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The opening line in Vegas had the Seahawks favored by two points, but shortly after the opening lines were posted, the bettors put their money heavy on Peyton Manning and the Broncos getting the points, which has now caused the line to shift.
About 90% of the early betting was on the Broncos, which caused the line to shift from Seahawks -2 to the Broncos -2.5. Over the last six Super Bowls the favorite is 1-5 against the spread (ATS), while the Broncos are 20-9 over their last 29 games ATS.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender