For the first time since midsummer, the Las Vegas Hotel sports book has not listed the Broncos as the favorite to win the Super Bowl.
The Seattle Seahawks are now the favorites with 3-to-2 odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII. The Broncos are second with 5-to-2 odds. The Broncos were listed as the prohibitive favorites from training camp until two weeks ago, when they became co-favorites with the Seattle Seahawks. Now the 12-2 Seahawks are the favorites to win the Super Bowl in New jersey 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 offense didn’t play that well against San Diego. Two, the defense is concerning. And three, Seattle has consistently played well.”
The San Francisco 49ers are a distant third with 8-to-1 odds, followed by New England (12-to-1), New Orleans (12-to-1), Cincinnati (12-to-1) and Carolina (12-to-1).
Surprisingly, Kansas City (16-to-1) and Indianapolis (30-to-1) are not getting much love even though they are the only teams besides Seattle and Denver to have clinched a playoff berth.