NFL Super Bowl XLIX Futures Odds
Heading into last weekend’s NFL Divisional Round Playoffs, there were eight teams still on the board for futures bets surrounding Super Bowl XLIX. That field has now been cut in half, so finding the true value in the new numbers can be a bit of a challenge. Here is a brief look at some of the NFL futures odds that are now on the board heading into this Sunday’s conference championship games. Betting the Conference Odds It is now a two-team race for both the NFC and AFC title, so the question that you have to ask yourself is does either of the underdogs have a legitimate shot at upsetting the favorites with a straight up win. Seattle has been opened as a seven-point home favorite to beat Green Bay in the early game on Sunday. If you want to bet on the Seahawks repeating as NFC Champions, they you will need to risk $325 on the current betting money line to win $100. If you think that Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have what it takes to go into CenturyLink Field and get the SU win, they you stand to make $250 for a $100 wager on Green Bay winning the NFC. Keep in mind that Green Bay has already lost to Seattle this season in a lopsided 36-16 setback in its season opener as a 4.5-point road underdog. The Packers are actually just 1-8 both straight up and against the spread in their last nine games as underdogs on the road, but they are 6-3 SU with a 4-3-2 record ATS in their last nine games against the Seahawks. The money line odds to win the AFC in Sunday’s late game between Indianapolis and New England have a bit less of a risk/reward for a play on the favorite. New England has been opened as a seven-point home favorite in this game, but it will only cost you $300 to win $100 that the Patriots come away with the conference title. The money line odds for a play on the Colts to win the AFC would return $240 for a $100 bet. These two teams met in Week 11, with New England rolling to a 42-20 victory as a three-point home underdog on the closing betting odds in that game. The Patriots have now won the last five meetings between these two conference foes SU, and they have a slight 3-2 edge ATS. Betting the Projected Super Bowl XLIX Spreads There can only be four different matchups in this year’s Super Bowl, but you can actually bet on the opening spread in any of those four scenarios right now if you want to. If any one team that you do bet on does not win this Sunday, then the wager will be considered to have “no action", so there could be some solid value in a futures play such as this. If you believe both favorites in this Sunday’s game are moving onto Super Bowl XLIX, then you can get New England plus two points against Seattle on the opening betting line in this game. If you like Green Bay’s chances to knock off Seattle and meet New England in Super Bowl XLIX, they right now you can get the Packers and the two points. Why not take a flyer on the Colts pulling off the upset in New England to get six points in a Super Bowl matchup against the Seahawks? If you think that both underdogs are coming away with a SU win in the conference title game, then you can get the Colts plus three points in a matchup against Green Bay in Super Bowl XLIX. Betting Super Bowl XLIX Exact Results Similar to the futures odds on the pointspread bets, you can wager on the odds for the exact result in this year’s Super Bowl. The one caveat with this bet is that all wagers have action regardless of which teams win this Sunday. In the first scenario where Seattle and New England go on to play one another, the betting odds that the Seahawks win that game would be 7/4. A play on New England to win that matchup carries betting odds of 5/2. The second possible matchup of Green Bay taking on New England carry betting odds of 15/2 that the Packers win that game. The odds that the Patriots go on to beat Green Bay in the Super Bowl are 6/1. If the Colts do pull of the upset in Foxborough this Sunday, their betting odds that they pull off a third straight upset in the playoffs by beating Seattle in the Super Bowl are 9/1. The odds that Seahawks win this matchup are 5/1. The most unlikely Super Bowl matchup on the board between Indianapolis and Green Bay offers a decent risk/reward payout no matter which team wins the game. The betting odds that the Packers win this game are 12/1, and if you bet on the Colts beating Green Bay you can get 16/1 odds with this bet.