Seahawks are new Super Bowl XLVIII favorites
A dominant 23-0 shutout over the New York Giants Sunday was enough to convince oddsmakers that the Seattle Seahawks are the team to beat in the NFL this season, bumping Seattle’s Super Bowl odds from +200 to +150, making them the overall favorite to win Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2.
The Seahawks rebounded from a loss at San Francisco to blank the Giants and improve to 12-2 on the season (10-4 ATS). The bump in futures prices puts Seattle ahead of the Denver Broncos, who dropped from +180 to +250 after losing to the San Diego Chargers Thursday.
The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints also watched their Super Bowl odds plummet after losses in Week 15. New England moved from 10/1 to 12/1 after falling to the Miami Dolphins and the Saints were adjusted from 7/1 to 12/1 after an upset loss to the St. Louis Rams. The Philadelphia Eagles also dropped on the futures board, from 25/1 to 40/1 after losing to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. The Cincinnati Bengals remained at 12/1 despite a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers are among the notable contenders having their chances of a Super Bowl title improved. The Chiefs jumped from 30/1 to 16/1 after rolling the Oakland Raiders, while the Panthers moved from 16/1 to 12/1 following their win over the New York Jets. The Indianapolis Colts moved from 40/1 to 30/1 after a win against the Houston Texans. The San Francisco 49ers, who upended the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, remained at 8/1 to win Super Bowl XLVIII.
Here’s a look at the latest Super Bowl XLVIII futures odds, courtesy of the LVH Superbook in Las Vegas: