Super Bowl 50 Pick: Predictions From the Experts

Super Bowl 50.

The Carolina Panthers are looking to put an exclamation point on a season where they have been doubted all year but have just kept winning. The Denver Broncos, on the flip side, are looking to ride that elite defense to the franchise’s third Super Bowl victory.

Here’s a rundown of who the experts like:


Super Bowl 50 Expert Picks

Note: These are in order of who has been most accurate all season (not counting fan consensus picks), according to NFLPickWatch.com. The picks are straight-up, not against the spread.

Josh Katzowitz, Forbes: Broncos

FiveThirtyEight Elo model, FiveThirtyEight: Panthers

Dave Richard, CBS Sports: Panthers

Brandon George, Dallas Morning News: Panthers

Dana Larson, Dallas Morning News: Broncos

Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY: Panthers

Numberfire projections, Numberfire: Panthers

Chris Mortensen, ESPN: Broncos

David Moore, Dallas Morning News: Panthers

Jamey Eisenberg, CBS Sports: Panthers

Neil Hornsby, Pro Football Focus: Panthers

PredictionMachine projections, PredictionMachine: Panthers

Vinnie Iyer, SportingNews: Panthers

Mike Garafolo, FOX Sports: Panthers

Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk: Panthers

Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY: Broncos

Kevin Patra, NFL Network: Panthers

Keyshawn Johnson, ESPN: Panthers

Merill Hoge, ESPN: Panthers

Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News: Broncos

Don Banks, Sports Illustrated: Panthers

Michael Irvin, NFL Network: Panthers

Alex Marvez, FOX Sports: Panthers

Brad Gagnon, Bleacher Report: Panthers

Gary Davenport, Bleacher Report: Broncos

Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY: Panthers

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: Panthers

Nate Davis, USA TODAY: Broncos

Stephen White, SB Nation: Broncos

Cris Carter, ESPN: Panthers

Will it be Cam Newton putting the finishing touches on one of the most dominant seasons in NFL history? Or will Peyton Manning, the sentimental favorite, lead Denver to an upset in what could possibly be the final game of his career?

Of the 30 experts above, 22 (73.3 percent) like the Panthers, who are favored by six points.

The Broncos are used to this, though. They’re 4-1 this season as underdogs, including a win in the AFC conference championship.