Anyone looking to place a nice safe bet for the Super Bowl might want to take a flyer on the Seattle Seahawks.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Seattle Seahawks have overtaken the Denver Broncos as odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl in a few weeks. Seattle now has 3-2 odds to win the Super Bowl. The Broncos are second with 5-2 odds.
The Broncos were listed as the prohibitive favorites from training camp until two weeks ago, when they became co-favorites with the Seahawks.
Now the Seahawks, who have the NFL’s best record (12-2), are the favorites to win the Super Bowl at the Meadowlands on Feb. 2.
“There are three factors that led to the odds change,” said Jay Kornegay, sports director for the LVH super book. “One, the (Denver) offense didn’t play that well (Thursday) against San Diego. Two, the (Denver) defense is concerning. And three, Seattle has consistently played well.”
The San Francisco 49ers are a distant third with 8-1 odds, followed by New England (12-1), New Orleans (12-1), Cincinnati (12-1) and Carolina (12-1).