Updated 2015 Super Bowl Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Ever since the Seahawks routed the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII they’ve been favored to defend their title in 2014-15. But things have changed slightly.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Broncos and Seahawks are now co-favorites to win Super Bowl XLIX at 13/2. Seattle’s odds were actually the one odds that changed, as the team went from 6/1 down slightly to 13/2. Denver’s odds has remained the same but its noteworthy nonetheless that the Broncos and Seahawks are now co-favorites to win the NFL title.
What has changed for the Seahawks that would prompt a shift in odds? The most logical explanation is Marshawn Lynch’s threat to sit out of OTAs if he’s not given a new contract. But Lynch reported to the team’s mandatory minicamp on Tuesday so his threat has lost its teeth. He did sit out on Tuesday with a minor ankle injury and thus, isn’t expected to practice this week. But again, none of this would likely prompt oddsmakers to make a change in Seattle’s Super Bowl odds.
Meanwhile, the 49ers remain third in the pecking order of odds at 7/1 to win the Super Bowl. The Patriots are also 9/1 to win, while the Packers are 11/1 and the Saints are 14/1. The Colts have comparable odds at 18/1, while the Bears are 20/1 and the Eagles are 28/1. The Falcons were 26/1 a week ago but are now 28/1 following the season-ending injury to linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.
The current long shots remain the Bills at 75/1, the Raiders and Jaguars at 100/1, respectively, and the Jaguars at 200/1. A handful of teams are all 50/1, respectively, including the Browns, Cowboys, Texans, Dolphins, Rams and new-look Buccaneers.