The long road to the Super Bowl begins this weekend with the NFL Wildcard games that start the postseason.
The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have wrapped up home field advantage throughout the playoffs in the NFC and have been named the favorite to win February’s Super Bowl XLIX.
The latest odds on Bovada and sportsbook.com shortened the Seahawks odds from 5 to 2 to 9 to 4. New England, the No. 1 seed in the AFC, is the second choice in the Super Bowl futures board at 5 to 2 according to topbet and betonline.
That price for the Patriots is unchanged from the previous week, as New England has already clinched home field throughout the AFC playoffs prior to Week 17.
Green Bay and Denver are the only two other teams listed that have prices in the single digits, followed by the 10 to 1 Dallas Cowboys.
One way to make a strong bet on the Super Bowl winner is taking the money line during each week of the postseason and then rolling those winnings over each week.
The six teams in each conference are very equally matched heading into the postseason. Dallas is playing at the top of its game, but many are still not sure if their game is good enough to beat Seattle or Green Bay if they were to meet in the NFC Conference Championship.
In the AFC, the Patriots led by Tom Brady have played well for most of the season. Their Sunday loss to Buffalo should not affect the team as reserves played a huge part in that game.
In the NFC, Seattle has found its game again after a midseason hiccup that nearly cost them their division title, but the Seahawks have won 6 straight heading to the postseason.
The Super Bowl will be played on February 1 in Glendale, Arizona at University of Phoenix Stadium.
The current line in the game is with the NFC as a favorite by 1.5 points. The point total is sitting on 49 at the moment.
Below is a list of the odds for the 12 teams that remain in contention for Super Bowl XLIX.
Super Bowl XLIX Futures
Seattle Seahawks 9 to 4
New England Patriots 5 to 3
Green Bay Packers 5 to 1
Denver Broncos 6 to 1
Dallas Cowboys 10 to 1
Indianapolis Colts 20 to 1
Pittsburgh Steelers 20 to 1
Baltimore Ravens 30 to 1
Detroit Lions 40 to 1
Cincinnati Bengals 40 to 1
Carolina Panthers 40 to 1
Arizona Cardinals 75 to 1