Thanks to all of the frenzied betting that has gone on during the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl 50, the moneyline has moved around a bit. The latest moneyline for the Super Bowl features the Carolina Panthers as the favorites (-225), and the Broncos are the underdogs (+195).
The irony is that both of these teams have been accustomed to the underdog role as the season has gone by. If you looked at Super Bowl odds before the 2015 regular season began, you could have found online sports books offering as high as +5000 for a moneyline on the Panthers winning the Super Bowl — and in a couple of days, you might well find yourself wishing you’d taken that bet back then. When the Denver Broncos entered the AFC Championship — as the #1 seed in the AFC playoffs, no less — they were the underdogs as well. Now these two underestimated teams find themselves on the biggest stage, in the golden anniversary year of the Super Bowl, the most watched (and most betted) sporting event in the world.