Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
According to the folks at Odds Shark, the San Francisco 49ers are favored by less than a touchdown over the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.
The AFC and NFC Championship games are over which means the Super Bowl is up next. America's most-watched game will be between the NFC's No. 2 seed San Francisco 49ers and the AFC's No. 4 seed Baltimore Ravens. According to the folks over at Odds Shark, the 49ers are favored by five points in Super Bowl XLVII.
The Ravens got to the Super Bowl by finishing the 2012 season with a 10-6 record, which was good enough to win the AFC North and earn the conference's No. 4 seed. They won their only home playoff game against the No. 5 seed Indianapolis Colts before they went on the road and beat the No. 1 seed Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round and then the No. 2 seed New England Patriots in the AFC Championship.
The 49ers got to the Super Bowl by finishing the season with an 11-4-1 record, which was good enough to win the NFC West and earned them a No. 2 seed in the NFC. The Niners got a first-round bye and then hosted the No. 3 seed Green Bay Packers. After winning that game, they went to Atlanta and defeated the No. 1 seed Falcons in the NFC Championship game.
If the Ravens win this game, they'll be 2-0 in Super Bowls and would become the 12th team in the league with more than one Super Bowl win. If the 49ers win, they'll be 6-0 in Super Bowls and would be tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most Super Bowl wins.
The two teams are coached by the Harbaugh brothers, John, the older, coaching the Ravens, and Jim coaching the 49ers. This will also be the final game in future hall of fame linebacker Ray Lewis' career as he has already declared his intent to retire after the 2012-2013 season.
The Super Bowl is set to kickoff at 6:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 3 and the game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.