Super Bowl 50 Odds, Line: Panthers now 5.5-point favorite over Broncos

The Super Bowl 50 line is on the move and it's moving. After opening up as 4.5-point favorites, the Carolina Panthers are now 5.5-point favorites to beat the Denver Broncos and (popular online, offshore sportsbooks) both list the Panthers as nearly a touchdown favorite as of Thursday afternoon, nearly 10 days before the Super Bowl

It shouldn't be a tremendous surprise: nearly 80 percent of the public money is currently on the Panthers when it comes to against-the-spread bets.

Most sportsbooks detailed a huge initial rush of money on the Broncos when the line opened with the Panthers as 5.5-point favorites, causing the number to head back down, as low as 4 points.

What followed was significant money on Carolina, with very little action on the Broncos. 

"I can't remember a more one-sided betting Super Bowl," William Hill US's director of trading Nick Bogdanovich told ESPN.

As a result, books are moving the line higher and higher, although it stands to reason the Panthers might max out giving 6 points. 

And apparently it's not making a difference.

A bigger swing to 7 points (aka, a full touchdown) would likely cause a rush of cash on the Broncos but at this point maybe Vegas is fine with things evening out a little bit. 

Peyton Manning and the Broncos are still underdogs. (USATSI)
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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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