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Picking The Super Bowl 50 Favorites

UPDATED: January 4th, 2016

The 2015 NFL regular season ended with a bang this past Sunday. Several teams were not only jockeying for playoff seeds, but their very playoff lives. 32 teams have been cut to 12. Which one of the twelve remaining teams have the best odds to win Super Bowl 50 come February? Let’s find out.

The Panthers, led by MVP favorite Cam Newton, and the Broncos, boosted by the return of Peyton Manning, are the No. 1 seeds. The Texans and the Redskins are in at 9-7. The Chiefs are riding a 10-game winning streak. Then there are star quarterbacks Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Carson Palmer and Russell Wilson lurking, along with upstart QBs Kirk Cousins and Teddy Bridgewater.

Super Bowl 50 Odds – Favorites Vs The Long Shots

The Cardinals are favored at 3-1 to win it all despite their lopsided loss to the Seahawks in week 17. The Patriots, who lost their last two and four of their last six, are listed at a close second at 16/5. The Panthers, despite starting the season with 14 straight wins, trail at 6/1. Following Carolina are the Seahawks who are 8/1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50. The return of Marshawn Lynch will only bolster their changes to keep winning. 

After the top four teams, the odds start to separate. Denver, Pittsburgh, and Green Bay who are next at 10/1, 14/1 and 18/1, respectively. 

For the remaining five teams, it would take a magical postseason run to win you some cash. But betting on a long-shot to win Super Bowl 50 is what the game is all about.

Without the Red Rifle, the Bengals stand at 25/1 with AJ McCarron under center. Andy Dalton should return at some point this post-season, so betting Cinci at 25/1 is a steal. Minnesota is 40/1 having to face Seattle in their wild card tilt. Washington is 60-1 and Houston is 70-1 to win Super Bowl 50. 

Wild Card Weekend Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 9

4:35 p.m. ET – Kansas City (-3) at Houston (ESPN/ABC)

8:15 p.m. ET – Pittsburgh (-2) at Cincinnati (CBS)

Sunday, Jan. 10

1:05 p.m. ET – Seattle (-5.5) at Minnesota (NBC)

4:40 p.m. ET – Green Bay at Washington (PICK) — (FOX)

Divisional Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 16

4:35 p.m. ET – 3/4/5 at New England (CBS)

8:15 p.m. ET – 3/4/5 at Arizona (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 17

1:05 p.m. ET – 4/5/6 at Carolina (FOX)

4:40 p.m. ET – 4/5/6 at Denver (CBS)

Championship Weekend

Sunday, Jan. 24

3:05pm ET – AFC Championship (CBS)

6:40pm ET – NFC Championship (FOX)

Super Bowl Odds as of Jan 4, 2016

  • Arizona Cardinals 3/1
  • New England Patriots 16/5
  • Carolina Panthers 6/1
  • Seattle Seahawks 8/1
  • Denver Broncos 10/1
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 14/1
  • Green Bay Packers 18/1
  • Kansas City Chiefs 20/1
  • Cincinnati Bengals 25/1
  • Minnesota Vikings 40/1
  • Washington Redskins 60/1
  • Houston Texans 70/1
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