Super Bowl 47 Odds – Niners Are Favored, But So Were Broncos and Patriots!

Posted by Eric Williams on 1/30/2013 11:51:06 AM

This year’s Super Bowl 47 Odds have the San Francisco 49ers as favorites to beat the ‘underdog’ Baltimore Ravens in their upcoming clash of conference champions, but so where the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots when they took on the ‘underdog’ Ravens in each of the last two weeks and what did that get them?


Right….absolutely nothing!

Baltimore vs. San Francisco

When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

NFL Odds

San Francisco -4
Over/Under 47.5

So…what does it all mean that the Niners are favored to win and cash in against the 2013 Super Bowl 47 Odds?

Let me explain.

Super Bowl 47 Odds Analysis: The San Francisco 49ers (13-4-1 SU, 11-7 ATS, 11-6-1 O/U) enter Super Bowl 47 having won both of their playoff contests – along with three of their final four regular season games while covering the spread  in each victory (5-1 SU, ATS).

While the Niners looked phenomenal in stomping Green Bay 45-31 in their NFC Divisional clash two weeks ago, they didn’t look nearly as overwhelming in their narrow 28-24 win over Atlanta in their NFC title tilt a week ago as they fell into a huge, 17-0 hole early on.

San Francisco has put up some eye-opening ATS numbers along the way, going 5-1 ATS in their last half-dozen games against a team with a winning record and a consistent, 25-11-1 ATS in their last 37 games overall.

On paper, I guess the Niners should be favored…I guess.

Having said that, it’s easy to see that the Baltimore Ravens (13-6 SU, 9-9-1 ATS, 10-8 O/U) as they currently exist, can beat any team in football f they continue playing the way they have on both sides of the ball recently.

Defensively, the Ravens have held the Patriots, Colts and Giants to 14 points or less in three of their last five games while picking off both, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning twice in their last two playoff contests.

Offensively, Baltimore has gotten some stellar play from often embattled quarterback Joe Flacco with the strong-armed signal-caller throwing eight TD passes in three postseason games with no interceptions. Baltimore has also covered the spread in all three of their postseason games and four times in their L/5 games overall with three of those covers coming as an underdog.

This team has a ‘date with destiny’ and has been playing fast and free on both sides of the ball. Throw in the fact that Baltimore also has the game’s best emotional locker room leader in Ray Lewis – and that he’s working his own special brand of locker room magic in a big way with his impending retirement – and it leads me to believe Baltimore has one more huge performance in them.

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In the end, I don’t think the 2013 Super Bowl 47 Odds are going to mean very much with Baltimore as an underdog – because I like them to win outright!

Super Bowl 47 Odds Free Pick: Baltimore Ravens +4 Points

Eric Williams (Google+) has been a sports writer and analyst for a dozen years. He is recognized as a leading sports analyst and handicapper. Eric lives in Texas with his family.

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