The 2014 Superbowl takes place on Sunday in New York between the best offense in the NFL, the Denver Broncos and the best defense in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks. It promises to be a huge event. How can we profit in the many betting markets on offer?

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Seattle Seahawks +2 @ 20/21 BetVictor

Over 3.5 Field Goals at 11/10 StanJames

This year’s Superbowl sees the best offense in the NFL, the Denver Broncos against the best defense in the league, the Seattle Seahawks. It’s the first time since 1990 that the league’s top offense will face the top defense in the SuperBowl.

Oddsetters have installed the Broncos as 2 point favorites for the contest and to beat the spread they will have to get the better of the best defense in football. Seattle gave up just 14.4 points per game this season.

Obviously the Seahawks defense will be Denver’s stiffest test to date – the Broncos rely on an explosive offense and the Seahawks get it done through their stellar defense.

Offensively the Seahawks have been below par recently. Russell Wilson the quarterback averaged just 116 yards passing in his three games before last week and had 215 yards against San Francisco. Wilson and the passing game were 26th in NFL this year. It will likely be up to Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks fourth ranked rushing offense. Lynch had 1,257 yards and 12 TDs this year.

Now for Denver`s offense. There has never been a more prolific group in the history of the NFL. Peyton Manning passed for NFL record 5,477 yards this year and an incredible 55 TDs. His offensive weapons Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Erik Decker and Julius Thomas and above average running game from Moreno and Ball have been extremely tough to defend

Denver, and particularly Manning, are the sentimental favorite in this game. I expect the Seattle defense to slow Denver`s offense just enough and for Seattle`s offense to be competitive enough to score.  For the Seahawks, the Super Bowl will mark just the second time they’ve been underdogs all season.  In games with a point spread of 3.5 or less, Seattle is 4-2 this season. It’s a really tough call but I waver towards the underdog in this situation with the points. If the weather, already going to be cold, turns worse this favours the better defense too

For the Superbowl,a huge betting event, there are a range of Prop bets and sub-markets to look at, anything from the coin toss, the length of the National anthem to player and scoring markets. One that I alighted on was the number of Field Goals in the game, with quotes offering over/under 3.5 Field goals in the game

Seattle’s Steven Hauschka made 33 field goals in 16 regular-season games and then hit three in each of the Seahawks’ first two postseason games.

Denver’s Matt Prater hit only 25 field goals during the regular season, but his production has increased in the playoffs, with five made out of six attempts in two games.

Between them, Prater and Hauschka made eleven field goals from twelve attempts in four combined games this postseason. We might argue that against Seattle’s defense, the incidence of Denver field goals will rise in this game compared to normal. Touchdowns will likely be tough to come by in the red zone and the Over 3.5 quote available at 11/10 with Stan James is a price to look at.

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Seattle Seahawks +2 @ 20/21 BetVictor

Over 3.5 Field Goals at 11/10 StanJames