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Super Bowl 2013 point spread: Line down to 3.5 in favor of 49ers

The 49ers opened as 5-point favorites to win the Super Bowl. Now that line is down to 3.5 heading into the weekend.

Larry French

As soon as the clock struck zero at the AFC Championship, oddsmakers wasted no time creating the spread on the final two teams left vying for the Lombardi Trophy. The San Francisco 49ers started out at 5-point favorites to win the 2013 Super Bowl, but over the past few weeks that spread has diminished.

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Today the line sits at 3.5 in favor of the Niners, according to OddsShark . We likely won't see it drop any lower than that point now with the biggest game in football set to kickoff just days away.

The Ravens covered in all three playoff games so far, two of those matchups coming against higher seeds on the road. It's easy to see why more people are starting to bet in favor of Baltimore simply based on recent trends.

Jim Caldwell has opened up the offense more after replacing Cam Cameron. While the Ravens are throwing the ball less these days, Flacco is taking more shots downfield, and we're seeing it pay off.

Teddy the porcupine also predicted the Ravens to win, giving us one more reason to bet the underdog. Keep in mind Teddy correctly picked the Giants last year. You can't argue with those facts.