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Super Bowl 49 ticket prices are officially the most expensive ever, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN. The average price of a ticket on the second-hand market was $4,600 and $4,131, according to the top resale sites StubHub and NFL Ticket Exchange, respectively.
Those numbers are actually well south of the lowest entry point for tickets at various points over the past few days. That’s because most of the tickets available were sold before a massive price hike. Said price hike occurred when brokers sold tickets without actually having them in hand. So when the brokers tried to get the tickets to deliver to the customers, the prices went up dramatically.
With the lines as they stand, more money is coming in on the Seahawks. OddsShark has the defending champs are claiming 55 percent of current bets against the spread, no doubt influenced by the present state of the line. Rarely are defending champions not heavily favored in the Super Bowl, let alone receiving points.
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Meanwhile, the over/under hasn’t changed much since the lines first came out two weeks ago. It opened at 48.5 points in most places and went down to 47.5. That figure has held for much of the past week and is very unlikely to change before kickoff.
In terms of betting trends, OddsShark has just over half of the wagers coming in on the over, which is typical for the Super Bowl. The public generally leans toward more points being scored in championship games.
But Handzus had more in the tank than skeptics believed, and head coach Joel Quenneville loves playing his veterans. Handzus took key draws, killed penalties and ended up with 11 postseason points as the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in six games in the 2013 finals. The fact the lockout limited the regular season to 48 games (Handzus played 39) probably didn’t hurt.