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Oddsmakers give the San Francisco 49ers the slight edge in Super Bowl XLVII, but the Baltimore Ravens have thrived as underdogs thus far in the playoffs.
The line opened with San Francisco favored by five, but has now moved to give them a 3.5-to-4 point-edge over Baltimore.
John Harbaugh's squad hasn't shied away from being underdogs in the playoffs thus far. The Ravens were nine-point underdogs heading into Denver, but they left with a 38-35 double overtime win after a last-minute touchdown from Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones tied the game. Then, they were eight-point underdogs against the New England Patriots, but that game wasn't even close as the Ravens shut out Tom Brady in the second half to leave with a 28-13 win.
That said, the 10-6 Ravens were only 6-9-1 vs. the spread in the regular season, while the 11-4-1 49ers went 9-7 before winning both of their playoff games against the spread. Although they have the second-best scoring defense in the league, they've hit the over in all five of their last games
Here's a look at the lines surrounding Super Bowl XLVII
San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens
Opening line: 49ers -5
Current line (as of Wednesday afternoon): 49ers -3.5
Money lines: 49ers -170, Ravens +160