LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – The Divisional round of the 2014 NFL playoffs is set to kick off and oddsmakers have released prop odds related to this year's postseason.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the odds are against a wild card team winning the Super Bowl at -300 odds. The Ravens won a championship last year despite playing on wild card weekend, as did the Giants and Packers in the years prior. The last non-Wild Card team to win the Super Bowl was the Saints in 2010.
Will a wild card team play in the Super Bowl? The odds for that happening are +110 while the odds against the feat are -150. As previous noted, the last three teams to win the Super Bowl also played on wild card weekend but the two favorites to win the Super Bowl are the Seahawks and Broncos, whom each had byes in the first round of the playoffs.
Will any team trailing at halftime come back to win the game during the Divisional round? The odds for are -200 and the odds against are +150, meaning oddsmakers expect that some winning team this weekend will be trailing at halftime.
Which quarterback will record the most passing yards this weekend? Peyton Manning of the Broncos is the favorite at 3/2 while Drew Brees of the Saints has the next-best odds at 3/1. Tom Brady is 6/1 to throw for the most passing yards this weekend, while Philip Rivers and Andrew Luck are also 6/1, respectively. Cam Newton and Russell Wilson are both 12/1, respectively, while Colin Kaepernick is 15/1.
This playoff round will be kicked off on Saturday when the Seahawks host the Saints as an 8-point favorite. On Saturday night the Colts will visit the Patriots as a 7-point underdog while the 49ers and Panthers will clash on Sunday with the game currently set as a pick'em. The Broncos and Chargers will round things out on Sunday, as Denver is a 10-point home favorite versus San Diego.