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Super Bowl 48 Over/Under Predictions & Handicapping Total Tips

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Betting on the Super Bowl 48 Over/Under has been a inimitable experience so far this year, in large part because of the two teams involved.

The Broncos enter this game as a slight favorite, and the Super Bowl odds for the over/under has been established at 46 ½, up from opening at 46 but down from going as high as 48 at some sportsbooks  last week. It appears that many experts feel this line is accurate because the two teams playing in this game have been among the best defensively and offensively in the entire league all season.

The Seahawks allowed the fewest total points of any team in the league during the regular season, and held their opponents to an average of 101.6 RYPG (7th). But perhaps the most impressive stat that will help them in beating the Broncos, is that they allowed the fewest passing yards of any NFL team in 2013.

That’s going to come in handy against Denver, which finished the regular season first in points scored  and passing yards.

In terms of points, which helps many people determine which team to gamble on and how to handle their Super Bowl over under betting, here’s how the two teams did in during the regular season in points allowed.

The Seahawks surrendered just 231 total points all season, for an average of 14.4 per game, while the Broncos yielded 399 points, or 24.9 points per contest. Seattle also posted one shutout during the season, and produced 14 regular season games in which they allowed 20 or fewer points.
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Meanwhile offensively, Denver posted an NFL-best 606 points during the regular season (37.9 PPG), making  for very wooly over/under wager when it comes to the betting line for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Making things more ambiguous are the team’s post-season performances.

The Seahawks have won two playoff games on the road to Super Bowl 48, surrendering only 32 points against one division winner and possess six 2014 Pro Bowl selections that did not make the trip to Hawaii due to the timing of the game.

In the meantime, the Broncos had their share of stars this season, and five of them would have represented the AFC in the Pro Bowl if it were not for this much more important game. Among them, quarterback Peyton Manning, who threw for 5,477 and 55 TDs during the regular season and helped Denver to 50 points in two postseason games.

Of course, making the Super Bowl 48 Over/Under line more interesting to handicap is the fact that when these two teams met in preseason, they combined for 50 total points.

However, during  a regular season matchup in 1995, the Seahawks rallied from a 20-0 deficit to win 31-27 at Mile High (58 total points). The key play came on an 83-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Antonio Edwards in the third quarter.

Regardless of  the past, there is already a ton of hype surrounding this game, and as far as Super Bowl betting odds are concerned, you’ll want to get in early.

Super Bowl Sunday draws more first-time bettors than any other sporting event, and because of this, the over/under is likely to change, continuing its downward trend.

Why is this important? These two have gone Over in six of the last eight meetings, not to mention that there have been nine Overs and six Unders when the line has been between 42 and 48 points. So getting your wager in now will lock you in at the current O/U of 46.5  as I expect this year’s over/under Super Bowl 48 odds to close at 47.5.

Finally, since the Seahawks have stayed Under in seven straight games and 14 of their 22 this year, and the Broncos have stayed low in five in a row, despite going Over in 14 of their 22 games, take the Under here if the line stays at 47 or 48.


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