Two Nevada sports books make Broncos 6-1 to win Super Bowl

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As the postseason begins, the defending AFC champions are the fourth-betting choice to win Super Bowl 49 at a pair of major Nevada sports books.

Oddsmaker William Hill U.S. and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook both listed the Broncos as 6-1 shots to win it all as of Monday. Denver (12-4) is the No. 2 seed in the AFC.

The Seahawks are 9-4 favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions at the SuperBook, while William Hill has Seattle and New England — the top seed in the AFC — as 11-5 co-favorites.

For the record, the Cardinals are the longest shot at both books. Arizona is 75-1 to win it all at the Westgate and 100-1 on William Hill’s oddsboard.

Here are the Super Bowl odds from both sports books:

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook

Seahawks: 9-4.

Patriots: 5-2.

Packers: 5-1.

Broncos: 6-1.

Cowboys: 10-1.

Colts: 20-1.

Steelers: 20-1.

Ravens: 30-1.

Bengals: 40-1.

Lions: 40-1.

Panthers: 40-1.

Cardinals: 75-1.

William Hill U.S.

Patriots: 11-5.

Seahawks: 11-5.

Packers: 11-2.

Broncos: 6-1.

Cowboys: 8-1.

Steelers: 12-1.

Colts: 30-1.

Ravens: 30-1.

Lions: 40-1.

Bengals: 50-1.

Panthers: 50-1.

Cardinals: 100-1.

56 responses to “Two Nevada sports books make Broncos 6-1 to win Super Bowl

  1. As long as noodle arm is playing they should be more like 25-1 but I guess all of the dummies out there still swinging from Manning’s balls will bet at 6-1 and then watch him choke away their money.

  2. Sure, if you want to lose your money. Weren’t they favored last year and the year before that? What’s the over/under on Manning making his stink face?

  3. Hate-O Meter for playoff teams

    Green Bay 10 (9.5 if it wasn’t for their fans)

    New England 9.5

    Cowboys 9.5

    Seahawks 9.5

    Lions 9

    Broncos 9

    Ravens 8

    Steelers 8

    Bengals 7.5

    Colts 7

    Panthers 6

    Cardinals 2 I live here but they are just not the Vikings

  4. Why is the headline about the Broncos being the 4th choice? Kinda arbitrary, doncha think?

    In gambling it’s all about the odds. You don’t necessarily bet the team you think is best. You try to weigh the value you get in the odds. For example, a player made decide Pittsburgh or Dallas are good bets because they’re hot, and decide their chances to win are much better than 1 in 12 or 1 in 10.

  5. Why is it the viking fans with their o.oo% chance just can’t lose with one ounce of dignity? The constant jealous diatribe is quite pathetic. You would think after 50+ years of futility and udder disappointment they would be used to it.

  6. I’d have to go with the Cowboys, just on principle. If I had to root for the Steelers in the SBowl I’d probably have a stroke.

  7. desertviking64 says: Dec 29, 2014 9:06 PM

    Hate-O Meter for playoff teams

    Green Bay 10 (9.5 if it wasn’t for their fans)
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    So a few Packers fan stoop to low-brow, classless trolling in response to Vikings fans doing it to us, and we’re the bad guys. Whatever, dude.

    As for this story, as much as I hate the Cowboys, they are playing really good football right now. I’d hate to see them win the SB, but those odds are pretty tempting.

  8. I’d jump all over 10-1 or 8-1 on Dallas if I thought that’s what gameday odds were going to be on superbowl day but they won’t after Dallas gets through mowing down all but one team in the playoffs.

  9. Wrong!!!! They don’t know crap. It’s going to be the Patriots and Seahawks in Super Bowl and Seahawks will win again. Book it clowns in Vegas.

  10. Meanwhile, the odds for next year’s Championship have just come out. On the strength of our recent shellacking of the monsters of the midway, the Minnesota Vikings are prohibitive favorites to win every game we play next year – all of them by shutout. In fact, there is talk about canceling the season and just giving the title to the Vikings so that we don’t hurt the opposition. At least, that is what I am hearing from my friends who are Viking fans. They also tell me that our greatness is only surpassed by our modesty. I might disagree with that, but none of us are quite sure what it means to be modest.

  11. I’d jump all over 10-1 or 8-1 on Dallas if I thought that’s what gameday odds were going to be on superbowl day but they won’t after Dallas gets through mowing down all but one team in the playoffs.
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    You do understand that once you place your bet you keep your odds right?

  12. Wrong!!!! They don’t know crap. It’s going to be the Patriots and Seahawks in Super Bowl and Seahawks will win again. Book it clowns in Vegas.

    Green Bay is 0-100. Zero chance, one and done! LOL!!!!

  13. Seems about right but matchups will be important. Only Baltimore can beat NE on the road. Seattle are probably unbeatable except if they have to play the Cowboys which absolutely dominated the Seahawks on both sides of the line. Packers and Broncos have no chance at Seattle and NE, both would be mentally defeated before kickoff.

  14. I’d jump all over 10-1 or 8-1 on Dallas if I thought that’s what gameday odds were going to be on superbowl day but they won’t after Dallas gets through mowing down all but one team in the playoffs.
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    You do understand that once you place your bet you keep your odds right?
    ~~~
    Actually no. I bet on horse races. They pay at race time odds.

  15. Weird story. Couldve easily said packers have 5-1 odds. For codyarian, that means the odds makers think there’s a better chance of the pack winning than everyone except the pats and Seattle. 0-100 is cute. Stupid as all get out but cute.

  16. The Stuper Bowl will be Seattle vs New England…

    The final score will be 24 to 6… Seattle will be back to back winners.

    I’m a Cardinals fan so don’t assume I say that because I am a Seahawks fan. They are that good. No one can score against them.

    If they win out for the rest of this year and no one scores more than 10 points… That defense could be considered the best of all time. They could make the 1985 Bears defense the second best.

  17. A couple things;
    -Glad Packers fans don’t have to look at Vikings headlines this time of year. Would be tough.
    -My son is 5 yrs old and I have pictures of me holding him in front of the TV after a Super Bowl win, wish every father who loves football could do that.
    -I am 34 and have watched great Qb’S my whole fandom, I will never say that being a Packer fan is hard.

    I don’t understand why fans dig at each other, Packers are a great franchise and I am much more a fan than an opponent hater. Viking fans should be more upset that they are stuck in a cycle of losing patience in a vision and tearing down. Pitt, NY Giants, GB do well by having confidence in what they do. Min, NYJ, Cle all seem to listen to smart fans and never get anywhere. Maybe Caroll in Seattle should have been one and done or Chicago was better off without Lovie, doubt it though.

  18. The headline is not arbitrary at all, the media has to constantly manufacture ways to stroke Peyton Manning. Why report on the team with the best odds, what sense does that make? No, write an article the team with the FOURTH best odds, because that team has media darling Peyton Manning on it.

    Can’t wait to watch Manning inevitably come up short AGAIN. He can’t get the gift of playing against Rex Grossman in the Super Bowl ever again.

  19. tedmurph , I enjoy your posts but this time I think you are wrong. If you used that method of investment in the stock market you would lose a lot of money. If you want to hedge your bets bet less.

  20. To bet the odds, and not the team you believe will win, you have to think the odds are way off. That’s not betting the odds that’s betting a market error.

  21. Would love to see the Panthers get there, but unlikely. They will probably beat Arizona, but going to Seattle or Green Bay will be tough. I’m thinking a New England vs. Seattle Super Bowl that is close through the first half and then Seattle’s defense starts to bury Brady. Final score of 27-17 Seattle.

  22. If guys think they are better at picking odds than the guys in Vegas you need your head examined. If you compare the odds you’ll see that Vegas has Dallas twice as likely to win the Super Bowl than Pittsburgh even though both are the third seed in their respective conferences. That’s huge. It is likely that Vegas is factoring in injuries, the Cowboys success against Seattle earlier this year, they rate the AFC wild card teams higher than the NFC wild card teams, and the fact that a lot of guys in Texas will bet with their heart and not their brain.

  23. Dumb to look too deep into these ‘odds’. Let the games play out. Only reason for this is for money hungry individuals to make bank. Seems like their wrong more often than not.

  24. The simple picks would be Seattle and New England. However spoiler alert

    Honestly Pats haven’t played well, lately. should have lost against the Jets, then say what u want the Bills killed them defensively applying pressure on Brady, yea I know he was playing with 2 missing receivers but the o line last 2 weeks have been exposed a bit. Those two teams were getting consistant pressure.

    Then you have the Steelers/Ravens. Bell out in that game. If the Ravens win, in an underdog role always seems to win games their not supposed to, they know how to beat the pats. Broncos would face Cincy or Colts at home. I’d take Broncos over those two at home easy.

    The Ravens are sitting with no pressure, and teams they know how to beat. Can they beat Seattle…hell no, however in one game they seem to be the team that manages retarded strength come playoff time

  25. given the playoff woes we all witnessed the last few years, surprised the Bengals and Packers aren’t a billion to one.

  26. I have to laugh at the tear soaked terrible towels still damp from the humiliating beat down the Packers put on the Steelers in Superbowl 45.

  27. It’s not about picking odds better than Vegas. Vegas sets the opening lines, but the fans move it according to what’s bet, similar to paramutual betting. Ariz was 100:1 preseason, for example. You’re betting that you think the line is off, or presents value, but not against Vegas. You’re betting your opinion is more astute than the other players, similar to the stock market. Some people just blindly bet their fav team. In the market, most people combine safe bets(small returns) with riskier ones. In odds betting, if you bet the favorite all the time(chalk), it’s a recipe for disaster. You have to hit an impossible percentage to make a profit. Long shots come in all the time. PMickleson the golfer had the Ravens preseason@40:1 in 2000. People had the Pats to beat the Rams in 2001. One win like that can last awhile, as opposed to say, betting the Pats at 5:2 because they’re your team or you think they have the best chance.

  28. “You’re betting your opinion is more astute than the other players, similar to the stock market.”

    NFL betting is not a zero sum game like the stock market; it’s a much worse bet. Vegas makes a vig. Where do you think that comes from? Opinions don’t mean much in the stock market, knowledge does.

  29. Comparative odds:

    Seattle 9-4
    Patriots 10-4
    Packers 20-4
    Broncos 24-4
    Cowboys 40-4
    Colts 80-4
    Steelers 80-4

  30. Sorry, you simply don’t understand gambling. Do a little reading on the subject. I work in the industry.

    The stock market doesn’t make a vig??? Could I have your broker’s number??

    The stock market is ALL about opinion. You can aquire as much knowlwdge as you can to back your opinion, as you can in gambling, but nobody KNOWS a stock is going to make money. See LTCM.

  31. Also, to win a SBowl, a favorite has to win 3 gms in a row. Not easy to do. If you bet $5 on a 5:2 favorite, you get back 7. Even if you think that team is gonna win, it’s not worth the risk. Especially since a #1 seed has ony won the SB 3/12 times since the merger. You’d have to pk 4/5 SBowl winners(80%) just to make a little money($3). You’d have to get awfully lucky. If you hit one 12:1 shot every 5 yrs, you still make significant money($40 for your $5 bet) for not much greater risk.

  32. My cost is $8 a trade in the thousands. The vig in sports betting is in the 10 % range.

    Just like in stocks there can be market error in odds. Favorites, for example, tend to get more action than underdogs and you should factor that into a bet. I still say that chasing dogs is a losing bet unless your market research tells you the stock or odds are signicantly off. I made a lot more money this year on Apple, Facebook, and Gilead than I did chasing dogs like gold that was at a five year low. If you bet the teams that would be the number one seeds at the start of the season the four top seeds where the four favorites. Betting Chicago, Miami, or the Eagles looked good based on odds but they were losing bets.

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