It won’t be long until all the talking can stop and the entertainment can begin, but in the meantime it’s the Denver Broncos who are the odds-on favourites to win Super Bowl XLVIII according to Ladbrokes.
As New York prepares to host the greatest show on earth the bookies make the Broncos the narrow favourites at 5/6, with the Seahawks heading into Sunday’s showdown as the 21/20 outsiders. Recent trends indicate that it is the underdogs in the market that will prevail though.
Peyton Manning is a top price of 11/10 with the firm to be crowned as this year’s MVP on his quest for his second Super Bowl, but it’s a 3/1 shot that the ‘other’ QB Russell Wilson causes an upset to the veteran’s comeback story. Richard Sherman is our news teams outside pick to become just the second corner in Super Bowl history to claim the award.
Marshawn Lynch is favoured at 5/1 to get the first touchdown of the game but should he miss out it’s odds-on at 4/7 he scores at any time. But there looks to be good value across the entire touchdown market, especially concerning the Denver Broncos, who say four men score 10 or more TDs during the course of the regular season.
And finally, until kick off the firm will be best price Denver and all first touchdown scorers when betting via mobile devices.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It’s not hard to see why bookies and punters are struggling to tear Denver and Seattle apart.”
She added: “Seattle have been heavily backed all year so we’re in the peculiar position of cheering on the favourites. Victory for Pete Caroll’s side will see the firm fork out over £1 million in outright winning bets alone.”
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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