Seahawks Reach the Top of the Super Bowl Betting Board

With just one game left in the 2014 NFL regular season the Seattle Seahawks have emerged as 13/5 favorites to repeat as champions at the online sportsbooks.
The 11-4 Seahawks reclaimed first place in the NFC West and top spot in the conference following their convincing 35-6 rout of the Arizona Cardinals last weekend. The loss toppled the 11-4 Cards from their perch atop the NFC West and sent their Super Bowl odds into freefall to 50/1, after peaking at 12/1 in mid-November.
After briefly being pegged as favorites in Super Bowl 2015 betting, the AFC-leading New England Patriots now trail the Seahawks despite seeing their Super Bowl odds improve from 3/1 to 11/4. The Pats are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games, running away with the AFC East title and clinching home-field advantage in the playoffs.
The 11-4 Green Bay Packers remain one of the top Super Bowl picks in online futures betting, but have seen their odds lengthen slightly from 5/1 to 11/2. The Packers bounced back from a disappointing 21-13 loss on the road two weeks ago against Buffalo, posting a convincing 20-3 road win in sunny Tampa Bay, and appear poised to claim the NFC North title on Sunday when the Detroit Lions visit as 7.5-point underdogs.
The 11-4 Denver Broncos have also seen their Super Bowl odds slip slightly this week, from 5/1 to 13/2, following their stunning 37-28 loss to Cincinnati on Monday night.
Despite leading the AFC North for most of the season and clinching a playoff spot with their win over the Broncos, the 10-4-1 Bengals continue to lag in Super Bowl 2015 betting, with odds of 33/1; a step back from the 28/1 odds they sported in early December.
Conversely, the 10-5 Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl odds continue to soar. Since posting three SU wins in the month of December, the Steelers have seen their Super Bowl odds jump from 50/1 three weeks ago to a solid 14/1 ahead of their Week 17 showdown with Cincy for the AFC North crown.
The 11-4 Dallas Cowboys continue to strengthen their position as one of the top Super Bowl picks. The Cowboys clinched the NFC East division title with a decisive 42-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, and can still earn a bye on Wild Card Weekend, driving up their fast-moving Super Bowl odds from 14/1 last week to 8/1 entering Week 17.
Following their ugly loss to Dallas, the 10-5 Colts saw their Super Bowl betting odds take their biggest hit of the year, tumbling from 18/1, where they have sat for most of the season, to 25/1 going into their regular season finale against the Tennessee Titans.
The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers face off this weekend in a battle for the NFC South title, but neither team is getting much love from the Super Bowl betting lines.
The 6-9 Falcons have been a mediocre 3-3 SU and ATS in their last six, leaving their Super Bowl odds unchanged at 66/1 ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Carolina.
The 6-8-1 Panthers have won three straight, turning around a season that appeared lost. But despite entering Week 17 sitting atop the underachieving NFC South, Carolina remains a 75/1 longshot in Super Bowl 2015 futures betting.