Packers, Seahawks Atop Super Bowl 50 Odds

As the NFL preseason schedule kicks into high gear it remains a two-horse race at the top of the Super Bowl 50 futures at online sportsbook Bodog, where the Green Bay Packers are joined by the Seattle Seahawks as 6/1 favourites.

The Seahawks and Packers finished tied atop the NFC during the regular season in 2014, each with a 12-4 record. But it was Seattle who would ultimately emerge victorious in their NFC Championship Game clash with Green Bay, claiming a 28-22 win before failing to defend their Super Bowl title, dropping a 28-24 decision to the New England Patriots.

The Patriots will likely start the year without quarterback Tom Brady, who was slapped with a four-game suspension for his role in last season’s Deflategate scandal. However, the loss of Brady has not deflated New England’s Super Bowl 50 odds at Bodog, which remain at a solid 9/1.

The Patriots are joined at 9/1 by the team they knocked off in last season’s AFC Championship Game, the Indianapolis Colts.

Winners of 11 games in 2014, the Colts’ NFL futures have steadily risen since opening at 14/1 in mid-February, and the club enters the NFL preseason as 13/4 favourites to claim the AFC crown this season.

A pair of division winners round out the front of the pack on the Super Bowl 50 betting odds, with the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys joining the four-time defending AFC West champion Denver Broncos at 14/1.

The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the middle of the pack at 18/1, followed by the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens, deadlocked at 22/1, while the New York Giants sit alone at 25/1. The Miami Dolphins are pegged at 28/1, ahead of five clubs deadlocked at 33/1, including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings,and New Orleans Saints.

The Cincinnati Bengals are joined by the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, and San Diego Chargers at 40/1 odds at Bodog, ahead of the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, and St. Louis Rams at 50/1.

The Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers each sport distant 100/1 odds, trailed by the Washington Redskins at 125/1, while the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans sit at the bottom of the Super Bowl 50 odds as 200/1 longshots.