We now know the combatants who will take part in Super Bowl XLVII betting on Sunday, February 3rd, as the Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers is the matchup that will conclude the season. It was a cracking weekend in the divisional championships, with the 49ers pulling out a remarkable comeback after a strong start from the Atlanta Falcons. The 49ers found themselves ten points in the hole after the first quarter and with both sides posting 14 points each in the second quarter, the ten point gap was still there at half time. But then the 49ers, through the arm of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and a much improved defensive effort in the second half, put up a touchdown in each of the final quarters to pull out a narrow lead. The top seeded Falcons, had a big chance to win the game on their final drive, but taking a play on a fourth down, an incomplete pass ended their chances.
So the 49ers will square up against the enduring story of the Baltimore Ravens this season. The Ravens have been underdogs all the way through their run to the Super Bowl. In the divisional championship against the heavily fancied New England Patriots, it was the defense of the Ravens which got the better of the day, limiting the options of Pats quarterback Tom Brady. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco took a little time to get in the game, but turned on the pressure in the second half of the game, with the Ravens building momentum through their defence, which easily kept out the league’s top offence.
One has to question whether it is simply now a matter of destiny for the Baltimore Ravens and their star linebacker Ray Lewis to go all the way. Lewis is ready to hang up his helmet whenever the season of the Ravens was done and now the side has set up a tremendous final scenario for him to bow out on. There is a big feeling of momentum and the Ray Lewis story with them though and the way that their defence made the New England Patriots look ordinary, and the way that Joe Flacco outplayed Tom Brady, the Ravens may just be worth a shot.
Still, the bookmakers are giving the edge to the offence of the San Francisco 49ers in 2013 Super Bowl betting. They 49ers go as 4/7 favourites with online bookmaker Bet365 with the Ravens trading back a 3/1.
The two sides will duel at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on February 3rd. The defence of the Ravens is being fully recognised in the points spread for Super Bowl betting trading at -4 with online bookmaker Bet365.
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The Ravens last took the title in 2001, beating the New York Giants, while the last Super Bowl title for the 49ers came back in 1995 against the San Diego Chargers.