Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to kick off on February 1, 2015. Four teams remain in contention and after Sunday, just two will be left standing. The futures board for this year’s Super Bowl has the Seattle Seahawks at the top with New England a close second.
However, on Wednesday bookmakers such as Bovada and topbet released the futures for Super Bowl 50 scheduled for February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in San Clara, California.
Three of the four teams that are still in this season’s postseason lead the way on the 2016 Super Bowl futures board.
Seattle is at the top with 5 to 1 odds, following by New England with odds of 6 to 1 and Green Bay at 7 to 1. The three are the top three of the 32 teams, while this season’s other team still in the playoffs, the Indianapolis Colts are 16 to 1 to win next year’s Super Bowl.
The Philadelphia Eagles at 16 to 1, are the team with the shortest odds for next year’s Super Bowl that did not make the postseason this year.
Following the Seahawks, Patriots and Packers on the list is Denver at 8 to 1 and Dallas at 12 to 1.
Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi’s Stadium, which is home to the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, on betonline and sportsbook.com are 25 to 1 to win Super Bowl 50.
While it might seem quite early to have odds posted for a Super Bowl that is 13 months away, bookmakers are not that worried about any huge shift in power balance because of free agency, the draft or injury.
The NFL is not like the NBA where a trade, one such as LeBron James leaving Miami to play for Cleveland, has a huge impact on the futures prices. However, that dynamic does not take place in football.
It is rare that a rookie will have a big impact on prices on the futures board, said on bookmaker. Usually for something to move the futures board in the NFL, a number of trades or multiple free agent signings need to occur first.
Of course, if could happen and has happened, but odds are it will not and thus bookmakers released the futures for the 2016 Super Bowl and will make any adjustments as needed.
Super Bowl 50 Odds February 7, 2016
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 5 to 1
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 6 to 1
GREEN BAY PACKERS 7 to 1
DENVER BRONCOS 8 to 1
DALLAS COWBOYS 12 to 1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 16 to 1
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 16 to 1
DETROIT LIONS 25 to 1
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 25 to 1
ST. LOUIS RAMS 25 to 1