Super Bowl Predictions 2015

nfl playoff logoWith the 2015 NFL Playoffs kicking off tomorrow, Bovada.lv has released a number of futures, including a Super Bowl Exact Match-up listing that features all 37 championship scenarios. The offshore bookmaker is favoring a New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX match-up at 9 to 4 odds while a rematch of last season’s title game between the Broncos and Seahawks is a second pick at 11 to 2 NFL odds. My Super Bowl Predictions 2015 agree with those projections, but I am also fond of some other potential pairings, which I have outlined below.

While there have been a number of surprise Wild Card teams in recent seasons, I view this year’s playoffs unfolding in the same fashion as last year’s postseason tournament. In other words, one that is dominated by the top seeds (Bovada’s Odds to Win Super Bowl 2014 predicted as much last season as well).

Yes, San Francisco did advance to the conference title game as a five seed, but Denver and New England, the top two seeds in the AFC, battled for the Lamar Hunt Trophy while Seattle, the NFC’s No. 1 seed, squared off against the Niners in the NFC Championship.

This year’s lower seeds, in my opinion, lack both the talent and depth to make a deep postseason run. For that reason, I do not envision any surprise Super Bowl match-ups. That said, the Ravens are the only four, five or six seed in either conference I see as capable of pulling off a road upset or two. I am not predicting that, but I leave it open as a possibility.

So without further ado, here are my top Super Bowl Predictions 2015:

Top Pick: Patriots vs Seahawks 9/4 ($100 wins $225)
Second Pick: Broncos vs Seahawks 11/2 ($100 wins $550)
Third Pick: Patriots vs Cowboys 8/1 ($100 wins $800)
Fourth Pick: Broncos vs Cowboys 18/1 ($100 wins $1800)
Fifth Pick: Patriots vs Packers 6/1 ($100 wins $600)

Dark Horse Flyers:

Steelers vs Seahawks 12/1 ($100 wins $1200)
Steelers vs Cowboys 40/1 ($100 wins $4000)
Ravens vs Seahawks 33/1 ($100 wins $3300)
Ravens vs Cowboys 90/1 ($100 wins $9000)
Steelers vs Packers 28/1 ($100 wins $2800)

Make sure to get your picks in before this weekend’s games or next weekend’s divisional match-ups, giving yourself plenty of hedge opportunities as the playoffs progress.

Super Bowl Predictions 2015: Odds Provided by Bovada.lv

New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks 9/4
New England Patriots vs Green Bay Packers 6/1
New England Patriots vs Dallas Cowboys 8/1
New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers 25/1
New England Patriots vs Detroit Lions 40/1
New England Patriots vs Arizona Cardinals 66/1
Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks 11/2
Denver Broncos vs Green Bay Packers 14/1
Denver Broncos vs Dallas Cowboys 18/1
Denver Broncos vs Carolina Panthers 50/1
Denver Broncos vs Detroit Lions 90/1
Denver Broncos vs Arizona Cardinals 150/1
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks 12/1
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Green Bay Packers 28/1
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys 40/1
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Carolina Panthers 100/1
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Detroit Lions 200/1
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Arizona Cardinals 300/1
Indianapolis Colts vs Seattle Seahawks 25/1
Indianapolis Colts vs Green Bay Packers 50/1
Indianapolis Colts vs Dallas Cowboys 75/1
Indianapolis Colts vs Carolina Panthers 200/1
Indianapolis Colts vs Detroit Lions 300/1
Baltimore Ravens vs Seattle Seahawks 33/1
Baltimore Ravens vs Green Bay Packers 75/1
Baltimore Ravens vs Dallas Cowboys 90/1
Baltimore Ravens vs Carolina Panthers 200/1
Baltimore Ravens vs Detroit Lions 300/1
Baltimore Ravens vs Arizona Cardinals 500/1
Cincinnati Bengals vs Seattle Seahawks 33/1
Cincinnati Bengals vs Green Bay Packers 90/1
Cincinnati Bengals vs Dallas Cowboys 100/1
Cincinnati Bengals vs Carolina Panthers 300/1
Cincinnati Bengals vs Detroit Lions 300/1
Cincinnati Bengals vs Arizona Cardinals 500/1