When Sportsbook.ag first released its Super Bowl 2015 Picks back in February, it envisioned teams like the Seahawks, Patriots, Broncos, Packers, 49ers and Saints vying for the Lombardi. While San Francisco and New Orleans failed to qualify for the playoffs, the other four teams on that list are very much in the championship race. And two of them, New England and Seattle, are the favorites to win Super Bowl XLIX. The Patriots are getting +240 NFL Odds to capture the franchise’s fourth championship and the Seahawks are drawing a +250 line to repeat.
The Packers, who will host the winner of Sunday’s meeting between the Lions and Cowboys in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, is third in line at +600 odds. The Broncos are fourth at +650 odds, but they have seen their stock drop.
Denver, our 2014 Super Bowl Picks favorite, was a Lombardi co-favorite along with Seattle back in February, but it has seen itself passed over with bettors and odds makers alike gravitating more toward the Patriots, Seahawks and Packers.
The Broncos have won five of their last seven games, though, and they are guaranteed at least one home playoff game. For those reasons, they have some appeal, especially with a $650 return for every $100 wagered on a Denver title.
It would probably be fair to label Dallas the last of the true contenders, at least as far as the odds makers are concerned. The Cowboys are drawing +850 odds to win a sixth Lombardi Trophy, which, if they are able to secure, would put the franchise in a tie with Pittsburgh for the most all-time. And speaking of Pittsburgh, the Steelers are lined at +1500 odds to win a seventh championship.
The rest of the 2015 NFL Playoff field would best be described as championship long shots. The Colts and Ravens are getting +3000 and +4000 odds, respectively, while the Panthers, Bengals and Lions are all +5000 Super Bowl Picks ($100 wins $5000). The Arizona Cardinals are the least likely Super Bowl XLIX winner according to Sportsbook.ag, coming in at +10000 odds.
Super Bowl 2015 Picks: Odds Provided by Sportsbook.ag
To Win Super Bowl XLIX –
New England Patriots +240
Seattle Seahawks +250
Green Bay Packers +600
Denver Broncos +650
Dallas Cowboys +850
Pittsburgh Steelers +1500
Indianapolis Colts +3000
Baltimore Ravens +4000
Carolina Panthers +5000
Cincinnati Bengals +5000
Detroit Lions +5000
Arizona Cardinals +10000