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Sportsbooks Release Odds to Win Super Bowl 47
They're probably still cleaning up after the the New York Giants Super Bowl parade, but already the oddsmakers at Bovada have delivered future odds for Super Bowl XLVII.
If you think the Giants have a good chance of repeating as Super Bowl champs you may want to rush over the Bovada and make a bet. New York is nowhere near the favorites on the Super Bowl futures and they barely even rank among the Top 10 as the ninth team on the oddsmakers list at 15/1.
Before you go denouncing the Bovada oddsmakers as being against the Giants don't forget that before their magical late season run no one had pegged the Giants as even a Super Bowl contender let alone a soon to be champion. It's also worth noting that no team has repeated as Super Bowl champion since the Patriots did it in 2004 and 2005. In fact no Super Bowl team, neither the winner or the loser has even made it back to the big game since then.
If you had to guess the current Super Bowl favorite at Bovada you may go with the runner-up Patriots. And you would be wrong. The offseason Super Bowl favorite is exactly the same as it was a year ago with Green Bay atop the odds at 6/1. Despite failing to repeat as Super Bowl champions the Packers were arguably overall the best team in the NFL this season. They also will return with most of their big guns like Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley.
Following close behind the Packers on the futures list are the Patriots at 7/1. With Tom Brady and Bill Belichick both back again you can never count out New England. One big question mark for New England is wide receiver Wes Welker. It seems highly unlikely Welker will play anywhere but New England next season but it deserves keeping an eye on during the offseason.
Rounding out the rest of the Top 5 on the Bovada Super Bowl futures are New Orleans (17/2) and Houston (12/1), while Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco are all listed at 14/1. The Super Bowl is being played in New Orleans next year and no team has ever won in their home stadium which is a strike against the Saints. Houston battled through a ton of injuries last season and could be ones to watch if Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson can stay on the field.
From the 14/1 foursome only Philadelphia failed to make the postseason last year even though they were crowning themselves the most talented team in the NFL before the season began.
After what Jim Harbaugh did with the 49ers in his first season as head coach it will be interesting to see what eh does for an encore. If it's a Super Bowl they would be a smart pick at 14/1.
Here's a rundown of all the Super Bowl XLVII future odds.
Bovada Super Bowl XLVII odds
Green Bay 6/1
New England 7/1
New Orleans 17/2
San Francisco 14/1
NY Giants 15/1
San Diego 18/1
NY Jets 20/1
Kansas City 50/1
St. Louis 75/1
Tampa Bay 75/1
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