Online sports book lists NFC winner as favorite in Super Bowl 50

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Though Super Bowl 50 is more than 10 months away, a bookmaking firm has already put a line on the game.

Online sports book Bovada.lv makes the NFC champion a 2.5-point favorite over the AFC champion in next February’s game, which will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The NFC champ is minus-130 to win outright, which implies the conference has a 56.5 percent chance of winning. The AFC-title winner, meanwhile, is plus-110 to win straight-up, which implies a 47.6 percent chance of victory.

The previous Super Bowl closed as a pick ’em, with AFC champion New England coming back to defeat Seattle 28-24 in February.

Overall, the Super Bowl point spread has been narrow in recent years. Four of the last five games have lines of three points or less, per VegasInsider.com. And given how closely the conference champions have been rated of late, a small advance line for Super Bowl 50 isn’t a surprise.

But let’s take the point spread out of it for a second. Will an AFC or NFC team win Super Bowl 50? Let us know in the comments and via the poll.

58 responses to “Online sports book lists NFC winner as favorite in Super Bowl 50

  1. Las Vegas current odds to “win” the SB:
    Seattle Seahawks 6/1
    Green Bay Packers 15/2
    New England Patriots 8/1
    Indianapolis Colts 17/2
    Denver Broncos 15/1
    Dallas Cowboys 16/1
    Philadelphia Eagles 18/1
    Arizona Cardinals 30/1
    Baltimore Ravens 30/1
    Pittsburgh Steelers 30/1
    New York Giants 35/1
    Cincinnati Bengals 40/1
    Detroit Lions 40/1
    Kansas City Chiefs 40/1
    Miami Dolphins 40/1
    St. Louis Rams 40/1
    Atlanta Falcons 45/1
    Carolina Panthers 45/1
    Buffalo Bills 50/1
    Chicago Bears 50/1
    Houston Texans 50/1
    New Orleans Saints 50/1
    New York Jets 50/1
    San Diego Chargers 50/1
    San Francisco 49ers 50/1
    Minnesota Vikings 60/1
    Cleveland Browns 100/1
    Oakland Raiders 100/1
    Washington Redskins 125/1
    Tampa Bay Buccanneers 150/1
    Jacksonville Jaguars 300/1
    Tennessee Titans 300/1

  2. Seattle fans: “we have the best team and no one is gonna stop us!! We have Wilson, Lynch…uhh” Google’s the rest of their roster.

  3. It’s probably going to be the Cowboy’s. As strange as that sounds…

  4. fitzharvard says:
    Apr 3, 2015 7:34 PM
    I’ll drop a hundred on the Rams 40/1.
    ———————————————-
    Maybe if they fire Jeff Fisher. The most over rated person in the history of American sports. I don’t even know why he is on the competition committee.

  5. If the Ravens or the Pats make the Super Bowl, I’ll take the AFC. If it’s the Donks or the Dolts, I’ll take the NFC and give the 9 points they’ll be favored by.

  6. niners816- I would argue that 9er fans are the ones googling their roster right now since all the good players are bailing as fast as possible!

  7. The balance of power between the conferences shifts every few years. The last few years it’s been the nfc. Now it’s shifting the afc’s way. Things change. Just like the nfc west for most of the 2000’s had arguably the 4 worst teams in the nfl and for the last few years they have been the best division. Now the afc east is probably the best. Things change

  8. Vegas should know by now it is not profitable to bet against Tom and the hoodie.

    9-6-4 –> 10-7-5

  9. niners816 says:

    Seattle fans: “we have the best team and no one is gonna stop us!! We have Wilson, Lynch…uhh” Google’s the rest of their roster.

    *************************

    Pretty sure everybody knows who Jimmy Graham is. And i’m a Pats fan.

  10. Not sure I put much stock in odds that come to a 104.6% of someone winning the game.

  11. Next year is GBs. They had the best team THIS year and blew it. Revenge tour starts in September.

    Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl I, II, XXXI, XLV and 50 Champions.

  12. Packers at 15:2

    Lions at 40:1

    Bears at 50:1

    Vikings at 60:1

    Apparently Vegas didn’t get the memo regarding the Viking “dynasty.” Or maybe they did get the memo, but realized how completely delusional that nonsense really is.

  13. Patriots lose to the Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Steelers, Bills, Texans, Eagles. Nobody likes a cheater.

  14. Just a note on Green Bay, Rodgers is the least clutch “elite” QB in the history of the game, even worse than peyton. The Packers will never win another championship with aaron, but if it’s any consolation he will surpass a lot regular season stats

  15. Buffalo being Buffalo makes them 50 to 1.If the Bears had the identical roster they would have much better odds. Vegas A team with that much talent and that defense is a more realistic 17ish to 1. The Bills at current odds represent the best risk reward. 100 to win 5 gs. yeah Im in.

  16. beachsidejames says:
    Apr 3, 2015 10:08 PM
    Patriots finish regular season 9-7
    ——————

    And still win the SB

  17. patsbrat says:
    Apr 3, 2015 8:00 PM
    Vegas should know by now it is not profitable to bet against Tom and the hoodie.

    9-6-4 –> 10-7-5
    **************
    Vegas knows far more than you ever will as to what is, and is not, a profitable bet.

  18. Nobody knows what it’s going to be like in 2016. Just take the points and figure on negating it next year if you have to.

  19. bhlobos says:
    Apr 4, 2015 1:42 AM
    Can someone explain to me why the guy posting vegas odds gets a thumbs down?

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    The thumbs down are from Viking fans. They don’t like it when somebody reminds them of how much their team sucks. Personally I think 60-1 odds is still way too high; 600-1 would be more in the ballpark. Must’ve been a typo.

  20. Completely totally shocked not a single Viking troll hasn’t posted about the Packers losing in the playoffs last year, the comments are coming though, the only question is will it be before or after they pimp up the almighty Bridgwater as the GOAT?

  21. 2016 is prez election year so the NFC is a STRONG favorite to win.
    Guaranteed you will see the Giants making the playoffs and most likely getting to the SB.

    G-d has warned the world using the SB in 2008 & 2012. We did not listen and are now paying the price.

    The worse is yet to come as the lawless one in is control.

  22. pnut87 says:
    Apr 3, 2015 8:34 PM

    Giants over the Patriots. Because trends are real.

    Since 2011 9-7, 9-7, 7-9 + 6-10
    Yep, you’re right, a definite trend.

  23. beachsidejames says:
    Apr 4, 2015 9:04 AM

    My bad ..Patriots finish 8-8. Dolphins beat them twice this year.
    +++++++++++++
    Get out of the hot sun James, you’re delusional.

  24. The G-Men from the swamps of Jersey will return to glory this year to notch their 5th. Lombardi. And of course, it’ll once again be a victory against the Brady Bunch.

  25. We all know Hawks are the best team and organization in the NFL since PC arrived, never mind an injury fueled upset.

    We’ll win another one. That loss may fuel us to the next two.

  26. “I’ll drop a hundred on the Rams 40/1.”

    I have a friend who in 2001 bet $50 on the Pats to win the AFC Championship and another $50 for them to win the Superbowl. They were extreme long shots during the offseason before the games started that year.

    Both tickets paid off $19,000 each, so he made a whopping 38k for betting $100.

    Sometimes you can get lucky !

  27. Patriots don’t even win their division this year. If the Fins pick a cb @ 14 to get the coverage they need. Jorden will cover meat head and Vernon, Suh and Cam Wake will put an end to your pretty boy QB.

  28. Btw… we got a new sun umbrella and are enjoying all the New England spring breakers.

  29. Dolphins haven’t been relevant since the early 80’s James. I enjoy your optimism but it’s really silly since FINS HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING in a long time.

  30. beachsidejames says:
    Apr 4, 2015 11:17 AM

    Btw… we got a new sun umbrella and are enjoying all the New England spring breakers.
    —————————
    Nice having attractive, intelligent people around isn’t it. Unlike those phoney football factories Floridians jokingly call universities here in New England college kids actually get an education and have futures. Now wake from that dream, get the sand out of all the nooks and crannies because once again you will be licking the wounds of another year wasted and 43 years and counting.

  31. Saints at 50/1 is a good bet. They still have drew brees and sean payton, and can easily win a bad division. A good draft can make them a force.

  32. The Broncos get crushed in the Super Bowl and then lose in the playoffs to the Colts in Denver this year, and they’re ranked 5th? They’re trending down, not up.

  33. niners816 says:
    Apr 3, 2015 7:22 PM
    Seattle fans: “we have the best team and no one is gonna stop us!! We have Wilson, Lynch…uhh” Google’s the rest of their roster.

    ===================================

    I love how inferior Niner fans act. It’s adorable.

  34. harrisonhits2 says:
    Apr 4, 2015 10:28 AM

    “I’ll drop a hundred on the Rams 40/1.”

    I have a friend who in 2001 bet $50 on the Pats to win the AFC Championship and another $50 for them to win the Superbowl. They were extreme long shots during the offseason before the games started that year.

    Both tickets paid off $19,000 each, so he made a whopping 38k for betting $100.

    Sometimes you can get lucky !

    Wow.

    So Pats were 380 / 1 odds

    Yet the worst this year is 250/1…

    THE WORST.

    And more, winning the AFFCG was equal to winning the SB.

    Wow.

    Your “friend” is “lucky”

    Or your stories need more research

  35. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 4, 2015 10:28 AM

    “I’ll drop a hundred on the Rams 40/1.”

    I have a friend who in 2001 bet $50 on the Pats to win the AFC Championship and another $50 for them to win the Superbowl. They were extreme long shots during the offseason before the games started that year.

    Both tickets paid off $19,000 each, so he made a whopping 38k for betting $100.

    Sometimes you can get lucky !

    —————–
    Must have been a parlay with other games. No way a $50 bet on a straight up game would have paid that kind of return especially not for a #2 seed with a bye. Bettors would have jumped all over that so fast the books wouldn’t know what hit them.

  36. Seattle is pursuing their 3rd straight NFC championship and SB….Seattle is nearly playing in their 4th straight NFC championship game.

    Let’s see if we can get the play calling right this year. Fire Bevel!

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