Super Bowl XLVII Odds
It's almost hard to believe but we're only about seven weeks away from the opening of NFL training camps around the league. So in the spirit of feeding the football fix we know is out there here's a quick look at the Super Bowl XLVII (that's 47, for all you non-Romans) betting board open for business at Bovada.lv.
The Green Bay Packers, who went 15-1 last year but lost their first playoff game, top the betting at Bovada to win the Super Bowl this season at odds of 13/2. Green Bay is of course powered by that prolific offense, but needs better play on the other side of the ball. That's probably why the Packers went defense with their first six picks in the draft.
The New England Patriots, who lost the Super Bowl for the second time in the last five seasons last year, are the second choice on the board at 8/1. New England, like Green Bay, has little trouble scoring, but a lot of trouble stopping others; the Pats and Packers ranked 31st and 32nd, respectively, in total defense last year.
Coach Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers, the defending NFC West champs, come next at 10/1.
The Denver Broncos, after shedding Tim Tebow in favor of Peyton Manning, and the AFC South champion Houston Texans follow at 12/1.
The Philadelphia Eagles, who missed the playoffs last year, are the sixth pick on the board at 14/1.
The Baltimore Ravens, who came within a short missed field goal of pushing last year's AFC championship game to overtime, are getting 16/1.
The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, the Chicago Bears (now with WR Brandon Marshall), the suspension-plagued New Orleans Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers are each listed at 18/1.
The Detroit Lions, after making their first playoff appearance in over a decade last year, and the Dallas Cowboys, who missed the playoffs again last year, are both getting 20/1.
In the “viable longshot” category the Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets and San Diego Chargers are being offered at 25/1.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are getting 35/1.
And the Cincinnati Bengals, who made the playoffs last year with rookie Andy Dalton at quarterback, are listed at 40/1 to win Super Bowl 47.
Rounding out Bovada's Super Bowl XLVII board the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins are all posted at 50/1; the Oakland Raiders are getting 65/1; the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting 75/1; the Minnesota Vikings 100/1; Andrew Luck and his Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars 150/1; and the Cleveland Browns are being offered at 200/1.