Seahawks Join Four-Team Race Atop The Updated Super Bowl 50 Odds

The Seattle Seahawks enter the NFL playoffs as the NFC’s No. 6 seed, but their difficult postseason road has not stopped their climb on the Super 50 odds where they now join the favorites with 19/4 odds in NFL futures betting at the online sportsbooks.
The Seahawks were sluggish out of the gate this season, picking up wins in just two of their first six contests, but turned things around, winning eight of their final 10 contests, holding opponents to 13 or fewer points in seven of those victories.
Seattle joins a logjam at the top of the Super Bowl odds, joined by the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers at 19/4, and closely trailing the New England Patriots, who remain perched as 9/2 chalk.
The 13-3 Cardinals saw a nine-game straight-up win streak end in Week 17 with a brutal 36-6 loss to the Seahawks, and have underperformed at the sportsbooks despite being the NFL’s highest-scoring team, going 7-7 against the spread over their past 14.
The 15-1 Panthers looked in playoff form in their 38-10 demolition of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17, bouncing back from their sole loss of the season, a 20-13 defeat in Atlanta in Week 16, and halting a worrisome 1-3 ATS stretch.
The 12-4 Patriots remain Super Bowl betting darlings despite losing four of their last six, both SU and ATS, to fall from the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
The Denver Broncos climbed to the top of the AFC standings with their 27-20 win over San Diego, equaling the Patriots’ 12-4 record, but getting the nod in playoff seeding on the strength of tiebreakers.
However, the Broncos have been an enormous betting disappointment, going winless ATS in seven of their past nine, and are just 2-4 SU in their past six playoff contests.
Pittsburgh needed help in Week 17 to secure the AFC’s No. 6 seed. But despite their 11th hour arrival in the postseason, the Steelers prepare to face Cincinnati at just 10/1 odds in Super Bowl betting.
The Steelers have won six of eight SU and are slim 2.5-point favorites over the AFC North champion Bengals, who stumble into the playoffs on a 2-2 SU and ATS run, and have seen their odds tumble to 25/1.
Winners of 10 straight, the Kansas City Chiefs are also pegged as road favorites, visiting Houston as 3-point chalk, while their Super Bowl betting odds hold steady at 14/1.
The Texans have surrendered just two touchdowns and 22 total points over their past three outings, claiming victory in each to clinch the AFC South crown. Houston has never lost a playoff game at NRG Stadium, but remain pegged as 66/1 Super Bowl betting longshots.
The Minnesota Vikings have dominated in three straight wins, but have drawn the Seahawks as their Wild Card Weekend opponents, dropping their Super Bowl 50 odds to 33/1.
The Washington Redskins have looked like a different team during their current four-game win streak, and are pegged as slim chalk in their opening round matchup with the Green Bay Packers, but trail at 50/1 on the Super Bowl odds, well back of the Packers at 25/1.