Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Super Bowl XLVII (47) Odds Prior to the NFL Playoffs Predict a 49ers/Broncos Matchup

We've been slacking, so the chances are you're already well aware of the updated 2013 Super Bowl XLVII (47) odds heading into the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs. In which case, you're well aware that you shouldn't bet on any of them.

Let's take a look at the updated Super Bowl odds heading into Wild Card Weekend.

Denver Broncos 11/4 
New England Patriots 4/1 
San Francisco 49ers 6/1 
Atlanta Falcons 7/1 
Green Bay Packers 8/1 
Seattle Seahawks 11/1 
Houston Texans 15/1 
Washington Redskins 18/1 
Baltimore Ravens 22/1 
Minnesota Vikings 40/1 
Cincinnati Bengals 45/1 
Indianapolis Colts 45/1

There isn't a lot of value to be found over at Bovada. On first glance, we think the best bet is to grab one of the three favorites (Denver, New England or San Francisco) and hope for the best. But really, at these prices it isn't worth it.

As you can see, Vegas predicts a Broncos/49ers Super Bowl, which would be a rematch of the 55-10 drubbing the Niners put on the Broncos  in Super Bowl XXIV (24)--a game that was played in New Orleans.

Last year, the odds at the beginning of the postseason had the Packers matching up with the Patriots. Green Bay choked away another playoff game at home, but the Patriots did their part in getting to the game, only to lose to the Giants and their 18/1 odds.

Of the longer odds this year, you could ride Chuckstrong and the Colts at 45/1, or go with Ray Lewis' retirement rallying the Ravens at 22/1, but again, considering what those teams have to do to get to the big game, those numbers don't look appealing.

We're going to tell you something we rarely will tell you as we ramp up our coverage of the upcoming Super Bowl: pass on this bet. You're better off going with the individual game moneylines on a lot of these dogs (Seattle at 11/1 would be enticing if we didn't think you'd make more betting strictly moneylines), and there are way too many awesome prop bets to be had during the actual Super Bowl to worry about tying up your money for the duration of the NFL Playoffs.