Super Bowl Betting

Favorites Tighten Grip on Super Bowl 50 Futures

After a dizzying Week 10 that saw just three favorites win outright, some balance was restored to the NFL in Week 11, as chalk went 9-5 SU and 5-7-2 ATS. Each of the top three favorites on the Super Bowl 50 odds list was a winner. In fact, only two of the teams on last week's Top 10 went down to defeat – at the hands of other Super Bowl contenders.

Ten and Uh-Oh
With the results from Week 11 in the bag, here are the Top 10 teams on the Super Bowl 50 futures market at press time:


1. New England Patriots


2. Arizona Cardinals


3. Carolina Panthers


4. Green Bay Packers 


5. Pittsburgh Steelers


6. Cincinnati Bengals


7. New York Giants


8. Denver Broncos


9. Seattle Seahawks


10. Minnesota Vikings 




The Patriots (10-0 SU, 5-3-2 ATS) remain at +240 after their rather uninspiring 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. New England dropped the cash as a 7.5-point home chalk on the closing line; even worse, wide receiver Danny Amendola (knee) and wide receiver Aaron Dobson (ankle) left the game with injuries and did not return. Their status for Week 12 against the Broncos remains uncertain.

Arizona (8-2 SU, 6-4 ATS) is still in second place on the Super Bowl 50 odds list after downing the Bengals 34-31 on Sunday Night Football. The Cardinals narrowed the gap slightly between themselves and New England, moving from +550 to +500, while Cincinnati (8-2 SU, 8-1-1 ATS) slipped from +1000 to +1400 despite covering the spread as a 4.5-point road dog.

Meanwhile, the Panthers (10-0 SU, 8-2 ATS) remained undefeated after obliterating Washington 44-16 as 7-point home favorites. That performance allowed Carolina to edge upward from +750 to +700 – still a bargain compared to the Patriots. Of the two 10-0 teams, the Panthers are healthier and have by far the easier schedule from now until the playoffs.

A Viking Funeral

The biggest shake-up on the Super Bowl 50 odds list comes courtesy of the Green Bay Packers (7-3 SU, 6-4 ATS), who improved from +1200 to +800 after beating the Minnesota Vikings 30-13 as 1-point road favorites. That critical NFC North result sent the Vikings (7-3 SU, 8-2 ATS) tumbling from +1200 last week to the fringes of Super Bowl contention at +2200.


The biggest surprise from Week 11 may have been in Chicago, where quarterback Brock Osweiler and the Broncos (8-2 SU, 5-4-1 ATS) kept their Super Bowl drive alive with a 17-15 win over the Bears. This was a push on the closing line of Denver –2. And the Seahawks (5-5 SU, 3-6-1 ATS) are still in the Super Bowl hunt, thanks to a big 29-13 win at home over the San Francisco 49ers (+14). Seattle is still one game out of a Wild Card spot in the NFC with six games to go, and running back Marshawn Lynch could miss an extended period of time with a sports hernia, but hope springs eternal in the Pacific Northwest.

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*Odds as of November 24, 2015