First Take: 49ers as 4.5-point initial favorites

The San Francisco 49ers opened as 4.5-point favorites against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

ESPN's Eric Mangini, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discussed the point spread in the video above. Mangini made a football-related point to consider.

"This is the first real physical team the Ravens are going to face [in the playoffs] where they can line up and just fight toe to toe with you," Mangini said. "New England was more finesse, Denver was more finesse, Indy was more finesse. This is a different breed they are facing in this game than they have [faced] to get to this game. That is why I say the edge is San Francisco going into it."

Related: How Vegas sees this matchup, according to Chad MillmanInsider.