Super Bowl XLIX Odds: Seahawks, Patriots Favorites To Reach Super Bowl 49 In Arizona

While we only recently learned of the matchups for the Wild Card weekend of the 2015 NFL Playoffs, we also just found out that the Seattle Seahawks and New England are the favorites to reach Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona on February 1. While it comes as no great surprise to anyone outside of perhaps the Denver or Green Bay or Dallas area, it is certainly no guarantee that the Seahawks and Patriots will face each other in Super Bowl 49, although it is worth noting that both teams earned homefield advantage throughout the postseason.

If the Arizona Cardinals are looking to become the first team to play in a Super Bowl in which they are the host team, the oddsmakers are telling you that the odds are against it. The Cardinals, despite an 11-5 record in 2014, come in last at 66-1. Of course, that would have likely been a different story had Arizona not lost both Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton to injuries.

It is important to remember that these are just the betting odds. They in no way, shape or form guarantee which teams will play in the Super Bowl. Although, after watching how the ‘Hawks and Pats have played down the stretch, can you really bet against them?

Well, I suppose you can, as long as you believe in Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo or someone else stronger than you do in Tom Brady or the Seattle defense. Here is a look at the complete updated odds for all 12 teams to get to Super Bowl XLIX:

Seattle Seahawks: 12-5
New England Patriots: 3-1
Denver Broncos: 6-1
Green Bay Packers: 6-1
Dallas Cowboys: 17-2
Pittsburgh Steelers: 14-2
Indianapolis Colts: 28-1
Baltimore Ravens: 40-1
Carolina Panthers: 40-1
Cincinnati Bengals: 40-1
Detroit Lions: 40-1
Arizona Cardinals: 66-1

Looking for a long shot? The Panthers may have reached the postseason with a record under .500, but Cam Newton finally looks healthy and the team is clicking on both sides of the ball. I’m not saying that the Panthers could go into Green Bay or Seattle and pull off the upset, but they look like they can hold their own against any team as of late. The Colts are not a terrible bet, although they have not played great against many of the playoff teams this past season, including losses to the Broncos, Patriots, Steelers and Cowboys. They did, however, defeat the Bengals and Ravens.

 

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Rob Kelley

Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. He recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer for The South Shore Magazine to pursue better opportunities. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.