Super Bowl 2015: Odds for Final 4 Super Bowl Teams
As it stands now, the NFL playoffs are now in their penultimate stage, and only four teams remain in the running to be crowned world champions; the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. Much has been written about potential Super Bowl finalists ever since the playoff bracket was drawn, but it now comes down to these four teams.
We will take a look a look at each team and analyze their odds for winning the Super Bowl this year. (The odds are taken from oddsshark.com on 15th January 2015)
- Indianapolis Colts 13/2
- Green Bay Packers 11/2
- New England Patriots 19/10
- Seattle Seahawks 5/4
The odds are stacked against the Colts and Packers, while the Seahawks and Patriots have emerged as favorites to play in Super Bowl XLIX. However, the odds are spread out, considering three of the four teams have emerged after first round byes and have had pretty strong seasons.
The Patriots are especially favored to defeat the Colts, having staged a remarkable comeback win over the Ravens in the Division championship round. The Colts however should not be taken lightly, as they dominated last year’s finalists, the Denver Broncos, in the previous round. But Tom Brady and co have the arsenal to pick apart the Colts and they should, on paper at least, defeat the Colts to book a place in the big game.
Now we come to last year’s defending champions, the Seahawks. The Seahawks are favorites to retain their crown this year as well with odds of 5/4. Interestingly, they have still not defeated any team with a win percentage of 0.500 in the playoffs, yet are still one win away from the Super Bowl. The game between the Packers and the Seahawks should be an interesting one, but without Aaron Rogers in the Packers’ team, the Seahawks should win this one. It’s also important to remember that the last time these two sides met at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks decimated the Packers 36-16.
So assuming these predictions are true, this would set up a second consecutive Super Bowl clash between the top seeded teams from each conference, the Patriots and the Seahawks. Neutral fans will rejoice in the prospect of this clash between the two number one teams from both conferences, given this has only happened thrice in the last twenty years.
The odds seem to favor a Seahawks victory, but one simply cannot discount the Patriots. All will be revealed on February 1st as the world turns its eyes to the biggest game of the year. We for one cannot wait!