Betting on the SB 50 Underdog, Good or Bad Idea?

Written by on January 28, 2016

The Super Bowl 50 odds are released over at and the Denver Broncos are clearly the underdogs in this game. Betting on the underdog can be challenging sometimes, as that team is picked to lose the game. But there are many times that betting on the underdog is a good strategy. We are going to give you a few reasons why betting on the underdog in Super Bowl 50 could be a good choice.Before we jump into specific reason why the Denver Broncos +6 is a good bet, let’s look at the larger picture and investigate why betting on NFL underdogs is appealing.

Panthers vs Broncos SB 50 Game Information Odds and Lines

When: Sunday, February 7, 2015Kickoff: 6:30 PM ETWhere: Santa Clara, CAStadium: Levi’s StadiumSpread: Panthers -6Moneyline: Carolina -240 vs Denver +200Game Total: 45.5Watch: CBSFirst, it’s always good to get points. When you bet on the underdog you aren’t laying points, you are getting points. For example, in this Super Bowl game, if you bet on the Denver Broncos you are getting +6 points. That means that even if the Broncos lose the game by 5 points or less — you still win the bet. That’s a great feeling when the game is expected to be close.Secondly, many times the underdog is not the “public” team. People love favorites and they love to bet the favorites. Being on the opposite side of the public is a good thing many times.

Denver Listed as +6 Point Underdogs

The odds for Super Bowl 50 over at have been released. The Denver Broncos opened as +4.5 point underdogs and are currently listed as +6 point underdogs. Keep an eye on this line as game day approaches.Let’s now take a look at why Denver is a good choice for Super Bowl 50.The Broncos defense have Cam Newton and the Panthers offense on eye sight.

Why Bet on the Underdog in Super Bowl 50?

We have three reasons why betting on Denver +6 is a smart bet in Super Bowl 50. First, the Broncos have the best defense in the NFL. Defense wins championships and Denver’s is excellent. They get after the quarterback and cover receivers with the best of them. They should make it very difficult for Cam Newton to pass the ball down field.Secondly, Peyton Manning is one of the best quarterbacks of all time. He has a dynamic wide receiver duo in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders to throw to. With rumors of Peyton Manning retiring after this season, he should give it a little extra effort in Super Bowl 50.Lastly, you are getting +6 points if you bet on the Broncos in this game. That’s nearly a touchdown. This game should be a lower scoring game and will likely be close. We envision a back and forth game decided by a field goal. Take the points and bet the underdog.

Super Bowl 50 Pick and Final Score Prediction

As we mentioned above, this game should be a low scoring grind for both teams. In those types of games, betting the underdog is a good strategy. Our final score prediction is Denver 20 and Carolina 17. Bet on the Denver Broncos +6 over at today!