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Odds On The Super Bowl : Who Will Play In The Super Bowl?

Figured out your Super Bowl future picks yet? We analyze your best bets for the Super Bowl LI winner.

Super Bowl LI Betting Predictions

Big Ben continues to lead a big Pittsburgh Steelers offense that ranks amongst the scariest in the National Football League.

Ben Roethlisberger demonstrated why the Steelers are considered early favorites to win the Super Bowl in a dominating Week 4 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Roethlisberger methodically picked apart the KC secondary, throwing five touchdown passes in the process.

It’s a sign of good things to come in Steel City.

“We’re as dangerous as No. 7 makes us,” running back DeAngelo Williams told USA Today in a recent interview, referring to Roethlisberger.

Here’s a look at the top Super Bowl favorites and even an underdog to keep an eye on as the season progresses.

New England Patriots (+450)

Even with quarterback Tom Brady on the sidelines, the New England Patriots find ways to win. Brady is back with a winning 3-1 record to work with, making the Patriots the favorites to capture the Super Bowl once again. Bet365 have New England at +450 to win the title, which would be Brady’s fifth Super Bowl crown.

There are some hurdles standing in New England’s way, however, with tough matchups against the Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos on tap. Then again, Brady usually rises to the occasion when faced with adversity.

Pittsburgh Steelers (+700)

Many wrote the Steelers off after an embarrassing Week 3 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, where Mike Tomlin’s team only put up a field goal in a 34-3 defeat. The Steelers silenced their critics by following it up with a 43-14 win over the Chiefs. The victory reinforced a statement proffered by so many pundits.

The Steelers are Super Bowl contenders and various online sportsbooks feel the same way. Bodog, Bet365 and Betway all have the Steelers at +700 to win Super Bowl LI. Now is the time to take advantage of such an enticing line on the Steelers as it will only get shorter as the season evolves.

Seattle Seahawks (+750)

The Seahawks can breath a big sigh of relief knowing star quarterback Russell Wilson will be able to play through his knee injury. There was some panic within the organization after Wilson injured his knee, leaving many to doubt whether the 2014 Super Bowl champions could repeat the same magic in 2017.

Led by cornerback Richard Sherman, the Seahawks boast one of the best passing defenses in the NFL. But Seattle will need Wilson to be healthy if they stand any chance of contending for another championship. After a 3-1 start to the season, Bet365 has the Seahawks among the early favorites to win outright with a line of +750.

Green Bay Packers (+750)

A couple of lackluster performances from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has many football experts wondering if Green Bay still ranks amongst the top teams in the NFL. However, it seems after four weeks of action, the Packers have figured out some of the issues that ailed them early on in the season.

Pro-Bowl receiver Jordy Nelson, who missed the entire 2015 season with a knee injury, is finally coming into his own and will continue to be a threat as the season progresses. If Eddie Lacy can rediscover his 2013 and 2014 form, where he rushed for more than 1,100 yards in each season, the Packers will be the formidable powerhouse they’re expected to be. Bet365 is offering a +750 line the Packers can win the Super Bowl.

Denver Broncos (+800)

The Broncos — who boast arguably one of the best defenses in NFL history — will be in the Super Bowl mix come playoff time.  Denver does not have a household name at the quarterback position after future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning decided to retire but both Trevor Siemian and backup Paxton Lynch are more than capable of running the Broncos’ offense.

Denver, like last year, will go as far as this defense will take it and that could once again be all the way to the top. Bet365 have a +800 line that Denver will repeat as champions and we quite like that bet.

Minnesota Vikings (+1000)

If someone told you the Vikings would be considered Super Bowl contenders without star running back Adrian Peterson and starting QB Teddy Bridgewater, chances are you’d probably roll over in laughter. But this Vikings team is no joking matter, especially after opening the season with an unblemished 4-0 record.

Much of the Vikings’ early success can be attributed to a stingy defense that ranks seventh overall. Take nothing away from Sam Bradford, though. He has taken control of this offense quickly, filling in nicely in Bridgewater’s absence. Keep an eye on the Vikings as the season moves forward, but Bet 365’s line of +1000 at this point may be a wager worth considering.

Predictions:

Super Bowl Champion: Pittsburgh Steelers (+700)

NFC Champion: Seattle Seahawks (+750)

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