, the Panthers have put up 80 points combined. Also take into account the fact that they didn’t even score in the 2nd half of their win over Seattle.
Newton hasn’t been phased by the two stellar defenses, but he’ll certainly have his work cut out for him against a Broncos team that will blitz all night long.
After finding Owen Daniels twice in the end zone, the Denver Broncos defense really stepped up and held firm against Tom Brady and company.
The turning point in the game came down to the very first missed extra point after a New England touchdown to make it 7-6. That miss forced the Pats to go for two after tying it with just 12 seconds to go, as they would miss the 2 and lose the game.
The defense will have to have an even better performance, as they will have to deal with Newton’s legs too. Denver sacked Brady 4 times and hit him 20. They continued to force him out of the pocket and off balance.
The margin for error is extremely thin here for Denver. They’ve played 13 of their games this season by 7 points or less in the deciding outcome. While Manning looked good last week, this Broncos team won’t be able to keep up in a shootout. Slowing the game down and allowing their run game to be a big part of their offensive scheme is a winning recipe for this team.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Panthers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Panthers are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Panthers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
- Broncos are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.
- Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Broncos are 4-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Denver ATS
This is truly a game that has the ability to be a final quarter decider. Carolina’s offense hasn’t been stopped, but this Denver defense has the ability to really get to the backfield on every play.
Look for Newton to really be on the move and not settled into the pocket.
The determining factor will be how Denver can get a run game going. Should the Broncos be able to move the ball on the ground, it will open up plenty of gaps in the Panthers secondary. Look for them to really push the run game early here as they’re able to slow the tempo down and hold onto the ball offensively.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Denver 23- Carolina 20
This will be close throughout and come down to maybe one key turnover or one key big offensive play late. Manning goes out in style with a Superbowl ring.
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