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Analyzing early Super Bowl line

1/20/2014 - NFL
Will there be a record-breaking handle for this year's Super Bowl? Ethan Miller/Getty Images

LAS VEGAS -- The bettors have spoken and the Denver Broncos are a short favorite over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Oddsmakers here in the desert and at sports books in the offshore world were all over the map when posting their opening lines shortly after Seattle's Malcolm Smith intercepted San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick (off a great tip-drill play from Richard Sherman) to preserve the Seahawks' 23-17 win over the 49ers and set up the Super Bowl matchup of No. 1 seeds.