January 20th, 2014 2:18 am EST
Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos Betting Preview
The greatest offense in the history of the NFL against the "Legion of Boom". Peyton Manning vs the vaunted Seattle defense. Super Bowl XLVII, which is to be played on Sunday, February 2nd, is going to be a treat.
Earlier today, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks punched their tickets to the Super Bowl. The Broncos were able to handle Tom Brady and the Patriots en route to a 26-16 victory, while the Seahawks managed to squeak past the San Francisco 49ers 23-17.
According to Las Vegas oddsmakers, Denver has opened as a 3 point favorite. Here are the current betting odds:
Seattle, +3, -115
Denver, -3, -105
The money line:
Seattle Seahawks, +125
Denver Broncos, -145
Finally, the over/under:
Over 48 points, -110
Under 48 points, -110
Don't forget - Super Bowl XLVII is being played in New York this year, which means that the weather may be a big factor. If there is snow or rain in the forecast, the advantage will swing to Seattle, as the Broncos tend to outperform when there are favorable weather conditions. If you asked the Seahawks, I'm sure that they would tell you that they would be more than happy to slug it out in poor weather conditions, as they have a very strong defense and a strong running game.
There is also the underlying story of Peyton Manning and his desire to establish himself as the greatest NFL QB of all time. A second Super Bowl win would move him up the ladder of the game's all-time greats, amongst the likes of Joe Montana and John Elway.
Seattle, on the other hand, is looking for their first Super Bowl victory. The team came very close in 2006, eventually losing to the Steelers in a heartbreakingly close game. The Seahawks have a great window to win a Super Bowl over the next couple of years, and they can't let this opportunity get away.
This should be an unbelievable Super Bowl.